Bookabin NZ have a variety of skip sizes available, depending on the type of waste to be disposed of. Their smallest skip, at 2 cubic metres, is equivalent to 2 standard trailers, or 8 wheelie bins, and they have bins suitable for general waste, cleanfill and hardfill, green garden waste and soil and dirt. Their website contains a general guide for some of their sizes to give you an idea of the capacity of each, and you can click on images for more information (images are indicative only, actual shape of skip may vary).
When preparing for the skip bin delivery, make sure there are no obstructions in the way, such as overhead wires, trees, branches or structures such as house eaves that block the delivery of the skip. Driveways must be at least three meters wide for a truck to drive down to place a bin, and please check nothing is blocking your driveway. You also need to ensure that no cars are blocking your driveway.
If your require your skip bin to be placed on concrete there is a chance that it may leave a stain behind or scrape your concrete. The best practice is to cover the concrete with a tarp or piece of plywood measuring at least 4.2m long x 1.8m wide (for a 9m skip).
The identification of your waste type is normally fairly straight forward, however here is a simple guide as to what you can and can’t place in a skip. The waste type affects the price of skip services so it is important to choose the right one for your requirement; if prohibited waste is disposed of in the skip, additional disposal charges will apply.
Finally, Bookabin have a ‘Skip Tip’ for you. “Before you throw everything into the skip, think about whether it is recyclable. Some organisations will even take away items for free”, and for more information on hiring a skip, rubbish skips and bin hire please go to www.bookabin.co.nz .