Today, hiring a skip bin from a rubbish removal service is an effective form of waste management for both households and businesses. Among the basic rules of skip bin usage is the rule that users should not overfill the skip bin. Understandably, you do not want to be struck with heavy fines for overfilling or have to pay additional cash for several trips to dispose of your skip bin. So, what can you do to save on costs while at the same time make the most of the available space in the skip bin? Here are two important tips to help you.
Sort your rubbish
During home construction or renovation, people are inclined to throw all manner of rubbish into the bin. After all, a clean workspace minimises the possibility of accidents and also speeds up the work. Nevertheless, when you haphazardly dispose of your construction waste materials into the skip bin, you are bound to leave plenty of air spaces that could easily accommodate additional wastes that you think need another skip bin. Moreover, you may unknowingly throw away items that might be better off being donated or sold for a profit.
Therefore, consider sorting the rubbish you have before tossing items into the skip bin. Those items still in good condition, including old furniture or a refrigerator, can be donated to a local charity home. Moreover, recyclables such as cardboard and plastic bottles should also not end up in skip bins. Instead, pack them in a separate rubbish can and have the city council get rid of that waste free of charge. Your hired skip bin space should be used primarily for tiles, bricks, rubble and so on.
Pack tightly leaving no air spaces
Another important tip is to pack everything snugly to avoid overfilling your skip bin. In this regard, consider laying items that are flat, including a sheet of metal or a plankboard, at the bottom of the skip bin as your foundation. Next, put heavier, bulkier items including rubble, concrete and bricks, followed by smaller, lighter pieces on top of the heavier ones. In addition, you need to ensure an even weight distribution of your bin to avoid the bin tipping over. This means you should avoid positioning bulkier items on one side and lighter materials on another side.
By adhering to the above-mentioned packing tips, you can effectively maximise the available space in your skip bin without necessarily overfilling it and attracting fines.