Skip bins provide an easy and convenient way to get rid of rubbish in a residential setting. Skip bin hire is becoming more and more popular, as people realise the benefits of using a skip bin instead of dealing with traditional rubbish collection methods. Therefore, if you’re looking to remove rubbish from your home, chances are, skip bin hire is on the cards.
If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably used a skip bin to get rid of unwanted junk from your home before. However, if you’re new to the world of skip bin hire, here are some things you should know.
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Skip bins can be billed by the size of the skip or the volume of waste loaded into the skip
When it comes to skip bin hire, there are two ways in which you can be billed: by the size of the skip or by the volume of waste loaded into the skip.
The first way is simple – you just pay for the size of the skip that you hire. This is typically a good option if you know exactly how much rubbish you need to get rid of and don’t think that you will fill up the entire skip.
The second way, volume-based billing, is where you are charged based on how much waste is actually put into the skip. This can be a more cost-effective option, especially if you’re not sure how much rubbish you have or if you think that you might fill up.
Here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we bill our customers based on the later options – volume-based billing. Initially, you will choose the skip size you require and pay for this upfront before a bin is delivered. However, if you order a 5m3 skip bin and find you have more rubbish than you estimated, you can continue filling the ski. With us, you are then charged a balance of the difference in volume from your initial hire. This billing method works out to be much cheaper than if you were to otherwise hire a second skip bin for the rubbish beyond your initial estimate. You can view our pricing here.
Feel free to give us a call on 0413 333 330 for further clarification or read ‘Understanding 4 Waste’s Skip Bin Pricing Structure’.
Skip bins come in various types, including a walk-in variety
When choosing a skip bin, you can choose between two main types:
- a walk-in skip bin – this is one that you access by walking into; and
- a traditional skip bin – this is one that you load without access
So which type should you choose? Well, there’s no right answer. It all comes down to personal preference. Skip bins with walk-in access are usually better for heavy, bulky items, as these skip bins allow you to use a removalist trolly to load items without the need for any heavy lift. On the other hand, traditional skip bins are not so good if you have heavy items to load.
We offer the walk-in skip bin variety here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins and have two variants; junk skip bins and garden skip bins. Junk skip bins are perfect for removing old furniture and household appliances, while our garden skip bins are ideal for garden cleanups.
Skip bins can be used for many applications beyond construction
If you think back to the last time you saw a skip bin around your neighbourhood, it was probably at a construction site. Skip bins are very popular in this industry as they provide an effective way of disposing of waste materials and debris generated by building works. However, they’re very useful beyond construction sites.
Skip bins are also popular for garden cleanups, house renovations and even when moving house! They’re also great for getting rid of kids sporting equipment when they grow out of it.
Skip bin hire is a great way to get rid of old furniture, broken appliances or anything else you no longer want or need. There’s really nothing you can’t get rid of around the house with a skip bin. They allow you to dispose of all your junk quickly and safely.
Skip bins can help you become more environmentally friendly
As Skip bins allow you to get rid of a lot of your household waste in one go, this makes skip bin hire a great way to reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfills.
While general rubbish and waste that you place into a skip bin will inevitably end up in a landfill, items that can be recycled generally are. Moreover, if you hire a garden skip bin that accepts 100% green waste, then the entirety of the waste can be recycled into compost to be used back in the community.
Please read ‘Help The Environment With A Garden Waste Bin’ to learn more about the environmental benefits offered by a garden skip bin.
Skip bins originated in the 1900s
Skip bins originated in the early 1900s when they were used as a way to dispose of construction waste. However, their popularity didn’t really take off until the 1970s, when skip bin hire became more widespread. At this time, they were used to clear up construction sites and were often filled with asbestos, among other hazardous materials.
Skip bin hire was then banned in the 1980s, as very few operators provided a means of protecting workers from harmful chemicals and materials.
Skip bins were allowed to return to service after safety standards improved around operator training and managing hazardous materials like asbestos.
You can keep a skip bin for up to 7-days
If you hire a skip bin for household clean up, you can keep it for 7 days.
Skip bin hire is great when you need to clear out the garage, shed or even when having a spring clean around the home. The idea is that you fill the skip bin with your junk and once it’s full, simply call 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, and we’ll remove it from your premise when you’re done or when your hire period comes to an end.
You get to keep the bin for six full days if you hire it for seven days. The bin will be collected on the 7th day. If the bin is delivered late in the afternoon, then the collection might happen early on the 7th day. For example, if the bin is delivered at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, then collected at 7:00 am the following Tuesday, this is still considered a 7-day hire.
Customers will be billed $24 per day if a longer hire period is required.
Skip bins are a great way to get rid of rubbish and can be used for many things. Skip bins come in various sizes and types, such as walk-in skip bins, which can be quite useful for people who have difficulty bending or lifting heavy objects.
Skip bins are convenient because they offer an easy way to dispose of large amounts of rubbish quickly without causing much inconvenience to your neighbours or surroundings. Skip bins also make recycling easier by providing a good place for recyclable materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
For the very best skip bin hire in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich or Redland Bay, contact 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins on 0413 333 330 or make a booking from the secure booking form below.