Useful tips to keep in mind when hiring a skip bin

There are a number of different tasks that a skip bin will be useful for. You might be moving to a new house, conducting some spring cleaning, or perhaps just have some excess junk that you want to get rid of. By utilising a skip bin, you easily be able to get rid of this junk that has accumulated over the years.

Instead of hiring a trailer and having to load it up with the junk, drive to a waste facility and transport it to the right bins, you can simply get a skip bin hire, where the company will drop off the skip bin, you will fill it up with your junk, and they will collect it for you. Some skip bin companies will even sort through the contents of the bin and recycle anything that can be re-used.

There are some safety considerations to keep in mind when using a skip bin; you don't want to unnecessarily injure yourself. Here is some advice on how to effectively and safely use your skip bin.

Use a skip bin that has a door

Many of the skip bins that are available for hire will have doors on hinges, which allow you to easily wheel heavy items such as furniture into the bin. This saves you having to do much heavy lifting, provided that you use a dolly to transport the junk to the bin. All you have to do is wheel it up the skip bin ramp.

Avoid squashing down the skip bin contents with your body

In order to prevent the skip bin from tipping over, as well as allowing you to get the most space as possible out of the bin, you should spread everything around evenly in it.

However, never use your unprotected body to do this, as you never know what a passer-by may have thrown into it. When you need to move the contents around or compact them, make sure that you are wearing protective clothing from head to toes. This includes thick soled boots, thick gloves and protective eyewear.

Always know what your local area's rules and regulations are

When it comes to getting rid of junk, your local authority may have some specific rules and regulations in place that you need to follow. For example, you cannot deposit any hazardous material into the skip bin, such as asbestos, as this could cause potential damage to the environment and the people handling the skip bin's contents. These types of wastes need to disposed of in a safe manner, as outlined by your local authority.

For more information about effectively and safely using a skip bins, contact a local rental company.