Do you have a large clean-up project in your backyard this weekend? You may have thought a skip bin would be a great choice as there is a lot of mess to get rid of.
In this article I’m going to be sharing some insightful tips on how to fill your skip bin the right way.
A good question to ask yourself before getting started is: Are there any weight restrictions with the skip bin I’m using before waste goes in?
This is a step-by-step explanation of how to properly load your skip bin neatly so you can get the most out of your hired skip bin.
Choosing the Right Skip Bin for Your Job
You’ll want to calculate how much storage space you’ll need before you hire a skip bin. Having the wrong size bin could cost you more, or even worse – it might not be big enough.
There are two main types of skip bin – The marrel and the hooklift bin. These two types of bin can be used for different purposes. Large hooklift skip bins are used in a lot commercial/industrial jobs as they tend to require the dumping of very large heavy waste items. Marrel skip bins are used for a variety of uses but are commonly used for household and all other needs.
Skip bins are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate a variety of applications, and the price of each type are impacted by the cubic meterage required and what’s going into the bin.
It’s a great idea when placing the items into the skip bin to sort them by size and shape so you can figure out what goes where and how to make the most of the space. This is so there are no air pockets or gaps. A lot of space is wasted or not used properly by people just throwing their junk in and not taking notice where it lands inside.
Make the most out of your skip bin by making items compact, which in-time will save you cash.
When you book a skip bin, there are weight limits on the general and green types of bins. However, there are no weight restrictions on a mixed heavy waste bin. If you are interested in hard rubbish collection head over to WM Waste Management Services.
If you have further questions about soil or brick skips, it would be a good idea to have a conversation over the phone about your specific requirements. Changes may occur over time, so its best to be informed right at the present time of making your booking.
When filling a skip bin, keep in mind that you can’t fill it any higher than the rim. This is so health and safety standards are abided by and transporting any form of garbage container beyond its size restrictions is legally not allowed. Overloaded skip bins are unsafe to carry, large fines can be imposed on companies that go over the limit.
Pack Your Waste Tightly and Efficiently
Filling your skip bin is the next stage in the process and the technique here is to load it in such a way that you use most of the storage space inside the bin.
Begin with flat things that can be folded or compressed down, such as thin metals, light woods like plywood and carboards. Make them lay in the same place together.
If you’ve been clearing some large trees its best to break down large limbs into smaller parts. Remove any legs and arms from chairs or tables and take apart old appliances before moving on to heavy kitchen tabletops which are large and cumbersome.
Lighter weight items like green lawn clippings and aged documents can then be placed closer to the top of the skip bin. When loading up your skip bin, make sure the weight of the items are distributed equally across the bin to prevent the chance of it tipping over on one side once it’s full!
Avoid Air Pockets as Much as Possible
To avoid gaps and air pockets when using a skip bin, try to stuff it in as comfortably as possible. This will allow you to store more items and make the best use of the skip you have.
Its like fitting a jigsaw puzzle with different size and shape pieces. In between the bulkier waste items, you’re also fitting in smaller things to maximize space.
When it comes to caring for the environment, think about whether your “rubbish items” can be traded, gifted, or recycled before it goes into a skip bin. Waste management experts like Conserve Energy Future are committed to the stance on responsible waste management, so let the skip provider know whether your bin can include recyclable plastic, glass, metal, or paper.