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Skip Bins for Event Waste Management

Posted on Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Are you planning an event? Perhaps your business focuses on events or event management? Well – we’re here to tell you how skip bins can make event waste management a breeze! 

Events like concerts and sporting events often produce a lot of unwanted rubbish. It can be a massive burden on a budget without sufficient planning. Large skip-bin hire services are the cheapest and most efficient way to get your post-event clean up underway! 

Check out some of the factors you need to consider before hiring a skip bin for event waste management. 

How many skip bins should you have?

The reality is that more people will dispose their rubbish at an event if more disposal options are available to them. However this doesn’t mean you need to cover every inch of your event with skip bins and small bins. Get smart about it. 

Consider the needs of the event-goer and imagine the most convenient places, and places someone is most likely to put their rubbish. Popular places to put a small skip bins are near exits and restrooms. This will encourage people to put their rubbish in the bin as they leave. 

Capacity 

Skip bins don’t come in one size to fit all. They’re actually available in a variety of sizes to fit the amount of waste your project is producing. 

Consider these questions when determining what size skip bin you need for your event. 

  • What kind of event do you have ? 
  • How long is the event? 
  • On average – how long will one person be at your event? 
  • How large is the location of your event?

Once you’ve determined the answers to the above questions you’re ready to rock n roll with your skip bin choice. Music festivals and sporting events are great examples of events that produce a large amount of rubbish.

To solve this you’d want to have a selection of small and large skip bins scattered across the location to encourage people to put their rubbish in the bin. The availability of skip bins on location allows the disposal of rubbish from smaller bins to be emptied quickly and efficiently. 

Bonza Bins Event Waste Management Prices 

At Bonza Bins we offer a variety of skip bin sizes for your event waste management. Sizing may vary depending on the waste type. 

Light waste

  • Household and office waste
  • Light building materials
  • Furniture and appliances
  • Green waste 

Heavy waste

  • Crushed rock
  • Roof tiles 
  • Sand and soil
  • Bricks and concrete 

Check out our price and size guide below. Please note that mixed heavy waste bins are charged at heavy waste prices.

Bonza Bins provides a quick delivery service for your skip bin, at cheap competitive prices. For skip bin hire in Armadale – or if you have any questions specific to your skip bin needs contact us today!

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Skip Bin Hire Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Want to get the most out of your skip bin hire while saving money, time, and making your project go as smoothly as possible?

Then read these quick and valuable tips for the do’s and don’ts of skip bin hire before hiring your next skip bin.

Skip Bin Do’s

  • Do determine the type of waste you intend to dispose of

As we covered in our recent blog on ‘light vs heavy waste’, it’s important to determine the type of waste you plan to put into your skip bin. 

Most big jobs require a heavy/mixed skip which allows for heavy and light waste to be removed. However, some smaller jobs may only require a light waste skip which tend to be slightly cheaper as it is easier to transport and tip so it’s worth considering what type of waste you need removed.

  • Do sort your waste

Once you’ve determined the type of waste you’re going to dispose of, ensure you separate it into different waste types to make the disposal process much easier.

You can find out more about waste types here.

  • Do maximise your skip bin load

Save time and money by making the most of your skip bin and maximising your load.

You can do this by placing the heaviest items at the bottom or breaking down and disassembling some items such as furniture, before putting them in.

  • Do take note of skip bin weight restrictions

Think you might go over the weight restrictions of the skip bin?

Take note of the weight restrictions and discuss your options with the skip bin provider.  

  • Do keep your skip bin in view

Friendly with your neighbours? Then they make think it’s okay for them to sneak some of their unwanted goods or rubbish into your skip bin too. 

Keep your skip bin within your property and within view as much as possible so you can keep an eye on it.

Skip Bin Don’ts

  • Don’t put anything in your skip bin that you shouldn’t

There are certain items you just can’t put in your skip bin – so don’t.

Current environmental legislation states that the following types of waste are not allowed to be disposed of in skip bins:

      Any materials that may contain asbestos

      Hazardous waste

      Car and truck tyres

      Liquid waste such as paint and oil etc.

      Gas bottles

      Batteries

      Explosives

  • Don’t overfill your skip bin

Whilst you’re encouraged to maximise your skip bin load, you’re also encouraged not to overfill it.

If you fill your skip bin to the point of items being over the rim, your bin may be unsafe for transport. It’s also illegal to transport skip bins that are overflowing.

  • Don’t lie to your skip bin provider about types of waste

While it can be tempting to go with the cheapest option, ignore advice and hope for the best, it’s important that you are honest about your waste needs so we can match the bin size with your needs and ensure that once a bin is filled it can be lifted by one of our trucks and transported safely. 

By knowing the waste type it also helps us to better manage what type of waste can go to a particular waste recycling centre or transfer station for sorting. Read more about waste types here.

Now that you know how to get the most out of your skip bin hire while saving money, time, and making your project go as smoothly as possible, you’re ready to order your skip bin.

Bonza Bins, Perth, provides a quick delivery service for your skip bin, at competitive prices. Contact us to enquire about Fremantle skip bin hire or simply book a bin online today.

