Cleaning Up: Garbage Bin Ideas To Keep You Organised

3 Ways to Fill Skip Bins More Efficiently

When you hire a skip bin to dispose of household rubbish or materials left over after building work, then you want the right size of bin for the job. Hire costs increase in line with the size of these bins, so it makes sense to go for a smaller bin if you can.

To maximise space, it's important to fill the bin carefully. You may already know to put large flat items at the bottom of the bin, followed by heavier stuff. However, this isn't enough to fill the bin completely efficiently.

As you pack stuff in, gaps appear. These gaps are wasted space. So,= to get more stuff in, find ways to fill these spaces as you work. What can you do?

1. Gather Together Small Stuff

It pays to do some preparation work before you start filling the bin. So gather together smaller items that you can use to fill gaps. If you can, pile these up by the bin so they're close at hand when you need them.

Small filled garbage bags can also be good space fillers. However, it's worth compressing bags before you throw them away. This gets rid of any air in the bag that takes up unnecessary space. So put a couple of holes in each bag and press it down to let the air out. This makes the bag more compact.

2. Think About Oddly Shaped Items

If you put oddly shaped items straight in a skip bin, then they'll end up being surrounded by gaps, or they'll take up more space than they need to. Try to break up large items or fill them with other materials.

For example, if you have a lot of polystyrene packing from an appliance you've just had delivered or some large sheets of cardboard, then break them up into smaller pieces. You can use these pieces to fill gaps later.

Or if you're throwing away a lot of old plant pots, then you waste the space inside if you simply sling them in the bin individually. If you can't break them up or flatten them, then stack them together and fill the top pot with smaller items.

3. Work on a Layer Basis

It's worth layering the items you put in the skip bin. As you add each layer, look for gaps and spaces and fill them with your smaller items. This ensures that you pack each layer tightly without any wasted space before you move on to the next one.

For advice on bin sizes and more filling tips, contact a skip bin hire company like Green Bins.