Here are some helpful suggestions to take note of if you've never used a skip bin with a door before.
Add some masking tape to the floor around the 'entryway' by the skip door
It's worth getting some masking tape and applying it to the floor of the skip just inside its door, to section off around one square foot of this floor space. The reason for this is that when you get to the stage where the skip is nearly full, you will need to leave this little space free and then toss your few remaining items over the edges of the bin like you would with a doorless skip.
If you don't do this and instead pile items across the entire floor of the skip, including the space by its door, there is a chance that the final time you open the door, when the skip is fit to burst, some of the items by the door could fall out and land on you. At best, this will leave you covered in smelly scraps of rubbish; at worst, it could result in you being injured by a heavy object that falls out of the skip. By putting some masking tape on the floor by the skip door, you'll remember to leave this small area unoccupied. When you're almost finished, you can then peel the tape off, close the door and toss the last few pieces of rubbish over it into this empty space in the bin.
Check the load capacity of the skip's ramp door
Many skip bins with doors have a design feature that allows those that use them to pull their doors down towards the ground and then use them as ramps. If you order a skip like this, you should ask the company you rent or purchase it from what the ramp door's load capacity is.
Whilst it's likely to be quite high, it's still important to find out the exact figure and to keep it in mind before you stand on the ramp with any heavy rubbish. If for example, you are a tall, heavy man and you stand on the ramp door with a large wheelbarrow filled with many kilos of heavy debris (like gravel or sand), it's possible that the ramp's load capacity could be slightly lower than the combined weight of you, the wheelbarrow and the debris.
Whilst it's very unlikely that the ramp door would break off its hinges or crack if you overloaded it (as skips are built from very robust metals), you might end up leaving indentations in it that might affect your ability to close it properly. As such, it's sensible to find out this figure before you use the skip.
To learn more about skip bins with doors, reach out to a company like OZ Skip Bins.