Renovating your home can be an exciting prospect, but also one that is fraught with potential stress and hidden financial costs. If you're planning on doing the work yourself then there are a number of things you can do to help reduce that stress. Something that can be a bit of a pain is waste removal. Without a proper vehicle and trailer it can be difficult to dispose of material safely and in the correct manner. Driving around with large piles of rubble and waste can damage the interior of your car and be hazardous if it falls off onto the road in front of traffic. Instead, consider using skip bins. They offer a great way to remove large amounts of different types of waste easily and legally, as well as being cost effective.

Skips of All Sizes

Skips come in a variety of different sizes that can be used for both residential and industrial purposes. The size of the skip is usually measured in yards, or the number of black bin bags it will fit. The smaller skips are perfect if you live in a built up residential area, and are often used for garden waste, measuring two to four yards in length or approximately 25-35 bin bags. For larger jobs removing construction waste like breezeblocks, metal frames and wooden doors, a 14-16 yard skip (150-170 bin bags) might be better. These clearly take up more space and so it may be appropriate to reserve space on a driveway or garden to avoid blocking any public roads. The larger skips measure around 40 yards (440 bin bags) and are used for large-scale waste removal and are usually found on building sights.

What Goes In?

Waste removal in Australia is serious business and the Government's National Waste Policy is very clear about its intentions of handling waste safely and responsibly. Because of this there are certain items such as pressurised cans, paint, flammable liquids and medical waste that has to be disposed of using special waste removal service. Asking your skip hire company is the best way to learn about what can and can't be placed in there. Some skips can have a roof attached that not only helps to reduce rotting odours from damp organic material; it also stops the public from littering the skip with their own waste. 

The cost of the skip will directly link to the size and the intended waste to be disposed of. Always ask around and try to get a number of different quotes to get the best price you can. You may even be able to get a discount if you compare different companies and do a little haggling.