Hiring a Skip Bin – Tips & Useful Information

While there are people and companies who regularly hire bins, we also work with many customers who either have never hired a bin before or are not sure what they need so we put this little piece together to help get started.

Why Hire a Skip Bin?

Skip bins are versatile and can be used for a range of rubbish removal applications. You can use them to dispose of garden waste, hard rubbish or even debris if you are taking on a home renovation project. For commercial applications, there are businesses and industries that generate a lot of rubbish and junk which need to be disposed of responsibly.

For most households, the weekly bin collection is sufficient to pick up normal rubbish and recyclables. In most suburbs, council also provides hard rubbish collection usually once a year either on a schedule or by appointment. If you have a project, residential or commercial, there’s a good chance that the free offering will not cater for your needs. There are usually a lot of restrictions and limitations to what can be collected and guidelines to how your hard rubbish needs to be handled.

When you have more than just a small amount of clutter or a few bulky items to rid of, there’s a good chance that you will need to hire a skip bin. If you have decided to do some light renovations, or even remove trees from your garden or replace some decking, you may find the need to dispose of a fair amount of junk and debris very quickly which hard rubbish and your weekly rubbish collection will simply not cater for even if you try and space it out over a number of collections.

Hiring a bin means you can place your rubbish straight into the bin when you are ready to take on your project and have the convenience of the rubbish disposed of for you without any more hassles and inconvenience.

What Sized Bin Do I Need?

It may sound like a simple question but there are some factors to consider when determining what sized bin you need.

How Big Is Your Project

Our bins are often used for a wide range of purposes and project sizes. A small project could be simply cleaning out a house and removing hard rubbish to make space for new furniture and a refresh. Some not so small projects usually include home improvement projects where there could be bathroom or kitchen renovations.

What Items Are You Disposing

Depending on your project, some projects generate a good amount of rubbish. For example, simply removing hard rubbish might seem a straight forward task but if you are throughout out cabinets, couches and those larger items, the space in a bin gets taken up very quickly. In some instances, minor bathroom renovations might not take up as much space of most of the junk and debris are tiles, a toilet bowl and a vanity.

Access and Space

As much as it would be nice to use the largest bin possible to get the whole job done every time, there are often limitations for residences whether it be access ways or available space to have a bin on site. Before getting too far ahead of yourself and simply booking, think about whether your property allows for access of the bin and a truck to drop off and deliver. Also don’t forget about your car and where your parking arrangements.

Is your property fenced?

If you are constructing, do you have a temporary fence up? Or is your property adequately fenced? The reason why we mention this is because as much as we trust our neighbours to do the right thing, there are often stories of bins being filled up in the middle of the night or even in broad daylight. If you don’t have any bin space to waste then you may need to take precautions or work with your bin hire company to adequately time the drop-offs and collection periods to minimise any potential problems.

We trust this has helped put some perspective for when it comes to hire a bin. While we have focused mainly on residential bin hire in this post, similar principals apply even for commercial and industrial customers.



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