3 Tips to Prevent Nuisance Dumping in Your Rented Skip Bin

24 April 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


Sometimes you'll face a cleaning task where only a skip bin will do. It's all fairly straightforward. You order the best type of bin for the job, it's delivered, you fill it, and then it's taken away. It couldn't be easier, right?

However, it can be a bit of a downer to realise that other people in your area have also decided to do a bit of household cleaning and that they have decided to take advantage of your temptingly empty skip bin in order to do so. Nuisance dumping into a rented skip bin is hopefully not something you will ever have to deal with, but it can be a massive inconvenience. The bin can sometimes be partially filled before you've even had a chance to use it. It might also that prohibited items have been placed into the bin, rendering it uncollectable.

If you are concerned that someone might take advantage of your bin in order to do some nuisance dumping, then there are a few things you can do about it.

1. Bin Placement

Where on your property will the skip bin be situated? If you have a motion-activated security light, it can be prudent to place the bin within the range of the sensor. The sudden activation of the light is designed to deter prowlers and potential intruders, and there's no reason why it won't deter anyone trying to get rid of their junk in your rented skip bin.

2. Securing the Bin

Before you actually rent the skip bin, take a look at the range of options provided by the hire company. Do they actually have a bin with a lid? This is the easiest option for securing your rented bin. It might be slightly more expensive than a standard bin, but it can be worthwhile. The bin is simply secured overnight with a padlock, which has the added bonus of preventing the bin from becoming an above ground swimming pool in the event of a sudden downpour. If there are no bins with lids available, you can make your own arrangements. Drape a heavy duty tarpaulin over the bin and secure it with a number of bricks. This won't necessarily stop a diligent nuisance dumper, but it can be enough of a deterrent to make them give up.  

3. Go Mobile

For true security you will need to have more control over the mobility of the bin. Consider renting a mobile skip bin. This is smaller than a traditional bin and is mounted on wheels. It's towed behind a vehicle and can be maneuvered into tighter spots than a larger, traditional bin. This means it could be placed inside your garage or even wheeled around to the rear of your property.

Hopefully you will never have to deal with anyone dumping their junk in your skip bin. But still, if it's a concern, these three tips should prevent it from becoming a major issue.