Guidelines – To get great Value from our Big Bins
We want to see that you get great value from the use of our Big Bins. To ensure that this happens we suggest reading our ‘Guidelines’ and spending a small amount of time packing bins properly. Simply throwing items leads to excess ‘air’ holes and ‘spaces’ between the items you are placing in the skip bin.
To get the best value from the skip bin, take the time to cut tree branches smaller and break down items such as old furniture etc. Packing items into the bin will eliminate air spaces and ensure that you get great value for your money.
In addition to this, we suggest
- That rubbish is not placed above the top rail of the bin.
- Please note the loading signs stencilled on the bin (they are there for safety reasons).
- Ensure items are not protruding from the parameters of the bin, as this will affect our ability to lift the bin back onto the truck safely.
- Think about how to pack the bin the best way.
- Break down larger items and fill in spaces between items.
- Please take note of the Prohibited Waste Types
Guidelines – Quick Reference
A few more things for safety
- Do not place regulated waste items into the bin, i.e. asbestos, tyres, liquids etc.
- If you are placing heavy items such as dirt, concrete or bricks in the bin, please be aware that larger bins have weight restrictions.
- A bin is considered overfull when it can no longer be lifted or carried legally and safely. If you are unsure, contact our office or go to our FAQ Page.
- For more information on loading of heavy waste, read the ‘Guidelines for Heavy Materials.
- Overfilling bins is a safety issue. If a bin is overfull, we reserve the right to unload the excess rubbish. If we cannot do this within a few minutes, we will leave the bin onsite. You will be required to re-book the pickup once the bin meets the guidelines. In some cases, you may be charged an additional trip. If you are unsure, contact our office.
- For more detail on our policies relating to the use and care of our bins, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions of Hire’ & Guidelines Page or have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page.
As hard as we try to manage how people use our bins we are constantly amazed. Here’s a few pictures (of what not to do).