If you are considering hiring a skip, there are a few things it’s worth knowing beforehand. Here in this blog, we outline some of this key information which will hopefully make your life a lot easier in the process.
What can I put in my skip?
Despite the fact that skips are used for waste, you can’t just put anything in there. You’re absolutely fine with bricks, wood, furniture, bricks and garden waste. However, it is really crucial that you don’t put any toxic waste, fridges, batteries, solvents, asbestos or anything else of that nature into your skip.
Where can I put my skip?
Don’t leave deciding where to put your skip until the last minute. Once you have it in your possession you are definitely not going to be able to move it on your own. You certainly must consider the placement of it. There are a few key points to remember in relation to this which include:
- Ensure the skip lorry driver has clear instructions when they arrive at your location.
- When the skip has been placed – don’t attempt to move it. Otherwise, it may become inaccessible for the driver to retrieve.
- Don’t place the skip above any utility access points.
Do I need a permit for my skip?
It varies but if you are not placing the skip on private land, you’ll need a permit. You’ll be able to get a permit from your local council.
What size skip will I need?
Generally, 2-8 yard skips are perfectly suited to disposing of domestic waste and great for at-home DIY tasks. There are also ideal for disposing of garden waste such as tree cuttings and general garden debris. For commercial projects, 10-30 yard skips are often best and this includes landscape waste and building projects.
Do you require a skip? In that case, Cherry Hill Waste are here to help. Our friendly team has been in the waste management business for 35 years, providing excellent quality and value for money in Newcastle-under-lyme. Our skip hire, machinery hire, and waste removal services are available for commercial and domestic use, meeting all your needs. Contact us today to find out more.