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Things NOT To Do When Hiring a Skip

As soon as the time comes for some refurbishment, garden work or your annual clearout, the smartest homeowners will organise a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire.

We are constantly amazed by some of the mistakes people will make when hiring one of our skips to help make their task easier and quicker. This is why we have put together a brief summary of the most common mistakes people make regarding skip usage.

3 Common Skip Hire Mistakes

1. Overfill Your Skip – One of the most common problems when undertaking refurbishment or building work, is overfilling your skip. With a wide range of skip sizes available, it is surprising how often people will go for a smaller size. If in doubt always go for a bigger skip!
It is much more cost-effective to hire a bigger skip than have to fork out for another skip for your excess waste. Remember to place heavier items on top of weaker items and ensure all flattened materials are put in first. If the waste rises over the lip of the skip, it is overfilled, which is actually illegal. You could be liable for prosecution plus you could damage other people’s vehicles or property in transit if the truck cannot lift the skip.

2. Put Your Skip in the Wrong Place – It is a much better solution to keep your skip on your private property if you have space. This will prevent congestion and avoid any damage to cars and oncoming traffic. A skip permit is required to place your waste solution on the main road, which is another cost that needs to be factored in. If you are placing heavy items in the skip, take into consideration whether the floor below the skip could up damaged because of placing the skip on the surface.

3. Put Wrong Items In – Avoid putting any items which could be hazardous into the skip, including televisions, radios, batteries, asbestos and tyres. These sort of items need to be disposed of by a specialist. Just make sure your skip hire is suitable for the materials that you are getting rid of.

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If you have any questions about hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire, please do not hesitate to contact us today.