Skip Hire FAQs

Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding skip bin hire, covering everything from the booking process, to cost, extra charges, permits and more.

Can’t see an answer to your question? Contact our friendly team on (03) 9585 4385 and they will be happy to answer any queries you have.

How do I hire a skip?

To hire a skip bin from CopperRock, contact our friendly staff on (03) 9585 4385 or use the form on our contact us page. After filling out the form, one of our team members will get in contact to discuss hiring options.

How much are skip bins?

The price of our skip bins vary depending on the size you need and where you live. View our comprehensive pricing list to start estimating the cost of your skip bin hire.

How much notice is required to book a skip bin?

We recommend contacting us at least 1-2 days in advance to guarantee your bin is ready when you need it. However, we can usually offer same day delivery if you contact us before 10am.

Can I organise a specific time for delivery and collection?

We cannot guarantee a specific time for delivery and collection. However, your best chance of securing your optimal delivery and collection window is to contact us at least 1 day in advance.

How long can I hire one of your skip bins for?

Our standard hire period is three days. However, if you’re ready for the bin to be picked up before then, that can be arranged. Alternatively, If you need to extend the hire period, a daily fee of $20 incurs.

How do I pay for my skip bin hire?

We accept Visa, MasterCard or cash at the time of booking. However, we only accept cash payments upon delivery.

Are there extra charges?

The following extra charges are applicable:

  • A $125 attendance fee occurs if there is no onsite access
  • A $25 administration fee occurs if you have paid for the skip but cancel prior to delivery
  • Fees vary for overloaded bins. If you bin if overloaded, you will have to pay extra
  • Any hire period after our standard 3 days is an additional $20 per day
  • Any skip bins holding mattresses and tyres will incur extra fees
  • Bayside council skip bin permit fees apply if the bin needs to be placed on the nature strip or road

What size bin do I need?

Check out our skip bin cost calculator to determine what size bin you need and how much it will cost. If you’re uncertain what size you need for your waste, get in touch with CopperRock on (03) 9585 4385 – our experienced team are great at figuring out what size skip you’ll need based on the waste you’re planning on placing in the bin.

Where do you place the skip bin?

Skip bins are generally placed on your driveway, or wherever a truck can fit to place the skip, ideally on your property. If the skip cannot be placed on your property, we can help you apply for a Bayside council skip bin permit, which comes at an extra cost.

Can glass go in skip bins?

No, you cannot put glass in any of our skip bins.

How do I tell if I have asbestos?

Houses built before 1985 are quite likely to contain some form of fibro asbestos sheeting. Asbestos can commonly be found in bathrooms, eaves of houses, older concrete driveways, old roof tiles, old Telstra pits, electrical metre boards and corrugated roofing.

How high can I fill my skip bin?

In line with Victorian laws, skip bins must not be filled higher than the rim. If your skip is overfilled, we are prohibited from picking it up as our drivers can be prosecuted for overloaded transport.

How do I know if I need a permit?

If your skip bin does not fit within your property, you will need a Bayside council skip bin permit so that it can legally be placed on the nature strip. As permit costs vary from council to council, we recommend using our pricing calculator for accuracy. From here, CopperRock can apply for a permit on your behalf.

Your Local Waste & Recycling Centre

CopperRock is conveniently based in the South-East suburbs of Cheltenham, Bayside.
That’s 20 minutes from Clayton, 30 minutes from Frankston, and 50 minutes from Melbourne.


Waste & Recycling

Want to get rid of your hard rubbish, green waste and recycling in an ethical way? Our waste & recycling centre is carefully organised and run by our waste removal specialists to ensure your rubbish is discarded properly.

Simply sort your rubbish before arrival and drive around to each different station at our centre. For more information regarding pricing, rules and regulations, visit our waste & recycling page.

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Garden Supplies

Derived from our clients very own green & timber waste, CopperRock offer a range of high-quality garden supplies to Melbourne residents.

Our garden supplies centre is a hub for everything you need to refresh your garden. We offer everything from mulch, soil and sand through to pebbles and gravel. For more information and pricing, visit our garden supplies page.

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CopperRock Partners

CopperRock work with a wide range of businesses and specialised recycling
plants to make sure your rubbish is repurposed or properly disposed of.