Smartskip Environmental Blog

05 Sep 2017

ack and white illustration of modern safety fence with steel mesh and an open access screen

Temporary pool fencing can be literally a life saver. It can also be critically important risk management for your home.

Temporary Pool Fencing Essential Facts

Temporary pool fencing offers some important safeguards for your pool, your home, and your friends:

01 Aug 2017

Collection of different types of skip bin, including large and small skips with safety skips and other container types

Before you hire a skip bin, there are a few basic but critically important things you need to know. We’ve put together some Do’s and Don’ts to help you get the right skip for your job.

19 Jun 2017

Line of new public toilets in public space

If you’re an event manager, faced with the need for supplying portable toilets for a big event, you may have multiple issues to deal with. We’d like to give you a few tips.

Portable Toilet Selection Issues and Solutions

The story here is a series of possibilities:

(a) You don’t want people using onsite “alternatives” to toilets

31 May 2017

Line of public toilets on roadside

Using a Portable Toilet Safely


Everybody knows what a portable toilet looks like; not many people know the possible safety issues with using these toilets. In fact, you may even be surprised at some of the issues.

31 May 2017

Large green skip bin with overload of rubbish

Skip Bin Sizing Chart


Just about everyone who’s ever used a skip bin will tell you that size matters when it comes to choosing the skips you need.  If you’re handling a lot of materials, the last thing you need is “leftovers” on site, getting in the way and looking awful.

31 May 2017

How to Sort Your Recycling for Skip Bins


It’s useful to know how to sort your skip bins, both for practical reasons and common sense reasons. When you’ve got a large load to organise, the more systematically you do the job, the easier the job becomes.

20 Mar 2017


Young girl putting plastic bottles into a recycle bin

If you do your bit and recycle materials in the home, you'll be doing the planet a big favour. Recycling reduces waste and preserves natural resources. Let's take a look at a few examples.

24 Jan 2017

Planning an event, whether a corporate party or an annual fundraiser, takes a lot of time and effort. If you’re in charge of the organising committee, keep in mind these must-haves.

1.     A Checklist

25 Nov 2016

An eco-friendly sign

Construction waste can have a severe impact on the environment. If it is not disposed of in the appropriate manner it could even lead to health hazards. If you’re remodelling your home, it’s important to keep your clear outs as environmentally friendly as possible. ‘

Here’s how to go about it.

25 Nov 2016

Close-up of an old industrial skip bin

Skip bins help you manage waste disposal. They come in varying sizes and they're ideal during home renovations or constructions. If you leave rubbish lying on the nature strip outside your home, you might run into issues with the council.  Consider hiring a skip bin instead.