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Last edited 10 Feb 2021
There are a lot of different ways to get rid of rubbish. Trailer bins are on one option; mini skips hire is another. There are several categories of the kind of waste you have to dispose of, that you must segregate appropriately before putting it out where the waste disposal truck can take it away. This makes their job easier. So there are categories like bio-degradables, plastics, toxic or hazardous waste, construction or building materials, fluids, etc.
When you have more than the daily waste to get rid of, putting it all somewhere can become problematic. This could be on days that you are moving into a new residence, when you suddenly realise you don't need all that old furniture and so on. Or it might be during a spring cleaning when there's always more than you realised you had or needed. If you have a new job or a new person in your life, it can be time to make more space. Sometimes we just have a new idea of ourselves and need a new environment and new possessions to make this happen.
You can get a rent-a-trailer, but these are charged by the hour. Instead, hiring a mini skip makes a lot more sense. Mini skips are jumbo skip bags that can be unfolded and are used for loading and packing away a large bulk of rubbish. Up to 1.5 tons of rubbish can be loaded into these mini skip jumbo bags. They are easy and convenient to use. They can be unfolded when you need them, so don't work on the rent by hourly rates. They simply get picked up and dropped off by the company that you have hired them from.
Hazardous waste cannot be placed in mini skips. This includes TVs, monitors, fridges, paints, solvents, liquids or any asbestos. To dispose of any of these materials you will need contact your local council.
They will be able to provide you with a contact who can dispose of anything hazardous or not accepted in your skip bin (i.e. food waste). In some areas, disposal of tyres and mattresses in the skip bin can incur additional charges. Your supplier will be able to advise you of such costs.
Skip bins should not be filled any higher than the top of its sides and should be filled in such a manner as to prevent spillage of material from the skip bin either while stationary or in transit. If unforeseen circumstances mean that you have not finished with the skip bin, you should advise the supplier as early as possible.
There are various types of rubbish removal bins, like, mini, midi and standard sizes. Ensure the size you choose will fit on your driveway, in the road outside your house, or wherever you want the mini skips to stand. You need a skip permit to put a mini skip on the road; double-check that the skip hire company has this covered.
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