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3 Facts About Skip Permits

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we want to make a hire contract as simple as possible for our clients. After all, the entire process should ease a customer’s stress levels rather than increase them because a skip offers a convenient and cost-effective solution to waste disposal. That is why we try our very best in order to make our readers aware about the other components involved in skip hire, such as permits. Read on as we go over three facts to take into consideration when it comes to obtaining a skip permit…

Why is a skip permit necessary?

When a project requires a skip, it is important that the client prepares a location where they are going to keep it during the length of the hire contract. After all, this will determine whether or not a permit needs to be obtained. For instance, a skip that is going to be placed on public property, such as a roadside, must be approved by the council in the form of a skip permit and since they can take up to two weeks to arrive, it is vital that the clients are organised in order to avoid a hefty fine.

How is a skip permit obtained?

Although it sounds complicated, a skip permit can be obtained from the local council by calling the relevant office and filling in a form. This tells the council where the skip is going to be located, how long it is going to be there and whether or not it will be a potential hazard for drivers. After all, a skip permit does not always get approved if the desired location is deemed unsafe. In addition to this, there is also a permit fee of £20-£60 depending on where it is being obtained from and how long it will last.

Are there any restrictions or rules to follow?

It is important that clients understand where a skip can and cannot be located, even with a permit. After all, it is illegal to place a skip on the pavement as this forces pedestrians to step into the road in order to manoeuvre around it. In addition to this, most people tend to avoid placing a skip on a bend because this makes it difficult for cars to pass them safely in the dark. Plus, there are also other regulations to follow when a skip is going to be located on a roadside and clients must use traffic cones and night time safety lamps and ensure that the name and contact number of the hire company is visible at all times in case there is an issue.

When a skip is going to located on private property, there is no need to worry about the legal obligations of a skip permit. After all, they are only relevant when the skip is going to be placed on a public roadside where their presence could be a risk to public safety or a potential hazard to drivers. To find out more information about the importance of skip permits, get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the PWM Skip Hire team today!