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The Lowdown on Skip Placement

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we have made it our mission to ensure that every client has a stress-free experience with our services. After all, a big project can be enough pressure without worrying about how the waste that is created is going to be disposed of at the end. With this said, it is important that anybody considering skip hire does their research as there are some very strict rules regarding skip placement and location that must be followed. Read on as we go over everything there is to know…

What is skip hire?

From house renovations to construction projects, there are many different waste materials that are generated and it is important that a safe and reliable method of disposal is available. After all, failing to remove waste can result in avoidable injuries and can also cause severe delays to an already stretched-for-time project. Luckily, that is where the skip comes in! These are large metal containers that come in a variety of different sizes and are located on-site in order to allow builders, contractors and everybody in between to safely and conveniently dispose of any waste materials during a project.

What is a skip permit?

Although skip hire is known for its ease-of-use, it is important to look into the rules and regulations regarding permits. After all, it is not legal to hire a skip and place it in a random location without getting in contact with the local council beforehand and enquiring about the laws regarding a permit. In addition to this, the general cost of a skip permit and the length of time it takes to arrive can differ considerably depending on the location of the hire contract.

Where can a skip be placed?

As a general rule, a skip that is placed on public property, such as a roadside, must have a permit that lasts the duration of the hire contract. After all, some skips are particularly large and can even cause traffic hazards which is why they must be approved by the council. In fact, the potential for collisions is one reasons why a skip is yellow as this colour allows headlights to reflect and ensure that they are seen. On the other hand, a skip that is located on private property does not require a permit, however, it cannot be moved from this location during the hire contract as this would breach permit regulations.

Preparation is very important when it comes to skip hire. After all, the average skip permit can take up to two weeks to arrive and if a property owner or construction site manager does not time this with the start of their project then they could find themselves at the end of a hefty fine. After all, it is not uncommon for local councils to issue four-figure fines for failing to abide by the rules. With this said, some skip hire companies will take care of permits, so it is important to ask around. To find out more information, get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the PWM team today!