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7 Helpful Tips for Hiring and Using Skip Bins

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Hiring skip bins is a useful way of getting rid of large amounts of trash at once, especially if the trash isn't generated on a regular basis. You can use skip bins to remove many types of trash, including organic waste, furniture and renovation waste among others. If hiring a skip for your home, the following tips will help you get the best value out of it.

1. Check for size

There are skips of different sizes. Figure out how much waste you need to get rid of before hiring the bin to make sure it is sufficient for your waste.

2. Fill to the mark

When determining bin size, remember that there is a maximum point to which you can fill the bin. If you go higher, the disposal company may require you to remove some of the trash until it is back to the required level. This is done to prevent rubbish spillage while in transit.

3. Store on your land

Storing your skip bin in communal spaces may require that you get a local council permit, without which you may be liable to pay a fine. If the bin won't fit in your lot, be safe and talk to the local council to find out whether or not you need a permit. You can park your car on the street and place the bin in your driveway. This will also make it hard for your neighbours to sneak their trash in while you're not looking!

4. Lift it up

Before loading the skip, place wooden planks or an old carpet underneath. This will prevent the metallic skip from leaving unsightly scratches on your concrete or paver driveway, especially during collection. If on grass, elevating it will not kill all the grass below.

5. Sort your dirt

Sorting your dirt not only helps to determine the size of skip you need, but also if you need separate skips. For example, hazardous wastes like asbestos-containing materials, chemicals, solvents, contaminated soil, electrical parts etc. must be packed properly and placed in a different skip from normal wastes. If you want to remove both, therefore, you'll need to hire two smaller bins instead of one large bin. Remember that contaminating your non-hazardous wastes will cause the entire skip to be treated as hazardous waste, and this is more expensive to remove.

6. Use council bins

You pay the council for normal waste disposal, so don't waste your skip bin by filling up with waste the council service removes. These include organic wastes like food materials and vegetation, paper, glass and plastic. Hire a skip for the trash the council doesn't remove.

7. Pack smart

Pack your bin like a suitcase – make use of every air pocket and space. Tear apart furniture to give flat planks of wood, use hollow trash to fill up with smaller trash and plan the skip such that the bulkiest trash sits first. You can always fit smaller items around the spaces left.

For more information, contact companies like Binshoot Bin Hire.