Size Selection Guide for Skip Bin Renters


Skip bins come in a selection of sizes, and it is critical for every skip bin renter to choose a correct size bin before making their order to a skip bin rental company. Ordering a bin that is too large would simply mean paying extra for nothing, while choosing a bin that is too small may mean ordering for a second or larger bin, which would cost more money. In case you need any help choosing a right size skip bin for an upcoming gardening project, here is a useful guide for you. 

Estimating the capacity of the various skip bins available

The standard unit of measurement for skip bin sizes is cubic metres (m³). Before getting into the nitty-gritties of how you can estimate the right size of skip bin to rent, you must first know just how big or small 1 m³ of space is. As a general rule, 1 m³ unit of space in a skip bin is almost equal in size to a standard trailer load. With that said, you can accurately estimate the number of standard trailer loads that can go into the various sizes of skip bins offered by your bin provider. For instance, if you think you will produce 2 trailer loads of waste from your garden, then you should order for a 2 m³ skip bin.

Estimating the volume of waste produced

Once you know how to estimate the various skip bin sizes, you will need to approximate the amount of waste you need to put in a bin. An effective way to do this is to heap up all your waste in one corner of your garden and measure its length, width and height, so you can calculate the volume of waste you will need to dispose of. You can do this by multiplying the length by the width by the height. Make sure the volume is calculated in cubic metres because this is the standard unit of measurement for skips. Once you know how much waste you have, you can proceed to choose a skip bin size that would suit your requirements.

If you're not sure of what size you should get, it is always advisable to rent a skip bin size that is one size bigger. It makes perfect sense to get a unit that provides extra space than one that does not provide enough space for your garden waste removal. 


5 April 2017

Winter proofing my garden

Winter is coming, at least to my garden. I am working on how to make sure that I protect my garden from heavy frosts this year because last year some of my bulbs and fruit trees suffered frost shock. Often the best way to avoid frost shock and make sure that you have a beautiful garden year round is to do some sensible prep work in winter including prune, mulching, and building shade clothes. This blog has tips for gardeners in cooler climates who like to have beautiful flowers and fruits all year round, no matter what the weather is like.