Understanding sizes, limitations and permits for skip hire

Understanding sizes, limitations and permits for skip hire

Hiring a skip provides you with an affordable, convenient alternative for disposing of waste. Could you benefit from the services that Adlington Skip Hire provide?

The team at Adlington Skips have developed a wealth of experience when it comes to skip hire and accommodate the needs of clients based in various locations within the North West. They provide a wide range of skips sizes to meet the demands of all projects – offering a suitable solution for everyone.

Skip hire sizes

Choosing the right skip for your project in Bolton, Leyland and Wigan is often dependent on the amount of waste you expect to be generated.

The smallest skips available are the domestic skips. Domestic skips are best suited to smaller projects, including home improvements, renovations and clearances. They are supplied in the following:

  • 2-yard mini skips
  • 4-yard midi skips
  • 8-yard maxi skips
  • 12-16 yard open skips

Larger than this, Adlington Skips provide commercial and industrial skips which are tailored towards the unique requirements of industries.

Roll – on Roll – off skips or Ro-Ro skips are designed to suit projects that generate immense volumes of waste. Ro-Ro skips are provided in 20 and 40 cubic yard containers – saving you the need to hire a second or third domestic skip.

Skip hire limitations

The cost of skip hire Bolton is different to the cost of skip hire Chorley, Preston and Wigan – hence why it’s always best to request quotes from various companies.

There are several factors that determine the cost, including location. Skips can be used in many different areas, whether it be on your driveway, construction site or at the side of the road.

One thing to be mindful of when hiring a skip is that you need to choose somewhere suitable for the skip to be delivered as it’s transported using a heavy loading vehicle. Make sure that there is easy access for the loading vehicle and ensure it can manoeuvre safely.

Before throwing everything in a skip, think about what you’re getting rid of. If you’re to keep your skip hire cost low and to avoid expensive charges, you need to keep prohibited items out.

What can you put in skips?

  • Furniture
  • General waste
  • Metal
  • Organic waste
  • Plastic
  • Rubble
  • Soil
  • Wood

What can’t you put in skips?

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Explosives
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gas cylinders
  • Hazardous waste
  • Medical waste
  • Tyres

Skip hire permits

Skip hire permits are only required for skips that are placed on council property, including public roads. A permit isn’t needed if your skip is left on your private driveway but you are still responsible for the waste stored inside it.

Permits are provided by the local council to legalise your skip hire. If you’re looking for skip hire Wigan, you’ll need to visit Wigan council, likewise, if you’re looking for skip hire Preston, you’ll need to obtain the permit from Preston council.

To make it more convenient for you, Adlington Skips can obtain the permit on your behalf – making sure that all legal documents are in place before your skip is delivered.

Adlington Skips top tips for skip hire:

It can be only too tempting to hide prohibited items in skips. When Adlington Skips collect skips from your premises, they take them to the nearest sorting facility where they are emptied and separated.

If prohibited items are found in the skips that are provided for skip hire Leyland (or any other location), a fine can be issued.

You are responsible for the waste that is held inside your skip, so if your skip is left on the road, you need to make sure that fly-tippers don’t illegally dump waste. The best way to protect your skip against fly-tippers is to cover it during the evening.

One of the most important things to consider when hiring a skip is that you only hire from licensed waste carriers. Adlington Skips are licensed waste carriers who make sure that materials are transported and disposed of safely – aiming to recycle 90% of items.

To find out more about skip hire, call 01257 474 747 today.