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Protect the Planet Whilst Using Your Hired Skip: Four Tips

A skip is an essential tool for many household projects such as cleaning out the attic, getting ready to move, cleaning out a foreclosed property or putting in new landscaping. However, if you want to keep the environment in mind whilst you use your skip, there are things you should do. Take a look at these tips:

1. Research recycling options in your community.

There are items that are harmful to throw into landfills such as old cans of paint, certain electronics and even appliances or white waste in some cases. Before you start filling your landfill, contact your council about recycling options. Most councils have a list of items that you shouldn't put in a skip, and they can provide you with information about recycling options. In some cases, it's as easy as arranging a pick up, whilst in other cases, you may have to drop waste off at a recycling station.

2. Donate whenever possible.

In some cases, what looks like rubbish to you may look useful and compelling to another person. Look carefully over what you purge and donate stuff whenever possible. If you live in a busy neighbourhood and there are lots of people passing by your skip, you may even want to lay out a pile of free stuff so that people can take it. That helps reduce the amount of waste that gets put into the landfill.

3. Use the plug on the skip if throwing out rags soaked with cleaning products.

Some skips have a plug on the bottom. If you throw out wet items, this plug is useful because it helps you drain the skip so that it doesn't get water logged. However, if you are throwing out rags soaked with cleaning products or other items that may potentially drip substances that you don't want your dog, other animals or your grass to come into contact with, you may want to engage the plug. 

4. Use the lid to prevent blowing litter.

As the skip begins to get more full, the wind may be able to catch some of the items in the skip. To ensure they don't blow away and turn into litter, close the lid on the skip. If you hire a skip without a lid, use a tarp to cover it overnight or other times when you are not actively using it.

For more tips on protecting the environment when you hire a skip, contact a skip hire company.