Getting the True Value From Hiring a Skip Bin

If you're moving, performing renovation work or simply destructing a construction or building on your property, you have probably already started to think about waste management. Hiring a skip bin for your home project is easy, affordable and prevents you from having to do all the work yourself. You can just fill it up and leave it to the bin company to empty it. However, there are a few things you can consider to get the most amount of value out of your skip bin hire from a company like Green Bins.

The right size of the skip

The first and most important thing you need to consider is the size of the skip bin. If you're unsure about how many cubic metres your skip has to be for it to fit all of the rubbish you need to get rid of, imagine that 1 cubic metre is about 1 standard box trailer. A small sized skip bin that can fit 2 cubic metres can therefore fit as much as two box trailers, and so on. For small renovation projects, such as redoing a bathroom, you might not need more than this. If you are performing a large landscaping or demolition project, you might need a bigger skip bin. Also ask for any specialised skip bins the company might have, like if you want a bin with wheels, lockable doors, or an opening for a wheelbarrow.

Segregating materials

Make sure that you consider your material before hiring a skip bin to get the most value out of it. More and more skip hire companies are aiming for recycling as much material as possible, as there can be additional fees for freighting materials directly to a landfill. If you can segregate your waste into recyclable and non-recyclable, you're helping the company as well as yourself, since most companies charge less for recyclable material. Hiring two smaller skips instead of one large can, therefore, save you money. For common material, like glass and cardboard, you can use the recycle bins in your neighbourhood to save the space in the skip bin for materials that you can't get rid of easily yourself.

Put it on your property

Another fairly simple way to avoid unneeded costs is to make sure the skip bin is placed on your property. Putting a skip bin on the road or any other strip of public property might be an action that needs a council permit. You might get a fine from doing this without the right permit. If you don't have a lot of space on your property, you could move your car out on the street and let the skip bin stand in the driveway.