Some Words of Caution About a Skip Bin Hire

Hiring a skip bin is always good for any major cleanup or renovation project at home, and some are even able to hold dirt and debris that you might pull up when landscaping or creating a garden area outside. As durable as skip bins are, it's good to know what's involved with hiring or renting one so you aren't left with any surprises. This can also ensure you don't face any added fees or even fines when renting a bin. Note a few words of caution here.

You may need a permit

Very often you need a permit for anything other than a wheelie bin that is the same size as a standard household rubbish bin. Another exception would be a bin that works as a trailer that you tow behind your car, as these will have their own license plate. These trailer bins are also the only bins you can usually keep in the street. Don't assume you can forego getting a permit for a bin even if you'll keep it in your backyard, or that you can put a wheelie bin out with your normal trash bins to be emptied.

Overfilling it can be costly

Your skip bin rental agency should tell you the limit of filling the bin; if you go past a certain line, you might face an additional fee. However, your local city might also not allow a bin to be on your property that is overfull. When you get a permit, you might ask about any restrictions on skip bin capacities. Note, too, that you might be responsible for property damage if something were to come out of the bin and wind up on your neighbor's property, which is why you might consider getting one with a lid. This will ensure nothing gets blown away and also ensures your bin is never overly full.

They're heavier than they look

Wheelie bins may be moved from one spot to another, but consider how heavy your household rubbish gets every week, and you might better understand how even they can be dangerous if you're trying to move one after filling it. Other bins may look very lightweight and even have casters for moving them, but once you start adding debris to the bin, they can be far too heavy for you to move. This can mean having a bin stuck in a location where it cannot be easily accessed by the rental company, when it's time to remove it. Choose a spot for the bin and keep it there before work begins, to avoid this problem.