A skip bin is the ideal solution for disposing of large amounts of waste. Given the different types of bins, however, you may have trouble deciding which type of bin to order. Here are some things to think about when hiring a skip bin.
Type of waste
Firstly, the type of bin you hire will depend on the type of waste you are getting rid of — the hire company will have strict rules regarding what waste is suitable for particular bins. If you are clearing out a house, you will probably want a general waste bin — this will take general household rubbish as well as furniture, wood and things like toys, clothes or carpets. If you need your skip for a building project, you will probably want a heavy waste bin, which will take concrete, bricks and other building materials. Garden waste, including branches and other tree debris, should go in a green waste bin. You should bear in mind that if you are likely to have any hazardous waste such as asbestos, you will probably need to make special arrangements for its disposal.
Amount of waste
Secondly, you should think about how much waste you are getting rid of. As a general rule, every cubic metre of skip bin will take four wheelie bins of rubbish, so a small two-metre skip will take eight wheelie bins, and so on. By and large, a heavy waste bin for a building project will need to be bigger than a green waste bin for a garden clearance. It is usually a good idea to hire a larger bin than you are expecting to need, as you may otherwise have to pay for another skip bin to take any excess.
You should also consider where the bin will be placed and what you have room for. Ideally the bin should be near the waste, but you will also need access for delivery and pick-up. You should also consider whether it will be placed on a surface that might be damaged by a heavy skip bin. There is no point paying for a skip that is not physically suited to the place where it needs to go.
The simplest way to make sure you hire the right bin is to discuss your needs with the hire company, who will make sure you have the right size and type for your clearance project.