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Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

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The Most Common Items Found in a Skip Vs What is Not Allowed

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Hiring a skip has a lot of benefits when it comes to getting rid of your waste or unwanted rubbish. However, there are a few rules that you need to follow in terms of what you can put in a skip and what you can’t. In this article we go through some of the most common items found in a skip Vs what is not allowed. What is Allowed in a Skip There are quite a few things that are safe to put in a skip such as garden waste. If you are taking on a landscaping or gardening project then you can fill it with uncontaminated soil, rubble, grass and other organic off cuts. The same goes f...

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How Do I Hire a Skip?

Hire a Skip

Hiring a skip might sound easy but there are plenty of things to consider in order to make sure you hire the right one for the right job. Below are a few tips on how to hire a skip. Size Skips come in a wide range of sizes depending on what you need them for and the amount of waste you want to get rid of. Choosing the right skip means a cost-effective solution for waste removal. Skips for commercial use will generally be bigger as they have more waste to get rid of, whereas skips for residential use will be slightly smaller. Hiring one that is too small could mean hiring another on...

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How to Efficiently Load Your Skip at Home

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Loading a skip isn’t just about throwing it in any old way, there is an art to maximising the space which will benefit you and make it easier when the skip hire company comes to collect it. Overfilling a skip can be a problem, not to mention dangerous. If you load your skip incorrectly you could get charged a penalty or receive extra costs, you may even have to purchase a second skip. Below we look at the most efficient way to load your skip at home. Organise Before you start filling your skip you need to organise the materials you are disposing of. You can organise them into se...

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Should I Worry About a Weight Limit with My Skip?

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Skips come in a wide range of different sizes depending on what you need to get rid of and as such weight restrictions will apply. These restrictions are generally not a worry for the average household as people don’t normally fill them with tonnes and tonnes of heavy waste. So, should you be worried about the weight limit with your skip? Overloading the skip One of the common reasons that people exceed the weight restrictions on a skip is when it is overloaded, this comes from making it too heavy with bricks, rubble, and garden waste. Skips while robust if too heavy can cause p...

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What to Consider When Hiring a Skip in Winter?

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Not many people will want to undertake renovation projects during winter but sometimes needs must. If you’re one of those people who need to hire a skip in winter then there are some considerations, especially if there is snow or heavy rain forecast. Ground restrictions During winter, the ground will absorb a lot of water particularly if there is an insufficient runoff, this could make delivering or collecting a skip difficult.  Before hiring a skip to make sure the location is safe for us to deliver it, we can always put it on wooden blocks if it is going to go on the driv...

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Putting a Skip on The Road

Skip on The Road

When hiring a skip there are a few considerations to make, one of which will be where you are going to place the skip. Often it will be on your driveway, but if you don’t have suitable access on your property then you may need to place it on the road. Below we look at the rules and regulations you will need to follow. Permit Firstly, you are going to need to register for a permit from the local council, this allows you by law to place the skip on a road or highway. Speak to your local skip hire company to find out what the cost will be and how you go about obtaining a permit....

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How Do Skip Fires Happen?

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While it is less common for a skip fire to occur during the damp and colder weather there is still a risk. During the hot dry spells of summer, this risk becomes greater. In this article, look at how skip fires can happen, and the steps needed to avoid them. Dry Debris If you have placed debris inside your skip that has the potential to catch fire, there are a few precautions you can take such as covering it with a tarpaulin or sheet. If you’ve been doing some garden maintenance then any dry sticks, wood or leaves can act as tinder and will catch fire quickly - the tarpaulin wil...

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