Will a skip bin damage my driveway?

Domestic skip hire is the most convenient way to get rid of rubbish from your home.  While skip hire is a great option to get rid of rubbish, some customers are worried if the skip will damage their driveway.  Unlimited bins have many customers asking us ‘will a skip bin mark my driveway?’  Whether you have a concrete driveway or paved driveway the last thing you want to happen is cracks or scratches from a skip being placed on your driveway.

Will a skip bin damage my driveway?

Skip bins may mark your driveway due to a number of reasons.  These include the size of the skip, the weight of the skip and type of waste in it.  If you have a skip for renovation or landscaping waste that includes heavy waste, such as soil or concrete and bricks, the skip will be heavy. This makes the risk of marking your driveway greater.

The nature of your driveway will also depend on whether a skip will damage it.  Some customers have concrete driveways, brick driveways, paved or gravel driveways.  If it is available, we can place the skip on your front lawn or on the road or nature strip.  Any skips placed on the road or nature strip may incur a permit fee as it is council property. It is entirely up to the customer as to where they decide to place the skip.

Prevent damage to your driveway

If the driveway is the only option for skip placement there are a few options to consider to help prevent any damage.  To prevent damage to your driveway you can put some large pieces of board down. Timber planks area great option for the skip to be placed on.  Another option is to place thick cardboard or timber planks down. Our drivers can then place the skip onto the board or timber so there is no direct contact with your driveway.  This will also help reduce the risk of scratching on your driveway.

When ordering a skip bin to your home the driveway is the most convenient place to put a skip. The skip is then nice and close for you to be able to load it conveniently.

Other skip placement options

To avoid damage to your driveway all together, you have the option to place the skip on the nature strip or road outside of your house.  Although, this may incur additional costs for permits as it is council property. Our staff will arrange any council permits once you have placed your skip bin orderWe will also discuss with you the best option for skip placement at your property.

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