Skip hire rules and regulations

If you have ever looked beyond the basics of skip hire, you may well discover that it is a surprisingly heavily regulated area. Indeed, this is very much the case with any large scale waste management; it is simply the case that most of us have very little experience of waste management, other than our own domestic refuse collections, and maybe sticking the odd black bag in a skip at work. Skip hire is more complicated than this however.

Skip hire is regulated on two basic levels that will have a direct impact on you the skip hirer. The first of these areas of regulation that you will encounter revolves around the location that you intend to place the skip.

If you are fortunate to have off road parking suitable to house a skip, this aspect should not cause any significant concerns, providing of course that you are not inconveniencing anybody with where you park your skip. If you need to park your skip on the public road however, you will usually need a license from the local authorities.

This enables the authorities to ensure that skips do not become semi-permanent fixtures, and also the opportunity to ensure that they are clearly marked so that they are not a hazard to other road users. If your skip isn’t marked and someone was to crash into it, you could be liable for their injuries and damage to their vehicle!

The other set of regulations to be aware of regard disposing of waste. A common sense approach will avoid any significant issues here as hazardous material cannot be disposed of in skips.
When considering skip hire, Can Do Skip Hire can provide you with the information you need to navigate these regulations with minimal fuss. We can help with licenses and advise what waste you can dispose of.

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