A beginners guide to skip hire rules and regulations

Skip hire is a great way to remove rubbish from your home, garden or office restoration project, however, there are various rules and regulations that you need to follow. If you’re new to skip hire Leyland, you may not be aware of the regulations that are currently in place but you’re in capable hands with Leyland Skip Hire.

If you’re to avoid additional charges and fines, the safety and environmental regulations need to be taken into consideration. It’s important that you take into consideration the regulations for skip hire Leyland, because failure to do so will put others at risk and could damage the environment.

Skip placement

There are several factors that you need to be mindful of when hiring a skip; and where you place your skip is one of them.

When it comes to skip hire Preston, you need to plan where the skip will be delivered. We use our reliable fleets to deliver our skips so there needs to be sufficient space for us to manoeuvre.

To make sure that your skip hire Preston is compliant with skip hire rules- consider the following:

  • Don’t restrict access to driveways
  • Don’t block utility access
  • Keep the skip more than 15m away from junctions
  • Parking suspension for skips placed on yellow lines

Safety requirements

Any reputable skip hire company will have a wide range of skips available for you to choose from –  including domestic and commercial skips.

If you’re looking for skip hire Wigan– make sure that the skip incorporates a company logo or phone number for emergency purposes. As well as this, the skip itself should have reflective markings around the container to ensure that it can easily be seen in periods of darkness.

Our skips also need safety lighting if they are to be stored on the road overnight, otherwise, they will cause a hazard for other road users and pedestrians.

Traffic safety cones are to be placed around the skip to make sure that Skip hire Wigan rules and regulations are met.

Skip licenses

Depending on where you’re planning to leave your skip, a skip license may be required to authorise your skip hire Chorley. The skip permits can be obtained from the local council and are essential if you are planning to dispose of waste in line with regulations.

Once you have the permit for your skip hire, we can arrange to deliver your skip – allowing you to start your project straight away.

To make skip hire Chorley easier for you, we can obtain the permit on your behalf, saving you time and effort.

Restricted items

Not everything can be thrown in the skips that we provide for skip hire Bolton. If restricted items are found – charges can apply.

Here are a few items that you need to keep out of our skips:

  • Asbestos
  • Fridges
  • Medical waste
  • Oils
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Tyres

The materials above are all hazardous items that can be harmful to the environment if they aren’t treated correctly. They pose risk to public health and require careful disposal.

Fly tipping

Fly-tippers are costing the UK economy lots of money. If you’re looking for skip hire Bolton and need to leave your skip on public property, it needs to be monitored regularly to ensure that fly-tippers aren’t illegally dumping their waste.

If your skip is on your driveway – it’s harder for fly-tippers to tip their waste but we recommend covering your container to prevent them from throwing prohibited items in.

Do you still need to know more? Call us today on 01772957509.

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