It is important that you don't neglect carefully reading and understanding all the terms and conditions of your residential skip bin hire contract. Most, if not all, hire companies, specify that you, as the hirer, are responsible for the theft of or damage to the skip bins while on hire. By signing the contract, you accept to pay the company to cover repair or replacement costs in the event of damage or theft. You can avoid these costs with the following tips.
Choose a Good Spot for Placement
With skip bin placement, there is always a lot of emphasis on the damage that a skip bin can cause to the driveway or any other surface on which it is placed. But what about damage to the skip bin itself?
If you place the skip on very rough ground or a surface with sharp, big-sized rocks, the bottom of the bin may suffer some scratches or dents. The damage is even more likely if you drag the skip along this rough surface. Placing pieces of wood under the skip will provide a base that protects both the skip bin and the surface on which it's placed.
Careful with the Loading
As long as they are among the acceptable items as per your residential skip bin hire contract, there is no reason why you shouldn't dispose of heavy items in skip bins. However, if you shove them too roughly into the bin, you are likely to scratch or dent the insides of the skip.
Similarly, if your skip bin is not well-balanced, it is more likely to topple over, which can damage the unit. This is the more reason why you need to be deliberate with loading your waste and have the bulky items go in at the bottom and the lighter ones at the top.
No Burning Dry Trash
Burning your dry trash, especially garden waste, in the skips is quite tempting. A skip does, after all, provide a contained space in which you can safely burn the trash. Sounds like a good idea, right? Wrong! Doing so, may, for starters, get you charged a hefty penalty for not following your local fire safety rules and standards. Again, the fire will damage the paintwork on the bin, and the residential skip bin hire will expect you to make good by paying for the damage.
These, and more tips, can help avoid damage to skip bins. By extension, you will not have to worry about spending more money on your residential skip bin hire to cover the damages. Reach out to a company that provides skip hire for more information.