Do you consider yourself to be a good planner? Some people are "left brain" and some people are "right," but if you've got a major home improvement project ahead, you've got to plan it very carefully, come what may. You may feel as if you've got a handle on all of this, but you may have overlooked a very important area of skip bin hire. What have you forgotten?
It's Your Rubbish
It's easy to forget how important waste disposal is, as it is essentially a byproduct of your improvement project. However, you are responsible for it and need to figure out how you are going to get it removed. When choosing a skip bin supplier, do your research first, to ensure that you are dealing with a company that is reputable and will work within your constraints.
Location, Location, Location
Firstly, determine where you are going to place the skip bin, as this will dictate what instructions you give to the rental company. If at all possible, make sure that the bin is always on your property, rather than in a public place. You need to determine whether the delivery vehicle can access your chosen location and remember that this vehicle will need vertical and horizontal space in order to manoeuvre. If there are overhanging tree branches in the way, you have to think again.
Create a simple frame to put underneath the skip when it arrives. You can make these from wooden planks, and it will safeguard the surface beneath. You need to do this whether the surface is solid or not, as you don't want to leave significant marks on a paved driveway, and you want to prevent any grass underneath from dieing off.
When you put the bin on your property you can ensure that you only fill it up with your debris and not rubbish from the rest of the community. You'd be surprised how other people will see the skip bin as an opportunity for them to hand off their unwanted stuff, and if they happen to dump waste oil in there, you're going to get a clean-up bill from the rental company.
Of course, sometimes it's not possible to put the bin on your own property and you will need to apply for permission to put it outside your property. You need to plan for this a long way in advance, so talk with the council to see if you can get the permit and how much it's going to cost.
You always have to leave room for other users and won't be allowed to block a footpath. You will also have to put special markers on the outside of the bin at night, together with some flashing lights in certain cases. Just be aware, that you may not be given permission at all to put a skip bin on a major roadway, so remember to plan accordingly.
Getting Advice from the Experts
When you choose your skip supplier carefully, you'll be able to turn to them for their professional advice as you plan.