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Where Can I Put My Skip?

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Are you thinking about hiring a skip anytime soon? If so, you’ll probably want to know the rules on where it can go.

You will want to place the container close to the site that you want to clear rubbish from, whether that’s your home or elsewhere. This will ensure that you won’t have to transport the waste too far. You still need to make sure that it can be accessed, delivered and collected by the hire company.

Best Place: Private Land

The ideal place for most people is going to be on a driveway. You can have a skip on private land pretty much anywhere if you are the owner or have permission. A driveway is going to be a convenient place to have a container because it’s a good distance away from a property, and also out of the way of the public.

Sometimes, members of the public illegally dispose of their rubbish in someone else’s container, but this won’t be a problem on private land. You won’t need a permit if you’re planning on having a skip on your own property.

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Permits: Public Road

If you don’t have a driveway or space on private land for a skip, then you can get a permit to have it on public land. This must be approved by the local authorities and must be in line with the rules and restrictions. It will usually be placed on the road. There might be a size limit if you’re planning on getting a permit. Each council will be different, but an 8-yard container will generally be the largest you can have.

A skip will never be placed on the pavement as this impacts pedestrians. It could block access for people with pushchairs or wheelchairs and it could be a hazard for the visually impaired.

Your local council might have different rules that apply to skips on the road. This might involve having the right safety lights and markings around the container on the road. This will all be sorted by us if relevant. When you hire with us, our team will help you if any permits need to be acquired.

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Contact Us Today For Quality Skip Hire

For advice from our team, get in touch with us now. We can help with any queries you may have about the process. We have a range of skips to choose from for every project.


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