Hiring Skip Bins

Everything you need to know about hiring a Skip Bin

There many reasons why you may want to hire a skip bin, but do you really know everything there is to know about doing just that? Skip bin hire can be as easy and straightforward as picking up the phone or sending an email, but you may find that the results leave a little to be desired. For example, what if you need to store and dispose of a large amount of garden waste and hire a small skip, as it’s the companies standard offering? You’ll be in need of another bin – or you may have to make other arrangements, wasting your time altogether.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about hiring a skip bin to ensure that you get the most from your hired accessory.

The Uses

When you need to get rid of large amounts of rubbish or to clear unwanted items (and fast), your household bin or wheelie bin probably isn’t up to the job. But why may you be in need of a skip bin?

For renovations, home-clearing and decluttering

Skips are not solely reserved for construction sites and if you are renovating, you may feel that a large container may be overkill – but this isn’t always the case. Home projects can be easy to underestimate and often create far more debris than initially imagined, so having the right sized bin to fill as you go can help to keep your project on schedule.

Not unlike renovations, home clearing can easily be underestimated; especially as this event usually involves removing larger household items. Fridge freezers, washing machines, sofas and even antique wall-units can all take up large and awkward amounts of space – and you may want to designate a particular bin to either destroy or donate certain items.

With hordes of unused or forgotten-about items filling nooks and crannies (and cupboards!) all around your home, decluttering often takes up more space than anticipated – and then some. So many seemingly innocuous items pose a menace to the storage space within your home and sometimes a good clear-out can make a world of difference.

If you want to be especially brutal in your efforts, a good sized disposal unit can go a long way – and can even be environmentally friendly to boot. Many companies will be happy to take your skip to a sorting station for recyclables when asked (and some even as standard), so you can rest assured that you won’t be adding to a landfill near you.

Garden Waste

You may have just moved into a new home where the outdoor space has been left in disarray. Maybe you’ve let your garden get out of hand and are finding the mere thought of having to trudge through the clean-up bit by bit overwhelming. Well, skip bins can help you to clear a range of items; from green waste of all sizes (like weeds or tree branches) to broken outdoor toys and play sets, so you can focus on getting the job done first time.

Remember that chemicals and batteries are not permitted to be disposed of into skips – as are paints, asbestos, foods and consumable liquids.

The sizes

These types of disposal units can come in a range of sizes to suit a whole host of needs. Typical sizes offered by skip companies are:

  • Mini – 2 cubic metres (8 wheelie bins)
  • Midi – 3 cubic metres (12 wheelie bins)
  • Standard/regular – 4 cubic metres (16 wheelie bins)
  • Large – 4 cubic metres (24 wheelie bins)

In rare instances loads can be rejected, so make sure to stay within the parameters set by your chosen bin company for waste regulations and for size restrictions (for example, be careful not to overfill your hired bin by choosing the smallest option and piling it high with broken concrete).