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2021 Skip Hire Safety Tips

2021 Skip Hire Safety Tips

Skips Preston – specialists in skip hire from Preston serving neighbourhoods across Lancashire and Greater Manchester – have continued to provide stress-free waste disposal solutions and expert advice throughout recent challenging times.

As we enter 2021, the Skips Preston team is still going strong. So, wherever you require skip hire Bolton, Chorley, Wigan or anywhere else besides – please feel free to give us a call!

In this article, we explain a few ways in which you can stay safe and protected while receiving and using one of our skips.


The team members at Skips Preston take the ongoing coronavirus threat very seriously, as the health and wellbeing of our team and our clients is important to us. We always maintain proper social distancing, keep our equipment sanitised and regularly wash our hands.

In addition, we have hit pause on cash payments. Currently, we ask all clients to pay for their skip hire services by card over the phone or online. This can prevent any contact-based spread of the virus.

Whether you’re planning to arrange skip hire in Leyland, Bolton or anywhere else across the North West, we ask that you support our staff and maintain your own safety by keeping your distance during the delivery and collection of your waste container.

Skip Care

All of our skips are highly durable and suitable for placing in a wide range of locations. However, there are a few things you can do to prevent any issues while in charge of a waste container.

We recommend covering your skip to prevent rainwater collecting inside it. This will stop it from becoming too heavy and allow more space for your rubbish.

We also ask that you provide clear, safe access for our vehicles to drop off and collect your skip, and that you remove any obstacles or dangerous debris from the area on which it is to be placed in order to prevent damage.

In addition, we recommend that you take care that the placement of your skip does not block any vital access or cause a hazard.

Remember: if you need to place your skip on a road or public thoroughfare, please let us know. You’ll need a permit to be able to do this – whether you’re arranging skip hire in Chorley, Wigan or anywhere else across the North West. Don’t worry – we’ll do all the paperwork on your behalf!

Skip Contents

You can place the majority of household and industrial waste in our skips. However, you should avoid placing items such as asbestos, plasterboard, electricals and tyres inside. Contact our team today for the full list of restricted items.

These regulations remain the same wherever you have ordered skip hire Horwich, Preston, Leyland or elsewhere.

To find out more how to stay safe while arranging skip hire in Wigan, Bolton or anywhere else across the region, call us today on 01772827603 or fill in our handy online contact form and a friendly member of our team will be happy to discuss all requirements with you straight away.

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