When it comes to hiring a skip bin, there are plenty of things to consider. You need to know the correct size, when it can be dropped off, when it will be picked up, and what exactly you can put in it.
But one of the most important – and often overlooked – factors is where your skip bin should be placed.
The placement of your skip bin might not seem like a big deal, but a badly placed bin can be a big inconvenience to you, to any builders, and to the employees of the skip bin company. So what can be done to ensure your skip bin is ready to do the job?
Above everything else, safety must be prioritised. If your skip bin is placed in the way of vehicles, in an area where children normally play, or in a way that makes it hard to reach, you could be compromising the safety of yourself, your family, and your neighbours. Before your skip bin is placed, consider the safest place for it – preferably somewhere out of the way of moving vehicles.
You want to make it as easy as possible for the drivers delivering your skip bin to do their jobs. Not every household has an expansive drive or open grassy area on which to place a bin, but there are certainly things you can keep that will make the job that much easier.
Have your skip bin placed somewhere that doesn’t have any trees or telephone poles around – this way, there’s no chance of causing accidental damage to your area, which you may be fined for. As well as this, ensure that the placement of your skip bin doesn’t restrict the access to any utility lines, telephone poles, or electricity boxes that may need to be surveyed.
Wherever possible, you should have your skip bin placed on your own property in order to avoid inconveniencing your neighbours – but be sure to check first whether the bin you have ordered will fit. If you are hiring one of our “heavy” skip bins – 6m3 or above – there is a risk that your driveway could be damaged, and in this case, it is better to have it placed on the verge.
If the bin cannot be placed on your property, make sure to check with your local authorities on their policies when it comes to skip bins. If your skip bin is placed on the roadside, try as much as possible to ensure it isn’t in the way of other drivers on the road.
If you are opting to have your skip bin placed in your garden, be aware that damage could be caused to your grass. While this damage isn’t usually long-lasting, there are ways to avoid it. Try placing wooden planks down where you would like your skip bin to be placed to avoid direct contact between your garden and the bin.
Just as there are things to keep in mind when choosing the placement of your skip bin, there are also things to avoid. The main thing to steer clear of is placing your skip bin somewhere that makes it difficult for the delivery drivers to drop off and pick back up. They should be able to drive in and out quickly and easily, without running into any issues.
You should also avoid placing your skip bin anywhere that will cause a problem for your neighbours. If you live in a crowded area or a cul-de-sac, take the time to speak to each of your neighbours that may be affected and gain their consent before placing your skip bin.
You’ve got a job to do, and a skip bin company should be there to help you do it – that’s our view, anyway.
But it doesn’t always go that well. Get a bad skip company, and you could end up with a delayed workflow, an unhappy customer and a bill that makes you grumble. Get a good skip company, and you’ll be looking at better efficiency, cost savings, and if you’re lucky, a mate or two who’ve got your back when you find yourself in a pinch that may or may not involve large piles of bricks and tile.
When it comes to skip bins for trade work, there are a few things to look for. We’re going to go over them here quickly so that you know how to sort the good from the bad and get on with it.
You don’t want to have to size up or down from what you actually need due to poor selection. Try to squeeze your rubbish in a small bin and you may kill time and money getting the extra one. Buy too big and it’s wasted space.
Here’s an example of a complete fleet of bin sizes for selection from smallest to biggest:
Prompt delivery and pickup, friendly service and extra help for repeat business can go a long way for your jobs and for your customers, too. We’ve heard horror stories of skip providers approaching homeowners after a completed job and asking for payment that was supposed to be made by the construction company!
Decent service might seem like a given for skip bin providers, but you’d be surprised how uncaring and slack some drivers can be.
Have a look at company reviews on Google, websites, and Facebook to get a picture of the service level before you book!
We can’t help but share our Facebook reviews here. It’s a bit self-promotional, but we put a lot of hard work into every job to get this kind of feedback.
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This is the part where we let you know we’ve been working with tradies for almost 15 years. Our skip bin hire service in Perth covers all southern suburbs from South Perth through to Fremantle, and as far east as Armadale.
If you’re looking for a provider who’s guaranteed to deliver and never let you down, contact us. Details listed below.
08 9331 7271
Everyone knows how useful a good skip bin is. One place to put all your junk, no matter what job it came from. It arrives when ordered and disappears when picked up. It’s perfect. At Bonza Bins, we’ve been serving Perth with skip bins for almost 15 years and there’s always been a need – no wonder.
But today, we’ve asked the question – can skip bins go beyond hard yakka?
Well, the answers (there were multiple) were almost too good for words. Here’s what happens when people get creative with Skip Bins.
NOTE: Before we dig in, we do have to give the “please don’t do this at home… and please don’t turn any of our bins into boats or anything else” warning.
Why dig a hole in the ground when you can chuck a tarp into the skip bin, fill it up and do a bombie?
Image Credit: dezeen.com
We don’t know where this skip bin came from, but we know where it’s staying: right where it is, because this pool is awesome.
