The Differences between Commercial and Domestic Skip Bins

February 19, 2020

A skip bin hire is a convenient solution that can save you time and money in all kinds of projects.

There are skip bins for commercial purposes and skip bins that can be used at home and choosing the right one for your needs will mean thinking about a few important factors. You will need a different skip bin for very large projects and you will find that commercial locations usually have larger needs than your average home

Hiring a skip bin is also a quick and easy process, you can have the company drop it off and collect it once your project is completed. This is a huge advantage in itself, but there are many more. Before getting into all that, you should know the differences between the different skip bins available.

Differences and Similarities

The primary difference between a commercial skip bin and one designed for residential purposes is the amount of waste that can be held in each one. You can’t overfill a skip or you will be facing a considerable fee. So, it is important to select the right size that will hold all you need. Consider the project you are working on and how much waste you are likely to produce.

You may be moving or renovating, and all the waste that these projects can produce must go somewhere. It is better to have a little too much space in your skip bin then too little.

Skip bins are measured in cubic meters and can be found in a wide range of sizes. So, you are sure to always find something you will need.

Domestic Bins

Your average domestic skip bin will hold around 20 to 8 cubic meters of content. There are also mini-skips that have a volume of 2-4 cubic meters. Mid-sized domestic skip bins will hold between 6 and 8 cubic meters.

Domestic skip bins are the best option for jobs like remodeling or renovations, woodwork or landscaping projects. Anything small and personal that is likely to generate a lot of trash but not too much, will be best served by a domestic skip.

Commercial Skip Bins

Commercial skip bins are better suited to larger projects and have a greater capacity. These bins have the space to contain8 to 30 cubic feet of refuse. Maxi Bins will carry as much as 8 to 16 Cubic meters while the much larger bins can contain as much as 20 to 30 cubic meters.

These skips bins are used in construction projects and, demolitions, commercial waste and office moves. Using one of these larger bins will allow you to have your project cleaned up and can be used for a wide variety of commercial and industrial purposes not mentioned here. You can find these bins being used in hotels, hospitals and other kinds of manufacturing facilities.

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