If you’re planning on renovating your home or need to undertake a major spring cleaning project, it’s probably easiest to hire a skip bin for your rubbish removal task. Skip bins are handy because they are delivered to your home and allow you to dispose your junk without much difficulty. Depending on the amount of waste you have, you can choose different skip bin sizes for this task. But placing junk correctly inside will enable you to optimise your skip bin load. Follow these nifty efforts for optimal skip bin placement.
Choose The Skip Bin Load Correctly
While it’s almost impossible to be extremely accurate when it comes to deciding the skip bin load, you should have a small idea of the items you want to get rid of because overfilling can result in additional fees being charged to you. Overfilling will also prevent the skip bin company from carrying your waste for disposal, which will result in double work for you. Follow these tips when choosing your skip bin load:
- Consider how much waste you are planning to throw out based on your specific task.
- Find out about the different sizes available from the skip bin company.
- Choose a load with higher capacity than you anticipate to ensure that you don’t overload.
The skip bin’s rim line is typically your limit because this allows you to cover the waste appropriately when it is being transported to the waste disposal site.
Place Flat Objects At The Base
The first thing you need to do in order to maximise the amount of space available in your skip bin is to place flat objects at the base. Laying them at the base gives your skip bin a good sense of balance and evens out the centre of gravity to reduce the chances of a tip over. Flat household objects that can be placed at the base include:
- Window panes (no handles)
- Doors (no handles)
- Table tops
- Window frames
- Cardboard sheets
- Bed heads
Make sure that the skip bin base is large enough to accommodate the biggest object you need to place inside it.
Place Broken-Down Heavy Items On The Top
After you place the flat objects at the base, your next step should be to put heavier items on the top after breaking them down. Breaking down heavy items helps to reduce the amount of space they consume, which in turn helps you maximise the skip bin. Some heavy items from your home may include:
- Washing Machines
- Bed frames
- Kitchen/bathroom sinks
Better utilising skip bin space by breaking down bulky objects will help you put more items inside, and will reduce your overall costs.
Place Regular Garbage In Council Bins
Your local council has probably assigned bins for green waste, recycling and regular waste, so there’s no need to place that kind of waste in your skip bin. This list should help you determine what old household items can go into council bins:
- Recyclable objects include magazines, newspapers, juice boxes, glass bottles, plastic bottles, cans and books.
- Green waste includes regular garden waste and fresh food scraps.
- Regular garbage includes rags, kitchen towels and food packets among others.
These council waste services are available for your use, so take care to use the skip bin only for items that cannot be placed in council bins.
Reduce The Chance Of Someone Else Using Your Skip Bin
Placing the skip bin on a road means that any passer-by can use it to dump his or her waste. This can be extremely frustrating when you’re paying for the service on your own. To prevent this from happening:
- Try to store the skip bin inside an enclosed area
- Get a trusted person to oversee the bin during the loading process.
These efforts reduce the chance of someone else utilising your already-paid-for skip bin.
Follow these nifty efforts to optimise your skip bin load during rubbish removal.