Whether you’re fixing up your home, doing a lot of landscaping or renovating a commercial building, having skip bins is essential. These bins provide you with a convenient way to get rid of a huge amount of waste. When you’re looking to hire a skip bin, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Skip Bin Size and Quantity
You’ll have to figure out how big of a skip bin you’ll need and how many. Since larger skip bins cost more, you don’t want to get one that’s much bigger than what you actually need. You also don’t want to end up with a bin that’s too small to hold everything. Look at the project you’ll be working, on and estimate how much waste it’s going to generate. This helps you figure out how many bins you’ll need. Skip sizes range from as small as two cubic metres up to 30 cubic metres. The cubic metres equate to roughly the same number of box trailers. For example, a two-cubic metre skip will be the same size as two standard box trailers.
Skip Bin Types
Most skip bins are large stationary containers with open tops that are designed to hold waste. The open tops make it easy for you to toss waste in as you work on your project instead of having to open a lid each time you throw something out. You can also hire a mobile skip bin that can be moved around the project site as needed. These skip bins have lockable lids, which helps seal in unpleasant waste odors. The lockable lids also make it safer for homeowners with kids to work on projects around the home or yard. These lids are also good at keeping animals from scavenging through the waste and creating a mess.
The type of waste you’re going to be throwing in your skip bins makes a difference. Certain types of waste typically raise the cost of hiring a skip bin due to the disposal fees. Other types of waste are not allowed to be tossed in one of these bins. Prohibited waste items include liquids, food, tree trunks that are over 20 cm, tyres and sand. In most cases, you can throw items such as appliances, office waste, furniture, branches, clippings, concrete and bricks in skip bins. Specify what you’ll be throwing away to avoid additional disposal fees.