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We have moved into a house with a yard that has not been well maintained. There are all sorts of things stored in the garden, from old car bodies and parts through to bits of an old shed or garden bed that is still sitting in the middle of the yard. I am getting all of this rubbish removed because I want to plant a new beautiful garden and have a nice area for the kids to play in. This blog has some tips on how to make rubbish removal from an old yard as easy and stress free as possible.



Removing yard waste

Two tips to follow when renting skips

by Bill Clark

If you'll need to rent some skip bins soon, here are a couple of tips you might like.

Speak up immediately if a skip bin you've rented turns out to be unsuitable

Sometimes, after you've already hired a skip bin, you might realise it's unsuitable just as it's being dropped off. You might, for example, realise that its walls are too high for you to lift your heavy rubbish over, or you might discover that you miscalculated the width of the gate you need to take it through, and the bin is too wide for this entrance. Whatever the issue is, it's usually best not to try to make do, but to instead alert the bin delivery driver about the issue immediately, ask them to take it away whilst it's still empty and then reorder a more suitable bin.

The reason for this is that you're likely to experience lots of issues that will complicate the experience to getting rid of your garbage if you accept a bin that is unsuitable. If for example, its walls are too high, you could risk injuring your back by trying to lift heavy rubbish over your head to get it into the bin or you might have to buy a stepladder to enable you to get these bigger items into the container. If, however, you returned the bin before filling it and requested one with doors instead, you wouldn't have to be concerned about lifting-related injuries and you wouldn't have to spend extra money on purchasing a stepladder.

Don't give in to the temptation to overfill the skip

It's essential not to overfill a skip bin if you find yourself in a situation where you've filled it to its top edges and still have several extra pieces of rubbish that you'd like to put into it. The reason for this is that whilst overfilling your bin might seem easier than getting it collected and requesting a new empty skip, it is likely to cause lots of issues for both you and the skip bin rental business. For example, if you overfill the skip, there is a chance that some of the items on top of the overflowing pile in the bin will fall out, and either get blown onto a nearby street or fall on top of you or a passer-by.

Furthermore, if you fill the bin, then there is a greater chance that its weight limit will be exceeded; this might result in the skip bin collection driver having to get you to take some rubbish out of the bin to lower its weight so they can safely lift it up. This could delay their other bin collections and result in you being left with extra rubbish. As such, if you reach the bins' capacity and still need to dispose of more rubbish, you should get it collected and request another skip.

Keep these tips in mind when looking for a skip bin hire service near you.