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Skip Bins Hire

If you’re in need of skip bin hire, Ahoy Hire has you covered. We deliver skip bins Melbourne-wide to meet all your rubbish, clean-up, home-renovation and construction needs. Established over 15 years ago, Ahoy Hire is convenient, reliable and competitively priced.

Plus, with our owner and director boasting over 40 years’ in-depth experience in the building and construction industry, he understands all the ins and outs of what a construction site needs and can cater to those requirements. This makes Ahoy Hire the builder’s choice for construction and site hire equipment.

With skip bins ranging from two to six cubic metres, we can cater to your rubbish needs no matter whether you’re a homeowner, builder, landscaper, or construction worker. We also offer skip bins for specific kinds of waste including general waste, builder’s waste, hard rubbish soil, and green waste. We can also provide emergency skip bins for those last minute occasions.

Once you’ve finished with your skip bin, we ethically dispose your waste for you, so you don’t have to worry about harming the environment.

What Skip Size Do I Need?

2m1.9m (L) × 1.8m (W) × 0.9m (H)Ahoy Hire trailer and wheelie bin
3m2.5m (L) × 1.8m (W) × 0.95m (H)Ahoy Hire trailer and wheelie bin
4m3.3m(L) × 1.8(W) × 0.95m (H)Ahoy Hire trailer and wheelie bin
6m3.7m (L) × 1.8m (W) × 1.3m (H)Ahoy Hire trailer and wheelie bin

From our experience, typical jobs require:

  • Bathroom demolition or renovation – 3-4 cubic metres
  • Kitchen demolition or renovation – 4 cubic metres
  • Moving house (large clean-up) – 4-6 cubic metres
  • Moving house (small clean-up) – 2-3 cubic metres
  • Deceased estate – 6 metre skips in multiples as required

These are estimates only, so make sure to take into consideration your individual circumstances when choosing skip sizes. If in doubt, we recommend sizing up to avoid the extra cost of a second skip.

Make sure to measure the area you are planning on putting the skip to ensure you have enough space, as well as measuring the width of your driveway to ensure it is accessible to trucks.

Skip Bins for Different Types of Waste

WASTE TYPEWhat you can put in your skipWhat you can’t put in your skip
GENERAL WASTEHousehold waste including appliances, bric-a-brac, furniture, garden waste, construction waste, wood, drywall & metalAsbestos, oils, chemicals, toxic waste, liquids, tyres, and food waste.
HEAVY/BUILDER WASTEConcrete, bricks, soil, rocks, tiles, pavers, general waste & green waste.Asbestos, liquids, tyres, and food waste.
PROHIBITED MATERIALAny materials containing asbestos, any form of insulation material, and any other dangerous material that is prohibited.


All skip bins from Ahoy Hire are able to be placed on your property, subject to space, truck access, and skip-loading requirements.

If you do not have space to put a skip bin on your property and need to place it outside your property, it is likely you will have to obtain a council permit at your own cost. This is due to many local councils and municipalities prohibiting the placement of skip bins on the side of the road or on a nature strip. Permit costs may vary depending on the council, the placement of the bin, and the length of time the permit is required.

Delivery and Collection Times

Whilst not all delivery and collection times can be completely guaranteed due to circumstances out of our control, we will do all that we can to ensure that we can meet your preferred, prearranged time.

Ethical Waste Disposal

All of your waste is directly transported to a council-approved, EPA licensed waste processing facility. Ahoy Hire is committed to responsible environmental management, resource recovery and waste recycling methods that help preserve the environment. We even go to the lengths of sorting through waste and removing metal, wood and bricks.

Area Availability

Ahoy Hire skips with sizes ranging from 2 to 6 cubic metres are available throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area. If you have any questions or would like to check if our services are available in your area, feel free to contact us.

Contact Us Today

To get in touch with Ahoy Hire regarding skip bin hire:

Skip Bin Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between a rubbish cage and a skip bin? A. Ahoy Hire offers both rubbish cage hire and skip bin hire. Rubbish cages are available in two sizes and are a more affordable alternative to skip bins, offering larger space per dollar value for waste removal for a construction site. However, skip bins are available in four sizes and are suitable for three different types of waste: general waste, heavy/builder waste, and prohibited materials.

Q. Do I need a council permit for my skip bin? A. Whether you need a council permit for your skip bin will depend on a variety of factors. If you do not have adequate space on your property for a skip bin as well as truck access and skip-loading requirements, you will likely have to obtain a council permit. The cost of the permit is dependent upon your municipality, the placement of the skip bin and how long it will be placed there. Not obtaining the correct permit could result in a hefty fine.