Domestic Skip Hire
If you have a large amount of waste to remove from your home, maybe due to decorating, refurbishment or building work, then you’re probably going to need to hire a domestic skip to put the rubbish into.
There are hundreds of domestic skip hire companies around the UK, which have a range of skips available for hire, including mini skips and maxi skips. But before you hire a skip read our top tips about skip permits, skip sizes and skip positioning, so you know your legal obligations before you hire a skip.
- If you need to place a skip on a public highway, maybe outside your house, then you need to apply for a skip permit from your local council under section 139 of the 1980 Highways Act. A skip permit can be valid for any period between 1 day and 28 days, and for periods longer than 28 days an additional application must be made.
- Under the regulations you must ensure that your hired skip is positioned on the road so that their longest sides are parallel to the edge of the road and is as near to the edge of the road as is possible. The skip must not be less than 15 metres from a junction. You should also ensure that the skip does not obstruct access to premises or a driveway.
- t is illegal to overload a skip and you may find that the skip hire company will charge you for a larger skip when they come to take the excess waste away. In addition, you must provide the skip hire company with a written description of the waste you put in the skip.
- You also have a legal duty to ensure the UK skip hire company you choose is registered with their waste disposal authority and that the firm disposes of the waste legally.
If you’re looking for a domestic skip hire company based in your local area then use our listings section to find a suitable skip hire company that can meet your needs.