Whether you’re renovating your home or garden, or are simply having a clearout, then skip hire is an effective waste disposal option that we highly recommend you take advantage of. Not only does this make it easier to store all the waste you produce whilst keeping the rest of your space clear, but when it’s ready for collection it will all be disposed of conveniently and responsibly.
However, it’s important that if you are planning to hire a skip you remember to use it properly. Here are some essential dos and don’ts of using a skip.
Ordering the right size skip is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, all skips have a maximum fill line that cannot be surpassed (we will discuss this more in a later point), so it’s essential that you anticipate how much waste you’re likely to produce so that it all fits into the skip.
Similarly, you don’t want to order a skip that’s too large, since you’ll be paying for wasted space and won’t be benefitting from the most economical solution.
Whilst skips are convenient for disposing of different types of waste, there are certain items that you should never put in a skip.
- Asbestos (if you find asbestos in your home, this must always be disposed of by a professional)
- Fluorescent tubes
- Clinical waste
- Paint tins (full or empty)
- Gas cylinders
- Hazardous waste
There are a number of considerations that need to be made when determining the placement of a skip in relation to how safe its presence will be. This includes whether it will be placed on the road or your driveway – will you need a skip permit? Will there be enough space and clear access? Will any trees or the driveway itself be damaged? How easily can it be accessed by the skip truck come the time for it to be collected?
As we’ve already mentioned, all skips come with a maximum fill line. You must never overfill a skip past this mark. The reason for having a limit on how much you can fill your skip is due to them having a maximum permitted weight that would post a safety risk if exceeded. Not only could this make collection drivers liable for prosecution, but it would also be a risk to other road users since excess waste could fall out of the skip during transportation.
If you exceed this limit, then the collection driver may refuse to take the skip or charge you for the removal of excess waste.
If you’re looking for skip hire in Belfast, then get in touch with us here at Batesy Skip Hire. From large to small skip hire available, we’re sure to have a skip to suit your needs.