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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, use our online skip bin quote calculator to generate a quote. If you’re happy with the price, submit the request and one of our team members will get in contact to finalise your booking.

How much are skip bins?

The price of our skip bins vary depending on the size you need and where you live. Use our calculator tool 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 $30 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 $100 attendance fee occurs if there is no onsite access
  • A $20 administration fee occurs if you have paid for the skip but cancel prior to delivery
  • Fees vary for overloaded bins. If your bin is overloaded, you will have to pay extra at $120 per cubic metre or part thereof.
  • Any hire period after our standard 3 days is an additional $30 per day
  • A $120 contamination fee occurs if there are non-complying products in the bin. Further charges apply if contamination causes damage to the bins.
  • Any skip bins holding mattresses and tyres will incur extra fees
  • Council permit fees apply if the bin needs to be placed on the nature strip or road

What size bin do I need?

Our skips range from 2 to 12 cubic metre sizes. Our team has put together a handy guide: Skip Hire: What Size Do I Need? which provides a good guide to select a skip bin size based on your project and the type of waste you’re discarding. If you’re still unsure about what size you need, give our friendly team a call at (03) 9585 4385. 

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.

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