To as flat as you can make them. This will save you a lot of space and hassle. If you are pressed for time, consider breaking down all of your applicable items before the skip is delivered to your property so it’s ready to go!
Any small furniture pieces should be taken apart to fit in the 3 cubic metres skip bin a bit more efficiently instead of taking up a bulky bit of valuable skip real estate. This bin is relatively small for furniture disposal, so consider a bigger skip bin if you have multiple furniture pieces to dispose of. If your furniture is still in pretty good nick, consider donating it instead of taking up space in a paid skip bin!
Make a list, whatever works for you, so that you don’t forget a significant bit of rubbish you need removing in our smaller skip bins! 3 Cubic Metres fills up fast, so carefully plan what needs to be thrown away. You should, wherever possible, start with the lighter items of rubbish at the bottom of the skip like polystyrene, paper, cardboard and leave heavier things until last. Consider your skip bin hire a giant game of Tetris. Fit your rubbish together like a skip bin puzzle, and you’ll maximise your 3 cubic metre space. The last thing you want to do is to fill the designated skip bin and then realise you’ve left a bulkier item out, which might require another skip bin hire.
You want to utilise the space in the skip bin efficiently. Don’t waste paid space by not filling it or creating air pockets by mismatched items filling an odd space. Filling the bins with hollow objects (bins, buckets, etc.) will negate some space, so as per the previous planning tip, make sure you break down hollow items or fill them up before you toss them in the skip bins!
These recyclable items can be taken by your West Auckland or North Shore council in your green bins for free, so don’t waste valuable space in your skip bins for recyclables! Items made of glass, paper, cardboard and plastic can all be recycled, so depending on their size, consider putting them in your free collected recycling.
Overfilling skip bins is dangerous, not just for the people picking it up and transporting it, but for everyone on the road between your West Auckland or North Shore property and the dump, not to mention the staff handling the skip. Loose items near the top can become dislodged and fall out onto the road, so we charge a fee for overfilled skip bins in West Auckland and the North Shore. In extreme cases, we will need to offload items that have been piled on top of an overfilled skip before removing the skip from the site.
Smaller items placed at the top of the bin risk spilling out during transit to the landfill. If you have last-minute additions (and we get that), be careful that you stuff any smaller items that are just balancing on the top to lower areas so that they don’t become dislodged during the drive. Be careful with your skip packing and avoid frivolous last-minute additions. (Chucking stuff on top won’t work if your skip bin is already full to capacity)
If you have extra items that are too big for the skip bin, get in touch with our team to discuss a new skip bin for extra bits and bobs that need to go. If you’ve filled your skip bin to capacity, you need to let the team know if you need extra bits removed before they turn up to collect the agreed-upon skip bin. They can not take individual pieces without pre-planning of a second skip.