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Orange Skip Bins

  • Posted on Thursday 3rd, September 2020
Orange Skip Bins

Waste management has become a big business where a smart smaller operator can still achieve success.

Business coaches often spout the mantra of ‘Do it, Delegate it or Dump it’. Paul Torbay, of Orange Skip Bins in Sydney, is able to take on board the ‘doing’, ‘delegation’ and ‘dumping’ roles for an increasing number of clients by providing professional and personalised solutions to their occasional and also regular waste management requirements.

In a very competitive market segment where cost pressures can typically result in ageing and sometimes, questioningly maintained trucks, the equipment at Orange Skip Bins is a stand out and Paul recently added two Scania 6x2 P360s as skip bin carriers, with these latest acquisitions joining a Scania R440 8x4 which is dedicated as a hooklift moving the larger bins.

“We aim to offer the best service using the smartest looking trucks without losing sight of the hard fact that customers are on a budget,” says Paul.

That philosophy has proven successful since Paul established Orange Skip Bins in 2004 in the suburb of Padstow with the aim to provide waste management services to commercial and residential customers in and around the wider Sydney region.

To provide flexibility across a variety of customers’ requirements Orange Skip Bins has an extensive range of bin sizes from two cubic metres to 13 cubic metres, as well as the larger hook bins ranging from 10 cubic metres to a massive 30 cubic metres. With exception of the smallest two cubic metre size, every skip bin has been engineered with a simple drop-down door mechanism which facilitates easier and safer loading.

The implementation of the Scania commercial vehicles as skip bin trucks may seem rather innovative in an industry sector which typically utilises Japanese brands.

“I know the Scania is a heavier truck than the Japanese, but the trade-off is a better ride, quieter cab and greater driver comfort, as well as excellent durability,” Paul says. “I am driving one of these trucks every day, so comfort is important to me for every trip.”

Safety and compliance are core values at Orange Skip Bins. The Scanias are equipped with on-board weight scales to avoid any possibility of being overloaded and the bin lifting mechanisms are operated by handheld remote controls which improve safety and ensure accurate placement of empty bins on the ground and also full bins onto the trucks.

Understanding the environment and consequences of unsafe practices is a priority at Orange Skip Bins.

“We have built our reputation on exceeding customer expectations with exceptional service and safe work practices,” says Paul. “All our personnel here at Orange Skip Bins undergo regular training in the safe operation of the various pieces of equipment and bins as well as the safe pickup, removal and disposal of hazardous materials including asbestos and any other contaminated waste products.”

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