Tips for Smart Skip Bin Use

May 31, 2021 home improvement

Whether you are renovating or spring cleaning, the first thing you should organise is a skip bin hire. It allows for effective disposal of waste, freeing up your time to focus on something else. Whilst most of you know the benefits of hiring a skip bin, very few know how to get the most out of hiring a skip bin and some of us do not practice safe use. To avoid any issues and get the biggest bang for your buck, read below!

Determining the type of waste & size of skip bin?

Firstly, decide what area is getting cleaned and what type of waste it will produce? Always check with your supplier for what type of waste suits which skip bin as waste produced can range from green waste, construction waste, medical waste etc. Sizes of skip bins can vary from Mini Skip to 10m3, it is important that you choose the right size for the amount of waste that you will need to get rid of. Lastly, check with the supplier for what items cannot be placed in the skip bin. Generally, items such as batteries, automotive oils and asbestos among others cannot be placed in the skip bin.

Load like a pro!

Every skip bin will have a “fill line”. Do not fill it above this line as your supplier has to adhere to certain safety regulation, one of which, they cannot transport bins that are over filled. To avoid delays and the removal of the extra waste above the fill line, load in a way that you will maximise the use of the space. Think Tetris, place flat objects (like wooden boards, acrylic sheets etc) in the bottom of the skip bin, followed by heavier bulky items on top.

Keep you and everyone else safe

The detail you should not oversee is yours and the safety of other whilst loading the skip bin. Wearing protective equipment such as thick rubber gloves and enclosed shoes should be enough to protect you from any sharp edges or objects. If items that have exposed nails will be getting loaded into the skip bin, probably best that the nails get removed first to avoid any injuries. 

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