A garden skip bin is a wonderful thing. By hiring one, you’re cutting your garden work down substantially while also providing an easy and efficient garden waste removal solution for yourself. While these are the benefits on a personal scale, on a global scale, you’re helping the environment by promoting recycling and reducing the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill. This, in turn, reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
There really is no downside to hiring a garden skip bin – they’re even very affordable! With so many advantages, I’m not surprised that you want to hire one for yourself, however, before you do so, it’s important to know the do’s and don’ts of hiring a garden skip bin. This is what I will look at in today’s post.
Continue reading as I share with you the do’s and don’ts of hiring a garden skip bin in Brisbane from 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins.
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Do plan ahead to ensure the garden skip bin is delivered on time
Allow at least 24hrs for one of 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins’ garden skip bins to arrive. I recommend placing an order at least 3 days out to ensure we have availability for your order.
Do have a general idea on how much green waste you need to remove
This is not so important when you hire a 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins’ garden skip bin as we operate on a fill leave basis rather than a bin size basis, but it will help you with online bookings.
If you’re not sure how much waste you have, view our size comparison table.
Do ensure you only place 100% green waste in a garden skip bin
Most importantly, only 100% green waste is permitted in a garden skip bin. Green waste includes the following examples; Fruit and vegetable scraps, branches, stumps, palm fronds, tree limbs, twigs and small branches and lawn clippings.
If your waste is not listed above, it’s best not to assume – do not place it in a garden skip bin.
Do finish filling the garden skip bin before day 7 of hire
4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins’ hire period is 7-days. The means you have 6 full days to fill a garden skip bin with your green waste and on the 7th day, the bin will be collected.
To ensure all your waste is removed in the collection, finish filling the skip bin on day 6 of hire.
Don’t place any prohibited waste types in a garden skip bin
Most importantly, do not place any waste in a garden skip bin that isn’t classified as green waste. If unsure, do not add it. Any contamination can prevent an entire skip full of green waste from being recycled.
Soil, sand, rocks, pebbles, stones, concrete, bricks and the likes of are NOT green waste and ARE prohibited.
Don’t place large tree trunks and logs in a green skip bin
Tree trunks and logs are classified as green waste and are permitted; but only if they are under 200mm in diameter.
Don’t over-fill your garden skip bin
Finally, don’t over-fill a garden skip bin. Any excess garden waste that overflows the top of a 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bin will be removed from the skip and left on your premises.
Hiring a garden skip bin is one of the best things you can do to make a garden clean-up quicker and easier. Moreover, by using one, you’re helping the environment. But, this is only the case if you use them correctly. Do plan ahead to schedule delivery on time, do estimate how much garden waste you have on your hands, do ensure you only place 100% green waste in a garden skip bin and do make sure to finish filling it before the pick-up date.
Now here what you don’t do. Don’t place any prohibited waste types in the skip, don’t please oversized logs in the skip and don’t overfill the skip.