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The Hidden Costs Associated with Skip Hire

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we want our clients to get the best value for money out of their skip hire contract and that is why we are as transparent as we can possibly be. After all, nobody likes to be hit with unexpected additional costs and that is exactly what can happen when people do not utilise a skip correctly. After all, most of the excess fees associated with skip hire come in the form of government issued fines! Read on as we expose some of the hidden skip hire costs and how they can be easily avoided…

What is a skip permit?

When a hire contract is written up, it is important that the client decides where they are going to locate the skip for the duration. After all, there are strict rules and regulations that govern the placement of a skip on public property such as a roadside and these individuals must obtain a permit from the local council. They generally cost £20 to £50 depending on the length of the hire contract, however, lack of a permit can land the client with a hefty fine of up to £1,000 if the council was to be notified.

Why can’t a skip be overfilled?

There are a variety of different skip sizes available for customers to choose from depending on the type of project they are carrying out and it is vital that the amount of waste that will be created is prepared for. After all, over-filling a skip can make it difficult, if not impossible, for the hire company to remove the waste at the end of the contract. If this occurs, the company have the right to refuse to take the debris until the client purchases a second skip and offloads some of the weight. Luckily, this excess fee can be easily avoided when the correct size skip is hired in the first place.

Are there fines for disposing of dangerous materials?

Although there are dozens of materials that are acceptable for disposal in a skip, there are also a handful of harmful ones that should never be placed in one such as asbestos, fluorescent bulbs and electrical goods. After all, these materials need to be disposed of at a specialist recycling facility because they can put people at risk and pollute water supplies if they are not handled correctly. In fact, knowingly placing these materials in a skip can land the culprit with a hefty fine or even a police warning which is why skips should always be covered overnight to prevent fly tipping.

When it comes to skip hire, it is essential that information and advice is obtained from a professional team member as the internet can be inundated with outdated or even incorrect information that can lead to a hefty fine. After all, a permit should always be obtained before a skip hire contract is due to start. To find out more information about staying on the good side of the local government when it comes to skip hire, get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the PWM Skip Hire team today!