5 Steps on How To Save Cost, Effort and Time when you Hire a Skip Bin.

If you have an upcoming household renovation, garden upgrade or simply want to tidy up around your home, you know you’ll need a skip bin to handle the waste. But as the start date of your project comes up, you realise that you aren’t quite sure where to put the bin during use to reduce your effort, time and costs.

Of course, the exact placement of your skip bin will depend on its size and on the layout of your property.

Hilton Hechter, Director of Trail A Skip says; “A few minutes of planning can save you enormous work effort. “

Mr Hechter goes on to say, “At Trail A Skip we provide some best practices for properly placing your skip bin. I can offer readers some sage advice in the way of five checks to make prior to receiving your skip bin” These five steps will show you how to save cost, effort and time when you hire a skip bin.

One, make sure you have clear access and clearance to drop the bin

All skip bin companies require a specific amount of width and overhead clearance to drop a bin.  TrailaSkip was designed with these two factors in mind. TrailaSkip uses a low profile trailer and during unloading has a 2.1m max height. The operating width of the trailer is 2.35m. When you hire a skip bin keep dimensions in mind.

When considering your bin placement, think about the delivery Ute and trailer, not just the skip bin.  The Ute and trailer must be able to back up to your chosen location and drive out without too much trouble. Ensure any roadways or driveways you ask the driver to use meet the width requirement for the unit. These requirements may differ from company to company.

If you feel concerned about your driveway or pavers, have some planks or cardboard handy to place under the bin to reduce the risk of scrapes and scratches.

Two, place the Bin on Your Own Property

With most councils, the only way to avoid needing a council permit for your skip bin is to place the skip on your own property. Keep in mind that your homeowner’s association or neighbourhood may have specific skip bin regulations you must also adhere to. “I can also offer advice in what not to do”

Even if you have a council permit to place a skip bin on the street, you cannot put the bin where it would impede traffic. You also need to leave at least five metres of clear pavement for drivers on the day of delivery and pickup. Check with your chosen removal company as well as your local council to ensure you comply with placement regulations.

Three, don’t Infringe on Your Neighbours’ Property

Be courteous of your neighbours and use common sense when placing your skip bin. Do not place the bin where it would interfere with your neighbour’s daily life.

If you live in a cul-de-sac, you will likely need to obtain permission from all homeowners in your location before placing a skip bin there.

Four, make sure the skip bin don’t interfere with utilities

Skip bins, especially larger models, can easily interfere with utility lines and drains. Ensure that your proposed bin location does not block water drainage points, especially if your project takes place during a rainy time of year.

Also, consider whether your skip bin placement could prevent authorities from accessing utility lines and poles.

Five, don’t Move the Bin Yourself

Once your bin is delivered, it should stay in that location until the next collection. If you have issues with the current spot and have an ongoing agreement, ask your technicians to move the bin after the collection.

Do not attempt to move the bin yourself. Not only could you cause property damage to your home or vehicle, but you could also physically endanger yourself, other members of your household or your neighbours.

Use these guidelines to ensure your bin hire period goes by smoothly.

Still not sure where to put your bin? Consult with the drivers when they arrive.

Hilton concludes, “Our staff members have the training required to assess your property and help you decide how to maximise accessibility without endangering your property.”

This post was written by Digital Attraction to show how to save cost, effort and time hiring a skip bin.