Three Ways to Turn your Rubbish into Treasures

August 24, 2016
Skip Bin Hire Melbourne

We have been in the recycling game for along time. And while we are very keen to keep hiring out our skip bins to our friendly Melbourne customers, we are also partial to recycling waste to save money and the environment.

Using recycled wares to refurbish, renovate or rejuvenate is rewarding. As a business, we do our best to find homes for much of our waste, whether it’s through a recycling station or donations (eg timber for the Men’s Shed).

So here are some great ways you can use your waste to up-cycle instead of paying to get rid of it.

Shelving and Book Cases

This is a very unique way to display candles and collectibles. It is on trend and attractive. We see countless items such as guitars, old timber boxes, and basins that could be beautifully up-cycled with a bit of TLC.









Old Tyres

They are costly to dispose of and in their used state, have a negative impact on our environmental foot print.

Why not use an old tyre to make a garden? The ways in which you can use old tyres are countless. You could frame a garden with tyre edging, use them to make a herb garden, fairy garden or grass patch for your pet.










Roof tiles, bricks and building waste

Builder’s waste is often very heavy and therefore most costly for us to dispose. Not everyone has the space or time to sort through rubble for gems, but if you are doing a small scale project it would be fun to put some of your tiles, bricks, metal off-cuts etc aside and see what you can come up with. Look at the creative genius behind this retaining wall (made from old pipes, tiles, bricks, metal off-cuts).


Have you got some inspiring recycling ideas? Send us a snap to or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

All images courtesy of Pinterest.

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2 Comments. Leave new

Kairi Gainsborough
September 14, 2016 9:54 am

I think it is a great idea to try and recycle as many things as you can. My husband and I are clearing out our basement, and we plan on renting a skip bin to throw out all the junk. I’ll have to keep an eye for anything that can be reused in some way. I love the idea of turning a guitar into a display case!

Skip Bin Hire Melbourne
September 19, 2016 9:08 am

Glad we could offer some inspiration and thanks for taking the time to comment.


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