How to Correctly Pack a Bin

Skip bins can help you deal with the rubbish you accumulate while sprucing your home or garden. Despite the fact that bins are meant for rubbish disposal, there's still a right and a wrong way to fill a bin. This may come as a surprise to some people because all junk heads to the dump. However, by knowing how to load your bin properly, you will be able to fill a lot more in there and avoid extra charges. This is not rocket science. Simply follow the following handy tips.

What to load in your skip bin

Before you begin throwing everything in your bin, you have to understand that there are a number of materials prohibited from entering the bin. Don't worry. The majority of trash can go in there; however, the following should not:

  • Asbestos
  • Household wastes, including nappies and food scraps
  • Wet paint
  • Oils
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Explosives

In contrast, you are allowed to fill your bin with the following items:

  • General waste
  • Green waste
  • Hard fill and rubble

You may have some materials that you aren't aware are regarded as hazardous. In this case, contact your bin-hire service for advice on what can and cannot go in your bin.

How to fill the bins

Don't overfill your bins above the rim. This restriction is in place because of occupational health and safety regulations. In fact, it's unlawful to transport a skip bin that's overfilled, and no bin-hire company would take the chance of attracting hefty fines. Here is something to stop you from overfilling: if you overfill your waste container, you will incur an additional fee on top of your bin-hire cost, and moreover, your bin-hire service won't pick up your bin.

To avoid overfilling your bin:

  • Break down and disassemble bigger items like furniture.
  • Pack heavier wastes at the bottom and put lighter trash such as branches and grass at the top
  • Be aware of your recyclables by putting cardboard, glass, paper and plastic in weekly recycle bins that are then removed from your home by the council free of charge; don't waste your cash by packing these materials in your hired bin.
  • Watch out on your skip; rather than leaving your bin on the street, try keep it on your property to reduce the likelihood of people using it to throw their trash.

Finally, now you know what can and cannot go in your bin and how to pack it to the required level.