How to Decide Whether You Need a Skip Bin Hire

A skip bin hire is a great choice for most home improvement and renovation projects, but you might be thinking that you don't really need one for a small project or just for cleaning out your attic or basement. Before you decide that you can just box up or bag up your trash and handle it without a skip bin, note a few factors to consider that can help you make the best decision for you next project.

1. Is there a limit to how much trash you can put out in one week?

Some areas have limits as to how many trash bins you can put out in any given week; you might need to call your city or waste collection services to get a special permit to put out more than a few standard cans. This might be just as costly as a skip bin hire, but a skip bin means not having to purchase added cans that are yours to keep after your renovation job is done. If you cannot even get a permit for added bins or cans in any given week, where will you keep all the extra trash and debris until you can add it to the next week's trash? Keeping debris around your house might attract rodents and can be very unsightly, which is why a skip bin might be a better choice.

2. Do you want to recycle items in the trash?

Many skip bin companies offer bins for recyclable materials only; this might include wood, glass, metal, certain types of plastic, and even lawn clippings and debris. If you want to recycle these items, not having a skip bin can mean needing to somehow collect them and take them to a recycling center yourself. This can be cumbersome and damaging to your car, and you may not be able to easily find a nearby recycling center for your debris anyway.

3. Are you disposing of heavy items?

If you have a truck or trailer, you might assume you can simply load this up with roofing tiles, old drywall and floorboards, and other debris from your renovation project and take those items to a landfill yourself. However, if they're very heavy, this can easily weigh down your vehicle and the trailer; you may put too much wear and tear on the truck or may not even be able to haul a heavy trailer. Consider the weight of those items once they're all stacked in a bin or trailer and if a skip bin might be a better and even safer option for you.

If you have questions, contact a cheap bin hire company near you.


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