Published: August 22, 2018
Last Updated: July 4, 2023 Skip Bins
Skip bins are wonderful when it comes to removing your rubbish or waste. Regardless of whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, builder or renovator, you can take advantage of a skip bin to remove your waste.
But, if you’ve never hired a skip bin before, you’re probably unaware of how to use a skip bin properly. While all you need to do is simply hire a skip and dump rubbish into it, there are certain things you should not do with a skip bin.
As someone who provides skip bins in Brisbane, today I will tell you what you should never do with a skip bin. Make sure to avoid these mistakes at all costs!
1. Incorrectly loading a skip bin
When you hire a skip bin, make sure never to incorrectly load your skip. Don’t simply throw in all your waste into the skip as you won’t make the most of the available space. Incorrectly loading a skip is unsafe too.
To correctly load a skip, start by sorting your waste and moving it closer to where the skip is positioned. Start loading the skip with flat items, followed by larger items and finally smaller items to maximise available space.
If you hire our walk-in skips at 4 Waste Removals, loading waste will become much simpler. Our skip bins feature a rear door which offers walk-in access into the bin. Due to this, you can load waste easily and pack it more efficiently into our skips.
2. Loading unaccepted waste types
tires are an example of unaccepted waste types
Do understand that not all types of waste can be disposed of using skips. If you load unaccepted waste types into a skip, your waste won’t be collected for disposal. Check with your skip bin provider about waste restrictions before making a hire.
At 4 Waste Removals, we offer two types of skip bins – junk skips and garden skips. While we accept mixed rubbish in our junk skips, we accept only 100% organic garden rubbish in our garden skips. However, we don’t accept heavy waste, chemical waste or construction waste in any of our skips.
3. Overloading a skip bin
When you’re loading rubbish into a skip bin, make sure never to overload rubbish. Your rubbish should be well confined within the walls of the skip bin. Overfilling a skip bin is considered to be a crime, and most rubbish removers won’t collect overloaded skips.
Skip bins also come with certain weight restrictions. At 4 Waste Removals, our skip bins have a maximum weight restriction of 1250kg. If you fill our skips beyond this, your rubbish won’t be collected.
4. Ordering the wrong skip bin size
Finally, when you order a skip bin, make sure not to order the wrong skip bin size. Hiring a skip that’s too small or too large for your amount of rubbish will mean that you’re paying more than what you need. Estimating your amount of rubbish beforehand can help you avoid this problem.
However, if you choose us at 4 Waste Removals, you don’t need to bother estimating your amount of rubbish. Our skips are available in a standard size, and we’ll charge you only for the amount of rubbish you fill into our skips.
When it comes to hiring a skip bin, there are certain things you mustn’t do. Never load a skip incorrectly, never load incorrect waste types into a skip, don’t overload and skip and don’t order the wrong skip size for your needs.
And, for the most reliable and affordable skip bin hire in Brisbane, consider us at 4 Waste Removals. Get in touch with us to hire a skip bin today!
Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm diameter. All green waste must stay under the top rail of the Skip Bin, with nothing poking up.
General Waste Rules: No rocks, bricks, tiles, concrete, pavers, hard wood, paint, chemicals, tyres, carpet,mattress, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.