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The Problem with Rubbish Skip Bins

Every single person in the globe contributes to the disposal of waste in one way or another. Whether it is the banana peel or the bread wrapping paper or even industrial waste, one way or another, we get rid of the trash. There are many ways of discarding rubbish, and one of them is through a skip bin. To many, the use of a skip bin is an effective way of getting rid of trash. If you are one of them, I would like to point out some disadvantages of using a skip bin as a means of disposing of waste.

Here are some of these disadvantages:

Difficulty in Transporting the Waste

Skip bins are waste disposal containers that have an open top. The fact that the top part is not covered poses a challenge when trying to move it from the collection point to the landfill once it is full. This is because waste tends to fall from the skip bins as it is in transit, especially when it is full to the brim. When such things happen, it then means that the collection exercise needs to take place over again. Transporters, therefore, have a difficult time trying to transport waste in skip bins. When not collected, such waste contributes to environmental pollution.

Diseases and Infections

Waste piled up in one place is a dangerous thing as bacteria, and other viruses thrive under such conditions. The situation gets even worse when you are talking about a skip bin that is overflowing with trash. With bacteria and other dangerous insects bred in such areas, it poses a health hazard to the people around there.

For instance, the same insects roaming around the skip bin are probably the same ones that will be around your plate of food. Once they land on your food, the insects deposit all the germs from the bin in your meal. In some cases, these insects drop off their offspring in your food. When such a thing happens, you are highly likely to contract salmonella. Salmonella is the causative agent of typhoid. Typhoid is not the only thing you should be worried about in such instances. Salmonella can also cause gastroenteritis, food poisoning, enteric fever, and many other illnesses.

Apart from bacteria and insects, having a skip bin lying around attracts rodents, foxes, and stray dogs. There is also a high chance that these animals may make way to residential properties around the area, and that is another health and safety issue caused by having a skip bin.

Unavailability of Enough Space

Skip bins are usually medium-sized, it is tough to find a large skip bin lying around. If you count the number of skip bins in your neighbourhood capable of holding numerous large items at once, you will not find many.

The issue arises when you are stripping out or demolishing a structure. There is a lot of bulky waste that you will collect at the end of the process. You will have toilets, bathtubs, sinks, among other items. Such bulky items can fill a skip bin in a flash. Therefore, you should always consider other methods that can get the job done for you effectively and efficiently.

Water and Air Pollution

As earlier stated, skip bins do not have covers on top, and that means whatever odour is produced by the garbage in it spreads across the disposal area. Other than producing a foul smell, the odor from waste can cause respiratory diseases.

Water pollution is also a problem caused by using skip bins when they are placed near water bodies. When liquid waste produced by garbage discarded in skip bins trickles down to the river, sea, lake, or ocean, the water becomes contaminated. First and foremost, the water becomes unfit for human and plant consumption. Furthermore, the toxic substances in the liquid wastewater make the water inhabitable by water animals, thereby killing them.

Skip bins have been in use for decades down due to their perceived effectiveness in handling garbage. What many people do not know is that using these bins comes with numerous disadvantages. Firstly, it is challenging to load up the skip bin into a truck and transport it to a safe disposal area since the trash keeps on falling, especially if it is full. Furthermore, the skip bins are breeding grounds for bacteria and insects, which can cause salmonella. Salmonella causes typhoid and other dangerous illnesses.

Let us not forget the fact using skip bins near water sources poses a significant threat to aquatic life as liquid waste is a toxic substance. You can avoid all of these problems by trusting Paul’s Rubbish Removal to handle any rubbish removal needs. We provide services that remove rubbish on the day.

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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