United Junk Skip Hire

Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

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Five Important Safety Tips When Hiring a Skip

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At United Junk safety is our main priority and it is our job to ensure that when it comes to domestic skip hire our customers know exactly what they need to do when receiving a skip. In this article we look at five important safety tips when hiring a skip. 1. Public safety Much of the preparation when hiring a skip comes with making sure that the location where it needs to be delivered is safe and secure. If you don’t have a driveway and it needs to be located on a public road you will need to notify us as you will need to have a permit as well as the right safety equipment - we ca...

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What to Consider When Hiring a Skip in Bad Weather

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The weather isn’t always perfect when hiring a skip and if you are planning on hiring one during the winter then you might encounter bad weather. In this article we look at some of the key considerations when hiring a skip in bad weather. Skip Lorry Access One of the first considerations isn’t with the skip itself but the lorry that delivers it. Depending on where you live you need to make sure that the ground the skip is going to sit on doesn’t absorb a lot of water. If it has rained the night before and the water has no runoff then the lorry might have some issues...

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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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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 to Prevent Your Skip from Overflowing

Prevent Skip from Overflowing

When you hire a skip there is a tendency to throw anything and everything that you want to get rid of, the danger of this is that it will overflow. When the skip hire company comes to take it away, they may refuse to remove it until some of the contents has been removed in order to transport it safely to the waste dept. Below are a few ways to prevent your skip from overflowing. Loading the Skip The best way to avoid overflowing your skip is to assess how much waste you must get rid of. Depending on what you need the skip for one way is to pile all the waste in an available space and...

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Seven Things to Consider When Having a Skip Delivered

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There are a few questions to ask yourself when you hire a skip. What am I going to use it for? How big do I need it to be? Where is it going to be located? But another consideration is whether the skip lorry will be able to deliver it to your home or business premises. Below are seven things to consider when having a skip delivered. 1. Know your location If you’ve been living in your location for a while, then you will know the best routes in and out. This is worth bearing in mind when hiring a skip as it could be trickier for lorries. The best thing to do is to contact your skip h...

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