Guide To Using And Loading Skip Bins
Spring is here, meaning it’s time to make renovations and clean up our homes. Skip bins are here too to help us deal with the collateral damage of spring cleaning.
Skips are designed to take in rubbish but they shouldn’t be overfilled or abused. Knowing how to use and load your skip properly keeps you safe and lets you fit more in there. For more bang for your buck when hiring a skip bin, keep these handy tips in mind.
Is a skip bin necessary?
Skip hire isn’t cheap and maybe you have no clue how much waste you produce. Make a list of everything you want to dispose of and order a skip bin of the right type and size. Knowing your waste and getting the right skip will help you save money and time. Picking the wrong skip bin for your waste type can incur extra fees. For your safety and that of the environment, only use a professional skip bins service. Supreme Skip Bins offer professional services to clear waste from your designated area, saving you all the hassle of removing it yourself. They have skip bins of all sizes that can handle any job required.
The do’s and don’ts of skip-binning
Before you start loading your skip bin, know that there are certain things that can’t go in there. Some of the no-nos are oils, tyres, batteries, explosives, asbestos, wet paint, liquid concrete, flammable materials, poisonous chemicals, and household waste like food scraps, sanitary items, and soiled nappies. Overfilling your skip bin or packing it with hazardous materials can attract additional charges. But you can fill your skip with general waste (appliances, furniture, office waste), green waste (timber, leaves, tree branches, grass clippings), and rubble (sand, soil, concrete, tiles, bricks, pavers.)
On the level
Skip bins are rented out by volume. While it’s tempting to overfill them, don’t pass the rim. This restriction is in place due to safety legislation and occupational health, not to dampen your rubbish removal efforts. Actually, it’s illegal to transport an overfilled bin and most companies won’t risk incurring large fines. Overloading your skip is a nightmare in the offing. You and innocent drivers and pedestrians are at risk even if your full skip bin is covered during transit. Tarpaulins lack the structural integrity to prevent debris from dislodging. Either hire a second bin or do several trips.
Maximise your skip bin load
Follow our skip-loading tips and tricks for zero fines or additional costs.
- Crush or break down bigger items. Furniture can be disassembled or recycled.
- Heavier waste should go in first, with lighter pieces following up.
- Pack your skip bin tightly, leaving no gaping holes. Lay flat objects like old table tops down, then load bulkier items on top.
- Know your recyclables. Your local council can get rid of your recycling free of charge. Paper, glass, plastic, and cardboard can go into your recycle bin, not in your hired skip.
- Keep an eye on your bin. Try to keep it on your property to minimise the likelihood of people misusing it.
Now you know what your skip bin can and can’t accommodate and how to load it to manage your waste effectively. Getting rid of your junk is that easy!