How to Maximise Your Skip Bin Hire
When you need to get rid of heaps of junk, you’ll be wanting to hire a skip bin from a reliable provider. Here at eSkip, we specialise in providing skip bins available in a wide range of versatile sizes from our database of pre-vetted licenced suppliers. So, whether you need to get rid of residential or commercial rubbish, you can be sure that we’ll always have the most convenient and cost-effective waste management solution for you.
Now, if you’re ready to hire a skip bin, then you’ll need to know how you can get the most out of this service by disposing of your waste in the proper manner. In this way, you can save money whilst also being able to handle your waste load much more efficiently. With that said, we’ve prepared a few of tips that will help you in maximising your skip bin hire. By the end of this article, you should understand how to dispose of your waste the smart way using our suggestions.
1. Classify and Segregate Your Waste
Before you hire a skip bin, the first thing you’ll need to do is sort out your waste according to its size and waste type. By completing this task, you will be able to maximise all the valuable space inside your bin. Don’t forget that your regular garbage removal service can also pick up some of the rubbish that you may want to dispose of; for example, you can throw grass cuttings and twigs into your green waste bin.
2. Select the Right Skip Bin Size
Before you book a skip bin delivery with eSkip, you need to determine the amount of junk that you plan to remove. Through accurately assessing your waste load, you can select the right size of bin for your needs. Our advice is to always opt for a slightly larger size when it comes to choosing a bin. Keep in mind that if your junk exceeds the limit line, we will have to remove the excess waste and leave it on your property. Consequently, you’ll have to end up hiring an extra bin to deal with the leftover rubbish. So, when in doubt, always go for the bigger skip. e.g if you think you'll need a 4m3 skip book a 6m3 skip bin instead.
3. Prepare the Area for the Skip
Remember that you will only have the skip bin on your property for a limited time. So, you need to make sure that you prep the area where you’ll place the skip bin. In doing so, you can avoid delays once we come to deliver the container to your location.
One of the things that you must remember is that you need to have enough space on your property to accommodate for the skip bin’s size. Otherwise, you’ll have to go through the process of securing local council approval. Naturally, you’ll need to ensure that the skip bin won’t get in the way of your neighbours either. As such, we also advise that you communicate your plans accordingly with your neighbours beforehand.
If you want to protect the surface of your front yard or driveway, another thing you can do is rest an old piece of carpet or a sheet of plywood below your skip bin. Doing so will ensure that the container won’t scratch your concrete or pavers once we lift it during collection.
4. Fill the Spaces Between the Waste
Once you’ve sorted your rubbish and received your skip bin, you need to ensure that there are no empty pockets whilst you’re filling the container. If you have any bulky items such as furniture, we recommend that you dismantle them prior to disposal. Otherwise, you can pack smaller items around them to ensure that there is no space left unused. In addition to this, you should also make sure to fill hollow spaces in things like buckets and tubs with smaller items. As a result, you can fully take advantage of all the free space there is left to use.
5. No Asbestos or Food in the Skip
Part of maximising your skip hire is avoiding filling the container with hazardous waste items. So, we kindly ask you not to throw in items that are prohibited from placing in a standard skip. If you’re unsure about what items can and can’t be thrown into your skip, please email us before you book your bin.
Please be reminded that asbestos and food waste cannot go into the bin. It is worth noting that asbestos removal poses various health and safety risks. Needless to say, it is best to leave that to professional asbestos handlers. Moreover, you can let your regular garbage collector handle your regular food waste- you shouldn’t waste valuable skip bin space for waste such as that.
Warning - if even a tiny amount of ASBESTOS is detected in your skip, 100% of the waste is considered to be contaminated. All the waste will then be taken to a specialist tip and you will be charged over $1,000 by the skip provider.
6. Find a Reliable Skip Bin Company
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average volume of rubbish that an individual generates every year is around 2,100 kg. If you expect to produce that amount of waste, then you’ll need to have a reliable partner in junk removal. You need to find someone who is capable of handling your garbage responsibly. If you want to get the best value for your money on top of that however, then you should choose eSkip to hire your skip bin.
We always promise to make waste removal as convenient and pain-free as possible. We will deliver the container to your property, then return promptly once you’re done to pick it back up. You won’t have to worry about sorting out the waste from the recyclable materials either, because we partner with a licensed sorting facility who salvages as much waste as possible for repurposing, recycling and redistribution. Consequently, you can rest easy knowing that as little waste as possible will end up going to landfill.
Contact eSkip today to schedule your skip bin!