Here are some rubbish-disposal tips to take note of if you've rented a skip bin.
1. Disassemble (or fill the storage spaces in) your old furniture
Even though most skip bins are very spacious, it's still surprisingly easy to fill one of these bins up to capacity within a short time, especially if you have lots of refuse to throw out. If you want to avoid ordering another bin if possible and you have large pieces of old furniture that you want to throw away, you should ensure that you dispose of this carefully.
For example, if you have old flatpack furniture items, you should take them apart and neatly pile their pieces in the bin so they take up as little room as possible. If you have unwanted furniture items that cannot be disassembled, but which have storage spaces in them, you should fill these spaces with rubbish before putting this furniture in the skip.
If you have any untreated wood furniture that is safe to burn, you might want to dispose of this by burning it in your fireplace rather than putting it into the skip. Doing this will mean that you can use the space it would have taken up for other furniture items that cannot be burnt.
2. Distribute the heavy rubbish evenly if your skip is on soft ground
It's also sensible to distribute your heavier rubbish (like furniture, big kitchen appliances, dumbbells or old kitchen benchtops) evenly across the bin if you've had the bin placed on some soil. If you put several very heavy items at one end of the bin and the container is on soft ground, it may sink into the soil or sand on this side and end up tilted.
While the bin won't tip over (this would only happen if you placed items whose total weight greatly exceeded the bin's weight limit) it will mean that as you fill it up, the smaller, loose items that put on the top of the rubbish pile inside it may fall out and either lay strewn on the adjacent ground or get blown away by the wind (because the bin won't be level). However, if you distribute your heavy refuse evenly in it, it should remain level no matter what type of surface you need to put it on and you won't have to spend time picking refuse off the ground around the bin.