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What happens if the skip is overloaded?

What happens if the skip is overloaded?

Hiring a skip bin is an ideal way to get rid of all types of waste. Whether you have household waste or green waste from your garden, a skip is ideal and convenient. Doing all the hard work of cleaning out all your unwanted items out of your house or garage is the best way to see just how much waste you have and from there you can work out what size skip bin will be best for you. Skip Hire Melbourne have a wide range of skip bins that are great for getting rid of old household items and plenty of other bits and pieces. Once the skip has arrived at your property and you have filled it, occasionally you might find yourself out of space in the skip. Our skip are all clearly labelled with the height the skip bin should be filled to making it clear that the skip is not to be overloaded. Although it is an easy option to just throw the rest of your waste on top and hope no one notices. Sounds easy enough doesn’t it, but there are reasons that the bin must not be overloaded. An overloaded skip bin is illegal to travel on Victorian roads. Overloaded skip bins can not be transported for safety reasons. It can be dangerous for passers by if something was to fly off the top of the skip and hit something or someone. Apart from it being illegal, overloaded skip bins can be difficult to pick up. Trucks have a specific tonnage they need to adhere to to travel on the roads and lift things. If the skip is too heavy the truck may struggle to pick it up and even on some occasions the truck could be lifted off the ground with the weight of the skip. Here at Skip Hire Melbourne we do not accept overloaded skip bins and our drivers may have to remove items to be able to pick up and collect the skip bin safely. Overloaded skip bins will also incur an additional charge. If you have any questions regarding the amount of waste that is going in your skip bin hired form Skip Hire Melbourne please don’t hesitate to contact our office and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist.

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Council Permits and Skip Hire

Council Permits and Skip Hire

Hiring a skip bin around Melbourne is perfect for doing all your tidy up jobs around the house, at your office, in your back yard or on a building site. But what happens if you need to place a skip bin on council property? There are a lot of properties around Melbourne that don’t have access to a driveway. Some driveways may be narrow or restricted access meaning the only option is to place the skip bin on council property. Council property includes nature strips and roads. Footpaths and crossovers are not suitable places for a skip to be placed and a permit will not be issued. Placing a skip bin on the road or on a nature strip isn’t as simple as a skip bin going in a driveway. As roads and nature strips are council property a permit must be obtained from the appropriate council. As councils vary they will have different rules and regulations regarding skip hire. This also means that the cost of a skip permit will vary. When booking a skip bin with Skip Hire Melbourne our experienced staff will discuss with you the best place for the skip bin to go. If the most suitable place is on the road we will discuss with you a council permit. Permits will incur an additional cost that will also include costs to cover public liability insurance. We will provide you with the price of the permit and this will be added to the price of the skip you have hired. Once the skip bin is booked we will send off the application for the appropriate council, so there is no need for you to contact the council direct to organize a permit.

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Mattress Recycling

Mattress Recycling

Buying a new mattress can be fun and tiring at the same time. After months of wondering if your sore back or neck is the cause of an old mattress you have decided to treat yourself. Once you’ve decided on the right mattress for you it’s time to organize getting that new mattress in your home. Easy right? Well, it is easy if you have figured out what to do with your old mattress. Getting the mattress out your front door can be a task in itself, but what happens to the mattress once it’s outside? Many councils around the northern suburbs do offer a free hard rubbish collection that includes mattresses. But if this isn’t an option in your local area, hiring a walk-in skip is a good solution. Hiring a skip from Skip Hire Melbourne is great option to get rid of your unwanted mattress. Placing a mattress in one of our skip bins does come with a surcharge but it does take away the hassle of trying to figure out what to do with the old mattress. Having a skip bin at your home is perfect especially if you have other bits and pieces to go in the bin. All our skip bins are walk in bins making them very easy to load simply by walking everything straight in. If you decide hiring a skip is the best option for you, we will deliver the bin at a time agreed to at the time of booking. We can even arrange next day delivery which means you don’t have to worry about the mattress sitting outside for too long. The last thing you want is a mattress sitting out in the rain getting wet and weighing a tonne when you have to lift and carry it.

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Everywhere we turn now there are new and thoughtful ways that we can all go plastic free. From banning single use plastic bags at supermarkets to paper straws being introduced at restaurants and cafes. There are so many great programs that are encouraging people to go plastic free. One perfect one happening right now is Plastic Free July.July is Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages people to help be a part of the reducing plastic pollution solution. We all need to work towards having cleaner streets, waterways and parks. The website www.plasticfreejuly.org provides plenty of inspiration and ideas to help you go plastic free for the month of July. By reducing single use plastics at shops, cafes, schools and at home we are helping reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfill. The movement has well over 100 million participants in 177 countries all over the world. With so many people in on this great movement is a great start to being plastic free.Everyone and anyone from all walks of life can get involved. You can try a few of these ideas to get you started.Change your daily take away coffee cup for a reusable coffee cup.Everyone is aware of the ban on single use plastic bags in supermarkets. Many more retail stores are now introducing reusable bags. Why not get into the habit of taking along a reusable bag to all your shopping, not only your grocery shopping.Say no to plastic straws when you have a drink. Or instead of buying the bag of single use plastic straws why not try the paper straws. They may take some getting used to, but it will make a huge impact on the environment.Plastic water bottles are everywhere. Not only water bottle but soft drinks, milk and sports drinks. Instead of buying sugary drinks have a go at drinking water in a reusable drink bottle. Or if you fancy something a bit fizzy, go for a soda stream and make your own soft drinks.When purchasing meats, fish and deli meats opt for recyclable packaging or even bring a container from home for your deli meats to be placed in. This is a great idea for fruit and vegetables also.With a few ideas to help you on your way to Plastic Free July you can make some positive changes to help the environment and as always remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

