Skip Bins are large open-topped containers explicitly designed for safely storing large loads of rubbish away from the general public. Unlike normal bins, a skip bin is not emptied by a vehicle at the roadside as a wheelie bin is. Instead, a waste truck empties it into a vehicle attached to the bin and then returns the bin to a collection point or transfer station. This can make it difficult for someone to see that the bin has been emptied.
A typical skip bin has a locking lid, which ensures that all rubbish is safely contained and out of sight of anyone passing by. They are designed to be tamper-resistant and are therefore capable of resisting attempts to open them. This means that even if someone was able to open the lid and was not aware of skip bins Adelaide, there is no way for them to see where they have left their rubbish. If the waste has not been moved onto the skip bin, a recycling number can be obtained from the waste company which will help in tracing the exact location.
Skip bins were initially used at the roadside where vehicles could not see them. Many refuse companies would leave bins in residential areas such as parks and roadsides to collect rubbish. However, the introduction of the new Waste Management Act of 1992 has made it compulsory for all companies to store their refuse in dedicated skip bins at designated waste collection points. Previously skip bins Adelaide were provided for free by local councils, however, to make up for the lost revenue, they would charge small fees for storing refuse.
These fees were passed onto the local authorities. As the majority of councils had to pay for them, they eventually came to be regarded as ‘waste’ due to the volume of rubbish that would often be collected in them. A large majority of people would then throw their rubbish into bins at home, which were often not adequately maintained and could not cope with large volumes of rubbish.
The problem was not just about the amount of waste, but also where the waste was kept. If a bin were not filled regularly, and therefore not effectively recycling, it would not be able to handle any more waste than it had been given. In addition, since bins are not allowed to be emptied by trucks, they would be full all the time. This would mean that it would be very difficult for the council to ensure that the local area was kept clean and tidy.
It was only when the Waste Management Companies started selling skip bins Adelaide in Australia that the situation began to change. They began to sell these bins online so that the public could purchase them and they were now produced with better bins.