Whether you’ve let it lie for a while and it’s time for a big clean up, or you’ve recently completed some landscaping or other yard work, it might be time for the big spring clean. One of the ways to make that prospect a lot easier for yourself is with the help of a skip bin.

Here, we’re going to look at how you can use a skip bin to make cleaning the yard a lot more convenient so you don’t have rubbish lying around for weeks after.


Know what you can’t put in a skip

Before we go into what you can put in your skip and how helpful it can be, we should first cover the things that you’re not able to put in there. If you have any of the following in your garden, make sure that you dispose of it properly: 


  • Asbestos (Skip bins can be provided but requires seperate lined skip bin)
  • Batteries (Car & Household)
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Insulation Bulk (Can be provided but special quote will be required) 
  • Putrescible waste (food waste, liquids, etc)
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Explosives
  • Fibro-Cement Sheeting
  • Fibreglass Bulk (Can be provided but special quote will be required) 
  • Fibro (compressed or not)
  • Poisons
  • Radioactive materials
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Fuel
  • Medical Waste
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • Gas Bottles
  • Normal council rubbish bins waste


If any of this is found in your skip as the waste is being disposed of, you can be fined for it, so be smart. Your local council may have advice on what you can do to get rid of this waste if you have it.

For some of these forms of waste, we do offer specialised waste disposal services. For instance, we offer services in the safe and appropriate disposal of hazardous asbetso and landfill materials.

Magic Bins being used to clean garden

Start with the woods, metals, and concrete

If you’ve completed a renovation or recently landscaped the yard, then you may well have a host of building materials lying around, whether they’re left over from the job, or the remains of what was there before. Wood, metal, and concrete can all be put into the skip and will be recycled where and when possible.


What about soil and green waste?

Garden waste, soil, and green waste are what usually tend to clog up the works when you’re trying to spring clean the garden. Even the annual maintenance, such as trimming the trees, tidying your bushes, and mowing your lawns while pulling up any dead or overgrown plants can be a lot more for your usual green waste collection to handle.

Skips are a reliable and sustainable way to get rid of most organic waste, including leaves, branches, grass, plants, and more. Any soil in there can be screened out and used for topsoil in the construction process, while other green waste can decomposed and used as fertiliser and other biomass products. Just make sure that you don’t put any liquids in there, this includes organic liquids. 


Save time and money with a skip

Aside from the fact it’s able to contain almost any kind of waste likely to be found while spring cleaning the garden, be it organic or from building materials, skip bins can also help you dispose of large amounts of waste more easily than you might otherwise. You don’t have to wait around the routine collections to empty a regular homeowner’s bin worth of waste, which can end up taking weeks and weeks after a spring clean, you can get rid of all of it in one go.

If you’re not willing to wait that long, then your other option is to load up your car, which can be messy, not to mention expensive as it can start really guzzling fuel after a few trips. Again, hiring a skip can help you get rid of it in one trip, and the costs of skip removal and waste disposal are included in the hire price, so you know precisely what you’re paying.


Be mindful of your environment with skip-hire

When cleaning your yard, you’re likely to come across a lot of waste that could be reused if disposed of correctly. When you invest in skip hire from a team like Magic Bins, then you’re working with a team that supports the ability to reduce, reuse, recycle, and ensure that all waste goes to where it can be best used, when possible.

When you hire a skip bin, you’re not just throwing everything in one big pile and forgetting about it. You’re ensuring that waste disposal adheres with local rules and regulations, and avoiding bad waste habits like illegal waste dumps.


A simpler way to get rid of large volumes of waste

A simple spring clean in a yard can produce a lot more waste than you think. Add a front yard and back garden together, and it’s a significant volume. If there’s any landscaping or renovations involved, then it’s more than any household is going to be able to take care of, alone.

Skip hire offers you the simplest way to deal with these overly large volumes of waste. You can choose the skip bin of the size that fits your needs, rent it from the comfort of your own home, and have it delivered when you need it. Then, when you’re done, the team comes to collect it and dispose of the waste left inside. It doesn’t really get any simpler than that.


Save space in the yard

Of course, if you have a lot of waste, that can take up a lot of space, too. What’s more, if you have to wait for your regular bin pickups, then you could have bags and bags of waste sitting in the garden, which can get in the way of your ability to enjoy your home, not to mention the smell if they’re left sitting too long. Skip hire can do away with all of that.


Consider hiring a skip the next time you spring clean your yard

Skip bins can be hugely useful when you’re spring cleaning your yard. Get in touch to learn more about how, or take a look at the different sizes and types of skip hire services we offer.