United Junk Skip Hire

Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Skip 2022!

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Skip 2022!

North West's Best

Are you looking to undertake a new project? Be it domestic or commercial, we have all angles covered. For over 10 years we have been providing the North West with incredible services and out in house waste management facilities. United Junk has built a reputation not only as being one of the cheapest options but also as one of the best options on the market today! We accomplish this with the help of our friendly staff that will be happy to help with any and all enquiries.

Weight/Height Limitations

Adhering to a company's policies in regards to the items that are inside the skip is just as important to the policies in regards to the weight and height. The weight of the skip is something that is dependent predominantly on whether or not the lorry can lift the skip and the height is whether or not the items are overfilled causing spillage. If this raises any question you can contact us online or call us on 0161 494 5557 

Skip Permit

Despite having a few posts in regards to this,  some people still are not aware that if a skip is to be placed on a public road/path then it will need an approved permit from your local council. Some company will not deliver unless they are completely satisfied that a permit has been granted, without the permit serious fines can be issues in regards to having an obstruction on public property

Types Of Skip

Different skip hire companies offer different sizes and services. We offer the following. 

  • 2 yard skip
  • 3 yard skip
  • 3.5 yard skip
  • 4 yard skip
  • 8 yard skip
  • waste bags

Protect Your Driveway 

Before the skip has been delivered it may be worth checking to see if your driveway is protected, this is assuming that it won't be left on the road/pavement. Adding an extra level of protection to your tarmac may be a good idea as when these skips start to fill up they get exceptionally heavy and cracking and denting may occur. This is something we are not liable for and will need to be replaced at a cost to yourselves. 

Covering And Lighting

The rules in regards to lighting the skip varies council to council. It is worth contacting them in regards to the regulations surrounding having a ski on a road and whether or not it will need to have lights to warn road users of the skip when visibility is low. 

Putting a covering over the skip is also essential as rain water will increase the weight and increase the density of items placed inside. A covering will also reduce the chance of the contents spilling out and going all over the place, this is not only dangerous but could also land you with a fine. 

Materials You Can, And Cannot Put In A Skip

We have covered this a few times in some previous posts which you can view here but as this is the ULTIMATE guide we felt it should be included in this also. This is a comprehensive list of items that should NOT be placed in a skip. 

  • Computer/Television screens 
  • Electrical equipment and appliances 
  • Batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Paint or cans of paint 
  • Liquids
  • Oil, diesel or petrol
  • Hazardous or toxic chemicals 
  • Medical waste including syringes 
  • Air conditioning united, fridges and freezers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs or tubes
  • Gas containers and bottles
  • Plasterboard
  • Tyres

Different Sizes

There is nothing worse than being halfway through a project only to realise that the size you have is not big enough to see the project through. That is why it is best to air on the side of caution and get one that is a size too big. This way it avoids the extra cost and time getting another skip to fulfill your needs. 

Skip Hire 2022 made easy

That was the ULTIMATE guide to skip hire in 2022. If you have any questions feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help, be sure to use our fantastic service when you next need a skip.