The rules and regulations of skip hire Chorley aren’t as scary as they sound. They’re simply measures put in place to protect the user (the person hiring the skip), the skip hire company and passers-by. 

By following these rules, safe delivery, use and pick up of your skip is guaranteed – as well as the avoidance of extra payments. 

Keep reading for more information on how to stay safe when using skip hire Chorley

Do I need a skip hire permit?

The most common legality when it comes to skip hire Chorley is a skip hire permit

This is a licence that allows you to place your skip on a public path or roadside for the duration of your skip hire. 

Depending on the location, you may need to put safety lights, traffic cones and night-time safety lamps around the skip to prevent accidents. These steps are put in place to prioritise the safety of pedestrians and vehicles passing by.

If you don’t have a skip hire permit, you can be fined – which we doubt you want. 

The skip hire permit must be in place for the full length of time you have your skip. If you need it for longer than planned, get in touch with your skip provider and they can organise an extension of up to 28 days. 

There are restrictions when disposing of waste with skip hire Chorley 

In order to ensure safe disposal of all waste, skip companies must put restrictions in place. 

You’re able to put garden waste like compost, sand and broken furniture in your skip, as well as recyclable plastics and non-electrical fittings. 

However, the list of items you can’t put in a skip is slightly more comprehensive and includes: 

  • electrical equipment 
  • gas cylinders 
  • asbestos
  • batteries
  • solvents
  • fuel
  • liquids
  • paint
  • medical waste
  • tyres
  • plasterboard 
  • mattresses
  • glass

These are all items that are difficult to dispose of, or involve professional equipment and expertise, as they could pose a health and safety risk when handled. 

If you’re looking to get rid of any of these items, we advise you get in touch with an expert company to maximise safety. 

How to use skip hire Chorley safely

While the above measures ensure you’re following the rules and regulations regarding skip hire, we do have a few more tips to keep you safe. 

The main one is – you should never overfill a skip. 

If you load up with too many heavy items, it’s possible your skip will exceed the legal weight limit and won’t be able to be collected.

If your skip comes with a ‘fill line’ it’s been put there for a reason, so it’s important you take it seriously. It doesn’t just make things easier for the skip company, it also prevents injury and limits damage to the surrounding ground.

Choose your skip wisely 

One of the key benefits of skip hire Chorley is how customisable the service is. 

You can choose from a range of skip sizes (usually 2,4 and 8yrds) and keep them for up to three weeks. However, it’s important you take the time to weigh up the pros and cons of each to figure out which size is most appropriate for you. 

  • 2yrd skip – holds up to four wheelie bins full of waste 
  • 4yrd skip – holds up to eight wheelie bins full of waste 
  • 8yrd skip – hold up to 16 wheelie bins full of waste 

The smaller sizes are perfect for small-scale projects or single-room renovations, while larger options are more suited to home and garden makeovers that will produce a lot of waste. 

By choosing the right size you’re reducing the likelihood of overfilling your skip, making it a much safer experience. 

Get your skip hire Chorley today!

Whether you’re renovating your home or simply having a clear-out, skip hire Chorley can make the whole process that little bit easier. 

Skips Preston is an experienced company dedicated to providing skip hire to Chorley, Preston, and the surrounding areas. 

For more information on the rules and regulations surrounding skip hire Chorley, or if you want to book a skip today, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Skips Preston.

Give them a call on 01772 827603 to chat through your options directly or email your questions over to [email protected] for a speedy response.