How to Make the Most Out of Your Skip Space

Posted on: 24 October 2018


Putting rubbish in your skip may seem like the easiest part of the skip hire process, but if not done properly, it could potentially lead to additional costs and problems. Generally, you are required to load rubbish up to a certain line indicated near the brim of your skip. If you fill your skip beyond this level, your loaded bin will not be collected until you have removed the excess waste. Additionally, you may be required to pay a fine for breaching the terms of service. 

So how can you make the best use of every inch of skip space available to you? You simply need to pack up smartly. Here are some tips to use when loading a rented skip. 

  1. Start with the flat items. Place any flat objects, such as roof sheeting, cardboard, plywood and old tabletops, into the bottom of your skip. Make sure they are tightly flat-packed on the bottom of your skip to avoid leaving air pockets behind. The flat items will act as a platform for other rubbish.
  2. Pack bulky, heavy items next. Once you have laid all the flat objects on the base of your skip, load all large, weighty items, such as washing machines, fridges, cupboards, dining tables and bookshelves. Place the larger items with their openings facing the top of the bin. This way, you will be able to fill the gaps in them with smaller objects. If the larger items come with doors, remove the doors to create additional load capacity. If you can break up any of the bulky items into smaller pieces, it is best to do so because that will make it easier for you to fill up any empty airspaces. 
  3. Place the small, lightweight items. After you are done placing large, heavy items in your skip, you can shift your attention to small, lightweight items that don't require too much space and can easily fit anywhere. Use these items to fill any spaces that the larger items may have created. If you have an old mattress you want disposed of, you can place it over the top of your bin to serve as a lid.

If you follow this guide, you should be able to load your skip in the most efficient way possible, thus making the most out of your skip bin rental. If you are ready to hire a skip, contact a skip bin hire service near you.