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Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!

Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

4 Things to Remember Before Renting a Skip Bin

by Samantha Russell

If you are in need of a skip bin hire for demolition or yard waste, you shouldn't rush into it. There are a few things you need to consider first so you get the right bin, know where to park it and use it correctly.

Choose the Right Size

Before you do anything else, consider what size skip bin you need. This is more important than you might imagine, since you could end up spending a lot more for the bin than necessary if you try to get the largest one. Consider the project you are completing and how much waste you will end up with. If you are trimming trees or remodeling a small bathroom in your home, one of the smaller sizes is probably big enough. For major renovations, the bigger one is naturally a better deal. The skip bin company can also help you get the right size if you give them details about the work you will be doing.

Consider the Weight of Your Debris

Another thing you must think about in terms of choosing the right skip bin is how much your waste is going to weigh. This makes a difference because some companies might also charge by weight when they pick up the dumpster. Even if all your waste fits fine in a medium-size dumpster, you might pay an extra fee if it is filled with all ceramic tile and other heavy materials.

Secure Any Necessary Permit

Depending on where you plan to park the skip bin, you might need to get a permit from your local permit office. While parking it on your property in the driveway or your backyard should be your own prerogative, it can get in other people's way if it is on the street. It might obstruct the view for other houses or become an eyesore, or it may prevent the street sweeping truck or mail truck from driving by your house. Speak to the building office in your city to ask if you will need a permit to park the skip bin on the street.

Keep the Area Free from Obstructions

When you order the skip bin to have it delivered, make sure the area is free of obstructions. The company delivering the dumpster needs to be able to get down your street, park in front of your house and get the skip bin delivered either to your driveway or the street. Don't make it more difficult for them by having a vehicles or trash cans out front.