Moving house or renovating is a big job. There’s the packing, the cleaning, the painting… it’s enough to make your head spin! On top of all of that, if you’ve got large items you need to dispose of you’ll need to make sure you haven’t missed your council’s hard rubbish collection date! And if you do – don’t worry CopperRock is here to help.
At CopperRock, we can deliver a skip bin to you for your hard rubbish needs and then pick it up when you’re finished. All you have to do is fill it up! We’re here to help make moving in, moving out, relocating, renovation, garden cleanups or garden makeovers as easy and stress-free as possible – that’s why we prepared this easy-to-use skip bin hire guide!
Why Hire a Skip Bin?
Skip bins are an easy and convenient way to get rid of all the junk that comes with moving house. From old furniture to broken appliances, we’ll take it all off your hands so you can focus on more important things.
What Can I Put in My Skip Bin?
Just about anything! We accept most types of general household waste, including furniture, appliances, electronics, renovation debris, garden waste, and more. If you’re not sure whether something can go in the bin, just give us a call and we’ll let you know. We’re always happy to help.
How Can I Make The Most of My Skip Bin?
- Decide what size skip bin you need
The first step in making sure you get the most from your skip bin is to decide what size skip bin you need. There are a variety of sizes available, so it’s important to choose the one that will best suit your needs.
CopperRock Tip: Order a bin at least one size larger than you think you need. Rubbish is deceivingly big and when thrown into a bin can stack up quite quickly. We recommend going a size or two bigger. The small upgrade fee is cheaper than having to hire a second bin. Overfilling the bin is not permitted, your rubbish must be contained within the walls of the bin and not protrude over the top of the bin.
- Choose the right location for your skip bin
Once you have decided on the right size skip bin for your needs, the next step is to choose the right location for it. The location of your bin will depend on a number of factors, such as how much space you have and how easy it will be for people to access it. Just remember there’s an additional cost if you want your bin placed on the nature strip or the road.
- Fill your skip bin wisely
Once you have chosen the perfect location for your skip bin, it’s time to start filling it! When filling your bin, it is important to do it wisely. This means avoiding overfilling it or putting items in that could damage the bin. Additionally, you cannot place any hazardous materials in your skip bin as these can be dangerous to both people and the environment.
CopperRock Tip: We suggest breaking large items up into smaller pieces, this way they will take less space up in the bin and you’ll be able to fit more in! Before you start throwing everything including the kitchen sink into your bin, make sure you understand what you can and can’t put in your skip bin.
- Do not overfill your skip bin
One of the most important things to remember when using a skip bin is to not overfill it. Overfilling your bin can cause such as making it difficult to move or causing damage to the bin itself. If you are unsure of how much waste you have, it is always better to overestimate and hire a larger bin than necessary rather than risk overfilling.
CopperRock Tip: By law, a bin cannot be transported if the waste goes above bin rim height. To comply with Vic Roads Regulation the bin will NOT be collected until the excess waste is removed, if overfilling occurs you will be charged an additional attendance fee.
- Do not put hazardous materials in your skip bin
Another important thing to remember when using a skip bin is not to put any hazardous materials in it. Hazardous materials can be dangerous to both people and the environment and should therefore be disposed of properly. Examples of common hazardous materials include paint, oil, chemicals, and batteries.
- Keep your skip bin clean
Once you have filled your skip bin, it is important to keep it clean. This means removing any waste that has fallen outside of the bin and keeping the area around the bin free from debris. We do not accept any liquids in our bins. You can however dispose of paint and motor oil at our centre.
- Cover your skip bin when not in use
When you are not using your skip bin, it is advisable to cover it with a tarp or other type of cover. This will help to keep the bin clean and free from debris, stop rubbish from flying out of the bin and deter neighbours and passers-by from depositing waste into the bin. Additionally, covering your skip bin will help to deter animals from getting into it and making a mess!
- Do not leave your skip bin unattended
When you are finished using your skip bin, it is important that you do not leave it unattended. If you must leave it unattended for any period of time, make sure that it is covered and secured so that no one can access it without permission.
How Much Does It Cost?
Pricing for our skip bins starts from $270 for a 3-day hire. You can always use our skip bin calculator to estimate the cost.
Moving house is tough enough without having to worry about your council’s hard rubbish collection. Luckily, CopperRock has got you covered! We deliver skip bins right to your door so you can easily get rid of all the junk that comes with moving house. So if you need help give us a call today and let us help make your move a breeze!