United Junk Skip Hire

Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

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Where Should I Place My Skip?

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If you are hiring a skip for your next renovation project, new house build or yearly garden clear up to make sure you check first where you can put it. The last thing you want is a fine because it is in the wrong place. Skips come with some restrictions as to where you can put them, so here is a quick guide. Private land? Most people if they have space will put their skip on the driveway or area of their own private land. There are restrictions, however, if you intend to put it on a public road. You are not allowed to put a skip on the pavement, but with a licence, you can put it on a pu...

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How Do We Keep Our Skips Maintained?

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The waste industry is one of the most productive in the UK and skips are used daily, both domestically and commercially. This means that they are subjected to everything from the weather to everyday wear and tear. To prolong their life, they must be properly maintained. Below is how we keep our skips maintained all year round at United Junk. Harsh weather Skips are used all year round and they must battle the elements being most vulnerable to the different weather conditions. Most of the time they are outside which means they are susceptible to rain, harsh winds, and heat during the...

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Nine Things You Shouldn’t Put in a Skip

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You might think that a skip gives you free rein to throw anything away, wrong. While materials like soil, bricks, wood, and glass are more than acceptable, there are some items such as flammable, hazardous, or cumbersome materials that you should never put into a skip. These must be disposed of in other ways - below we list nine things you should never put into a skip. 1. Batteries Batteries contain harmful chemicals that can leak and contaminate the rest of the waste. They can also be dangerous to skip handlers. Batteries should be recycled through WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic...

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Five Ways to Prevent Unauthorised Skip Usage

Prevent Unauthorised Skip Usage

Using a skip is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to dispose of waste and rubbish. However, as they are left out in the open it is the perfect opportunity for other people to take advantage of them and dump their own waste. Below are five ways to prevent unauthorised skip usage. Out of sight The best way to stop unauthorised skip usage and fly-tipping is to place the skip out of sight. Of course, for the average homeowner, this might not be possible if you own a small garden, in which case it must be located at the front. But if you are a business you can place the skip on...

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What Happens to my Skip Waste?

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If you’ve ever hired a skip, you’ll know that depending on its size it can hold a wide range of waste materials. From garden waste to mechanical parts there is no end to what you can get rid of. Once the skip is full and collected your job is done and you can forget about it. But have you ever wondered what happens to your skip waste once it leaves your drive? Landfill The idea that skip waste is taken to a huge landfill site and dumped is wrong. Skip companies are meticulous in making sure that as much of the waste is recycled as possible and if the company has access to a d...

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What Size Skip Do I Need?

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Often overlooked when it comes to project management, finding the right skip to house your waste materials is essential. Securing the right disposal solution can save you time, effort, and stress – though it’s important to ensure that your unique needs are taken into consideration So, exactly what size of skip you need and what options are available to you? Why is it so important? Finding the right skip for your site is an essential part of project management. Selecting the correct size can help ensure that your project remains hassle free. And choosing a reliable provider ca...

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Why might I need a skip?

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Do you have major renovation works in your home that could result in the accumulation of lots of waste? One of the easiest ways to dispose of the waste is to hire a skip. You will clear your compound of all waste and debris using little energy, money, and time. The following are the reasons why you might need a skip: 1. Home Renovations When the time comes for you to revamp or renovate your home, you will need a skip to manage the resultant waste. During home renovations, you are likely to tear down walls and other structural details. The result of the large-scale destruction would be th...

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