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Best ways to load your general light waste skip bin to fit the most in

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Thank you for your skip bin Booking.  As one good turn deserve another we want to help you get the most out of you hard earned cash and your skip bin booking with Bins Skips Waste and Recycliong. So here are a few  tips and techniques to help you get the best value for your money when lodading your skip bin.

The most important tip we have for you is "Don't put off filling the bin until tomorrow". All too often this can lead to having a panic attack when you realise the the skip bin is due to be picked up tomorrow. Filling your in a rush is not likely to result is a good outcome. Remember what your mother hsould have told you "Haste is likely to lead to waste" and no one likes that!

The 2nd most important thiing to remember is that Space is Waste. Yes the last thing you want to be paying for to got to the landfill is air that fills the gaps between the items you are putting in the skip bin.  So the tips here are all about how to minimise that wasted space (or air) that is going to be left in the skip bin.

Larger items like furniture can take up a lot of space when it is still in one peice. The answer to this is to see if it can be easily taken apart to be flat packed into the skip bin with the minimum of effort. Modern furniture made from timber and chipboard can often be taken apart by simply dropping it on a corner of the item.  The diagon forces that are created when dropping the furniture on a corner will often easily break the furniture up into component peices. Rendering the furniture into flat pecies of chipboard and timer.

When filling a waste skip bin it is often best to place the flat peices or items into the bottom of the bin.  Remember to push the peices to the end and/or the corner of the bin and ensure they are flat on the bottom and end of the bin to avoid leaving a cavity or a space.  If they don't sit neatly on the bottom of the bin take some action to make sure they do, as you don't want air between the flat peice of material (wood, chipboard, MDF, cardboard etc).  Failing all else jump on the board in the bin to ensure it is flat and breaks to acheive your desired outcome.

After the flat materials comes the items that can not be broken up.  It the larger items are white goods or furniture (for example, a fridge, cupboard or bookshelves) it is often best to lay them on their backs on the bottom of the bin. It is then possible to fill the spaces in them with smaller items. Whi fridges and cupbords open the doors or remove them to make it easier to fill them up.

As it is a great idea to break up items before you put them in the bill it is well worth while taking a few moments to think about what tools you have available.  A favorite of many people it the chainsaw (electric or petrol) that can be used to flat pack almost anything, quickly and effieciently.  For those who shy away from the finesse of a saw, then hammers, sledge hammers and  other large and heavy implements may bring them joy. And remember that when working with tools health and safety is paramount. Remember to protect your fingers, limbs and other parts of your body you are fond of with appropriate protective clothing and footware (I especially like my toes).

Last although not least Mattresses. If you have a mattress it should be placed on top of the rubbish in the skip bin.  Singles, doubles and queens sized mattresses will all lay flat quite nicely in the top of a 4.0m³ or a 6.0m³ skip bin.

And please remember only fill the skip bin to the rim of the bin so it can be safely transport to the tip by our skip bin truck drivers withpout catching the attention of the Road Traffic Authorities or the Police.







  • Authored By:Stephen Shergold
  • Updated:14/07/2019