Safety tips for skip hire in Bolton

Safety tips for skip hire in Bolton

When hiring a skip in Bolton, there are several things that you need to think about to protect yourself, the public, the driver and those who sort the waste inside your skip once it’s been collected, but rest assured Leyland Skips have the knowledge and expertise to help.

3 safety tips for skip hire in Bolton:

  1. Skip placement

The first thing you’ll want to think about is where your skip will be placed. When domestic skips are left on your private property, please make sure there is sufficient space for our fleet driver to deliver and collect your skip. Be mindful of any low overhead cables or manhole covers that could pose potential risks.

If you need your skip to be placed on the road, give us plenty of notice so we can obtain a permit from the council and legalise your skip hire in Bolton. When skips are left at the roadside, we make sure that they are visible and provide safety lighting and traffic cones to ensure road users and pedestrians can easily notice them.


  1. Skip loading

For us at Leyland Skips, your safety is of utmost importance and the way you fill the skip with waste can have a huge impact.

Carefully loading your skip will ensure safety. We suggest starting with heavy items at the bottom of the skip and light items towards the top as this will prevent waste sliding out of the skip and allow you to fit more in (without exceeding the maximum fill level).

When it comes to skip hire in Bolton, there are stringent rules that you need to be aware of, and avoiding overloading the skip is one of them. If skips are overloaded, you will be charged for the extra weight and could be fined for not complying with regulations – making your skip hire expensive.

If you’re planning to wheelbarrow waste to the tip, it may be worthwhile hiring a drop door domestic skip which will make it easier, prevent injuries and keep the mess to a minimum.


  1. Hazardous waste

Skips are great for all kinds of waste – be it wood, cardboard, plastic, metal or old furniture – however, there are some items that aren’t suitable for the skips we supply at Leyland Skips.

Items to keep separate:

  • asbestos
  • fridges/freezers
  • gas cylinders
  • needles
  • oils
  • paints
  • tyres

Hazardous waste requires special disposal, hence why it’s recommended you keep it out of our skips.

If you’re unsure whether something can go in a skip, contact the Leyland Skips team and we will happily advise you on the safest solution.


Get in touch

Need to know more about how to make your skip hire in Bolton safe? We have more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and consider no project to be too big or too small. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01772 957 509 today and discuss your requirements in more detail.

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