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Allergy free houses

My husband and I have really busy lives and often don't have time to clean the house. Unfortunately, both our kids have quite bad allergies to dust and mould, which means we need to keep the house spotless, which can be quite hard. We have started having a professional cleaning service come in a few times a week to give the house a good scrub while we are at work. It means that we can come home to a clean house. It means everyone is healthier, happier and less stressed out. This blog is for other parents of kids with allergies and has tips on how you can keep your house allergen free.


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Why Your Bin Rental Company Might Charge You More

by Clarence Shelton

Residential skip bin rental firms help remove rubbish from homes across Australia at an agreed price. They provide their customers with a skip bin and then come for collection on an agreed day. But there are situations where these businesses can charge their customers more than initially agreed upon. This does not usually go down well with most of the affected customers, but that does not mean that the extra charges are baseless. 

If you are a homeowner, here is a look at some of the violations that can cause your bin rental company to charge you more.

Disposing of the wrong items in your bin

Skip bin renters supply different types of bins for different types of waste. This is done so that different waste materials are not all mixed up in one bin, making it difficult to sort through the waste. If your skip bin providers realise that you kept the wrong kind of waste inside your bin, they will charge you for the violation. The same applies if you put toxic waste, such as asbestos or lead acid batteries inside your bin.

Relocating your bin

Changing the position of the bin once it has been delivered to you can attract extra charges. This is because the bin is usually positioned at the most convenient spot to ensure easy pick-up. If you move the bin to a different location, you might make it harder to collect, thus leading to the increased fees. It is a good idea for you to be around on the day of delivery so you can choose a suitable location for your bin – this way, everybody wins.

Overloading your bin

Always pay attention to the maximum weight limits of the bin you are renting. If the rubbish that you put in your bin is more than the maximum weight allowed, the collection crew might need to use a bigger truck to carry the load out of your property. Mark you, this will cost extra.

Missing collection

If your bin provider is forced to reschedule pick-up because they were not able to gain entry into your property on the day of collection, you will have to foot the bill for another visit. Therefore, you should make sure your property is accessible on the collection day.

Always read and understand the terms and conditions of service before renting a skip bin so you do not end up paying more than you should.