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Understanding the Use of Skip and Hook Lift Bins in Australia

Author: Michael Harley
by Michael Harley
Posted: Jun 27, 2019

Often seen on construction and industrial sites in Australian towns today, skip and hook lift bins are believed to have originated in England. They are heavily built large containers that are used for industrial, commercial and even household applications. In the US and Canada, these bins are known as dumpsters.

Skip bins come in a range of sizes as per their usage across Australia. While households hire these bins for spring cleaning or move in / move out cleaning, builders invest in them to store their construction materials. They may also use these bins to dispose of waste after demolition of old structures. Unlike domestic users who simply hire skip bins for occasional usage, builders who need them regularly prefer to buy their own products from skip and hook lift bins manufacturers.

As large crates to contain different types of non-hazardous waste these bins help in renovation works while keeping work site and surrounding area clean.

In Australia, these bins are broadly categorised as:

Marrel Skip Bins

These are popular used in both domestic and industrial sectors. Marrel bins make waste gathering an easy and organised process. The size of Marrel bins varies between 2 cubic meters and 17 cubic meters.

They have short length and high walls – with such design, they don’t occupy much space and can be put in an area which is less than that occupied by an average sized car. However, it is important to remember that the vehicle delivering this skip bin to a site will need a clear access of about 3 meters. What’s more, there should not be any tree branches or wires hanging low on the path from where where the bin will be lugged to the site.

A Marrel skip bin can be hauled up by chains attached to hydraulic arms and it is then gradually brought down off the cargo area of the lorry.

Hook Lift Bins

The term hook lift bins comes from the process used to connect them to and off trailers that transport these bins. A truck uses a big hydraulic hook on its rear to clasp the bin & roll it on and off its freight area.

Hook lift bins are rectangular in shape and have huge doors facilitating the movement of a bobcat into them. Size of hook lift bins can vary between 4 m3 and 30 m3. Since households do not need to store extensive cargo / waste, the use of hook lift bins is more common at construction and industrial sites.

When you hire your skip or hook lift bins, you have to abide by some terms and conditions. Compare the products offered by different vendors and read all documents and SLAs carefully before hiring any unit. The documents specify as to what can be put and what is not permitted to be put in a skip bin. Even if you purchase your own bins, it is worthwhile to know about its legitimate use. Talk to the supplier and get all your questions answered.

Author Bio - Incorporated in 2001, New Bridge Services is a pioneer in temporary fence and now specialises in manufacturing products in F.R.P grating, Expanded Metal, Steel Grating & Handrails, cattle handling equipment and Composite Decking. New Bridge Services also has export offices in Hong Kong and Middle East offering the clients CNF/CIF prices for the products range.

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Michael harley is a writer at Search Engine.

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