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How to Prevent Unauthorised Skip Usage

Although the process of hiring a skip is relatively straight forward, it can be difficult to prevent other people from taking advantage of your waste disposal method. After all, many people will carry out a form of fly tipping by scouting out a skip that somebody else has hired and placing their unwanted materials inside under the cover of darkness. Read on as the team here at PWM Skip Hire go over a few top tips that can help prevent unauthorised skip usageā€¦

Can a skip be placed on private property?

Although the majority of skip hire contracts involve the purchase of a permit, it is possible to place a skip on private property too, such as a driveway, back garden or building site. After all, these locations are often more convenient for the client and are highly effective when it comes to preventing unauthorised skip usage as it is illegal to step foot onto private property.

How effective is a skip cover?

Skips that are placed on a roadside are the most frequent victims of unauthorised waste disposal which means that many clients often find unsuitable materials inside their skip that have to be removed. Luckily, a skip cover is a waterproof and strong piece of tarp that can be safely secured to a skip in order to cover it and prevent other people from dumping their waste inside.

Are motion sensor lights an effective deterrent?

Since most of the people who use a skip without authorisation tend to do so during the night, the use of motion sensor lights can function as an effective deterrent. After all, the property owner and surrounding neighbours are likely to be alerted when these lights are tripped several times which can allow the client to catch the culprits in the act.

Even with a permit, trying to ensure that your hire skip is only used by authorised people can be a never-ending battle. Luckily, a skip cover is an effective solution that many property owners take advantage of because they are notoriously difficult to remove without being questioned for suspicious behaviour. To find out more information about protecting your hire skip, get in contact with the best skips Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the PWM Skip Hire team today!