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Commonly Overlooked Considerations When Hiring a Skip Bin

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Skip bins are useful contractions, especially if you plan to undertake a significant DIY project, such as renovation or landscaping. The containers help move a lot of rubbish and waste in one go, making them convenient and cost-effective. While you can purchase a skip bin for your projects, it is advisable to hire one. For instance, you do not have to worry about storage issues, and the best part is that you get to rent a skip bin that matches your needs. Nonetheless, many property owners make costly mistakes when hiring skip bins, affecting the efficiency of the contractions. This article highlights factors that property owners commonly overlook when hiring skip bins.

Placement Area 

Skip bins vary in size and your choice depends on the amount of rubbish you expect to produce. However, many property owners forget to consider the placement space available when hiring a skip bin. The reason is that placement space must be enough to accommodate a skip bin and a collection truck. Therefore, hire a skip bin size that a service provider will not struggle to install. Even if you decide to place a skip bin on your driveway, make sure that the space is ample enough for a truck to back up, place/pick the skip bin and empty it.

Skip Bin Permit 

If you do not have enough space on your property, you can place a skip bin on the street as long as it does not interfere with pedestrian or vehicle traffic. However, you still need to apply for a permit from your local council to allow you to use the street as a placement area. Some property owners believe that securing a permit is complicated and think they can work without authorisation for two or three days. However, nothing could be further from the truth because local council officials will find out, and you will receive a hefty fine. You will be glad to hear that some reputable skip bin hire companies secure permits on clients' behalf.

Recycling Policy 

Nearly 20 million tonnes of garbage end up in landfills every year. The trend has forced the government and private sector to invest in recycling programs to reduce waste sent to landfills. Therefore, when renting a skip bin, ensure that a service provider has a robust recycling policy. For instance, a bin hire firm should have a sorting depot to sort your rubbish before taking recyclables to a recycler and the rest to a landfill.

Contact a local skip bin hire service to learn more.