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How To Stop Others From Using Your Skip

By 3 September 2019 No Comments

How To Stop Others From Using Your Skip

Hiring a skip is an excellent way to cut down on fuel costs and manpower. You can place most of your rubbish in the skip, and the company will collect it for you. Doing this means you don’t have to drive to the tip and can focus on moving home or your renovation project. Skip hire costs money, but it’s a cheaper solution than most other waste disposal services.

One of the most annoying things when hiring a skip is when your neighbours use it as their personal rubbish bin. When people see a skip, they decide it’s their right to use it. So, how do you stop your neighbours from using your skip?

1. Tell them!

If you’ve hired a skip and know you’ll place a lot of waste in it, then speak to your neighbours beforehand. Let them know about the project you’re carrying out and explain that you’ll need the space.

Some people choose to let their neighbours use the skip, but make sure you tell them to wait until you’ve finished with it. There’s nothing wrong with sharing your skip space, but don’t let your neighbours take advantage of your generosity.

2. Place it in your garden

If you have private space on your property, then always place your skip there. Your front garden or driveway are ideal locations, and you won’t have to pay for a permit. People are less likely to use a skip if it’s on private property because it shows that the skip isn’t for public use.

In some cases, you’ll have to place the skip on the roadside, but that doesn’t mean you have to share! Make a sign to let people know that you’re paying for the skip and don’t want others to take up any space.

3. Use a cover

Unless you want to stand by your skip day and night, you can’t control who might use it when you’re away. However, placing a cover over the skip will deter others from disposing of your waste. Grab a tarpaulin and weigh it down with some bricks or bulky materials.If people have to remove a cover to dispose of their waste, they probably won’t bother.

Skips that are placed on a roadside must have cones around them, which hire companies often provide. If you don’t have a cover, then ask the hire company as they might be able to provide you with one.

4. Use lighting

Nothing deters people like motion sensor lights! Nobody wants to be caught red handed, so placing lights around your skip will definitely stop others from using it. If you don’t want to invest in security lights, consider shining a light on the skip to deter people from using it.

Lighting will alert you to people using your skip, and you can go and ask them to not take advantage of it. Remember, you paid for the skip and if you don’t have enough space, you’ll need to pay for another one.

Hiring a skip doesn’t have to be a headache with Reliable Skip Hire. We have a range of skip sizes available for household and commercial waste. Our friendly team are on hand to offer advice and arrange your collection and delivery – you can check the latest skip sizes here or find out more from your local skip hire in Camberley, Bristol, Reading, Slough or Southampton.