If you’re renovating your home, doing some serious de-cluttering, or landscaping your garden, you can save yourself lots of time and hassle by using the services of a local Perth-based skip bin hire company to collect and dispose of your rubbish for you. So, how do you make sure that you get the best value from your skip bin hire experience? Read on for 8 top money saving tips.
1. Choose the Right Size Bin
The first major decision you’ll need to make is what size skip bin to go for. The bins supplied by Backyard Bins start at two cubic metres and go right up to 10 cubic metres, offering plenty of scope.
It’s tricky to guestimate the exact amount of rubbish that you’ll need to shift, especially for one-off de-cluttering or building projects. Gather all your rubbish together in one place to give you an idea of the size of skip you’ll need before booking. If this isn’t practical, always book a skip that’s a bit too big, rather than risk the additional expense of having to hire a second bin, because the first was too small.
2. Make Sure You Really Need a Skip Bin Before Hiring
You will have to pay for the skip bin hire, whether you fill the bin to capacity or not. Before you book the skip bin, be sure that you will have enough rubbish to fill it. If you think you might come up short, why not ask family or friends to dump some of their rubbish in your hired bin too so that you get the most value for your money?
3. Be Clear on What You Can Dispose of in the Skip Bin
There are some items that cannot be disposed of in a skip bin. For example, some electrical goods or car batteries may incur additional disposal fees, and you could be able to get rid of them more cheaply elsewhere. Before you load the skip, always double-check what’s permitted via the skip bin hire company’s website.
4. Obtain Quotes to Get the Best Deal
Don’t just book a skip bin from the first company that you find in the phone book! It can pay to shop around and obtain quotes from several providers in your area. Remember that you want a company with a good reputation who will provide you with quick turnaround times and excellent service at a competitive price, not just the cheapest.
5. Book Well in Advance
It can pay to make your booking well in advance; some skip bin hire companies may charge extra for urgent or short-notice services.
6. Share a Skip Bin With Your Neighbours
If you don’t have a large amount of rubbish to dispose of, you could still enjoy the advantages of hiring a skip bin for small clear-outs by asking your neighbours to share one with you. You may find that hiring a large skip bin and splitting the cost two or three ways will be much cheaper than just hiring one smaller bin.
7. Be Weight Aware
It’s important that you are aware of the weight restrictions that are placed on each skip size before you hire. If you’re disposing of heavy building materials, rocks or soil, you may find that you’ve exceeded the weight limit, which could incur additional fees.
8. Place Your Skip Carefully
Remember that your local authority may charge you a fee for having a skip out on the public road in front of your property. You can avoid this extra expense by moving things around temporarily to accommodate the skip. For example, you could move your car off your drive and park it in the road for a few days, placing the skip on your driveway instead.
Hiring a skip bin is a convenient and practical way to dispose of the rubbish generated during a backyard clear-out or home renovation project. For more advice and information on skip bin hire services in Perth, contact the team at Backyard Bins.
Backyard Bins Team
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