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What not to do

What not to do

Mon, 5th Aug 2019



Believe us when we say “we’ve seen it all”, everything from flipped skips and floating trucks to open concrete bags left out in the rain. Although it may seem simple enough, there are a number of easy ways to avoid these kinds of situations.

Maximising space may not always work out the way you’d hoped. Heavy bins are especially susceptible to falling under the ‘what not to do’ category. The first thing to remember is that we rely on hydraulics to pick the bin up from your property, so if it’s too heavy it stays put. We always communicate this openly when the order is placed and again on delivery, but we know it can be hard to monitor things on a busy work site or during a community working bee. We recommend electing a few key members of the team to stay on top of what goes into the bin to avoid situations like the one above.

Another common mistake is forgetting to consider the slope where the bin is placed. Although our drivers carry timber with them to minimise sloping and always tack care in choosing the safest location possible, not all properties have a large enough flat space. In these circumstances we suggest that all heavy items be placed evenly along the bottom of the bin and then stacked towards the higher end of the slope. This will help distribute the weight to avoid tipping, which has the potential to cause series injury and damage driveways, pavers and concrete (as well as our skips). Thankfully no one was injured and nothing damaged in the incident shown above.

Our last and most important tip: if in doubt, call and ask! We are more than happy to answer any question you may have and our experienced team will do whatever they can to help you out. Our drivers can walk you through any concerns you may have during the delivery and our office staff will do their best to make everything seamless and easy for you.


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