Skip Hire Maidstone

Hiring a skip in Maidstone Kent for your home or flat – rules and regulations around skip hire Maidstone.

When hiring a skip to eliminate rubbish from your home, flat or even garden, you may be oblivious of the environmental and safety regulations circling skip hire that may interest you. Our aim is to highlight some of the concerns regarding domestic skip hire and what hazards that could put you and others at if they are not stuck to.

What you can not put in skips?

All people hiring a skip for domestic work are forbidden from putting the following pieces into a skip:

asbestos
fridges
oil and other accelerants
tyres
paint
pesticides
medical and clinical waste

The above main areas of waste that are considered to be a risk to public health or the climate. If the above things are put into your skip, either by accident or fly tipping, the skip hire company may decline to remove the skip or charge you additionally for transporting the poisonous waste.

Fly tipping in skips
Fly-tipping is a problem you may encounter if the skip is retained on a private or public property and is something that you should be cautious about.

In the eyes of the law, you are responsible for the waste put into your skip. The illegal practice of fly-tipping is serious, as you don’t know precisely what has put into the skip, it may also be overfilled creating risks for the public. To fight this problem, using a top for your skip if it is kept on location over night may be required; alternatively, you could hire in a closed skip that can be locked. Both of these options would also stop from any sand or light contents from flowing out of the skip.

Skip licences Maidstone

If you intend to have your skip anyplace which isn’t your own property, you will need to gain permission from the appropriate person or authorisation prior to the skip being delivered. It is the law for any skip left on a street or road to have a skip license to be there. The bulk of councils allow the skip hire companies to arrange these permits on your behalf, but some councils need you to do this privately. If this is the case, make sure you arrange the permit ahead of your skip being released as these licenses can take a few days to prepare.

Most skip licenses need your skip to be kept in the following order:

Not preventing any pavements or entrance or exits
Not preventing or comprising any manhole covers etc
Not located within 15 meters of a road junction
If the skip is located on yellow lines or near a pay and display bay meter.

Speak to BR Skip Hire Maidstone, and we can help you with these limitations and guide you on the best location to keep your skip.

BR Skip Hire Maidstone can offer convenient site waste management. Call our friendly team today on 01622 880610 for more information.