Skip Bins: Reducing Your Waste Management Expenses

Dealing with the odors and overall condition of garbage bins can be challenging. Learn ways to keep garbage bins clean and in good order.

Skip Bins: Reducing Your Waste Management Expenses

5 November 2015
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Proper management of residential waste is important in keeping your home clean and free of unfavourable odours. Therefore, you will need to find a reliable way to keep the rubbish under control. One of the advantageous methods of waste management is hiring a skip bin from pertinent service provider. Unlike the regular wheelie or general garbage bins, the skip bin is replaced, not emptied during the collection process. You will not need to clean the skip bin, and this makes it a convenient, maintenance-free option. On the other hand, there are significant expenses linked to using this type of waste management service. Here are basic tips to help you reduce the cumulative long-term skip bin costs.

Know Your Waste

You should understand your residential waste before throwing in random items into the skip bin. This will prevent problems and unnecessary extra charges from your service provider. Ideally, you should request a list of the acceptable and restricted waste when the company delivers the container. The generally acceptable waste in skip bins includes general household waste like glass, plastics, papers, cardboard materials and metals. Construction waste produced during renovation and home improvement projects is also acceptable.

This type of rubbish can include tiles, sand, shingles, concrete blocks and asphalt. The restricted waste for most skip bins includes food scraps and hazardous materials like wet pain, battery acid, asbestos, contaminated soil and flammable materials. If you place these materials in your bin, you will be charged for the decontamination of the skip. You should also inquire about charges imposed on bulky wastes such as mattresses, fridges and tree stumps.

Pack the Bin Tightly

You should pack the waste in your skip bin properly to avoid paying for unused space. In simple terms, you should place the materials as if you are packing a suitcase for optimal economy of space. Start with the bulky materials, and consider cutting up the large items if possible. Fill the spaces left by the large items with the smaller items for a compact bin. On the other hand, it is critical to take note of the maximum height fill line. Overfilling beyond the marked point can cause rejection of your waste.

Reduce the Waste

You should reduce the waste to reduce the need for frequent collection of your waste. For instance, you can dispose of food scraps, green waste and general putrefying waste into council bins. If you have yard waste, consider composting it for manure and cost-reduction benefits. Additionally, take advantage of drop-off and kerbside recycling centres. 

For more information about using skip bins for your waste management, contact a local skip bin company. 

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Garbage Bins: Cleaning, Maintaining and Eliminating Odors

Your garbage bin is something that you may not spend a lot of time thinking about, but it's a fact of life, and dealing with its odors, its condition and how it looks can be challenging. Hi, my name is Molly, and I love things that are clean. That includes my garbage bin. Over the years, I have found a number of strategies to keep garbage bins clean and in good order. If you want tips related to garbage bins, please explore this blog. I love to write, but when I'm not working on this blog or my poetry chap book, I like to hike, spend time with my kids and explore charity shops.

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