When hiring a skip bin we all want to get bang for our buck. We know your priority is to make sure you dispose of all of your rubbish of course but without overshooting the mark and paying for empty space. Let us offer a few helpful tips to maximise your skip bin capacity.
The price of your skip is calculated on the weight of the disposal material. So it makes sense to fit as much waste as you are paying for. This blog covers off a few of our best tips to help you estimate and hire the right bin for the job. Not too small that you’ll need a second bin but not too large that you don’t use all of the space.
The ease of which you maximise your skip bin capacity will depend on a number of variables. Primarily, how much time you have and the required additional energy to break everything down. After all, you need to make sure your energy invested is worth the equivalent cost saving.
Breaking down materials means that you can fit more into the skip. EG Bed Frames, Old furniture, any structure really.
If you have the time, disassembling will mean that it will fit more neatly and compactly into your skip. But like we said earlier, you need to weigh up what the cost benefit will be doing so. If you only have a day to clean out your home before you move, probably go with a bigger skip but if you have the luxury of time, try to compact it!
Now is probably a good time to remind you of load limits. These are in place for safety and practicality. There are some materials that are already compacted and fit neatly into the bin eg. soil and broken down concrete, but just because you can fit more doesn’t mean you should. We don’t want to have to charge for an additional bin so remember to check! The average weight of Dry Soil/Dirt is 1.5t per m3 and the average weight of concrete is 1.5t to 2t Per m3.
Materials that are easily compacted and generally don’t have load limit worries are green waste.
Sawing green waste into smaller branches or better yet, mulching means you will fit more into a smaller bin. By compacting your green waste before disposing we find you can save a size in your bin. EG instead of 6m you could get away with 4m. Of course this depends on how much green waste there is!
Are you on a larger construction site with lots of waste?
Hook bins are going to be the best solution for you. They have access doors meaning that you can walk into the bin and stack waste neatly. This allows you to fit more and is particularly handy for large amounts of a similar waste type that will stack well. EG old tiles or timber.
If you haven’t read our blog outlining all you need to know about skip bins you can do so here.
Rest assured, if you do hire a bin that has more space than you thought you needed, a very common theme is that customers always find they can fill it. There is usually more laying around the house or yard that you didn’t realise needed to be disposed of but is ready to go! Maximising the capacity of your skip bins is always very achievable! Creating more space and saving you time on a second clean up down the track.
To view our bin sizes click here. We help you to calculate the size of the bin you need based on trailers or regular rubbish bins which helps to paint a picture and gauge the correct bin for your job. Just a friendly reminder, the equation for m3 is length x width x height.