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Bathroom Renovations and why you need a skip bin

Skip Bins Hire for Renovation Waste

Kitchen and bathroom renovations are rarely as simple to carry out as we might hope! Often, all manner of issues can arise during the planning and execution stages.

Each room brings about its unique set of challenges, but depending upon the age and condition of your home, the issues you do – or don’t face will vary.

For example, renovating a bathroom in a house that was built before the early 2000s will have many more considerations than relatively new ones.

There’s the issue of asbestos to consider. Did you know, for example, that some flooring tiles are made of asbestos? This is why you’ll need an inspection before you start ripping fixtures and fittings out. A qualified asbestos professional can pinpoint areas of concern – those places where asbestos may be lurking.

You mustn’t attempt to manage the removal yourself. Even a very small amount of friable asbestos breathed in can have fatal consequences later in life.

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Let’s imagine you’ve had your bathroom and kitchen checked though – and the issue, if there was one, has been dealt with.

What you will now need to do is work out what you’re removing and what you’ll be replacing it with.

It’s at the point when you want to begin removing cabinets, fixtures and fittings such as toilets, sinks and tiles, that you will need skip bin hire in place.

Once you begin removing cabinets, cupboards, tiles, wallpaper and so on, then the mess will be difficult to contain without a skip bin.

Man renovating a bathroom

What are The Advantages of Using a Skip Bin?

There are many advantages when it comes to using a skip bin for your waste materials generated from DIY renovations.

Waste management is a big factor in how successful your project will be. You need your workspace to remain as clear of debris as possible or there’s not only a hazard to contend with, but the air quality in the rest of the home might suffer.

Removing tiles from kitchens and bathrooms always creates a great deal of dust, so you might want to consider hiring an air filter for the duration of your project.

With a skip bin, you can remove old fixtures and rubble as soon as it’s generated and domestic skip bin hire comes in a variety of sizes, so you can select the best one for your needs.

The alternative to using a skip bin is, of course, making dump runs. Dump runs are not an effective use of your time. The last thing you want to do between smashing out old sinks, is to load up a trailer and drive to the dump!

It’s far easier to simply throw rubbish into your skip bin and once it’s full, have it removed by your skip hire company.

Common Things You’ll Dispose of When Completing a Bathroom Renovation

As mentioned previously, kitchen and bathroom renovations make a lot of mess. If you’re planning on replacing the entire room, including cupboards, cabinets and white goods, then you’re going to need a lot of help.

Here are some of the most commonly removed items during bathroom renovations.

  • Cabinets
  • Toilets
  • Baths
  • Tiles
  • Wallpaper
  • Shower screens
  • Mirrors
  • Flooring such as laminate or lino
  • Bathroom accessories

When it comes to getting these waste items into your skip bin, it’s important to remember that breaking things like cabinets and cupboards down, will save space in your skip bin.

Depending on which skip bin size you have booked, you’ll still want to have plenty of room left in it after disposing of larger items.

By breaking down cabinets, you can stack the flat pieces on the base of the skip bin, which avoids creating air pockets.

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Common Things You’ll Dispose of When Completing a Kitchen Renovation

If you’re replacing your entire kitchen, including cupboards and white goods, then you’re definitely going to need a skip bin.

Many of these items are heavy and awkward, so a skip bin makes sense. Some of the most common items to remove from an old kitchen are as follows.

  • Cabinets and cupboards
  • White goods such as fridges
  • Tiles
  • Worktops
  • Wallpaper
  • Flooring such as laminate and lino
  • Remember that white goods may incur an additional charge from your skip bin supplier

Things That Can Go Into Your Local Rubbish Collection

Of course, some things from your bathroom and kitchen renovation are fine to put in with your ordinary, local rubbish collection.

These include:

  • Old makeup and toiletries
  • Smaller mirrors
  • Pots and pans
  • Old wallpaper

Remember that mirrors are not recyclable and must only be placed in your general rubbish bin.

Wallpaper may be recyclable depending on its condition. Old makeup and toiletries can sometimes be recycled if the containers state that they are and if they are washed.

What Not to Put In Your Local Rubbish Collection

You cannot dispose of some things in your general rubbish collection. This is usually because they require specialist treatment and might be a fire risk.

  • Gas canisters
  • White goods
  • Florescent light bulbs
  • E-goods such as implements with a plug

Some branches of Bunnings will take florescent light bulbs from customers for recycling and e-goods can be disposed of at some council depots.

Waste items not allowed for skip bins

Skip Bin Regulations

Here at Best Price Skip Bins, we’re always ready to support our customers as they make progress on their kitchen and bathroom renovations.

We’re here to help and you can always get in touch with us if you have questions about skip bins and their use.

You should always be aware that if you hire a skip bin, you will need to place it on your own property. If you choose to place it on the road outside, then you will need a permit from your local council.

Skip Bin Safety

Always be aware that when you’re dealing with any renovations and building work, there are some accompanying risks.

Breaking glass, rubble, tiles and concrete are all sharp and hard. To avoid injury, wear protective gloves, eye protection and, if possible, steel-toe-capped boots.

It’s better to be safe than sorry! Take great care when filling your skip bin. Never lift more than is comfortable and seek assistance where possible.

Skip Bin Collection

When you book your skip bin, you’ll be offered a choice of dates for drop off and for collection.

It’s up to you how long you wish to keep the skip bin, though the most common is a few days to a week.

Try to book the skip bin to arrive the day before you think you will need it most. This is because there is no guarantee as to what time your skip bin will arrive.

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Book a Skip

Get a free quote on your skip bin by entering your postcode and following the instructions, or call us at 1300 791 132 to make the right choice for your skip bin hire.

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Your home is your castle and because you want it to look and feel as comfortable as possible, you’ll likely go to great lengths to ensure that your bathroom or kitchen renovation runs smoothly.

Part of that is, of course, how well your waste disposal is managed. Most of us need to live in our homes during renovations, so it’s very important to keep the work site as clean and tidy as possible.

Skip bins help do just that. By containing your junk in one designated spot outdoors, you will minimise the upheaval that renovations always cause.

Make sure to get in touch with our team if you need any advice about skip bin hire for kitchen or bathroom renovations.

We’re always happy to help.