Skip Hire Beginners Guide

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Skip Hire Beginners Guide

Hiring a skip is a daunting experience if you have not done it before. People assume you already know how it all works. Read our skip hire beginners guide for more information…

Skip Hire Beginners Guide

To help demystify the process, here is part three of our skip hire beginners guide.

How to protect your drive

Drives made of soft tarmac or block paving can be damaged by skips.  This can be avoided by rest the skip on planks of wood. Skip lorries are also heavy and use stabilisers when they load the skip.  These legs exert pressure on the ground and can dent tarmac or break pavers. If you are concerned about this, speak to your skip provider for advice.

Council skip safety rules

There are some skip safety rules: You may need safety lights or coverings on the skip.  The rules vary around the UK; you can contact your council to find out. Most local authorities require lights and a cover overnight. 

What paperwork should you expect?

Your skip hire company will provide you with a delivery ticket when they drop off your skip and a waste transfer note when they remove it.  The waste transfer note contains information about you and the skip company, the date and time of collection, and details of the waste.

Disposal and recycling

The filled skip will be taken to a licensed waste transfer station where the waste will be unloaded and sorted.  The material is then either recycled, sent away to a “waste to energy” facility, buried in a landfill site or some combination of all three. At Martlands Skip Hire we aim to take zero waste to landfill and operate our own waste transfer station.

Martlands Skip Hire

If you need to order a skip for your next project, just call our friendly Martlands Skip Hire office on a regional number below for a skip hire quote that is tailored to your needs. We will be pleased to help!

Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
Southport Skip Hire 01704 779345
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399