Efficient, Easy, Earth-Saving Energy Practices and Ideas

My name is Natalie, and in this blog, I am going to write about a lot of different energy practices. I plan to write about solar panels, indoor air filtration, wind farms and whatever else strikes my fancy when I'm writing. I want to focus on easy and efficient energy practices, and I hope to explain how those practices can benefit the earth. My interest in energy and the environment started when I was just a teen. I attended a camp where we studied the environment whilst also doing a lot of foraging, hiking and other things that allowed us to engage with nature. From that week onward, I've wanted to change the world and its relationship with energy. I hope this blog is just the start.

How to take care of your skip bin to make it pleasant and safe to use

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Skip bins are essential pieces of equipment for when you need to get rid of waste products from your home renovation. It's spacious enough to fit all the waste you tear out from your house. It also makes it easier to get rid of the rubble, as skip bin hiring firms usually remove and empty the skip bin for you as a service included in the price. It is, however, important that you take care of your skip bin during the time you rent it. This is important to make the skip bin pleasant, safe and simple to use. To achieve that, there are a few things you need to consider.

Absorb the water

The first thing you need to think about is if you have wet waste that you need to put in the skip bin. This might, for example, be wood damaged by moisture or structures that have been subjected to flooding in your home. If you have waste like this, you should put absorbent material in the bottom of the skip bin before you start putting waste in it. This is to prevent leaking, which can make the area around the skip bin unpleasant, and it is also to prevent bad smells from arising from the waste material. Put newspapers or ordinary paper towels to cover the bottom of your skip bin if you need to place wet materials in it to prevent leakage and bad smells.

Put the lid on

You should also remember to always keep the lid on the skip bin closed whenever you're not putting things in it. An open lid can invite insects and pests into the skip bin, which can be unpleasant for you as you're using it. It can also encourage insects and pests to spread around the neighbourhood. As an addition to keeping the lid closed, you can also put a net over the opening of the bin to catch insects and pests before they can get into the bin itself. Just remember to remove the net when you need to place waste inside of the bin and then put it back afterward.

Keep it out of the sun

You also need to consider where you place the bin. Try as much as you can to keep it out of the sunlight for the majority of the day as sunlight can cause certain materials to give off an unpleasant smell.


10 May 2016