Skip bin & waste Guidelines

Hints & Tips

To ensure you gain the most benefit from your skip bin hire, consider following these suggestions:

  When packing the skip bin, try to minimize empty pockets between the items. Break apart items (such as furniture, sheeting/panels, cut down tree branches etc.

  Take note of the safety and loading signs on the bin (they are there for safety reasons).

  If you are disposing of heavy items, consider booking a skip bin with a door or hiring a machine to load it with (such as a dingo mini-loader, small bobcat or excavator).


Safety considerations

Site Access

  We guarantee that our operators exercise care and attention when entering your property or work site.

  If there are any access issues (i.e. major traffic road, overhead wires etc.) which may affect our ability to deliver or collect a bin, it is the customer’s responsibility to bring this to Mega Hire’s attention when booking the hire.

  The site must have clear and easy access for delivery and collection. We require a minimum of one metre of clearance from both sides of our vehicles and adequate overhead clearance to operate our equipment.

  Ensure access to the bin is available once the bin is ready to pick up.

Skip Bin Placement

  It is the customer’s responsibility to determine the suitability of the chosen area for placement.

  The location must also be able to bear the weight of the vehicle and the fully loaded skip bin. Skips bins are heavy, so some movement may occur as we place down and pick up a bin. It is possible that some minor marks may result.

  Whilst we will attempt to place a bin in the customer’s preferred location, if damage occurs (above or below ground) to your property or work site, Mega Hire cannot be held responsible.

  We are not allowed to place bins on roadways, however it may be possible to place them onto nature strips depending on local Council Guideline/Bylaws. If you require the skip to be placed on the road, consider hiring a mobile skip bin on a trailer, which is registered and allowed to be parked on the road.

  Do not move or relocate bins once we have placed them on the ground as we may not be able to retrieve the bin safely.

Loading the Skip

  A bin is considered overfull when it can no longer be lifted or carried legally and safely.

  Do not stack waste above the top rail of the bin, or stack waste so that it protrudes beyond the parameters of the bin as this may prevent us from safely collecting the skip bin.

  If you are placing heavy items such as dirt, concrete or bricks in the bin, be aware of the weight restrictions. Refer to the hire contract for information on maximum weight limits and excess charges.

  In the event that a bin is overfull, we reserve the right to unload the excess rubbish. If we are unable to do this within a few minutes, we will leave the bin onsite and the customer must re-book the pickup once the bin meets the guidelines. In some cases you may be charged an additional trip. If you are unsure contact our office.

For more detail on our policies relating to the use and care of our bins please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions of Hire’, Guidelines & FAQ on our website.

Waste Categories

Commercial / General waste


  Domestic Household Waste (including white goods and electronics)

  Institutional, Commercial & Industrial Waste (C&I)

  Building, Construction & Demolition Waste (C&D)

  Landscape & Green Waste

  Concrete, bricks, pavers, roof tiles, ceramic tiles

  Soil, dirt, clay & shale

  Gravel, stones, asphalt Rocks

Not allowed

  Prohibited Waste Types

  Loads that contain a large amount of waste types that have no recyclable value i.e. artificial turf, polystyrene


Heavy waste - Concrete / Bricks 


  Brick, concrete and reinforcing steel with only incidental dirt

  Concrete & Concrete Products 

  Mixed Concrete

Not allowed

  Prohibited Waste Types

  Asphalt, dirt, gravel,


  Grass, green waste, wood


  Any other form of contaminates.

  Bricks, roof tiles, other clay based products

Green waste


  Green Waste – only

  Timber – only

  Green Waste & Timber – mixed

  Must be as near to natural state as possible

  Ensure there are no fire ants

Not allowed

  Prohibited Waste Types

  Timber such as – kitchen cabinets, MDF board, items that have other materials attached etc.

  Turf cut off, or grass with soil attached

  Root balls, or tree trunks/branches over 100mm diameter



  Scrap metal, rusted steel

Not allowed

  Prohibited Waste Types

  Anything other than steel



  Only materials containing asbestos - these are processed at a different site to general waste.

Not allowed

  Any other general/non-connected waste


Prohibited Wastes

Dangerous materials (flammable, toxic, ecotoxic, explosive, poisonous, infectious substances), which includes, but it not limited to:

  Asbestos (unless specifically requested Asbestos skip)

  Biological / medical waste

  Batteries (containing liquid)

  Chemicals, oils, paints, acids

  EPA regulated wastes or dangerous goods

  No Liquids (whether contained or not)


  Putrescible Waste

  Radioactive materials

  Contaminated soil, or soil containing fire ants

  Machinery tracks

  Large quantities of Styrofoam such as Coldroom Paneling, Insulated Roofing etc.

Tyres and mattresses are accepted, however attract additional disposal fees ($45 each).