When it comes to hiring a skip bin, nothing is more frustrating than an overloaded bin (we’ve written an entire article about it). It is inconvenient and dangerous for our crew and the community, but it is also inconvenient for you.
At Skip Bins Hobart, we want you to get the most out of your bin rental without having surplus waste due to overloaded. To save you time, we’ve compiled a list of all of our strategies for not overloaded your trash can.
Check out the information below for helpful hints before and during your skip bin rental.
BEFORE ORDERING, CONSIDER DIFFERENT BIN SIZE OPTIONS
The key to not overloaded your skip bin is to choose the appropriate size. It is recommended that you investigate the various skip bin sizes available to ensure that you select the correct skip bin size.
We have seven different skip bin sizes available, ranging from one cubic metre skip bin to a ten cubic metre skip bin. Our skip bins come in small, medium, and big sizes, ensuring that the right size is available for your trash problem.
It’s best to estimate how much waste you’ll be producing. Before you schedule your bin, make a note or even organize a pile of what will be thrown out to get an approximate estimate of which side you will need.
To avoid overloading, it’s always a good idea to go a step beyond.
BREAK DOWN THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SKIP BIN
Breaking down each item as much as possible is a good way to avoid overcrowding your bin. Because bulky furniture pieces can take up a lot of room, it’s a good idea to break them down and flatten them where possible.
Furniture such as desks, tables, chairs, and bookcases can take up a lot of room. It can provide much more space when broken down and flattened piece by piece, avoiding overloading by working around it.
This is especially true if you’re renting a smaller skip, such as our 2m skip bin. Flattening components is essential if you want to make the most of your area.
USE ALL AVAILABLE SPACE
To keep the contents of your skip bin at a manageable level, you should make every effort to fill every available space in the bin. That doesn’t imply above the line that says “do not fill above the rim.” We’re talking about staying inside the bin’s capacity!
While you may toss stuff into your garbage can, have you considered the additional hidden room that waste items might provide? Many bulky goods contain pockets, drawers, and nooks where empty cavities can be found.
Use these hidden holes to store more of your smaller waste things, just like a treasure trove. Instead of stacking everything on top of each other and risking overfilling your bin, you may use up all of the available space this way.
Additionally, make sure that all things are stacked so that waste does not accumulate in the void space. If you can’t break down a bookshelf, fill it up by using the shelving space and placing stuff in between.
FOLLOW THE ‘DO NOT FILL ABOVE RIM’ LINE AT ALL TIMES
The ‘Do not fill above the rim’ line is one of the most significant, if not the most important, rules of our skip bin rental. This warning isn’t just for show; it’s a necessary safety precaution that should not be overlooked.
The warning line is an excellent way to determine the height at which you should stop filling your bin. When you get close to this line, be sure you don’t cross it. It’s critical that you stick to this line because anything above it at the conclusion of your rental period risks remaining on your property.
While we recognize that filling your bin may appear to be a clever technique to get more garbage in, it is a safety problem that we cannot accept. We can only transfer your bin if it is securely covered as a safety precaution. If your bin is overcrowded, we won’t be able to cover it, which means we won’t be able to legally transport the skip on our vehicles.
So, if you don’t want to deal with the bother of having leftover waste, make sure you follow these suggestions and make sure your bin isn’t overflowing! Our skip bins can be booked online through our booking form if you need to hire one.