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Skips Preston’s skip hire safety tips

Skips Preston's skip hire safety tips

Whether it be a DIY project or a complete home renovation, Skips Preston guarantee effective disposal – regardless of where you are in the northwest. So if you’re looking for skip hire in Bolton, rest assured you’re in capable hands.

Our skips are suitable for projects of all scales, and supplied in a variety of sizes, including:

  • 2yd mini skips
  • 4yd mini skips
  • 6yd midi skips
  • 8yd maxi skips

Although choosing the correct skip size is essential, you also need to know how to handle waste materials safely to eliminate devastating consequences, and we can help.

What materials cannot go in skips?

Skips are great for disposing of recyclable materials, construction waste and old/broken furniture, however, certain items, such as asbestos, plasterboard, electricals and tyres, must be kept separate.

If you’re unsure whether something is suitable for skip hire Bolton, feel free to get in touch with the team at Skips Preston. We are always on hand to help keep your skip hire costs as low as possible, whilst meeting stringent skip hire regulations.

Why overfilling a skip is dangerous

Our skips come with a maximum fill level that can be used as a guideline to help when loading with waste. The fill level shouldn’t be exceeded as this will make it difficult for fleet drivers to lift the skip onto the back of loading vehicles and can also put people in danger as materials can fall out and cause injury.

We are unable to transport skips that exceed weight restrictions and will need to arrange for a new skip to be delivered for the excess materials – increasing the cost of your skip hire Bolton.

Where should skips be placed?

Skips can be placed almost anywhere – be it your driveway or construction site – however, some rules and regulations stipulate where skips can and can’t go to ensure safety.

Here at Skips Preston, we deliver skips to domestic properties in Bolton and the surrounding area and usually place them on driveways (if possible). But when customers don’t have access to a drive, they have to be left on the road.

If you’re leaving a skip on the public highway, you will need to obtain a permit for your skip hire Bolton. Permits are provided by the local council and arranged to cover the duration of your project.

To eliminate the risk for pedestrians and road users, make sure your skip is well-lit. We recommend safety cones and lighting to surround the skip, as well as keeping it covered to prevent fly-tippers from dumping waste at night.

For expert skip hire Bolton advice, call our team on 01772 827 603. Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding skip hire in your local area, email us at info@skipspreston.com and we will happily assist.

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