Month: August 2021

3 Tricky Skip Bin Hire Questions Answered

A lot of the time, we don’t realise how many factors go into hiring a skip. Not only is there the type of waste, skip bin size and how long you want it for. But there’s also location, and visibility to keep in mind. So, before you hire a skip, consider the following questions:

1. How much weight can I put in my skip bin?

The average capacity and industry weight limit for a skip bin is usually 150kg per cubic metre, although there are a wide variety of skip sizes with larger bins having the capacity to hold up to 1,350kgs of waste. Suppliers are charged tip fees based on weight, but additional fees can incur if your bin exceeds the weight limits. Aside from avoiding the additional fees, observing the weight limits helps ensure that the bins do not overfill and that all contents are kept inside the skip.

skip bin filled with garbage and overflowing

2. How much space does a skip bin delivery truck require?

The amount of space required by a skip bin will depend on its size and the layout of the area it is intended to be placed in. For the average skip bin, a driveway would need to be at least three meters wide. Overhead clearance is essential because delivery trucks are high, so ensure there are no low hanging trees, utility lines or anything else in the way that would impede the delivery and placement of a skip bin. It is illegal in Australia for waste management and skip bin companies to transport overloaded bins, facing heavy fines and demeriting. Skip Bins are required to be placed in a location where they will not impede traffic and pedestrians or prevent authorities from accessing utility lines and poles.

3. How high can I fill my skip bin?

Skip bins should not be filled any higher than the top of their sides because any waste that might fall or protrude over the sides of a bin may litter sidewalks or alleys, obstructing passage and causing a nuisance for pedestrians and drivers. It is also a hazard, as sharp materials in the garbage bags could hurt pedestrians or puncture the tires of vehicles. According to Australian law, leaving excess waste outside your bin is considered to be illegal dumping and people caught doing it could face heavy fines of to $7,500. Waste management companies can also face prosecution for carrying unsafe or overweight loads. Long story short, don’t overfill your skip! If you can’t fit all your garbage into a bin, order a larger one.

Want to Hire a Skip Bin?

If you’re looking for cheap skip bin hire, Bookabin is the service for you! We have skip bin hire available across the country and we aim to save you both time and money by keeping a database of skip bin supplier rates so you get the best available price for skip bin hire anywhere in Australia. Contact us today, to get your skip bin.

Green Garden Waste Tips

Green waste is composed of any organic material that is biodegradable, and capable of being decomposed through the action of biological agents such as bacteria and fungi. These wastes are usually in the form of grass, twigs, and leaves – hence the name “green” waste.

Unlike other garbage, green waste can be fully recycled as compost – fully decomposed organic material mixed together and used as fertiliser for growing plants. Green bins are used for garden waste removal, storing green waste, which is collected by waste management authorities and taken to a special site to be turned into compost.

Green Bin filled with tree parts
Green Bin filled with tree parts

What is and isn’t Green Waste?

In Australia, not all biodegradable rubbish is accepted as green waste by waste management authorities. This includes all food wastes like oil, fat, bones, and includes large branches of trees. “Brown” waste such as dry leaves is also separated, as these brown materials are more resistant to decay.

Painted timber, books, and shopping receipts are also rejected because the ink and chemicals in them can contaminate compost. Similarly, plants like weeds, cabbage, flax, and bamboo are also not accepted, because they are more susceptible to viruses that can also cause contamination. Pathogens in soil, faeces, and dead animals can spoil compost and should not be mixed with green waste.

Don’t Throw Green Waste Away

Green waste is rich in nitrogen and other nutrients that make it an excellent fertilizer for soil, so why waste it by throwing it away into a landfill? Composting is also an excellent way of helping the environment as it prevents green waste from releasing methane, which is twenty times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

By composting green waste into fertilizer, we are preserving naturally occurring nutrients that would either wise be lost and restoring the environment by returning green waste nutrients back to the earth where they originated from.

Collect Your Green Wastes Regularly

Green waste can be easy to ignore, so don’t neglect your property and the environment by allowing green waste to sit around and rot; clean it up regularly and dispose of it into a skip bin for your local waste management group to collect.

Need a Green Bin?

Hire or purchase a green bin today with bookabin! Our skip bins range in size from 2 to 30 cubic metres. For more information about the different types of cheap skip bins, look at our small, medium, and large skip bookabin guides.

Bookabin’s online booking service offers customers value for money by providing the lowest available price for refuse disposal, and our aim is to provide you with a high standard of service and excellent value. Find out more today!

Planning Your Landscaping Project

When contemplating your landscaping project this winter, don’t forget to book a skip bin as part of your planning. Proper waste management allows you to easily maintain your back garden. Remember to take your time to select the most appropriate and affordable bins for your landscaping job. Bookabin Australia can help you find the perfect skip bin for your project.

Gardening Projects Can Require Waste Disposal

Bookabin has specific bins for all the different types of waste you will encounter during your project, so for your back garden waste requirements. Green waste is composed of biodegradable waste products, which means they can easily break down and become a part of the earth again. This is typically made from garden waste, such as grass clippings and weeds. It is “green” because it is high in nitrogen instead of brown waste, which is predominantly carbonaceous.

Read our Green Garden Waste List

Although it may sound straightforward, it is essential to know what it means when referring to soil and dirt regarding waste and its disposal. Soil and dirt waste must not contain any contaminants or other forms of waste. It is purely only soil and dirt, free from pollutants or other rubbish. 

Read our Soil & Dirt Waste info

Bookabin offer dirt and soil waste removal around Australia, servicing Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth, and just about everywhere in between. To discuss the various waste types or skip bin hire in your area, you can get a free quote or use their live chat feature online to speak with a representative.

Download our FREEBackyard Landscaping Guide here!

How Wide is a Skip Truck?

Trucks come in a wide range of sizes, so it can be confusing. Bookabin and its suppliers follow a golden rule. Knowledge of it will make the delivery of your skip bin a breeze.

Woman in her twenties sitting inside a pickup truck with her arm outside the truck door window.
Let’s back this truck down your driveway

Driveways must be at least 3 metres wide for a truck to drive down to place your skip bin.

Please check nothing is blocking your driveway, and please ensure that no cars are blocking your driveway.
Suppliers run to tight schedules because, as the old saying goes, Time is Money. The driver cannot afford to sit and wait while cars are moved.
The skip supplier will often go straight to their next booked job, taking your skip with them! Follow this basic guideline to avoid hassles and unwanted charges.

You Should Know These Bin Tips:
Advice on Preparing For Your Skip Delivery
Never Over-Fill Your Skip – Here’s Why
Our Favourite Cost-Cutting Suggestion When You Hire a Skip Bin

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