What You Need To Know Before Hiring A Skip
When it comes to skip hire, there are certain things you need to be aware of. Skips are used by builders, companies and private residents. There are some important factors you have to take into consideration before you choose skip hire as your waste removal of choice.
The first thing you need to bear in mind is that you will require a permit, sometimes referred to as a license. In most instances the permit is arranged by the skip hire company, but there are areas where the council requires the home or business owner applies for the permit directly.
It is also important to remember that you cannot place a skip on a pavement, making it difficult for pedestrians to walk safely. You will also need to be aware that in the event you have space in your garden or on your driveway and you choose to place your skip here, you will not be required to get a permit.
Another important thing that many people aren't aware of when it comes to skip hire is that the skip needs safety lighting for night time. This ensures drivers and pedestrians are aware of the placement of the skip, reducing the risk of accident and injury. Failure to properly light the skip can result in a heavy fine of up to one thousand Pounds Sterling in the United Kingdom.
Each council has different rules and regulations regarding the marking and lighting of the skip. The skip hire company should know the rules relating to your area, but it's always worthwhile to ensure that these are adhered to, by learning the guidelines and then checking to see if they are being followed properly. Lighting and marking can include reflective tape, cones and lights.
The positioning of the skip is also important and something you need to be aware of. As mentioned if placing on your own private property, then you do not need a permit, but if placing on the street, you need to ensure the skip is placed lengthwise and parallel to the pavement, reducing the obstruction to traffic. It can also not be placed in a way in which it completely obstructs traffic flow on the road, even if you are on a narrow street.
The skip can also not obstruct any manholes and must not block water drainage on the street. This means that you need to carefully plan where to place the skip to ensure it meets all the council requirements and reduces the risk of you being fined.
If you are handling a large renovation or remodel and you find that the largest maxi skip hire isn't big enough to meet your requirements, you can have more than one skip. It is imperative when you choose two or more skips that they are positioned close together, reducing the impact on traffic and pedestrians.
You must not overfill your skip. This is illegal and also makes it impossible for your skip hire company to remove it safely and effectively. The skip should be emptied as soon as it is filled. Try and fill the skip in a level manner, ensuring when Brisbane skip bins arrives to remove the skip there aren't any issues and it can be taken away quickly and effectively.