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Skip Bin Hire: 3 Limitations that First-Time Users Must Understand

Skip bin hire is an affordable and convenient way of keeping your home and yard garbage free. However, it is important to understand the limitations involved when planning to hire a skip bin from a service provider. For instance, if you want to use skip bins specifically for kitchen waste, you need to approach a service provider that offers skip bins for organic waste. This post discusses limitations of hiring a skip bin for first-time users.


Garbage removal firms do collection rounds in heavy-duty trucks. However, collection is limited to the accessibility of your home. For example, some neighborhoods have gated entryways. For such areas, skip bin hire might be restricted because collection trucks do not have access to households. The same would be applicable in places where there are small bridges or narrow streets. If you reside in an area with any of the above limitations, you might be required to explore alternative garbage removal options. For example, you may need to hire someone to take your garbage bin to a central waste collection point where garbage trucks can do the collection. In most cases, garbage collection arrangements are made by the neighborhood association if there is one. 

Type of Waste

The type of waste that goes into a skip bin is usually determined by the rental company. For example, some skip bin providers do not allow electronic waste in their skip bins. Usually, such garbage collection firms major in biodegradable waste such as garden waste; notably, the companies do not have the necessary license to accept electronic waste. Also, most skip bin service providers will prohibit the dumping of hazardous materials such as batteries, oils and asbestos in their skip bins. Therefore, you must think carefully about what you are planning to use a skip bin for before engaging a service provider. Notably, using a skip bin for the wrong waste will open you up to fines and penalties.

Bin Placement

Ideally, homeowners and businesses will be allowed to place their garbage bins anywhere as long as it is on their property. Local council authorities also allow bin placements on council property, including public roads. However, placing skip bins on council property usually requires a permit. With permission, you can position your skip bins on streets as well as on public paths. However, certain guidelines must be met at all times—for example, the minimum distance between a garbage container and a road.