Month: September 2021
We’ve noticed that one of the side effects of life under lockdown has been longer queues to rubbish dumps and waste transfer stations, largely result of slower movement because of social distancing. This can also be due to new site procedures, which require you to first drive to the site’s office centre where to be instructed by staff, who will direct you to the correct location where you can dispose of your rubbish. Those waiting times can be an annoyance, but luckily, there’s a simple solution to maintaining your sanity; get a skip!
How getting a skip can help
Lockdown has taught us many things, and one of them is how much we can change the routines that we have in our lives if we need to. Why drive miles to the dump, when you can have a perfectly good bin on your kerbside for collection? Not to mention that walk out to the kerbside gives you an excuse to wave to your neighbours and get some fresh air. Most of all, disposing of waste via a collection service means you have more time to yourself.
The reality is that queues for dumps and transfer stations are getting longer. Bookabin Australia has first-hand accounts from many of its suppliers, and they all generally relay the same message: avoid the dump at all costs if you want to enjoy your weekends! Our skip bin suppliers can sit in queues for hours on end. As Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth grow, so does the demand on their rubbish dump sites. Transporting your rubbish to your local tip and then waiting to dump it is not a great way to spend your time. Hiring your next skip from the Bookabin website is so much simpler and more efficient. Jump onto our home page: Bookabin.com.au to check out our range of bins.
Book a Skip Bin Online
Through BookaBin, you can easily get a quote online for your skip bin requirements, rent a skip from the best suppliers, and pay online. Our easy-to-use website and booking engine provides customers with a fast and easy platform to compare skip bin prices from reliable suppliers. This will enable you to get the lowest available price for disposal services. Location is also not a problem with us, as we provide a range of suppliers offering bin hire services in all major areas including Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, and Perth.
You can book a skip through our site by following these simple steps:
- Enter your postcode (we have most of Australia covered).
- Select your waste type. You may want to check our Waste Type Guide first.
- Select your skip size.
- Select the dates, and we will get you the best daily price for instant booking your skip bin.
The whole process can take as little as a few minutes. Why not hire a skip the easy way and do it online!
There are few factors you want to take into consideration when getting your property ready for that brand new skip bin you ordered from BookaBin Australia. We have helped tens of thousands of people with their rubbish removal, so follow the guidelines in this blog and you will be A-OK.
The Australian government takes waste disposal seriously, so there are several responsibilities you must be aware of. If you’re planning to have your skip bin placed on the kerb or street, you will require a local council permit. Permit details vary from council to council, but all have codes of practices and legal requirements that you need to adhere to.
Common Legal Requirements
- Most local councils can remove any bin that encroaches onto a road or if it obstructs the use of a road.
- Local councils can impose fines on anyone who fails to get a permit for a bin, or who fails to meet Codes of Practice.
- Overfilling a skip bin to the point that rubbish is littering the roadside can result in a fine of up to $7,500. It is against the law for waste management and skip bin companies to transport overloaded bins, facing heavy fines and demeriting.
Typical Code of Practice Rules for the Placement of a Waste Bin on Roadsides/Nature Strips
- Never impede traffic or pedestrians with a skip
- Do not cause obstruction to delivery vehicles
- Skips cannot be placed over walls
- Not obscure a motorists’ view of the road
- Not be placed in high volume pedestrian and vehicle traffic areas (visual pollution)
- Not obstruct access to and servicing of public utilities (eg, power poles, traffic lights, hydrants etc…)
Sometimes, residents/business owners are required by councils to place flashing lights or retroreflective tape on their bins, usually when they are in areas where they may become a hazard because of poor visibility, such as in high traffic zones, steep curves and hills, in unlit areas, or in narrow streets.
Guidelines for Preparing a Location for a Skip Bin
- Overhead Clearance: Choose a spot with no overhead tree branches or power lines. You want to make sure there are no low hanging trees, branches or any structure that could become a barrier for the delivery and placement of a bin.
- Preventing Scruff Marks: Placing a tarp or an old tarpaulin over your concrete will minimise scuff
Thinking of Getting a Skip?
We deliver a whole range of skip sizes, if you’re not sure about what kind of bin you need for your property, just check out our skip bin size guide, and it will help you find the perfect skip to hire. Alternatively, you can contact us to discuss your needs. Check our Facebook page for weekly Tips and COVID lockdown updates for skip hire. Hiring a skip is easy when you take some simple and sensible precautions, and Bookabin Australia is here to make sure you get the best service possible, so feel free to ask us anything you need!
- marks, keeping your driveway clean and neat looking.
- Bin Accessibility: You want to place your bin in a location that is accessible at all times. One common mistake for homeowners is to poorly position their skip bin in a driveway that would result in their parked car blocking access to the skip bin.
- Keeping Your Lawn Undamaged: If you’re going to have a bin placed on your lawn or a grass area of your property, it serves to lay down some wooden planks to keep the bin elevated from the ground.
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