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Light vs Heavy Waste – What’s the difference?

Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2019

All waste is the same, right? Wrong. There is light waste and heavy waste, and when it comes to skip bins, the difference is important.

Why? Because you need to know what waste type you have, in order to match the bin size with your needs and ensure that once the bin is filled, it can be lifted by one of our trucks and transported safely.

Along with this, knowing the waste type helps us better manage which category of waste can go to a particular waste recycling centre or transfer station for sorting.  Sometimes, having this information may result in an opportunity to offer a discount on some types of waste.

So, what is the difference between light and heavy waste? Let’s find out.

What is considered Light Waste?

Light waste is anything that is seen to be light.

General light waste can contain most light household or commercial waste as follows:

  • Household and office waste – clothes, toys, kitchenware, boxes, plastics etc
  • Light building – timber, wood etc
  • Furniture and appliances – white goods, lounges, mattresses etc
  • Green waste – lawn clippings, shrubs, small branches

Activities such as gardening, small DIY projects, small household clean-up and moving house, are the main activities that generate light waste required to be removed from the home.

There are some variations from region to region as to what is considered general light waste. As such, it’s recommended that careful note be taken of the special instructions attached to each skip bin service definition. 

As light waste is easier to move and tip, light waste skips are generally cheaper to hire. You can find more information about our skip bin sizes and pricing here. 

What is considered Heavy Waste?

Heavy waste is anything that is seen to be heavy.

Heavy waste usually contains hard and heavier materials as follows:

  • Bricks and concrete
  • Sand and soil – sand and soil may seem light, but not when there’s a lot of it!
  • Roof tiles
  • Pebbles, gravel, stone and crushed rock
  • Tree trunks and stumps (no more than 50cms in length and 30cms in diameter)

Activities such as commercial building, or major backyard or home renovations are the main activities that generate heavy waste required to be removed from the home. 

If you do have any heavy waste to be removed, you’ll need a heavy/mixed skip bin, which allows for either all heavy waste or a mixture of heavy and light waste. Please be aware that our large 8m³ and 10m³ skip bins do have weight restrictions and are unsuitable to be used for heavy waste. 

You can always give us a ring if you are unsure what type of bin you need.

How knowing the difference between light and heavy waste can help

Knowing the difference between light and heavy waste will help you match the bin size with your needs and ensure your waste will be collected efficiently.

Even if you know the type of waste you’ll be removing, estimating the right bin size isn’t easy. If you’re still unsure of the bin size bin you need, we recommend going one size larger. 

Now that you know the difference between light and heavy waste, you’re all set to start that clean-up project and ready to order your skip bin.

Bonza Bins, Canning Vale, provides a quick delivery service for your skip bin, at cheap competitive prices. Contact us to enquire about skip bin hire in Perth or simply book a bin online today.

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Moving House Made Easy with Skip Bins

Posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2019

How prepared are you for your upcoming move? It’s always more complicated than you envisioned. The solution? Skip Bins. Skip bins are your friend and will remove a lot of the pre-move and moving day stress. Learn the best way to plan your move, and how skip bins can help declutter your space.

Preparation

The move day doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal. Plan it right, and you’ll be settling into your new home in no time! It’s best to tackle it bit by bit, and well before the moving day (or moving week).

The month before the move:

  1. Plan your travel arrangements – do you need to hire a moving van?
  2. Collect your packing supplies – cardboard boxes, tape and storage boxes.
  3. Book with Bonza Bins to secure a skip bin.
  4. Declutter your home with a skip bin.

If you’re super prepared and ready to tackle the clean up well before the move – hire a skip bin a month in advance. Skip bins are great for green waste, household items, and furniture. Before you pack, it’s good to assess what you do or don’t need to bring with you. Sort out your space with a skip bin, and then focus on packing up your space.

Furniture

Consider this: Why move furniture from one house to another, if you don’t plan to keep it? Transporting furniture between locations can be a big stress on moving day – especially if you don’t have the funds for a moving van. Save yourself the stress, and hire a skip bin! Eliminate the cost of transporting furniture you don’t intend to keep long term and dispose of it with a skip bin.

Tip: Dispose of unwanted furniture well before the move date. This will give you the chance to save for any new furniture you need to purchase for the new house.

Household Waste

Packing up belongings and moving furniture exposes a lot of hidden mess. Over the time household waste builds up  – whether you knew it or not! Red waste or yellow recycle bins are not suitable for major clean outs. Skip bins (from an eco-friendly provider) are the best solution. Bonza Bins provides a green skip bin service for all your moving needs – check out our website for more information on pricing, and bin sizes.

Convenience – Save Time and Money!

Moving is time-consuming enough, without adding household waste and unwanted furniture on top of it. Instead of loading up the car full of rubbish – hire a skip bin! Before the move, clear out your space and dispose of any unwanted goods into a skip bin. Not only will you save time, but you’ll be saving money. With no disposal or transport fees, you can put the spare change towards decorating and furnishing your new space!

Bonza Bins provides a quick delivery service for your skip bin, at cheap competitive prices. For skip bin hire in Perth – or if you have any questions specific to your skip bin needs contact us today!

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