It started with a skip bin delivery and ended 5 kilometers into the bay. We’re not sure if this person is running away from a reno that went pear-shaped or enjoying their Sunday afternoon but either way, we’re impressed with the engineering. And the paint job (our bins have the same).
Photo Credit: Cutterskiphire.com.au
This is quite possibly the most indestructible table tennis setup ever. Tired of knocking the table over when you make that diving save? No worries here.
Seriously though, skip bins work so well as table tennis tables that about 100 of them were used for a pop-up project around London. See the photo credit link for more details. Game on!
Photo Credit: urban75.org
This one has almost got us interested in skateboarding! Although if we saw this on the street, we’d probably be more interested in the joinery than the sweet tricks being performed.
Could this be the answer to skateboard property damage? Possibly. Just order a skate skip to a problem area, and it will act like a magnet for all the damage skating can cause to public property. We’ll let you know when we get that business up and running.
Some people feel this way about their car, but few actually act on that feeling. We can only imagine this is a satisfying sight to the one-time car owner… unless this is a prank!
This also stands as a testament to how sturdy a skip bin really is!
…Grab yourself a coffee from this ‘shop’! Nothing better than fair trade coffee brewed in the same container it was shipped in, right?
This is actually one of several coffee shops built in the Netherlands. The project was meant to make people think about recycling, and the amount of waste people produce. It’s very clever, but we don’t know if we would pop in and stay a while at this coffee stand.
Photo Credit: theverybeststop10.com
But we’ve got to get back to work! If you do too – and if that work requires a skip bin – just give us a call or visit us to book online. Contact details below.
08 9331 7271
Skip bins aren’t just for construction jobs and renovations, you know! They serve those purposes well – and we’ve got a few tips here on how to make the best use of them in those situations – but a skip can save you time and money in a number of other ways.
Here’s our list of the top scenarios in which a skip bin can make your life easier and better.
Australians love a good renovation – so much so that we even wrote a blog on the topic if you’re interested. Australian renovation statistics are pretty surprising! But if you’re doing a real reno, the waste created is going to present a few challenges in cost and logistics.
Getting rid of waste yourself is an option if you have light waste, but trips to the rubbish dump or sorting facility can get expensive and time-consuming if you’ve got lots of waste or heavy stuff like brick and tile.
For any renovation where you’re tearing something out or replacing tile, floors or wall, most people find a skip bin to be the best waste removal method for cost, convenience, and efficiency. This is why the pros – renovation companies – contract with skip bin companies.
Oh, we almost forgot! If you’re thinking of a renovation, we also have 6 killer tips to save on a renovation in Perth.
When most people think of moving house, they think of moving belongings. But it’s easy to underestimate exactly how much is sitting in your cabinets, garage and shed that’s simply not worth moving. And getting rid of old white goods (refrigerator, washer, stove etc.) properly and legally can be more difficult than one might think.
Savvy movers will have a skip bin out front of the house where they can easily and ethically (no filling your neighbors’ bins, no trips to the shopping center’s recycling containers) declutter their new homes before ever moving into them.
What goes for moving goes for the old deep clean as well. Any time you find yourself digging through closets, you’re going to come up with boxes of things that aren’t needed anymore. If you’ve got stuff you’re sure could sell or go to donation, there might not be a need for a skip. If not… well, unless you’re planning on having a garage sale full of dented lamp posts, stacks of old tax receipts and heavily used outdoor furniture, a skip bin may be your shortcut to a successful clean.
After all, no one likes to spend days trying to clean a home and having it end up looking just as cluttered as it did before.
If you’re thinking of clearing some clutter, our skip bin hire in Perth can help. Here are a few tips we wrote up on how to approach a big cleanout.
And if you’ve got verge collection on the mind, that is another valid option – if the timing is right. Read here our list of pros and cons in Skip Bins vs. Verge Side Pickup.
How much can you fit in your rubbish bins? Multiply that by eight and that’s probably what will come out of your back and front garden if you’re getting some real work done. Trimming, pruning, renovations or landscaping can and will create enough waste to warrant a skip bin. At Bonza Bins, we take the green waste.
Staring down a garden that’s getting a bit overgrown? Have a read through our spring gardening cleanup checklist. The tips are good for any season.
For construction jobs, we may be stating the obvious here. Most construction and reno companies will use skip bins already due to their ability to be placed anywhere, take a wide variety of waste, and leave logistics for the bin hire company to sort out.
But for commercial businesses, skips are less often thought of. Some non-industrial outfits produce a lot of rubbish. Where this rubbish won’t or can’t go in conventional city bins, booking an ongoing skip service out the back can be cheaper than normal rubbish removal.
Our goal with this article, just like our goal with business, is to make life (and all the junk that comes with it) as easy and convenient as possible.
We hope this blog helped. If you’re looking for a skip bin provider near Perth, keep us in mind. We serve all suburbs south of the river – our bin hire service extends as far as Fremantle. Contact info is listed below.
08 9331 7271