Getting the most out of your Geelong, Waurn Ponds and Torquay skip bin hire: How to load a skip bin properly

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Although you may just want to throw everything in and get on with it, there are a few things to keep in mind when you hire a bin in Geelong, Waurn Ponds and Torquay.
Overfilling will result in an excess charge on top of what you have already paid, nobody wants that! It may also mean that the skip company cant pick up the bin while is overloaded.

It’s better for you both you and us if you load your bin correctly. It helps us to finish off your bin hire on a positive and saves both parties time and money!

Here’s some info on how to load a skip bin for both general waste and green waste disposal.

How much can I put in the skip?

As a simple rule, you should not load a bin above the top line. If you’re not sure, ask for guidance when you begin your bin hire.  

Why can’t I fill it above the rim?

These rules aren’t in place for us to be difficult, its occupational health and safety legislation. It states that it is illegal to transport a waste container beyond its dimensional limits. Meaning we can’t take anything any higher than the Geelong bins actually are. Full skip Geelong bins have to be covered while they are in transit, and although tarps can be used to prevent waste escaping during transit, they aren’t strong enough to stop heavy debris from flying around.  One way to keep yourself in check when loading the bin is to ask yourself “would I feel comfortable driving behind this bin?” If the answer is no, then you know you need to remove some waste!

Does this include green waste disposal?

It sure does. Green waste disposal follows the same guidelines. Try your best to break up twigs or branches that have the capability to fly out of the bin during transit or stick out over the top.

How should I load a skip bin in order to fit the most in?

Here are a few tips for getting the most out of the space without overloading your bin:

  • Pack it tightly and leave no air space where possible. Lay out flat objects first, and then load bulkier or heavier items on top.
  • Break down or crush bigger items where possible (like furniture).
  • Save room by keeping recyclables out. Your local Geelong or Torquay council may recycle it for free
  • Arrange to store the bin on your property instead of in the street. This will help avoid people dumping rubbish in your Geelong bins as they walk past.

Being aware of, and avoiding overloading your skip bin maintains legal safety requirements and prevents additional hassle when we come to pick up the skip. Make sure you get the right size, and you should have no issues.

If you have any queries, feel free to contact us.

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