Posted on: 17 September 2020
Whether you are doing renovations in your home or are moving and want to get rid of all your unwanted belongings, skip bins are the perfect solution to any large amount of rubbish. Easier to organise than a council cleanup and far more efficient and holistic, skips are most peoples best option to get rid of their excess rubbish that doesn't fit in their weekly collection. But how do you pick a skip that is right for your needs? Here are three simple questions you need to answer before hiring a skip to ensure you get the right one for your requirements.
Size of skips
Although many skips might look the same when you see them out the front of different properties, the truth is that there are many different sizes when it comes to skips. If you are only getting rid of some personal items in your house (not any construction equipment) then a smaller sized bin will do the trick. However, if you are looking for skips to accompany a renovation or an entirely new construction project, then you need to think bigger and get something more heavy-duty. Smaller skips generally start at about 2m3 and range all the way up to 9m3, and even beyond that, but the ones past this mark are generally reserved for commercial customers.
Type of waste
While you can dispose of most things in a skip, sometimes you need to be a bit proactive when describing your waste to the skip bin contractors. What this means is that while you may be able to dispose of cement, or dead trees and plants, you generally cannot put all of these types of materials together. Some skip bins can only have the same general type of waste put in it, while other companies are more relaxed about mixing different types. Always check when hiring your skips that the company will actually allow you to throw out what you want!
Liquids and toxic chemicals
If you have a lot of paint or types of acid that are used for cleaning, then you might need to make a special appointment with the waste disposal company of your choice. Skips are not typically allowed to dispose of liquids and toxic chemicals, simply because they generally go to a landfill site where those types of liquids are not allowed to be disposed of. Still, there are ways to get rid of these items, it just isn't with skips. Contact your garbage disposal company for more information and make sure you make it clear to them that you are trying to get rid of those chemicals.Share