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Did you know there are many health risks associated with an overflowing rubbish bin? We have strict guidelines against filling our bins beyond capacity, and there are good reasons for this. All skip bin hire Perth have similar guidelines, and we have more or less the same reasons.

First, there’s the simple fact that a lot of nasty things thrive in the garbage.

Bacteria, numerous pests, and all manner of vermin find overflowing waste to be an ideal breeding ground. It’s a great home for these creatures, from flies to bacteria that can cause infections. If they’re making their home near a bin, they’re also spreading around your living space.

You could get sick easily in these conditions. Anything from salmonella to food poisoning is possible, along with gastroenteritis and other major conditions.

Overflowing waste also causes air pollution, which leads to respiratory diseases.

Toxic substances that linger in garbage include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. All of these can cause damage to the lungs, resulting in respiratory diseases. These contaminants usually have bad odours. Most of it comes from decomposing materials, but liquid wastes are also a source.

As a note, all skip bin hires do not accept liquid waste. We don’t want anyone to get sick any more than you do, and there are proper means of disposing of these hazards.

Garbage also contains the risk of contaminating surface water supplies. This is a bad thing in many ways.

For starters, contaminated water is a major vector of disease. This is especially true if the material that gets into the water is toxic, rather than just ordinary bacteria. Contaminated water can also affect all nearby ecosystems, harming fish and local wildlife.

The biggest risk factors in this are batteries, computer equipment, and even leftover paints. While you can put these in a bin, you should never let the bin overflowing with them. As noted, liquid waste is typically not allowed in a skip.

Direct handling of overflowing waste is also a means of exposing yourself to the risks.

Just picking up and handling overflowing rubbish can cause infections and accidents. This makes it dangerous, and why it’s best that the bins be closed during pickup and delivery, as well as during transit.

This is doubly true for certain types of waste. Hazardous materials, biological waste, and decomposing rubbish are all very dangerous to handle. Keeping the bins from overflowing is a good way to cut down on potential issues.


Are you having issues with the collection of your mini skip hire Perth?

One of the key parts of hiring a skip bin is the pickup and delivery service. We pride ourselves on our reliability in getting the bins where they need to be on time. However, there are instances when this is not what happens. If you’re having trouble with the collection, consider the following situations.

First, check if the bins are in the designated pickup location at the right time, and that they’re sealed.

For what we hope are obvious reasons, we can’t collect bins that aren’t present at the appointed time. This is primarily for our regular service in residential areas. We also adhere to regulations that require the bins to be closed during transit, rather than overflowing.

Are the contents of the bin within the parameters of its type?

Each skip bin you hire from us is meant to contain certain types of materials. A bin designed for construction or demolition work is not the same one used for green waste. Household rubbish is also an entirely different type of bin.

If the contents aren’t approved, that’s a violation of our terms of service. In such cases, we’ll leave a bin hanger so you know why it wasn’t collected.

Severe weather conditions can also prevent us from collecting the bins as scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your understanding. Whenever these circumstances arise, we make an effort to inform you through your provided contact information and social media.

If the bin is overfilled or too heavy, we may also reserve the right not to collect it.

We don’t want to risk injuring our crews or damaging our vehicles. An overfilled bin is a danger while in transit. If it’s too heavy, it could also damage the vehicle or injure people trying to get it ready for transport.

We request that you inform us of these issues ahead of time, so we can make the proper arrangements.

For health and safety reasons, crews are not permitted to manually remove items that are stuck in the bins. If at all possible, we ask that you remove any wedged or frozen items in the contents before the collection schedule.

Finally, if the bins were damaged in any way, that is a violation of our terms of service. We will not collect any damaged bins, particularly if the damage was due to the contents. If you have any other questions, click this link for assistance.


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