Hiring a skip bin seems like a pretty straightforward process, however, there are a few things you’ll need to consider before you get your skip bin delivered and start throwing rubbish in.
Here, we outline the most important points, so you’ll know what to expect when hiring a skip bin!
What are You Using it For?
The first question you’ll need to ask is what do you need the bin for? Is it for general household waste, for construction material or is your business moving office and needs somewhere to chuck out old equipment and furniture?
You’ll need to check with your skip bin hire company to make sure you can use the bin for your intended purpose, but as a general rule, general waste, construction material and old broken down furniture can all go in a skip bin.
What Can’t go in Your Skip Bin?
There are some restrictions as to what you can and can’t put into a skip bin. Some of the things that you can’t throw in, include:
- Hazardous materials
- Gas bottles
- Food waste
- Chemicals and etc.
If you’re unsure whether or not your waste is safe to throw in a skip bin, contact the team at Bulk Waste Collection today!
Additional Rules/ Safety Considerations That Need to be Followed
When your bin is dropped off in a previously agreed upon location, make sure you don’t move it. You’ll also need to ensure there is enough space for the bin before the driver attempts to deliver it for you and that the spot you’ve allocated for the bin is flat and away from any trees or power lines.
When filling the bin, try to distribute the weight evenly by loading all heavy items across the bottom, and placing lighter waste towards the top. Also, keep in mind that drivers can refuse to pick up the bin and can remove any excess waste if the bin is overflowing. This can also incur an additional fee. This is because any waste hanging out can put the driver’s safety at risk and can be dangerous when transporting the bin, as rubbish could fall out and pose a threat to other drivers on the road.
What Size Skip Bin Will You Need?
At Bulk Waste Collection, we have a range of bins available to meet our clients’ varying needs. With a capacity to fit from eight wheelie bin loads to up to 40 wheelie bin loads of rubbish, our bins start at 2m3 and end at 10m3.
How Can You Get Started?
Want to get started today? Simply contact the team at Bulk Waste Collection and we’ll guide you through the process and help you determine which bin size is right for you.