Essential skip hire safety tips

If you are carrying out work on your property and expect to produce a substantial amount of waste, rubbish and rubble, you will need a safe and efficient disposal method. Skip hire can offer the ideal solution to home renovation and construction projects. Your skip can be delivered, placed in a convenient location and collected when it is full or when your project is finished. We provide a selection of skips in different sizes, and we are relied on for affordable and professional skip hire in Middlesbrough and throughout the whole of Teesside.

Skips offer a space-saving and convenient solution for storing waste, but there are a few things to remember to ensure they are being used safely. Ensure the space you have selected is completely cleared of obstructions for the arrival of your skip. Be sure to give the driver clear instructions, and make sure children and pets are kept away from the area as your skip is delivered and lowered. Once your skip has arrived, make sure that nobody can climb in, and never attempt to move it yourself.

Health and safety and environmental issues restrict the items that can be placed in skips. Electrical appliances such as fridge freezers, toasters and televisions need to be disposed of in another way. This also applies to batteries, which can be safely recycled at most supermarkets. Vehicle batteries are also unsuitable for skip disposal as they contain lead.

Gas cylinders are extremely dangerous even when empty. Even the tiniest trace of residue is considered potentially hazardous, so they cannot be removed by skip hire companies. Fuel, paint and solvents are chemical compounds and cannot be put in your skip. Medical supplies are also unsuitable due to the risk of contamination, so it is crucial that needles and biological waste are appropriately handled.

Skips provide the perfect way to get rid of unwanted furniture and mattresses as well as ceramics, concrete, tiles, bricks, plastics, wood, vegetation and general waste. We can offer you all the information you need and provide you with the ideal skip whatever the size of your project. Our sizes range from 2 yard domestic mini skips to large scale 40 yard roll-on roll-off skips and we pride ourselves on a dependable and cost-saving service as well as the highest quality customer care.