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How to Avoid Extra Skip Charges

The versatility of skips means that they can be hired for a variety of different uses. After all, they can be chosen based on the job at hand and the amount of debris that the client expects to create. With this said, failing to stick to the rules and regulations involved in a hire contract can result in extra charges that are easily avoidable. Here at PWM Skip Hire, we want to ensure that our customers get the most out of our service which is why we have decided to go over a few simple mistakes that can result in a higher bill…


Since there are a variety of different skip sizes, it is only right to assume that there are different weight requirements too. After all, the hire company must be able to load the skip onto a removal lorry at the end of the agreement and take it to an appropriate recycling and disposal facility. With this said, if a property owner overloads a skip and makes it too heavy to be removed, the hire company are within their rights to refuse to take it. With this said, most will just charge for an extra skip and remove some of the debris from the heavy one into the lighter one.

Restricted Items

Whilst the majority of items are permitted for disposal in a skip, it is important to remember that there are a handful of restricted items. For example, plasterboard, asbestos and any electrical items are not allowed to be disposed of in a skip and must be taken to appropriate recycling plants that deal specifically with these types of materials. In fact, a skip hire company may charge a fee if they discover that clients have disposed of unsuitable materials despite being warned about which are permitted and which are not.

Skip Permit

Perhaps the most surprising thing that people learn about skip hire is the necessity of a skip permit. After all, placing a skip on public land requires permission from the council and a signed permit to prove it. Luckily, most permits are affordable and only take a fortnight to arrive in the post. With this said, failing to obtain one can set clients back as the average fine from the council is £1,000!

There is nothing worse than being hit with an unexpected bill, especially when it comes to skip hire. After all, a skip offers a convenient and cost-effective solution to waste disposal that can be reaped by construction teams to property owners. Luckily, sticking to the rules is a fool-proof way to ensure that there are no hidden fees added to a skip hire agreement. To find out more information about affordable waste disposal, get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the PWM Skip Hire team today!