Rent A Skip London

Preventing Unwanted Garbage Filling Your Skip

Skip-Hire-2.jpgWhen you are having building or renovation works done or just have got a large amount of waste to dump, getting a skip is normally an effective way to dump your rubbish.

Skip hire may be relatively expensive and you'll need to make sure you're getting your monies worth. Sadly, a skip outside your home is typically an open invite for inconsiderate neighbours and passers-by to put their rubbish in it too. Many people have come back home to discover their skip already half full and that practice has received its very own label; “skip-jacking”.

Here are some suggestions to keep other people from utilizing your skip.

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Plan Your Skip Delivery

If you're able to, it is best to plan the delivery of your skip so it is at that point for the least period of time possible. The longer your skip can be found away from your house, the more likely it is that other individuals will use it. Try and fill the skip as soon as possible and have it recovered by the skip hire company.

Request a Lockable Skip

miniskip.pngNumerous skip hire firms have locking skips on request. They look like a normal skip, but have a cover with an access hatch that can be locked shut while you're not using it. This is the most extreme option but is guaranteed to stop other people from using your skip. This can be worth taking into consideration if you live in an area where skip-jacking is typical.

Cover Your Skip When Not In Use

If your skip hire company lacks lockable skips readily available, or if you don't want the additional cost, simply covering up your skip may stop would be skip-jackers from dumping their garbage. Have you got a well used carpet, rug or large plastic sheet that you could put on the skip when not in use? Any sort of cover will lessen the chance that your skip is going to be packed with other individuals waste.

Remove Any UnauthorisedWaste

When you are renting a skip, you are privately leasing the space and it is yours and yours only to fill. Other people have no legal right to fill your skip and it is effectively fly-tipping, the same as it could be should they had thrown out their trash on some other part of your home.

If you're unlucky enough to discover someone else's garbage in your skip, try and discover who placed it there. There might be some identifying documents or one of the neighbours might have seen who did it. It is improbable you will find the offender, but you are completely entitled to remove the waste and contact your local authority to get it.

If you discover which neighbour it was and you don't need the full volume of your skip, it might be worth considering inquiring the neighbour to make a contribution towards the skip expenses. It's not going to help the truth they utilized your skip without having permission to begin with, but this option is often better for neighbour relations and you'll obtain a portion on the skip hire costs back.