Rubbish Removal Tips: Filling Your Skip Bin Correctly

Skip bins have for a long time been the most sought-after, convenient and effective rubbish removal solutions. They come in various sizes and types to accommodate various types of waste. Generally, using a skip bin isn't complicated. However, if you are hiring one for the first time, you are likely to make simple yet critical mistakes that could result in the bin not being collected. You could also face penalties and extra charges in some cases. Take loading rubbish into the skip bin, for instance. Doing this should generally be simple, but getting it wrong isn't uncommon. Therefore, here's a guide to help you fill your skip bin the right way.

Use The Right Skip

Proper rubbish disposal is crucial in waste management and most areas have strict waste disposal laws and regulations. For instance, not every type of waste is allowed into skips. In addition, you must place your rubbish in the rightful skip. To do this, you will need to segregate your rubbish. You can separate green waste like grass and branches from general waste like clothes, carpet, glass and etc. Therefore, ensure the skip bin company understands the kind of rubbish you intend to dispose of before the skip is delivered. Filling your rubbish in the wrong skip may result in penalties and the skip not being collected.

Don't Overfill The Skip

Overfilling the skip bin is a mistake you are likely to make when using it for the first time. The inside of your skip bin should have a line near the top. Filling your skip bin above the line comes with health and safety concerns and the skip bin company will likely not take your rubbish if you do. That's because many areas prohibit transporting overfilled skips, so rubbish removal services could run into legal issues if they do. Generally, an overfilled skip bin will make it harder to cover it safely. And with poorly covered skips, the rubbish can easily fall out while in transit, littering and potentially exposing people and the environment to health and safety hazards, especially if you are disposing of hazardous waste. To avoid all these, ensure that you hire the right skip size.

Stacking your skip bin strategically can help you avoid overfilling. Therefore, start with the flat items at the bottom to help maximise space by layering them. You should then have the heavier waste follow, topping it off with the lighter ones. Having lighter and softer materials like clothes at the top will make it easier to cover the skip properly.