Skip Hire 101
Skips are heavy duty open top metal box containers available for hire to fill up with general non-hazardous waste. They are convenient for use as the hire service includes delivery to your location, and also the collection when you have filled it up with the waste. As part of the hiring service, this waste is recycled again as much as possible and hence making the environment a better place.
Skips also come in different sizes and hence there is no limit to the amount of things that can be disposed off. The sizes vary in terms of yards, the smallest being the size of a small car and the biggest being the size of a transit van. The smaller sizes are ideal for garden waste and where storage of the skip is limited. One may be doing general house renovation and wonder where to store the waste, the medium sized skips may come in handy the only issue is that they require an area as large as a car park space to keep it as you full it up. Be sure to get your maths right as to the space needed to place the skip and get it delivered and picked without causing damage. The larger skips usually are containers with higher side walls enabling bulkier waste storage, but this will generally require ramped access so the effective working footprint will be larger. Other companies may go to the extent of providing drop down doors but ultimately it is you to make sure that nothing is destroyed.
Sometimes, it may be impossible to place a skip without causing obstruction to the general public and your neighbors, one should consider placing it on the nearby skip. However, for the safety of the road users and passing public the position of where and how the skip can be placed will firstly need to be assessed by your local authority and skip hire company.
Additionally each and every business that is involved in transporting skips should first be registered with the environment agency. The registration is important as it ensures that the company clearly understands the obligations of transporting the skips safely as well as safe disposal. However, the waste producer should ensure that no hazardous material are put in the skip as they fully understand that all waste put there should be recycled. One should further make sure that when they are filling up the skip, they do not cause too much noise neither do they raise a lot of dust. Note that it is better to hire a bigger skip than your waste rather than hiring a small one that will cause you to overfill it and lead to the transport company refusing to upload it as it may not be safe.