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Things Not to Do During a Skip Hire

For the most part, the majority of people who hire a skip have never done it before. As a result, it is common for minor mistakes to be made that can be easily rectified. With this said, there are some things that should be avoided when it comes to skip hire because they can result in serious repercussions. Read on as we go through three things you should remember not to do when you lease a skip…


Although it is possible to fill a skip to the brim, it is important to remember that they have a load capacity that should not be exceeded. After all, the hire company must be able to load the skip onto their lorry and transport it to the required recycling facility. If the skip happens to be too heavy, the company is allowed to refuse to take your skip until you make it lighter.

Unsuitable Materials

There are some materials that are not allowed to be disposed of in a skip because they are recycled in a specific way or pose a threat to the safety of others. For example, tyres should be taken to a specific tyre recycling plant and electrical items like refrigerators should be picked up by a separate company. In addition to this, materials that contain asbestos are not permitted for skip disposal under any circumstance.

No Permit

Unless a skip is placed on private land, such a driveway, it is important to apply for and purchase a skip permit from your local council. After all, if you are found with a skip on a public land, like a road side, without a permit then you can be subject to a hefty fine! As not all hire companies will take care of the permit in your hire fee, it is important to ask during your consultation.

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we are committed to providing our clients with a high-quality service and in order to do this, we believe that it is important to make it clear how to approach a skip hire. After all, most first-time leasers do not know about the need to apply for and purchase a permit unless the hire company tells them about it. To find out more information about our services, get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the PWM team today!