If you are looking to hire Mini Skips Adelaide, then it is important that you know what types of waste can and can’t go into them. Mini skips are ideal for those looking to dispose of general waste but they also have some limitations that you need to be aware of before hiring one. In this article, we’ll look at what type of waste you can and can’t put into a mini skip hire in Melbourne, so let’s get started!
General waste is the term used to describe any type of materials that are found in your home. The general waste category includes items like:
Kitchen and garden waste
Rubbish from a domestic property, including furniture, carpets, broken toys, clothes, and old appliances. If you have more than one item of rubbish that you need to dispose of then we recommend booking a specialized skip rather than a mini skip as standard skips cannot accommodate large bulky items or large quantities of material.
Household chemicals such as paint tins and batteries.
Concrete and bricks
You can put concrete and bricks in a mini skip. The amount of weight depends on how big the bricks are, as well as how much weight the mini skip can hold.
Concrete: you can put up to 4 cubic meters of concrete in your mini skip. It must be broken or chopped into pieces no larger than 10cm x 10cm x 20cm. You should also make sure that any dust from breaking up the concrete is contained within 25mm of its surface (or it will not be collected).
Bricks: you can put up to 2 cubic meters of bricks in your mini skip, provided they’re no bigger than 20x10x15 centimeters!
Dirt and soil
Soil is not a suitable material for mini skips. It’s heavy, so it can damage the skip and make it hard to move. Soil is also not suitable for disposal, as most companies do not accept soil in their waste stream. This is because soil often contains heavy metals and other pollutants that are harmful to the environment when discarded improperly.
Still, there are plenty of ways you can use your soil instead of throwing it away! Soil is great for composting—once it has been broken up into small pieces, you can use this resource to help grow plants at home or on your property. You can also use your soil as an ingredient in landscaping projects like gardens or ponds; just make sure that any contaminated areas have been thoroughly cleaned before reusing them! And if you’re looking for something more permanent than a garden bed or pond but still want to reuse some waste… well… why not build with it?
Sand, paper, cardboard, and scrap metal
Just because you can put something in a skip doesn’t mean you should. There are many things that aren’t allowed to be placed into skips, and if you do happen to make the mistake of putting these items in your skip, then your entire load may be rejected by the company that accepts your waste.
Following are some materials that are not permitted:
Hazardous chemicals – Any material that is considered hazardous is strictly prohibited from being placed into skips. This includes mercury, asbestos, and lead paint among other potentially dangerous substances. It’s also important to note that no vehicle batteries are allowed under any circumstances so ensure that they have been removed prior to delivery day.
Waste oil – Any oil used for lubrication purposes (such as motor oils) must be disposed of differently due to its potential toxicity levels as well as its ability to clog up drains if it enters them directly. The good news is, however; that many licensed waste management companies will accept these types of materials so long as they have been properly disposed of at an approved location beforehand (such as auto repair shops).
Electrical appliances, electronics, tools, and machinery
Electrical appliances, electronics, tools, and machinery are all considered hazardous and must be placed in a clear, clean plastic bag and secured. If you have a large number of electrical appliances, electronics, tools, and machinery to dispose of then it is best to hire a larger skip or contact your local council to see if they have any drop-off points that accept these items.
Mattresses, tires, clothing, and furniture
Mini skips are available to hire in a variety of sizes and can be used for a wide range of waste types. These include mattresses, tires, clothing, and furniture.
If you need to dispose of furniture or household items such as old bedding or curtains, then hiring a mini skip is an excellent way to do so without having to worry about transporting the items yourself. Mini skips offer plenty of space for storing all sorts of items including furniture and appliances that may no longer be needed by their owners.
If you’re looking for a skip hire company, then Mini Skips Adelaide is the place to go. We have a range of skips that are perfect for all kinds of waste. If you’re unsure about what size or type of skip would suit your needs best, give us a call on 03 9562 8888 today and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to help!