Skip Hire 101
Basically, a skip is a metal box that is used to be filled with heavy duty waste which is non hazardous. One major benefit of using these boxes is because of the convenience they provide, all you have to do is to hire a box, fill it up and then have it picked again. As part of the hiring service, this waste is recycled again as much as possible and hence making the environment a better place.
The skips are available for hire in a number of different sizes. The biggest skip for hire is usually the size of a transit van while the smallest is the size of a small car which is around 2-4 cubic meters. We may be wondering what the smallest skip can be filled with and the answer is garden waste. 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. If one is disposing bulkier waste, the larger skips may come in handy, but it is important to make sure that you have enough space to store it. Upon request companies may offer skips with drop down doors and ultimately it is your responsibility to make sure nothing is destroyed in the process.
Other times one may be unable to place the skip on their own property without causing obstruction on this note one should consider placing it on a roadway near the house. For safety purposes however, the local authorities as well as the skip company should first access the most appropriate place that the skip can be located first.
Additionally each and every business that is involved in waste transportation has to 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. The waste producer is responsible for its safe disposal, so any hazardous waste should not be put in to the skip. 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. It is better to order a slightly larger skip then overfill it beyond its level or weight limit, as the skip company may refuse to remove the skip if it cannot safely up load the filled skip and transport its waste for disposal.