Sometimes, you find yourself in awkward situations with neighbours especially if they are making use of something that is yours and without your permission. One of which is the use of skip bins. To save money and stop them from throwing waste in your skip bin, check out some of the suggestions below.
Top 5 ways on How can we stop neighbours from using your skip bin?
Be the first one to fill it
Schedule your bin when you are certain that you can fill it up by the time it arrives. When it’s full, there will be no space for the neighbors to throw their rubbish in. If you leave it out in the open for many days, it will be filled up with waste that is not yours. This may pose a problem for you who spent money to hire the skip bin. Establish your boundaries and make your concerns known to them so that it won’t happen again. If you ever want to let them use it and there’s extra space, you can do that but let them also know that you have to load it first before they can use it.
A major benefit of scheduling your skip bin is that you don’t have to leave your waste longer than you need to. It’s cost-efficient, too, as you won’t have to pay for waste that is not yours.
Protect your bin with a tarp
Most passersby toss their rubbish in uncovered skip bins. Ensuring that you cover your skip with a plastic covering or a tarp will discourage them from doing so. This will also give them an idea that the bin is not for general use.
Light up your bin
Neighbors are extra confident throwing their waste in your skip especially when it’s at night. Putting your bin in an area where there is a motion-sensored light or any light will make it harder for them to sneak in their rubbish. It’s embarrassing to be caught in the act.
Remember that it is your right to protect your bin from being used by the others and utilise a few techniques to do that. This is also to prevent from paying further as you will have to hire an additional bin if it’s already full with waste that is not just yours.
Put the bin on your driveway
Another way to avoid others from using your bin is to place it on your property or driveway. This will give them the impression that it’s for private use only. If you just place it out in the open or in the street, everyone will just see it as an opportunity for their garbage to be thrown there.
Talk to your Neighbours
Communication is the key. They might not be aware of the problem. Talk to your neighbours and be open to them about how you need the space and you want to use the full capacity by filling it.
Preventing these things from happening doesn’t make you a bad neighbour. It just means that you’re establishing boundaries with things that you paid for and not allowing neighbours to go about their way at your expense. By using these tips, you can make sure that your skip is protected.
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