Choosing a skip bin for hire

Skip bin hire is a convenient way of disposing of large amounts of waste. There are four types of skip bins available for hire including:

1. Marrel skip bins

This is the most common type of skip bin and is available in a range of sizes. Marrel skip bins are popular due to the capability of holding almost all types of waste. Marrel skip bins are suitable for both light and heavy waste. They are chain-lifted for transportation on the back of a marrel truck. They can hold between 1.5 cubic metres to 17 cubic metres. Due to their dimensions, they need a bit of floor space. It is also possible to load the skip bin using wheelbarrow access but ensure you ask for this feature before making your hire.

2. Hook lift skip bins 

They are also referred to as walk-in skip bins. This is because they have a walk-in accessibility feature that makes it easy to load the skip bin. They are longer than marrel skips and have low sides. They have a rear door that can be open. The loading and offloading of the bin are done by using hooks. Hook lift skip bins are suitable for commercial and residential waste. The use of hooks to load the bin ensures your driveway remains free of scratches.

3. Mobile skip bins

This is a new type of skip bin smaller in comparison to marrel and hook lift bins. They are also known as mini skip bins and are transported by use of trailers. Mobile skip bins are only suitable for general waste and light green and building waste. Any other waste such as soil and concrete are not suitable for its weight limitations.

4. Skip bags

Skip bags are usually available for hire on a long-term basis. Waste from a skip bag is removed in regular intervals. They are suitable for garden waste, general waste, plastic and concrete. They are readily available in comparison to other types of skip bins and can hold one tonne of waste. Another benefit of using skip bags is that you do not need a local permit to place the bag on your property.

If you are considering hiring a skip bin, start by determining the amount of waste to dispose of, the type of waste and the hiring period. There will ensure that you make a cost-effective hire that meets your waste needs.