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How To Load A Skip

How To Load A Skip

One of the easiest and best cost efficient ways of disposing of large amounts of wastes is by hiring a skip. All you have to is to hire the right size of skip you need and place it in the perfect position and fill it with your waste. However, to ensure efficient and effective waste disposal, you have to be mindful on how you load the skip you hired. You have to devise a good plan on how will you load your wastes on the skip to maximise the space you have to work with and to dispose of the rubbish that your project will produce.

Keep in mind that certain materials can’t go to the skip bin to ensure proper waste disposal and the safety of the environment. So before you hire a skip and put all those rubbish in there, make sure to have a good plan and a list of materials that you can’t put in the skip bin. To help you on how to load your skip like a pro, here is a guide you can follow.

List of Materials that Can’t be Thrown in A Skip Bin:

  • Poisonous Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Wet Paint (Large Quantities)
  • Explosives
  • Flammable Materials
  • Liquid Concrete
  • Tyres, Batteries and Oil
  • Household Wastes (Food Scraps, Soiled Nappies and Sanitary Items)

Tips on How to Efficiently Load Your Skip to Maximise Space and Save Time

How To Load A SkipPlacing the rubbish close to where the skip will be positioned – Piling all the wastes produced by your project will give you a better estimate on how large a skip you will need. By placing all the rubbish near the area where the skip bin will be positioned will also make it easier for you load the skip bin. Putting the skip bin inside your property will also ensure that no unwanted rubbish will be loaded on your skip.

Plan on how to load all the rubbish on your skip – Throwing all the wastes or rubbish into the skip without having any plan will result in wasting plenty of space. To maximise the space of your skip, make sure to load it with a good plan.

  • Load all the flat items first (plywood, table tops, etc.) then load all the bulky and heavy items. Make sure to tightly pack your rubbish also to minimise the airspace that might take a lot of space.
  • After laying all the flat items into the skip, follow it by loading all the bulky and heavy items. This is to make sure that every space of the skip will be used. Make sure to load these bulky items in a manner that no space will be left unfilled.
  • Then crush all the remaining items to make it smaller chunks then load them to skip by filling all the remaining space on the skip. If you can crush some of the rubbish to smaller and materials, better since you will use every amount of space in the skip.

Don’t overload the skip – Every skip you will hire will have markers to indicate the fill levels. And an overfilled skip won’t be accepted by skip hire companies. So make sure to monitor the fill levels of the skip as you load it with your wastes to be disposed of.

So if you are planning to get a skip hire service, make sure to keep these tips in mind to avoid having some issues, and to maximise the skip you are going to hire. These tips will help be more efficient and to save money as well as time.

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