ABOUT SKIP BINS
Generally, a box trailer is equivalent to approximately ¾ of a cubic metre.
Check with your bin hire operator or visit our section on ‘Types of Waste‘ to determine what you can and cannot put in a skip bin.
If you are not sure if you have asbestos, please consult your bin hire company when making a booking.
If you suspect you have asbestos in your waste, consider using a skip bin hire specialist with the right expertise like Tangoskips.
It is important that you specify the type of bin you want to hire not just the size as there may different weight limits for different purposes.
Checking with the bin hire company not only confirms the waste you can put into the skip but it will also help you avoid having to pay additional fees for overloading the skip bin.
The weight limits for different types of waste can usually be found in the hire terms and conditions. Always read this before you confirm the order.
Using a tarp to cover your bin can prevent the wind from lifting debris and other lightweight waste.
Survey the area where you intend to leave the bin before deciding on the size of bin you want to hire. There is no point hiring a large bin if you cannot fit it onto the street or lane where you home or business is.
When using public spaces, always check with your local council to find out if you need a permit to place the skip.