4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Skip Bin

If you are currently working on a remodeling project at your home, you may be thinking about ways to dispose of the waste. A common option is to rent a skip bin, which is a type of dumpster that is parked at your house. You will throw away the waste into the bin, then call the company to pick it up when you're finished. Before you rent the bin, there are some decisions to make first. Here are some questions to ask yourself prior to hiring the skip bin. 

What types of waste will you have?

The type of waste you are going to have following the demolition or remodeling project matters because some skin bins only take certain types of waste. For example, if you think you will have mostly yard waste because you are working on your garden and yard design, you should let the company know that you want one specifically for yard waste. If you put yard waste in a bin meant for regular rubbish, it could cause issues for the skip bin company. There are sometimes different bins for recyclable items as well, so keep that in mind when choosing a skip bin for your project. 

What size do you need?

There are a variety of different sizes of skip bins, depending on the type of project you have. When you contact the skip bin company, ask what sizes they have, as it varies between different companies. If knowing the measurements gets confusing, give them information about the type of remodeling you are doing, and they can help. For example, the smallest bin might be best when remodeling a bathroom or small bedroom, while the medium size is good for a master bedroom or kitchen remodel.

Where will you park it?

This is an important decision to make before you call up the skip bin company to have the bin delivered. Many people choose to park them in their driveway for convenience and to keep it out of the way of the local mail delivery service and regular waste management service. However, if you don't have a driveway or not enough room for the bin, you will need to park it on the street. In this case, you might need to get a permit first.

How long do you need it for?

Also decide about how long you will need the skip bin so you can make proper arrangements when renting it. It is often convenient to have it for the entire time you are remodeling so you can throw away waste or recyclable items as they are demolished, but this isn't necessary. You can also wait until the project is complete, then rent it just for a day or two, to reduce your overall costs.

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