Waste management is a part of our daily life. We have residue in almost everything – the food we cook, in building homes, in accessories. Most waste if managed well can be treated and contribute for a greener planet. Most of us already recycle or reuse waste. In fact we order bins to segregate waste from household items where we have bins for recycled waste.
Recycled waste gets treated to be reused again. Paper. metals, glass, plastic, hazardous material and organic waste can be managed effectively. Paper gets recycled. Metals like aluminum and steel are both sorted during the recycling process and melted down to produce new items. Again glass is melted and recycled to produce new glass. Recycled plastics are ground into flakes and used to make new plastic items. However all plastic cannot be recycled. The code on the plastic container should be checked before disposing the plastic. Organic Waste is converted to compost or mulch. Hazardous waste is waste that has toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. This waste is harmful if improperly handled. Common household hazardous wastes include motor oil, pesticides, batteries and paints. Hazardous waste that cannot be recycled gets emptied out in landfills. Skip bins are used store hazardous waste that goes to a landfil.
Most skip bins are used in construction sites and contain demolition waste or debris. This waste normally gets thrown in a landfill. Normally found in construction sites, demolition or in renovation projects – where there is concrete and other material, skip bins hold most of the construction waste. Skip bins are also used in factories where scrap metal is produced. The material in the skip may be taken to a landfill, recycled or recovered/disposed of in some other way.
A skip bin is a large open container. It is not an ordinary bin as the design is such that the bin can be loaded on to a lorry that carries debris to a landfill. The shape is either a trapezoid or two stacked trapezoids. At either end of the skip bins there is a sloping floor so that the bin can be lifted on to the floor of the disposable truck. Most other bins are normally emptied on a garbage truck. This is not the case for skip bins. Since most debris in a skip bin is mostly harmful, it is not emptied onto a truck. Instead one skip bin is replaced with another. The skip bin with the waste is tipped at a landfill site or transfer station. For heavy skip bins a special crane or a skip lorry is used.
Skip bins are heavy. A typical small skip, when empty, weighs about 250 kilograms.
Skip bins should be ordered from a reliable provider that caters to a number of waste management options. Keep the skip bin in mind when disposing off non recyclable debris and other material. You will add your bit towards a cleaner and greener planet.