Eastern Skip Hire Blog - Who Are We?

Eastern Skip Hire is a family owned and operated skip bin hire company, based in the outer easten suburbs of Melbourne, nestled in the Yarra Ranges suburb of Kilsyth.

Being an owner operated business means we have a hands on approach with our customer service and business dealings with customers over the phone, on emails as well as on site when delivering or picking up our skip bins. When dealing with Eastern Skip Hire, you are dealing with the owners of the business. not an employee!

Eastern Skip Hire have a high level of integrity and are a tranperant at all times. Our customers can easily see our prices, the services we provide and what our additional charges are prior to booking a skip bin. We do not have any hidden fees or charges within our pricing arrangements all pricing is clearly illustrated on" target="_blank">http://

Eastern Skip Hire Service Areas: - 

  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Outer Eastern Suburbs
  • Yarra Valley
  • Yarra Ranges
  • Dandenong Ranges
  • Maroondah
  • Whitehorse
  • Knox
  • Manningham (parts of)
  • Monash (a small part of)


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Covid 19 - Stage 4 Restrictions

Posted by Trefin Margerison on August 9, 2020 at 2:35 AM

YES WE ARE OPEN for Business as usual During the Covid 19 - Stage 4 Lockdown

Eastern Bin Hire will be taking all of the necessary precautions inorder to keep our customers safe, as well as keeping all of our staff safe!

Our Safety Precautions for Covid 19 are as follows:


  • wear a facemask at all times while delivering or retrieving skip bins;
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E - Waste Recycling

Posted by Trefin Margerison on July 11, 2019 at 4:15 AM

E - Waste Recycling 

As of 1st July 2019, all E - Waste will be banned from being deposited at all landfill sites accross the state of Victoria!

What Is E - Waste?

In a nutshell, E - Waste is all electrical items or products which use electricity as its power source inorder for it to function, as well as all it...

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When You Have Two Skips Loaded On The Truck at the One Time, How Do You Know Different Contents Weights of the Skip Bins?

Posted by Trefin Margerison on May 16, 2019 at 3:45 AM

This is another comon Question I get asked when I pick up our customers skip bins, so I will answer the question simple as possible.

When I go into the transfer station to empty the skip bins I :-


  1. unload the skip bins in an area set aside for skip trucks, where we can safely leave our a skip bins while we go about tipping our bins contents; 
  2. I place two skip bins o...
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How Do You Know How Heavy The Skip Bin Is?

Posted by Trefin Margerison on May 16, 2019 at 3:10 AM

This is a comon question we get asked regulary and it really does baffle alot of customers!

The answer is very straight forward, once we pick up your skip bin after you have filled it, we then take it to a transfer station where we:-


  1. When we entre the transfer station we go onto a weighbridge;
  2. They record the trucks gross weight (the total weight of the truck, skip bin ...
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Disposal of lamps containing mercury!

Posted by Trefin Margerison on August 16, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Disposal of lamps containing mercury!

Lamps containing mercury are the largest category of products which hold a significant percentage of waste of murcury, which polutute landfil;l sites each year in Victoria.

Lamps containing mercury are able to be successfully recycled, with the glass, plastic and phosphor powder contained within them.

Lamps with Merc...

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Australian Recycling Statistics Facts

Posted by Trefin Margerison on July 21, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Australian Recycling Facts

How good are you at recycling?

Waste Disposal is a huge problem for Australia and for the world as a whole. Waste Disposal isn't a dirty word and we shouldn't feel bad about throwing things out, to declutter our houses or backyards. Whether we like it or not, our beloved goods no matter how much we cherish them or look after them, they will all either stop wor...

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Material Weight - how heavy is it?

Posted by Trefin Margerison on July 21, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Material Weight - how heavy is it?

How can you tell how heavy your skip is getting when you are loading the skip, you don't have scales and the time to weight everything as it is getting loaded into your skip bin, so how heavy is the skip!!

You don't need to worry too much about the weight of the skip if you are only loading light waste materials, 90% of customers do not exceed Eastern Skip Hire's weight ...

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