Skip bins are a must-have when you need to tackle a major clean-up task. They come in various sizes and can be loaded with just about any type of waste, from construction and demolition debris to household and garden wastes.
If you are planning to book a skip bin for your next cleaning project, there are several factors that you need to consider such as the magnitude of the job itself, what types of waste you can and cannot load, and most of all, how you can effectively maximize the use of your skip bin. Here are four simple yet helpful tips on how you can fill your skip bin efficiently:
- Know your waste.
Before you get a skip bin, find out what type of waste you are going to deal with. While you can load it with almost any kind of rubbish such as bricks, concrete, plastics, timbers, furniture, and green wastes, skip bins are not to be used for discarding toxic wastes and hazardous chemicals.
Asbestos, corrosive fluids, empty chemical containers, and other waste that produce toxic chemical residue are prohibited in a skip bin. Contact our Speedy Bins support team if you need help in handling and eliminating hazardous waste properly.
- Get an estimate of the junk you need to get rid of.
As a rule of thumb, it is always best to get a skip bin that is bigger than your actual waste load. The goal, however, is to optimise the capacity of the bins that you are getting.
To get an estimate of the amount of rubbish you need to dispose of, pack your waste neatly and tightly, then stack it. Not only will this give you the opportunity to segregate your trash but it will give you an idea about the size of the bin that you actually need.
- Load your skip bins appropriately.
To make the most out of your skip bin’s capacity, make sure that you fill your bins properly. Place all flat and heavy items first at the bottom of your bin. This will create additional support for other bulky items that you are going to load. Fill gaps with loose items. Oddly-shaped objects must be broken down into pieces and packed nice and tight to avoid any air pockets. Lastly, stow all lightweight materials on top of the pile.
Packing your trash and putting them properly in the bin will help distribute the weight evenly, maximise your bin’s capacity efficiently, and make the transportation of your waste safe for our truck drivers.
- Hire a dependable waste management service.
Spare yourself the hard work and the inconvenience of handling your junk by getting the service of a reliable waste removal company. Speedy Bins offer affordable yet efficient waste management solutions. What’s more, we promote recycling management using innovative technologies to help reduce the amount of waste being dumped in landfill.
Getting rid of junk and filling your skip bins accordingly doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Follow our tips and you are guaranteed to optimise the use of your skip bins and make the entire waste management and disposal a lot easier.