5 common mistakes

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Using Skip Bin Hire Services

If you are planning on hiring on a skip bin, then there are a few common mistakes to avoid to ensure that the process goes smoothly and the experience is a pleasant one. To help make sure that you get the most out of your skip bin hire experience, here are five of the most common skip bin hire mistakes to avoid: 


1. Thinking One Size Fits All 


When it comes to skip bins, there is a range of sizes and types available for hire, so it’s important to choose the size and type that is most suitable for your project. Skips come in various sizes, so it’s important to give thought to your requirements before making a decision. If in doubt, contact the skip bin hire company for advice on which size and type would be best for your project. 


2. Not Checking for Permits 


Before you hire a skip bin, make sure to check with your local council whether you need a permit for it. Some councils require residential customers to obtain a permit before a skip bin can be placed on public property, so it’s important to check with your local council before signing up for a skip bin hire service. For business customers, a permit may not be required, but it’s still worth checking with the skip bin hire company beforehand just to be sure. 


3. Overfilling the Skip Bin


It’s important to make sure that the skip bin is not overfilled or loaded in an unsuitable way as this can be dangerous and could put you, your property, and the skip bin hire company at risk. Most skip bins have a maximum load capacity, so ensure that this is not exceeded. Overfilling the skip may also cause it to be illegally over-weighted, resulting in a hefty fine or even voiding of your contract. 


4. Putting the Wrong Material in the Skip Bin


When hiring a skip, you must ensure that you are only placing suitable and permitted materials in the container. Unsuitable material, such as hazardous waste, can not be loaded into a standard skip and must be disposed of separately in order to be compliant with applicable laws and regulations. 


5. Ignoring Your Skip Hire Agreement 


When hiring a skip, you must make sure to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of the agreement. This includes clauses such as the weight limit and the time period for which you have hired the skip. It’s important to understand all of these details before you hire the skip, as transgressing any part of the agreement could result in additional fees or invalidation of the contract. 


By avoiding the five common mistakes outlined above, you should be able to make sure that your experience is a positive one. Contact Saunders Waste on 1300 225 566 if you have any queries or require any advice.

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