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01772 827 603 Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00 8 Cooper Hill Drive, Preston
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Walton-le-Dale, preston, pr5 4he
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Risks Of Overloading A Skip

When you hire a skip, it can be far too easy to overload the skip. Here at Preston Skip Hire, we provide a complete range of skips to satisfy the most diverse needs and requirements, can you afford not to find out more?

At Preston Skips, we provide a variety of domestic skips which are perfect for garden waste and heavy, bulky materials. As well as this, you have a choice of skip sizes to choose from, ranging from 2-cubic yards right up to 40-cubic yards- be sure to carefully consider which size skip suits your requirements best to avoid overloading the skip.

Underestimating the volume of waste.

If you underestimate how much waste your project will produce you’re more than likely going to need an extra skip! When it comes to skip hire Preston, Preston Skip Hire ask that you adhere to the rules we have in place to ensure that your skip is not too heavy to lift onto our fleets.

Piling everything in the skip.

Although it can be more than tempting to throw everything and anything into your skip, there are a number of materials that you should keep out of your skip, including chemicals, oils, pesticides and solvents.

By throwing everything in your skip, it will fill up quicker and will leave you needing another skip in order to complete your project. The Preston skips are extremely accommodating for all sorts of shapes and sizes, however, it’s important that they are stored safely and securely.

Exceeding height of skip walls.

If your waste is falling out of the skip this is a clear indication that your skip is too full! Loading the skip above the height of the walls is dangerous and should be avoided if you want your waste to be collected by our fleets.

Dangers to passers-by.

A skip that’s stored on the roadside can cause safety hazards to passers-by so you need to make sure that skip hire Leyland is safe and reliable by keeping all sharp objects out of the skip. As well as this, you need to keep an eye out for jagged edges as these can cause injury too.

To prevent the risks of an overloaded skip, we advise you to remove any excess materials that can easily fall out of the skip.

Compliance with law.

Overloading a skip is against the law and can have serious consequences for those responsible of the skip. Fines and penalties are used as a deterrent for skip hire Preston to put both domestic and commercial customers off overfilling a skip.

What’s more, should you choose to overfill the skip, the fleet drivers could refuse to take your skip and may charge you for the excess waste to be collected.

Restricted access.

You don’t want your skip to prevent your neighbours or passers-by access to pavements or roads- a skip that’s overloaded will not only have consequences for you but for your neighbours too. Here at Preston Skip Hire, we ask you to be mindful of those around you when hiring a skip!

Do you need to know more about the risks associated with overloaded skips? Call 01772 827 603 today!

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