What to Know About the Proper Use of Skip Bins?

Waste disposal has become a global issue and this is something that has to be solved from the ground up. So you as a homeowner have a responsibility in managing your waste efficiently.

Skip bins are a way of managing your waste and they come in different sizes. While many people think that skip bins are used for larger amounts of waste only, they can be used for smaller quantities as well.

However, you need to choose the right size skip bin that suits your requirements. There are mini skips Geelong that will be ideal for small household waste and they can hold the same quantity of waste as 12 wheelie bins. There are different uses for skip bins as well. If you have a large amount of waste, it is best to collect them in one place and sort them into size and shape. This way you will be able to get an idea of how much space you will need and which items need to be recycled as well. If you are worried about any weight restrictions regarding the skip bin, you can ask the company. Most of the time, there will be no restrictions. But if you want to transport something like concrete, it is best to inform the company beforehand so they will consider the weight factor when sending a skip.

While you will be able to fill the skip bin to the top, you need to avoid overfilling it. There are regulations in place that specify that you can’t transport waste that exceeds the dimensions of the container. These regulations are in place for safety reasons. If the skip bin cannot effectively hold all the waste, it can spill during transport and cause traffic disruptions or accidents. So you need to let the company know about the actual size of the waste you have in order to send a skip bin or several bins to fit your requirement. Otherwise, there will be heavy fines incurred by the company. You need to think about how you fill the skip bin as well. Once you have sorted your waste, you need to look at how to pack it efficiently. Sometimes because of the different shapes of the waste items, there can be empty space in between which can effectively be used for other waste.

You have to start filling the bin with flat items such as plywood; timber strips etc. and then place heavy items on top of this. They could be old furniture, tree limbs, etc. In the case of tree limbs, you can cut them into smaller pieces so that it is easy to pack them inside. The topmost layer will be lightweight items like paper and leaves. You need to consider how the weight of the waste items is distributed as well so that there is no risk of the bin tipping over. To avoid air pockets between waste items, you need to pack in smaller items into these spaces. Otherwise, you will be paying more to transport a smaller amount of waste. If you are throwing away hollow items like buckets, it is best to fill them with waste so that the extra space is used.