Load Your Skip Bin Efficiently

  • By Tonya Davis
  • 15 Nov, 2017

When you hire your skip bin, you’ll probably take our advice and choose one size larger than you think you’ll need. That way, you won’t deal with any nasty surprises on the day of your project and have to hire a second skip bin at the last minute.

However, you still want to get as much worth for your money as possible. Don’t waste valuable space in your skin bin. Instead, follow the tips below to maximise the space you have so you don’t have to hire an even bigger bin or a second bin.

1. Make a Plan

If you can, don’t start filling your skip bin until you have some kind of plan. If your project allows you to gather all the items you plan on putting in your bin at once, put them in one place so you can see what needs to go into your bin. That way, you can make smart decisions about how to best use your space.

When you gather your items, group them by size and shape so similar items are next to each other. This will help you decide what will go where.

2. Start With Very Flat Items

If your project includes items like plywood or wooden boards, consider laying these in the bottom of the bin first. Since these items can lie flat, they won’t take up much room at all if they go in first.

However, if these long, flat items go in later, they won’t have an even surface to lie on, which means they’ll point every which way. You’ll save space in the long run if you put these in first.

When you put them in, make sure they all lie in the same direction so you can save the maximum amount of space.

3. Add Bulky and Heavy Items Next

If you’re clearing out your home, you may be getting rid of furniture. Bulky items like sofas and armchairs need to go into the skip bin towards the beginning of your loading process. If you wait too long, you won’t have room to cram these items in, which will necessitate hiring a second skip bin.

Heavy items should also go into your skip bin as soon as possible. If you put heavy items on bottom, your skip bin will be more stable. Load your bulky and heavy items into your skip bin right after your flat items.

4. Break Down Unwieldy Items

While you may be able to fit bulky items into your skip bin easily, this may not be possible if you have too many bulky items. Instead, you can fix the problem by breaking bulky items down into smaller pieces.

For example, if you need to throw away large tree limbs from your garden, you may have more success if you chop the branches into smaller chunks before laying them in your skip.

5. Fill in the Gaps

Lastly, add in your small items, which can fit into the cracks, corners and gaps in your skip bin. As you fill in the rest of the bin, remember to distribute the weight evenly so the bin is stable and easy for your skip bin professional to haul away.

Additionally, remember to pack the items down so your bin isn’t overflowing. If rubbish spills out of the top of your bin, you may need to pay an extra fee for your skip bin hire. Though you should make sure you don’t pack so much into your bin that you go over the weight limit, you should still push as much rubbish as far down as possible so it doesn’t spill.

If you have more questions about loading your bin, or would like to hire a skip bin today, reach out to Green Bins. We’ll be happy to provide you with excellent service.

By Tonya Davis 05 Dec, 2017

Hiring a skip bin can come in handy for all sorts of projects. From spring cleaning to home renovation, having a convenient place to toss your rubbish can save you time and keep the area you're working in free of clutter.

To get the most out of your skip bin, make sure you're well-informed and well-prepared before having it dropped off on your property. If you're thinking of hiring a skip bin, follow these dos and don'ts.

Do Know What Types of Materials Are Allowed

When you think of skip bins, you might think of typical rubbish materials such as old papers and broken dishes. What you may not realise is that material such as green waste (including tree limbs, grass and weeds) and demolition waste (including torn-up flooring, sawdust and pieces of furniture) are also common things to throw in a skip bin.

Things such as hazardous chemicals and asbestos are often not allowed, although some companies may provide special skip bins designed specifically for asbestos removal. Make sure to check with your skip bin company beforehand to make sure you are clear about what they do and do not allow in their skip bins, as well as how you can safely dispose of any material they may not allow in their skip bins.

Don't Skimp on Size

Figuring out how much space you'll need for all your rubbish can be difficult. Because skip bin companies have helped people dispose of waste from several projects very similar to yours, they will be able to give you a good estimate of how large of a skip bin you'll need.

However, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Consider hiring a bigger size, just in case. Remember, your skip bin will have to be transported to a rubbish dump. In order to keep roads safe, the government has strict regulations regarding how high skip bins can be filled.

Because of these regulations, skip bin companies cannot remove your skip bin if it has been filled above the legal limit. Some may even charge you a fine if they come to pick it up only to find that you have filled it too full. Don't be afraid to hire a bigger skip bin then you think you'll need; the extra cost will be worth the peace of mind knowing that you will be able to get rid of all your rubbish at the same time.

Do Know How Long You'll Have the Skip Bin For

Skip bin companies vary greatly in how long they hire their skip bins out for. Depending on the company you choose, you may have your skip bin for anywhere from two days to a full week. Because projects often take longer than anticipated, you should hire a skip bin for longer than you think you'll need it. That way, even if something unexpected comes up, you'll still have the time you need to fill the skip bin to the brim .

Don't Plan Your Project for a Busy Week

As mentioned above, projects often take longer than you think they will, and you'll only have your skip bin for so long. Because of this, you'll want to keep the days you have it scheduled for free of other commitments. You may want to consider scheduling it over a weekend or taking work off. In some cases, you may even want to consider doing both.

Give yourself extra time to ensure that you can complete your project during your skip bin hire. Leaving a project only halfway finished can leave you feeling unsettled. You can easily avoid this problem by hiring a skip bin for two or three more days than you think will be necessary.

When you need to hire a skip bin, contact Green Bins. Our five-day hires will ensure that you have plenty of time to complete your project, so schedule your skip bin delivery today.




By Tonya Davis 15 Nov, 2017

When you hire your skip bin, you’ll probably take our advice and choose one size larger than you think you’ll need. That way, you won’t deal with any nasty surprises on the day of your project and have to hire a second skip bin at the last minute.

However, you still want to get as much worth for your money as possible. Don’t waste valuable space in your skin bin. Instead, follow the tips below to maximise the space you have so you don’t have to hire an even bigger bin or a second bin.

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