Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we’re often asked where our clients can place their skip. Due to the variety of regulations that can apply to skip hire, this is an important consideration to have before making a booking. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to explore this FAQ for our latest blog.
Where Can My Skip Be Placed?
When you’re hiring a skip, there are a number of factors to take into consideration. One of these is the location on which the skip will be stored. If you find yourself looking at any of our skips for site use, particularly those above 12 Cubic Yards, you’ll need to ensure good site access. Not only this but if what’s being stored inside is expensive, it’s worth ensuring that the site is secure too.
Domestic projects tend to require people to think more carefully about where they can store their skip. For a start, it’s important to note that skips cannot be placed on pavements under any circumstances. When it comes to domestic projects, you have two options:
- Private Land (Driveway or garden)
- Public Road
For private land storage, the only concern you may have is whether the surface is appropriate for the skip. However, if you’re planning on placing the skip on a public road, there are some regulations that you will be expected to abide by. Your first port of call should be to acquire a permit.
When Do I Need a Permit for Skip Hire?
If you’re looking to store the skip on a public road, you will be expected to acquire a permit through the local council. Depending on your location, this could be Stoke-on-Trent Council, Staffordshire County Council or Cheshire County Council. If your skip is located on yellow lines or within a pay and display zone, you’ll need to acquire a parking suspension permit in advance of its arrival.
Once the permit has been secured, you will also be expected to follow the regulations set out by the local authority.
This states that:
- Skips should not be placed anywhere that blocks a driveway, pavement or other access to properties
- Skips must not be placed over manhole covers or other utility access points
- You must not position your skip within 15 metres of a junction
- Skips must be placed length-ways, running parallel to the pavement
There are also requirements that state skips must have a certain amount of lighting and traffic cones around them to ensure they’re visible during the night.
Can a Skip Damage my Property?
Another factor to consider when hiring a skip, particularly those of a larger size and weight is the surface that they’ll be placed upon. This is particularly important if the skip will be placed on private land. Block paved driveways, soft-tarmac driveways or the grass in your garden can all be damaged.
Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we will do everything possible to avoid any damage. It’s always worth discussing the surface the skip will be standing on with our experienced team. They will then be able to advise on the right skip and location for your project.
Get in Touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire
Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, our team works hard to give you the best advice and stress-free service. As a part of this, our experienced and friendly team will ensure that all of the specified requirements are met in advance of dropping off your skip. We can also apply for the permit on your behalf if you’re placing it on the road. In fact, some councils prefer to deal directly with the skip hire company.
If you have any questions regarding our range of skip hire or other services, please contact us. Alternatively, if you feel prepared to make a booking, you can do so using our online booking form. With a range of commercial and domestic skip solutions, you’re guaranteed to find the right skip for your project.
Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we offer the cheapest local hire services across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire. Whether you’re working on a site in Longton or domestically in Leek, we’ve got you covered. For a full list of our areas covered can be found on our website. For more information, FAQs, news and tips, you can also check out our blog.