Getting rid of the waste from a demolition project can be a dangerous and tricky task, but hiring a suitable skip bin in the Toowoomba, Goondiwidi Qld or surrounding areas can make the process much easier.
However, there are a few things you need to consider before you hire one, so read on for our six top tips on using a skip bin for demolition waste removal.
1. Choose The Right Size Skip Bin
When you’re looking to get rid of demolition waste, one of the most important factors to consider is the size of your skip bin. Opting for one that is too small means you’ll have to pay to get it emptied part-way through your project, which can also mean you have hazardous waste lying around.
However, choosing a skip bin that is too large means that you’ll end up paying more than is necessary, and it might be difficult to find space to accommodate it, especially on a busy construction site.
2. Consider Your Location
When you’re looking into hiring a skip bin, make sure to check what is available in your area. For example, at EE Waste, the size and type of skips available to you will differ depending on your location.
In Toowoomba you can choose from:-
Front lift bins in 1.5 cubic metres, 3.0 cubic metres and 4.5 cubic metres
Hook lift bins in 16 cubic metres, 20 cubic metres and 30 cubic metres.
We have skip bins available in 5 cubic metres and 8 cubic metres.
3. Think About the Type of Skip Bin you Need
There’s a range of skip bins for you to choose from, but that doesn’t mean anyone will do – you’ll need a skip bin that is suitable for your specific requirements.
For example, front lift bins are usually smaller and are ideal for projects where a standard-size wheelie bin isn’t quite big enough. They are generally made from metal and fitted with plastic lids for ease of use. They can also be lifted via a forklift to make delivery and collection easier.
Hook lift bins, on the other hand, are much larger and are common on building sites and farms that generate more waste.
4. What is the Purpose of the Skip Bin
When choosing your skip bin, it’s also a good idea to consider the materials and items that you are planning to get rid of since there are some things that can’t be put in skip bins. Using them for things like green waste, construction waste and household items is perfectly fine.
However, if you want to dispose of batteries, asbestos, oil or chemicals, you will need to find an alternative waste disposal method since these can’t be put into skip bins.
5. Be Aware of Hazardous Waste
If you have some hazardous waste that needs to be disposed of, you’ll need to see if the skip bin company accepts this type of waste before hiring a bin from them.
Remember as well that hazardous waste should not be mixed with non-hazardous waste as this could contaminate recyclable materials, so it’s always best to check.
6. Book your Skip Early
Most companies only have a certain number of skip bins, so it’s highly possible that they’ll all get booked out, especially during the summer months when a lot of construction work goes ahead.
To make sure you have your skip bin when you need it, booking in advance is always recommended.