Commercial companies manage waste all the time, but domestic customers may only ever deal with waste management once or twice in their lives. Here are some common sense skip hire safety tips and advice to bear in mind when you hire a skip.
Common Sense Skip Hire Safety Tips
Before the skip is delivered you must consider where the skip is going to be located. It needs to be on a flat and stable surface and the area must be free of obstructions. This makes it easier to load rubbish into the skip as well as making it easier to collect.
Consider Public Safety
If the skip is to be located on a public road notify us first as we may need to send safety equipment and arrange for a permit.
Delivery of the skip
On the day of delivery clearly tell the driver regarding where the skip should be placed. Make sure the area is clear from obstructions as well as people, pets and children.
Load the Skip Responsibly
Try to load bigger and heavier items first and put lighter items on top. Materials like soil will naturally fill in spaces so it is the most efficient way of filling the skip.
Do Not Overfill
Overfilling a skip is dangerous and it is actually against the law for us to move an overfilled skip. The contents should never go past the top of the skip’s sides. If in doubt, order a bigger skip, or have the first one collected and start a fresh one.
If you have hazardous waste, do not throw it in a skip. Such items have their own rules and guidelines about how to dispose of them. Some substances such as asbestos require specialist help and other items like batteries or fridges should be taken to a recycling centre.
Martlands Skip Hire
To order your skip, just call the friendly Martlands Skip Hire office for a quote that is tailored to your needs. We’ll be pleased to help!
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