Make the Most out of Your Skip Bin and Save on Extra Costs

Environmental Blog

When you hire a skip bin, you'll probably read the bin filling instructions. You'll know that it's prohibited to put asbestos, tyres, food, paints, and oil in the skip bin. You'll also read from the instructions that you shouldn't fill the bin past the marked 'waste line levels.' Justifiably, you don't want to order another bin which would mean you have to dig deeper in your pockets. So how do you economise the available space in your skip bin and save on additional costs? Read these three tips.

1.  Try to sort your waste

For you to sort your litter, you need to know what type of waste you intend to dispose of. There are specific skip bins for sand and soil, heavier material rubbish like concrete and bricks, steel and aluminium, green wastes, and so on. When ordering the skip bin, talk to the bin hire service about the type of rubbish you wish to discard. Sometimes it may be affordable to get small bins for each class of waste instead of loading everything in a large skip bin. After all, skip bins have weight restrictions and the heavier the bin, the costlier the bin hire prices. Recyclables such as plastics and cardboards should end up in your council waste bin. Moreover, old furniture pieces and appliances can be sold or donated. These measures would help save on space in your skip bin.

2.  Pack the bin tightly

You don't want to leave any unused space in your skip. To create a good foundation, any objects that sit flat like sheet metal or timber should be put down first. The next step is putting heavier, bulkier items like household junk, concrete, and bricks. Try slide the smaller, lightweight things in the small spaces between the heavier loads and finish by placing green wastes such as grass clippings and leaves on top. To avoid air pockets inside the bin, fill buckets, tubs and other hollow objects with other scraps meant for your bin.

3.  Break it up

There are those large items that might occupy a lot of space in your skip bin despite weighing less. With space at a premium, break down those large items, such as furniture pieces and large tree branches. Large boxes can also be cut into small parts using a utility knife. Lastly, don't forget to compact your waste. Place a sheet metal on top and then press it down to compact your waste inside the skin bin.

In the end, the abovementioned measures can help you use every available space in your skin bin without filling it past the rim.


15 January 2018

Elizabeth's Energy and Environment Blog

Did you know that the way we generate and use energy can have a big impact on the environment? I wasn't aware of this fact until my son came home from school. He had been learning all about climate change and he was really worried about the future. Seeing my 7-year-old in tears really moved me and I vowed that I would learn more about green energy. I contacted an energy consultant who came to visit my home. They assessed how energy efficient it was and recommended that I have solar panels and double glazing installed. The contractor who carried out this work was excellent. I decided to start this blog to encourage others to go green.