Most Common Things in Skip Bins during a Home Renovation

Most Common Things in the Skip - home renovation
January 23, 2018 Renovations

Are you excited to try a new decorating technique you learned from a lifestyle show? Is your attention always undivided every time a show on home renovation is on? If you replied yes to those questions, then you probably like doing DIY projects in your own home!

You are also well aware of the wastes generated by renovation projects. Here is a quick rundown of the things you’ll normally find in skip bins during a home renovation and ways on how you can get rid of them:

1. Household items

You may be planning to replace some of your household items during renovation. Items that you no longer want or need, such as an old mirror or refrigerator may be a treasure for another person. If the items you are trying to dispose are still in good working condition, you can donate them to an organisation that will make sure your old stuff will be put to good use.

2. Building rubble

Renovations projects may involve breaking down walls or partitions in order to make more room in your home. This will lead to piles of building rubble such as bricks, concrete, ceramic floor, wall tiles, pavers, or roof tiles. Even though bricks and concrete cannot be placed in a general waste skip bin, they can still be disposed if they are packaged separately. Disposal facilities are quite strict when it comes to bricks and concrete. You have to make sure that no other prohibited materials, such as soil, are found in skip bins even in small amounts.

3. Green waste

You may want to create more space by clearing your garden of plants that are no longer needed (or alive). This leads to the creation of biodegradable green waste such as grass cuttings, flowers, branches, leaves, weeds, clippings, and plants that have been removed from the soil.

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4. Excess building materials such as off-cuts, dried paint, and packaging

Most renovation projects involve repainting.  You can get rid of dried paint in the cans using skip bins as long as the excess paint has already been dumped onto a newspaper and dried. The can lid should also be closed and taped. Take note that liquid paint is not allowed in skip bins. Failing to comply will can result in additional charges.

5. Mixed heavy waste such as timber and steel

Timber and steel are very commonly used when developing new structures and in renovation projects. Excess timber and steel can be placed in a mixed heavy waste skip bin. Treated timber such as decking, floorboards, and retaining walls can also be placed in a mixed heavy waste skip bin. Tree trunks to be disposed of in skip bins should be smaller than 300 mm in diameter and length.

These are just some of the many wastes that result from a renovation project in your house. Always remember to consider carefully which wastes you are going to send to the skip bin. The skip bins for hire in Newcastle should not be overloaded or filled up above the rim. Look for other ways to dispose of your wastes such as recycling to avoid this.

You should also take note of the wastes that are not allowed in skip bins such as sand and asbestos. If you are planning to do a renovation project in your home and you are not quite sure on how to manage your waste, feel free to seek help or get a quote from our team. Newcastle Skip Bins guarantees that we will be able to provide the best waste removal services for you!

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