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Overloading Your Skip – How to Avoid It

By 24 July 2022October 13th, 2022No Comments

Getting rid of waste can prove a challenge but with a skip, it makes it easier to remove large volumes of waste with very little effort. Skips are available in a range of sizes, enabling you to find something that is right for you and your needs. However, when it comes to using your skip effectively, it’s important that you have the right size skip because a skip that is not large enough could mean that you end up putting too much waste in it. This can then become a risk to the public and you could find that your skip won’t be collected. So, let’s look at overloading skips and how you can avoid it.

Overloading a Skip – Why You Shouldn’t Do It

Whether your skip is located on a public road or your driveway, when it is overloaded, it becomes a risk. This means that anyone walking past it could be injured by falling waste while it could also cause damage to property. Health and safety are paramount when it comes to filling a skip and that is why you will find that we have strict rules in place when it comes to overfilling skips. The aim is to protect you, the public and the individuals that work for us.

How Much Can You Put in a Skip

This will depend on how large your skip is but every skip will have a maximum amount of waste that it can take. This will be measured by volume and weight. So, you should aim to fill your skip to the height of the skip. Anything above this, should it be considered excessive will be refused collection until it has been made safe by the removal of excess waste.

If My Skip is Overfilled, What Will Happen?

There are a number of things that could happen when you overfill your skip. First of all, we will refuse to take it and that means that you have the hassle of removing waste. You could also get fined if it causes problems for us. So, if you can see that you are going to fill your skip and have more waste to dispose of, the best option is to hire another skip. This doesn’t mean that you will need the same size as you might only require a smaller skip but it is vital that you choose the right skip for your needs.

The great thing about our service is that we offer a range of skips. So, whether you require a small skip for a garden clearance or you require a large skip for a demolition project, you are certain to find everything you need. However, it makes sense to ensure you use your skip in the right way as this will help to save you money in fines and will make sure that waste is disposed of safely.