Garbage Removal: How to Minimise the Water Weight in Your Skip Bin

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When you opt for skip bin hire for residential rubbish removal, you should keep an eye on the water weight. In general, if your container accumulates too much water, it will become heavier than expected. Therefore, you may be charged additional fees for the handling of the overweight garbage. If you would like to avoid these extra costs, you should consider using these practical tips for minimising skip bin water weight. 

Limit Waterlogged Rubbish

You should not place your waterlogged rubbish directly into the bin. Some items such as mattresses, carpets and clothes can hold a lot of water. If you put these into your container, you will end up paying more unnecessarily. Therefore, you should consider placing these wet items outside for some time. The heat from the sun will minimise the water, and your container will be relatively light. If you have hired a skip for green waste, you should also allow your rubbish to dry a little before collection, especially if the weather is rainy. 

Protect the Skip from Rain

If you leave your skip bin open to the rain, you will have to deal with the accumulation of water in your container. The additional costs of this type of event can be significant. Therefore, you should cover your skip bin at times. Ideally, you should hire a container with a sturdy lid for protection. However, if this is not an option, you can improvise and place a waterproof tarp over the bin. Alternatively, depending on the size of the bin, you can move your bin from the outdoors and into a garage or carport. Remember, covering or concealing your skip bin will prevent other problems such as rodent infestation.

Open the Drain

You might not be able to prevent the accumulation of water in your skip bin even if you take precaution. After all, accidents can happen, especially if different individuals are using the container. When you realise that there is water in your bin, you should locate the drain installed at the bottom of the unit. This feature is present in most large bins, and you can open the drain easily from the inside. You should note that some garbage receptacles might not have this element. Therefore, you should always inquire about its availability when choosing a skip bin.

Finally, you should avoid placing your liquid residential waste into the hired skip bin. You should make special arrangements for fluid disposal, especially if you are dealing with hazardous materials like petroleum and agricultural chemicals.