Your Personal Responsibilities When Renting a Skip Bin

Skip bins are convenient and helpful items for proper waste management. They enable property owners to get rid of their waste in a safe and efficient manner without incurring unnecessarily high costs.

However, the successful use of a skip bin is dependent on how well you will adhere to your responsibilities. Remember that a skip bin is rented to you for a specific period, and you have several responsibilities while it's in your possession. Some of these responsibilities include:

You're responsible for properly filling it

Renters of skip bins are required not to overload the skip when in use. Skips should only be filled to the rim because any further loading can present safety hazards.

During transportation, an overloaded skip can have its waste components blown away, and they can then fall in unwanted areas where they can potentially cause damage. For these reasons, make sure your skips are not overfilled. Get another skip if the one you've currently rented is too small.

You're responsible for the type of waste going in

There are skip bins suited for many different types of waste. Make sure you get the right skip for what you intend to dispose of. If you get a general waste skip bin, don't attempt to put hazardous items such as biological waste, chemicals or explosives in it.

The same goes for skips that are specifically hired for hazardous waste. Household items such as food, clothes and garden waste should not be put in such skips. Most rubbish removal companies will provide clear information about what you can put in each type of skip bin. Follow this information carefully.

You're responsible for its security   

When a skip bin is on your property, you're responsible for its safe use. Any misuse of the skip during the rental period will be directed back to you as the renter. Make sure you keep the skip in an area of the property that you can closely monitor to minimise the risk of theft or other people loading the skip without your permission.

You're responsible for the rental period   

When renting a skip, you will typically agree with the rental company on how long to have the skip on your property before it is picked up. It's important to adhere to the rental timelines, as keeping the skip beyond rental periods can lead to additional costs. Most hire companies are flexible with their timelines, and you can always contact them in advance to adjust your rental period accordingly.