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Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

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What Happens to the Items in My Skip?

recycled waste

If you’ve ever hired a skip to dispose of your waste, you probably haven’t given much thought to what happens to it when the skip hire company comes to take it away. In this article we provide some insight into what happens to the items in your skip? Landfill Sites With millions of skips hired every day it is the job of the skip hire company to make waste disposal as convenient and as ethical as possible. A lot of skip hire companies follow strict processes when it comes to waste disposal. Here at United Junk, we offer a zero to landfill policy with our on-site, moder...

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Why Can Chemicals and Other Items be Dangerous in a Skip?

Skip Hazards

Hiring a skip is an efficient and convenient way of disposing of your waste and while you may think that any sort of rubbish can go in it there are a few hazardous items that can’t. In this blog we look at why chemicals and other items can be dangerous in a skip. What is Hazardous Waste? There are many different classifications and definitions of hazardous waste so it is important to understand what these are, and which skip hire companies will take them. The definition of hazardous waste is any materials that have a harmful or detrimental effect to humans and wildlife. What are...

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What Should You Say If Your Neighbours Ask to Use Your Skip?

Skip Waste

Having a skip on your drive can be seen as an opportunity to dispose of waste - in some cases this waste might not be able to be collected by the skip hire company. Here at United Junk, we highlight a few reasons why it's bad for someone else to put rubbish in your skip.  Who is Responsible for Skip Waste? Once the skip has been delivered it is your responsibility and that includes what waste goes in it. Fly tipping is common and if someone dumps their waste in your skip they could be fined if you have proof such as from CCTV footage. Additional Costs As you are the one wh...

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Can I Put Garden Waste in My Skip?

Skip Garden Waste

The summer is one of the best times to work on the garden and while local councils offer roadside green waste collection it usually won’t be enough if you have large quantities of garden waste to get rid of.  Therefore, hiring a skip is one the best solutions. Below are a few tips as well as what garden waste you can and cannot put in your skip. Why should I hire a skip? There are plenty of reasons to hire a skip including not having to make repeated trips to the tip in your own car. If you have a lot of soil, then a green waste bin will get incredibly heavy and may not get...

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How to Efficiently Load Your Skip at Home

Loading Skip

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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How Do Skip Fires Happen?

Skip fires

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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Will a Skip Ruin My Driveway?

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Skips come in all different shapes and sizes and the thought of putting something of that size on your well-kept driveway might make you a bit nervous - rest assured nothing is safer. In this article, we answer the question ‘will a skip ruin my driveway?’ Will It Ruin My Driveway? At United Junk, we take great pride and care when placing our skips on your driveway. We always ensure that when unloading it from the back of the lorry we minimise any movement to avoid scuffing, scratching or chipping your driveway. If need be, we will set the skip on planks of wood to stop tha...

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