Some skip bins come with a ramp door in the side to allow wheelbarrow access into the bin. While you might not think that you need this feature, it can be useful.
Why hire this kind of skip?
1. Fill the Skip Faster
A lot of the time it takes to fill a skip bin is spent walking back and forth between your home and the bin. This can get tedious and tiring. Each trip takes time, and there is a limit to how much you can carry at once. If you're getting rid of a lot of small to medium-sized items, you'll make a lot of trips. You'll naturally get slower as the day progresses.
If you have a wheelbarrow, then you can fill the bin faster. For a start, you can load a fair amount of stuff into the wheelbarrow and then wheel it to the bin. A quick trip up the ramp puts you in the bin itself. You then simply tip the wheelbarrow up to empty out its contents. This speeds up the process for you.
2. Avoid Aches and Pains
If you're carrying a lot of stuff to dump in the bin, then you'll probably get quite tired. Heavy items could give you aches and pains the next day from the workout you've given your muscles. Also, if you're not careful when you carry heavier items, you could strain your back or shoulders. Bear in mind that you won't just be carrying here; you also have to lift items up and throw them over the side of the bin.
If you can use a wheelbarrow to transport rubbish to your bin, then you put less strain on your body. The wheelbarrow itself carries the load, you just have to push and direct it. You don't have to do any heavy carrying or lifting. This could reduce your tiredness and any aches and pains you might get. Your arms will still get a workout but the whole process will be more balanced.
3. Dispose of Bulky Items More Easily
Some of the things you need to throw in the skip bin may be large and bulky. It can be hard to get these items over the side of a skip so that they fall into place without taking up too much room.
You can also use a wheelbarrow ramp as a walk-in access point. So, for example, if you are disposing of a mattress, you could simply walk it into the skip and put it exactly where you want it to go.
To find out more about wheelbarrow ramps and other useful options, talk to skips hire companies.