When it comes to hiring a skip bin, it is essential that you think carefully and order the right sized skip bin for the amount of rubbish that you plan on disposing of. If you choose a skip bin that ends up being too small you will be left with unwanted waste. On the other hand if you opt for a skip which is too big, you can end up not filling the skip and essentially paying more than you would have needed to. So what can you do to help you figure out what size skip is right for your needs?
Step 1: Reduce, reuse, recycle
Before you hire a skip and start throwing away all of your unwanted belongings and other waste, first have a good sort through everything that you are planning to get rid of and determine whether there is anything that you can remove from your life without putting it in the skip. For example, if you have a bunch of clothes or old toys that you no longer want or need, yet are still in good condition, why not collect them and take them to a charity op shop? By doing this your old belongings get a new lease of life and can bring happiness to someone else, whilst also having the benefit of reducing the amount of junk you have to put in your skip. Likewise, old furniture and other bulky items can take up a larger amount of room in a skip bin. See whether there is anything you can sell or give away, or alternatively get creative with a new project and upcycle a piece of furniture into something new for your home. Dispose of anything that can be recycled appropriately and see whether there is anyway you can reuse or repurpose old items before you start slinging them into the skip bin.
Step 2: Consider the job at hand
What size skip bin you need is highly dependent on what exactly you are getting rid of and how big you expect the job to be. If you are just having a general clear out you may find that one of our smaller bins is adequate for your needs. However, it is important to bear in mind that when it comes to an overhaul of your home or garden, you often find that your ‘quick and easy’ household job soon exceeds your expectations and you realise that you have generated much more waste than you originally anticipated. If you suspect that this could be the case it may be better to stay on the safe side and opt for one of our medium sized skips such as the 6 cubic metre skip bin. Alternatively, if you are a commercial property owner for example, or you are completely renovating an office, you may be aware that you will be generating a lot of waste and would benefit from the largest of our lot – the 10 cubic metre skip bin.
Step 3: Consider a visual guide
If you still aren’t sure which size skip bin you need you may find it helpful to look at our handy skip size guide which will provide you with a visual representation of how much waste each of our skip bin sizes are able to hold.