PROTECT YOUR DRIVEWAY
TIPS WHEN YOU HIRE A GORILLA SKIP
An empty Gorilla skip bin can be heavy. When there’s rubbish loaded into it, there is a possibility of driveway damage. Green Gorilla have years of Auckland skip bin hire experience in helping people take steps to avoid damage with skip bins. Protect your driveway with this simple tip.
Our recommendation is to lay a sheet of plywood on your driveway. The wood will help reduce the chances of scratches, chips, and cracks. It’s a precaution worth doing.
Three Common Driveways for Skips
The best driveway to take the weight of a skip bin is a hard and level surface. A concrete driveway is better than an asphalt driveway and is dense enough to hold the weight of a skip. It’s not often a concrete driveway is damaged; however, asphalt is softer and is liker to be marked with impressions.
An asphalt surface requires more consideration and better preparation for the delivery of your skip. Make sure you pick the most level or flat area on the surface and lay a sheet of plywood down that your skip can res. Consider placing wood borders under the corners of the skip bin to help disperse the weight. The sun beating down on asphalt is a concern. It increases the risk of driveway damage as the asphalt softens and makes it easier to damage. Place your skip in the shade to help minimise risks.
Avoid placing a skip bin on a grassy surface. A skip will almost always cause damage to the soft surface. In some situations, this isn’t an issue; however, often, when a skip has damaged a lawn, the owner is upset.
Green Gorilla want you to have the best experience when you hire one of our Auckland Gorilla Skips for your rubbish. Auckland Recycling & Waste Solutions.
MORE GORILLA BIN TIPS
LOAD YOUR GORILLA SKIP EFFICIENTLY
Begin with flat items and lay them in the same direction. Then add your bulky and heavy items. Remove any arms or legs from furniture and disassemble your old appliances. Lastly, get your smaller items into the Green Gorilla skip.
DON'T OVER-FILL YOUR GORILLA SKIP
An overfilled gorilla skip can be dangerous, to you, your neighbours, or even your family. Any sharp, broken items sticking out the top, could easily hurt someone walking past, or anybody attempting to handle your Green Gorilla skip.
3 TIPS TO DETER SNEAKY DUMPING RUBBISH IN YOUR GORILLA BIN HIRE
- LIGHT IT
Shining a security light onto your skip may deter them from this kind of nocturnal mischief; even better if you can use a motion-sensitive light.
- COVER IT
Covering your skip with a tarp is an excellent way to signal that it is off-limits.
- LOCATE IT
If possible, place your skip in your driveway or garden rather than leaving it on the street.
COST-CUTTING FOR GREEN GORILLA SKIP HIRE
Why not talk to your neighbours or friends to see if they would like to share the cost of a Gorilla skip? Plus, you'll have more eye's watching out for any illegal dumping into your bin!
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR GORILLA SKIP LEVEL
Please be awesome, and don't pile your waste higher than the sides of the Green Gorilla skip. You could be charged extra money for an overweight gorilla bin or be asked to remove the excess waste.