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Bookaskip Australia Tell the Story of the Skip Bin

Announcement posted by Bookabin AU 02 Apr 2021

A skip bin is a handy waste solution that can be used for many functions. Not only is it the main part of Bookaskip’s profession, but it is also arguably one of the most efficient ways of removing waste. Although easily identified and often seen in communities worldwide today, skip bins haven’t always been the popular design they are today. In fact, the idea of skip bins has been said to initially come from beekeepers.

As mentioned earlier, the general idea of skip bins has been said to originate from European beekeepers in the 1700s. Unlike the skip bins Bookaskip provide to their Australian clients, these skips were baskets of straw, wicker or hollowed logs. Made to build bee colonies, this procedure became outdated and slowly forgotten by the 1800s.

A closer version of the skips we see today was first seen in the mines during the Industrial Revolution. It was a jumbo version of wheeled baskets that was made to transfer materials around quickly. It was also used by miners to measure what they have dug out so far. This version is still used today but as steel containers on tracks.

As for the name, it wasn’t always called ‘skip bin’. During the Industrial Revolution, skips were deemed a ‘skep’, which originates from the Norse language word ‘skeppa’, that essentially means basket. Since then, the term has evolved to ‘skip’ and eventually ‘skip bins’.

After the Industrial Revolution, skips saw a different purpose. Within the 1920s, tradespeople in the Southport area of England started using containers that closely resembled the ones used in the coal mines. From functioning as construction skips to collecting general waste, this is where they began to be used for rubbish removal.

During this time, a problem occurred where waste collection was becoming increasingly hard to manage. In a meeting discussing this issue, a truck manufacturing employee suggested the idea of utility vehicles carrying around detached boxes to collect materials, introducing the skip bin hire we see today, and for more information on skip bin hire Perth, skip hire Melbourne and skip hire Sydney please go to https://www.bookabin.com.au

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