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Say No to Plastic Straws

Say No to Plastic Straws

Plastics are an ongoing issue in the world today. All forms of plastic waste in our environment is a huge problem, with them taking years to break down if they ever do break down. Everything from plastic bottle and plastic bags to plastic straws and coffee cups. A major problem is the amount of plastic straws that are used every day. We are using 10 million straws everyday with plastic straws making up 7.5% of plastics. 7.5% doesn’t seem like much but when combined with all other types of plastics it is a massive. Plastic straws have been available everywhere you buy drinks and you usually get them when you buy a drink at a restaurant, bar or café. With this in mind, you can imagine just how many straws are used each and every day. One straw in your drink doesn’t seem like much but when you think about everybody using a straw for their drinks it can turn into millions of straws used every day. A major problem is the amount of plastic straws that are ending up on the ground at parks and playgrounds, beaches, streets, school yards and sports grounds. With so many straws ending up on the ground this in turn means that most straws will end up in our waterways. With straws and other plastics ending up in our waterways it is causing significant damage to our environment and marine life. An excellent campaign aimed at reducing the amount of plastic straws used in our country and around the world is ‘Straws no More’. This campaign is set up to encourage schools to no longer use straws in their canteens and tuckshops. McDonald’s is also on the way to being plastic straw free and have announced that they will be replacing single use straws by 2020. Many cafes and restaurants have already started using paper straws which is a great step in the right direction. If we all stopped using single use plastic straws it would help the environment by reducing the amount of straws that are ending up in landfill and taking years to break down. There would also be less chance of straws ending up in our waterways and making their way to our oceans which will hurt our marine life or even kill marine life.

Author: Natalie

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What happens if the skip is overloaded?

What happens if the skip is overloaded?

Hiring a skip bin is an ideal way to get rid of all types of waste. Whether you have household waste or green waste from your garden, a skip is ideal and convenient. Doing all the hard work of cleaning out all your unwanted items out of your house or garage is the best way to see just how much waste you have and from there you can work out what size skip bin will be best for you. Skip Hire Melbourne have a wide range of skip bins that are great for getting rid of old household items and plenty of other bits and pieces. Once the skip has arrived at your property and you have filled it, occasionally you might find yourself out of space in the skip. Our skip are all clearly labelled with the height the skip bin should be filled to making it clear that the skip is not to be overloaded. Although it is an easy option to just throw the rest of your waste on top and hope no one notices. Sounds easy enough doesn’t it, but there are reasons that the bin must not be overloaded. An overloaded skip bin is illegal to travel on Victorian roads. Overloaded skip bins can not be transported for safety reasons. It can be dangerous for passers by if something was to fly off the top of the skip and hit something or someone. Apart from it being illegal, overloaded skip bins can be difficult to pick up. Trucks have a specific tonnage they need to adhere to to travel on the roads and lift things. If the skip is too heavy the truck may struggle to pick it up and even on some occasions the truck could be lifted off the ground with the weight of the skip. Here at Skip Hire Melbourne we do not accept overloaded skip bins and our drivers may have to remove items to be able to pick up and collect the skip bin safely. Overloaded skip bins will also incur an additional charge. If you have any questions regarding the amount of waste that is going in your skip bin hired form Skip Hire Melbourne please don’t hesitate to contact our office and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist.

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Council Permits and Skip Hire

Council Permits and Skip Hire

Hiring a skip bin around Melbourne is perfect for doing all your tidy up jobs around the house, at your office, in your back yard or on a building site. But what happens if you need to place a skip bin on council property? There are a lot of properties around Melbourne that don’t have access to a driveway. Some driveways may be narrow or restricted access meaning the only option is to place the skip bin on council property. Council property includes nature strips and roads. Footpaths and crossovers are not suitable places for a skip to be placed and a permit will not be issued. Placing a skip bin on the road or on a nature strip isn’t as simple as a skip bin going in a driveway. As roads and nature strips are council property a permit must be obtained from the appropriate council. As councils vary they will have different rules and regulations regarding skip hire. This also means that the cost of a skip permit will vary. When booking a skip bin with Skip Hire Melbourne our experienced staff will discuss with you the best place for the skip bin to go. If the most suitable place is on the road we will discuss with you a council permit. Permits will incur an additional cost that will also include costs to cover public liability insurance. We will provide you with the price of the permit and this will be added to the price of the skip you have hired. Once the skip bin is booked we will send off the application for the appropriate council, so there is no need for you to contact the council direct to organize a permit.

