Contrary to what most people may think, filling a skip bin is not just chucking things in the skip until it is full. In order to utilise all the space and therefore get value for money, there are a few simple tips that can be taken in order to fill the skip properly. Although skip bin hire is relatively cheap, it is unnecessary to pay more than is needed. Aside from filling the skip correctly, there are other things that you need to be aware of such as prohibited items. Your skip bin operator should be able to provide further details.
If you are carrying out any type of renovation work, you will create waste. The cost of waste disposal should be factored in when you first price the job to avoid any unexpected project costs. As previously mentioned, cheap skip hire in Melbourne costs are far less than you might expect, but it is still a cost that needs to be factored in.
Fill your Skip Bin Cost Effectively
No one wants to waste money, that’s a fact. Whilst it is easier just to chuck all waste in the skip bin without a second thought, a bit of preparation will ultimately provide a better return on investment, particularly if the project waste is forecast to be substantial. Please see below for a few tips that anyone who is hiring a skip bin should be aware of.
- Before you start the project – The first consideration is the size of skip bin needed, a skip bin that is too small or too big is a waste of money. Ask your skip bin operator for advice if in doubt. You also need to take into account the type of waste you are creating and get the correct type for your project needs, again your skip bin operator can help you with this.
- Loading the Skip Bin – Larger and lighter waste items should be placed at the bottom of the skip. Using this approach will ensure the lighter waste is compounded in the skip bin by the heavier things you place on top.
- Dismantling Large Items – If you have any large items to dispose of such as wardrobes, beds or even settees and tables, it may be worth dismantling them if possible. An even better idea maybe perhaps to leave a sign on some items if they are in a usable condition saying, ‘free to takeaway.’ If they can be removed and reused by others this will give you even more capacity to store any other waste you may have.
There are of course many other ways that you can maximize your skip bins capacity, and your local skip bin operator should be able to provide you with some additional tips if required. It is also important that any skip bin on your property is safety signed and lighted if left overnight, again your skip bin operator will be able to provide you with the relevant advice.