When you are looking to rent a bin in the winter, there are always a few things that you have to consider. We want to make sure that your home and your property is safe during the process, and no matter the size of the bin you are renting, the team at Load N Lift is here for you! Here are just a few of our top tips to remember when you are working with a Load N Lift bin during the winter here in Ontario.
Clear a Space
Before your bin arrives, it is essential that you clear the driveway to create some space for the bin to be dropped off. You want to consider making the space clear of both ice and snow, and creating either walkway to and from, or clearing the surrounding space to create a safe work environment for anyone filling the bin. If it does snow, make sure to shovel and toss down some salt to give you some grip for when you are tossing stuff in your Load N Life bin.
Protect the bin
Once the bin has been delivered, you should look to protect the various parts of the bin from the cold. This means covering the latches and fasteners if that is the style you have chosen, and you may want to warm them up before you use the mechanisms. Plus, be prepared to deal with cold metal, and it will undoubtedly be cold, especially in sub-zero temperatures!
Cover the bin
No matter if you have filled the bin, or have just started the project, you should look to cover the bin with a tarp. This will allow you to avoid having excess snow or ice build-up in the bin and ensures that your bin will be in good shape moving forward. A tarp and a rope should be enough, and make sure to tighten and secure the tarp in case the wind starts to pick up!
If you are working outside for any significant amount of time, especially with a Load N Lift bin, then you should look to utilise gloves. Gloves will not only help protect you from the elements, but it will also help limit the effects of the cold steel on your hands, especially on child days. We want to avoid injuries, and injuries can certainly occur if you expose bare skin to frozen metal.
Winter bin rentals are always a good idea, but you have to prep your space and yourself for working in the elements. If you are interested in a winter bin rental contact the team at Load N Lift today and see how our bins can help with your next big project!