How to Prevent Unwanted Dumping in Your Rented Skip Bin
You might not have considered the possibility of security for your rented skip bin. After all, it's just going to filled with stuff that you wanted to get rid of anyway. Cheap skip bin hire usually involves the delivery of a traditional skip, and in many cases this will be perfectly adequate. But what about when you're concerned about someone else taking advantage of your rental to get rid of their own unwanted possessions? Though it's disappointing, it might be that an opportunistic nearby resident will spot your skip bin and will covertly utilise it under the cover of darkness. If you're at all concerned that this might happen to you, there are a few things you can do.
Placement of the Skip Bin
If you have a gated driveway and the skip bin can be accommodated behind the gates, then you don't need to be concerned. It's highly unlikely that anyone would climb your gate while lugging their junk! If there is no physical barrier, careful placement of the skip bin can act as a deterrent. Place it in a well-lit area, or even better, place it within the sensor field of motion-activated outdoor lighting if you should happen to have some.
Locking the Skip Bin
It's not as though the concept of having a skip bin with a hinged lid is all that remarkable, and many skip bin hire companies will offer these types of bins. They might be slightly more expensive than a traditional, uncovered bin, but it can be a worthwhile investment. The lid simply flips into place to cover the top of the bin and can be secured with a sturdy padlock, preventing any unauthorised dumping. The lid is also a great option on a rainy day, so your rented skip bin doesn't inadvertently become an above ground swimming pool!
A Mobile Skip Bin
When you were only planning to rent a fairly small skip bin, you should consider the flexibility of a mobile version. Instead of being transported on the back of a truck, it has its own wheels and so is towed behind. This gives it a great degree of maneuverability and can even be wheeled inside your garage and safely locked away overnight. With assistance you can move the skip bin to the rear of your property and fill it there. Be careful with this one, as some lawn damage could occur when wheeling the now much heavier bin back to the front of your property for collection.
While it's awful to think that someone could take advantage of your need for a skip bin, it's good to know that there are some very straightforward ways of ensuring that the bin is solely used by you.