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Hiring A Skip FAQs

Skip Hire The Dos And Donts

Regardless of whether you’re interested in domestic DIY skip hire or a house clearance project or even a building company looking to dispose of building – it makes sense to hire a skip.

It is therefore very important to make sure you do not breach any local or legal legislation. Breaching any essential safety requirements can result in extra hire costs or even fines. By following some of the below do’s and don’ts you will make sure you keep within the terms of your skip hire agreement and more importantly everyone stays safe.

Hiring The Correct Skip Size

It may sound obvious, but it is very important that you order the correct sized skip for your needs. Getting this wrong may mean you end up paying more than you need to for a skip that is larger than you want. On the other hand, ordering a skip that is too small could mean you run the risk of having to hire twice. Contact us today to find out about our skip sizes.

Safety Is Almost First

Safety is one of the top priorities when hiring a skip. Make sure you consider the position of the skip – is it to be located on the road? What types of rubbish or waste are you throwing away? How much are you throwing away?

If your skip is to be located on the road, you need a permit along with traffic cones plus a safety light to ensure the safety of other road users and pedestrians.

Never Overfill Your Skip

Every skip available at Cardiff & Caerphilly Skips must be filled level to the top of the container. Overfilling the skip will cause the vehicle to exceed its legal weight limit – a breach of skip hire rules.

Also in such situations, the skip driver could then be liable for prosecution. Furthermore, an overflowing skip poses a serious safety issue to other road users and pedestrians.

Never Set Fire To Rubbish In A Skip

This one is also obvious but very important. Under no circumstances should a skip be used to house a fire or burning rubbish or commercial waste of any kind. Doing so will be in contravention of many fire safety guidelines while also damaging the skip and its paintwork.

Pay Attention To Materials You Cannot Put In A Skip

For a variety of safety reasons, it is very important that you pay attention to the types of materials you are putting in your skip. Do not dispose of any dangerous materials such as asbestos or un-permitted items like fridges, freezers, tyres or paint cans. These items need to be disposed of in a safe manner to avoid endangering the safety. Of others. Please talk to us If you are unsure of this and we will be happy to advise.

Skip Hire Cardiff

Are you looking for skip hire in Cardiff? For a fast, reliable & competitively priced service please contact Cardiff & Caerphilly skip hire on 02920 862328. As a leading and fully licensed waste management company in Caerphilly, we strive to offer a wide range of waste disposal services for both residential and commercial customers. We have the perfect solution to all your waste disposal and recycling needs to contact us today.

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