Choosing the Right Skip Bin for Your Needs

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Skip Bins are usually large, industrial sized bins that you will often find on construction sites and waste removal trucks. But, there are also skip bin available for business and residential use.

You can purchase your skip bin, but there are companies that hire them out if you only require their use for a limited period of time. You can request quotations from companies in your area, which will also include a fee for the removal of the waste that has accumulated in your skip bin.

Before you hire a skip bin, it is important to know the different types and styles available, which are dependent on, amongst other things, what kinds of waste you will be using the skip bin for. Whether you require the skip bin during renovations at your home, or need it over an extended period of time at your business, there are several uses for bins and the type you select will also be dependent on what waste will be put in there.

Here are the uses of skip bins for dry and solid waste:

  1. Food – Excellent for restaurants, grocery stores/supermarkets.
  2. Paper and Cardboards
  3. Construction site waste materials – like timber, bricks, nails etc.
  4. Furniture
  5. Confidential documents. If identity security is a big concern for you, this is an ideal method to get rid of all your important documents.
  6. Garden waste
  7. Electronic waste and electric equipment – computers, TV’s, appliances etc.
  8. Batteries

Important:

You may not put any dangerous, toxic or flammable material in your skip bin without clearing it with the company you are hiring from first. If you have selected a first-rate company to hire from, they may be able to assist you in disposing of hazardous materials. But note that there may be an extra cost involved.

Once you know what kinds of materials you will want to dispose of, selecting the size of the skip bin is easier. It is as important selecting the size as knowing what kinds of materials will be going into the skip bin. This is because the company from which you have hired your skip bin will not remove bins that are filled beyond capacity, as they are not permitted to carry and transport unsafe bins. To make your life easier, bins come with an indicated maximum fill line, demonstrating when you have filled the bin to the maximum amount permitted.

There are many sizes to choose from, and they come in various materials.

The sizes of bins are often determined by the amount of volume of materials that they can hold. For example, if you live in the United States, this will be indicated by number of cubic yards or tons. If you reside in a country that uses the Metric system, volume will be indicated by liters and meters. These will all vary from the smaller garage size mobile bins to walk-in, bulk industrial sized ones.

 

There are also extra features that come with most bins, depending on their size and use. You can hire mobile bins with four attached wheels on them for easy access and maneuverability. The larger bins constructed for heavy waste will not have wheels on them, these are most often found on large construction sites. The mobile bins will often come with chains and lockable bars to protect the waste, this is especially important if the bins will be in areas where there are children, or contains important materials such as confidential documents. If you want to recycle, you can rent several bins for different recyclable materials.

Knowing what kind of skip bin you require for the disposal of your materials enables you to get the best quote and select the right company for your needs. Many of these companies will have websites with a list of the bin that they rent, as well as pictures of each type. Remember, included in the quotation should also be the charged fee for the removal of the waste materials. If you plan on renting for an extended period of time, it is possible to haggle for a discount.