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Cost of Hiring a Skip Bin

Last updated: 31st Jan 2019

The average cost of hiring a skip bin in Australia, based on bin size, is $75 per cubic metre. The current price range for this type of service is around $55 per cubic metre to $89 per cubic metre.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Skip Hire Businesses on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Skip hire prices from real customers

Patrick from SA
He had roughly one skip load of garden waste to be disposed.
Leanne from SA
She had 2 – 3 skip loads of household waste, which consisted of different kinds of rubbish as well as green waste.


Several factors affect the cost of skip bin hire. These include the size and type of the bins, the distance between the customer’s place and the dumpsite, and the hire period.

Bins come in different sizes and can be used to dispose of various materials. Generally, the bigger the skip, the more expensive the price becomes. Smaller bins are relatively more affordable; however, getting a huge bin where all your rubbish can fit instead of several smaller ones is a more cost-efficient option.

Skip hire businesses also consider the type of material that will go into the skip bins — light and heavy waste, mixed waste, dirt, concrete, and green waste are the usual kinds.

Skip Bins for Hire

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Fuel costs are added to the total price as well, especially if the collection point is far from the business’s office and/or the tip. That’s why booking the services of a business around your area is your best option.

Additionally, skip bins can be hired for days, so don’t forget to ask your prospective business if they charge extra daily fees. It’s best to be sure as some companies charge per day while some charge per week.

Cost of skip hire

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Per state

Skip hire businesses in Queensland charge the lowest cost for their services, which is $50/m3 on average. Meanwhile, residents in Victoria pay a higher amount for skips. The typical rate in this state is approximately $75/m3. With an average price of $89/m3, New South Wales is the most expensive state to hire a skip bin.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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