If you're looking at undertaking a new renovation project and are likely to have lots of construction waste to dispose of, then using skip bins might be the way forward. It's a great solution to help keep the environment clean and to support the Australian government's drive towards a cleaner Australia. It can also make the disposal of waste a lot quicker and easier, whilst giving you peace of mind when it comes to disposing of the waste ethically. This guide will give you some handy information to help you to choose the right size skip for you, whilst offering some handy tips prior to ordering it for delivery.
When it comes to skips, choosing the right size is important, especially if you want to lower your carbon footprint. Many skips are measured in square metres, which is fine. However this doesn't always mean a lot to the average person wanting to hire one. Instead, many companies online measure their skips by the number full black bin bags they can hold. That being said, if you choose the wrong size, it's ok, as you should be able to arrange additional pickups. However, more pickups also means more truck pollution. Before hiring, speak to the hire company and explain what it is that you are doing with the skip, and they should be able to advise you. Just remember that you may need a smaller skip if your home is located somewhere where the truck will be unable to offload and collect a larger bin.
If your property is located in a more densely populated area, then it might be a good idea to speak to your local council first. Informing them that the skip might need to be placed on the road or partially blocking a footpath could save you unwanted penalty fees and stress later on. speak to your neighbors too and inform them that a large truck may drive through frequently. It's a lot easier to forewarn people rather than suffer with arguments later on.
Also think about what type of skip you'll need. Some skips will be open-topped, whereas others will require a lid to contain the material inside. If it's material that can blow around, that may rot or that is hazardous at all, then a lid might be a good idea. It'll also stop people from fly tipping and using your bin for their waste.
Contact a skip bin company for more information.