Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Bulk Bin

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Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Bulk Bin

6 June 2016
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Skip bins, or skips, are indispensable tools when it comes to waste removal projects. These bins generally come in a selection of different sizes so that you can always find something that will meet the needs of your specific rubbish removal endeavours.

Large skips, also referred to as bulk bins, are typically used in residential, commercial or industrial projects that generate large volumes of waste. The best part is that most general waste and recyclable waste can go into these bins. But first, you need to ponder over these two critical things before hiring a bulk bin for your residential renovation project:

Bin location

Unlike mini skips and medium skips, which are relatively smaller, bin location is a big issue with bulk bins. Therefore, the first thing that you will have to think through before hiring a bulk bin is whether you have sufficient space on your property to place the bin. Aside from that, take into account the type of surface on which your bin will be placed because bins can damage garden beds, lawn turf, tiled driveways, and so on.

If you can't find a good location for your bin in your front yard or backyard, you might need to place it on public property including in the streets and on pathways, and this will require the permission of your local council.

If your bin is to be placed in the streets or very close to the boundary of your property where other people can easily throw away unwanted items into the bin without letting you know, you will need to hire a bin that comes with a lockable lid.

Bin use requirements

Hiring a bulk bin is a great way to remove great amounts of waste from your property at once, but that doesn't necessarily mean that everything is allowed in the bin: while you can put most types of rubbish in your bin, there are some unsafe materials, such as lead-containing paints and asbestos-containing cement, which you're not supposed to put in there.

For that reason, make sure you know exactly what can and shouldn't go in your bin to avoid incurring unwanted fines and penalties when you fail to adhere to the set usage guidelines.

If you can find an appropriate location for your large skip bin container and use it to store accepted waste only, you can be sure of having a nice experience renting the bin.