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Mattress Recycling

Mattress Recycling

Buying a new mattress can be fun and tiring at the same time. After months of wondering if your sore back or neck is the cause of an old mattress you have decided to treat yourself. Once you’ve decided on the right mattress for you it’s time to organize getting that new mattress in your home. Easy right? Well, it is easy if you have figured out what to do with your old mattress. Getting the mattress out your front door can be a task in itself, but what happens to the mattress once it’s outside? Many councils around the northern suburbs do offer a free hard rubbish collection that includes mattresses. But if this isn’t an option in your local area, hiring a walk-in skip is a good solution. Hiring a skip from Skip Hire Melbourne is great option to get rid of your unwanted mattress. Placing a mattress in one of our skip bins does come with a surcharge but it does take away the hassle of trying to figure out what to do with the old mattress. Having a skip bin at your home is perfect especially if you have other bits and pieces to go in the bin. All our skip bins are walk in bins making them very easy to load simply by walking everything straight in. If you decide hiring a skip is the best option for you, we will deliver the bin at a time agreed to at the time of booking. We can even arrange next day delivery which means you don’t have to worry about the mattress sitting outside for too long. The last thing you want is a mattress sitting out in the rain getting wet and weighing a tonne when you have to lift and carry it.

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Everywhere we turn now there are new and thoughtful ways that we can all go plastic free. From banning single use plastic bags at supermarkets to paper straws being introduced at restaurants and cafes. There are so many great programs that are encouraging people to go plastic free. One perfect one happening right now is Plastic Free July.July is Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages people to help be a part of the reducing plastic pollution solution. We all need to work towards having cleaner streets, waterways and parks. The website www.plasticfreejuly.org provides plenty of inspiration and ideas to help you go plastic free for the month of July. By reducing single use plastics at shops, cafes, schools and at home we are helping reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfill. The movement has well over 100 million participants in 177 countries all over the world. With so many people in on this great movement is a great start to being plastic free.Everyone and anyone from all walks of life can get involved. You can try a few of these ideas to get you started.Change your daily take away coffee cup for a reusable coffee cup.Everyone is aware of the ban on single use plastic bags in supermarkets. Many more retail stores are now introducing reusable bags. Why not get into the habit of taking along a reusable bag to all your shopping, not only your grocery shopping.Say no to plastic straws when you have a drink. Or instead of buying the bag of single use plastic straws why not try the paper straws. They may take some getting used to, but it will make a huge impact on the environment.Plastic water bottles are everywhere. Not only water bottle but soft drinks, milk and sports drinks. Instead of buying sugary drinks have a go at drinking water in a reusable drink bottle. Or if you fancy something a bit fizzy, go for a soda stream and make your own soft drinks.When purchasing meats, fish and deli meats opt for recyclable packaging or even bring a container from home for your deli meats to be placed in. This is a great idea for fruit and vegetables also.With a few ideas to help you on your way to Plastic Free July you can make some positive changes to help the environment and as always remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

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Say No to Plastic Straws

Say No to Plastic Straws

Plastics are an ongoing issue in the world today. All forms of plastic waste in our environment is a huge problem, with them taking years to break down if they ever do break down. Everything from plastic bottle and plastic bags to plastic straws and coffee cups. A major problem is the amount of plastic straws that are used every day. We are using 10 million straws everyday with plastic straws making up 7.5% of plastics. 7.5% doesn’t seem like much but when combined with all other types of plastics it is a massive. Plastic straws have been available everywhere you buy drinks and you usually get them when you buy a drink at a restaurant, bar or café. With this in mind, you can imagine just how many straws are used each and every day. One straw in your drink doesn’t seem like much but when you think about everybody using a straw for their drinks it can turn into millions of straws used every day. A major problem is the amount of plastic straws that are ending up on the ground at parks and playgrounds, beaches, streets, school yards and sports grounds. With so many straws ending up on the ground this in turn means that most straws will end up in our waterways. With straws and other plastics ending up in our waterways it is causing significant damage to our environment and marine life. An excellent campaign aimed at reducing the amount of plastic straws used in our country and around the world is ‘Straws no More’. This campaign is set up to encourage schools to no longer use straws in their canteens and tuckshops. McDonald’s is also on the way to being plastic straw free and have announced that they will be replacing single use straws by 2020. Many cafes and restaurants have already started using paper straws which is a great step in the right direction. If we all stopped using single use plastic straws it would help the environment by reducing the amount of straws that are ending up in landfill and taking years to break down. There would also be less chance of straws ending up in our waterways and making their way to our oceans which will hurt our marine life or even kill marine life.