If you have used skip bins before, then you know the containers are arguably the most popular rubbish and waste removal option for homes and businesses. It can be attributed to the versatility, cost-effectiveness and efficiency of skip bins in getting the job done. However, you need to familiarise yourself with a few areas to get value for money when hiring a skip bin service provider. This article looks at some of the commonly ignored facts about skip bins.
At Least Four Types of Skip Bins
If you ask most people about the different types of skip bins they know, you'd be surprised by the answer. Most people believe that that skip bin rental companies only hire out open and closed skip bins. However, the truth is that there are at least four types of skip bins. In addition to the open and closed skip bins, there are roll-on skip bins as well as mobile skip bins. As their names suggest, the first two have to do with covering capabilities. Closed skip bins have a top with a locking mechanism, but an open skip bin doesn't. The other two kinds — roll-on and mobile skip bins — have to do with the ease of dumping waste and portability. For instance, mobile skip bins can be towed; therefore, users do not have to wait for a disposal truck.
Hold as Much as 12 Cubic Metres of Waste
Since skip bins come in different sizes, households hire them depending on how much rubbish or waste needs to be disposed of. However, most people often look at the smaller-sized skip bins and underestimate how much waste they can hold. In most cases, the perception can be attributed to the haphazard way most people throw trash in the skip bins. Only a few, if any, households pack their waste in such a way as to maximise the space available. It is for this reason that some rental companies issue their clients with flyers indicating the proper ways to stack rubbish and utilise every inch of space.
Skip Bin Placement Is Regulated
If you think that you can simply drop your skip bin on the street or a public path and get away with it, then you are wrong. Skip bin placement has to follow laid-down codes by the local councils, and failure to do so can result in hefty fines. For example, if you do not have space in your property and the local council permits skip bins on the street sides, the container must be marked with retro-reflective marking. The markings make the skip bins visible to motorists using the streets during the night, thereby preventing accidents. Additionally, you have to make sure that your skip bin does not block the street drainage.