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Skip the Hassle: Proper Removal of Waste

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Whenever you’re working on a job site, a skip is a necessary component. Skips are large, open-topped waste containers that load onto a truck or lorry for easy removal. These are particularly great for construction sites because they are durable enough to withstand rough and tough materials commonly used in these spaces.

What Can’t I Put in a Skip?

Skips are built to handle tough, normally difficult to dispose of waste. Skips are designed to hold a lot of debris but should not be used to hold the following:

  • Liquids
  • Oils, petrol, and diesel
  • Paints
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Hazardous and toxic materials
  • Medical waste

Many of these materials can be difficult to dispose of. Contacting a professional to dispose of these items is most recommended. Otherwise, much of what you put into a skip is fair game and will be carted off to a transfer station, leaving your construction site clean. Many skips will hold heavy debris such as furniture, flooring, rubber, soil, and even concrete. Skips can be hired in a number of sizes so first you must anticipate exactly how much waste you’ll accumulate to figure out what skip will best suit your purposes. Contact a company offering skip hire in Portland for available sizes.

Do I Need a Permit?

Yes. To have a skip on a public road, or pavement, a skip permit will need to be reserved. These do not necessarily take a long time to reserve but should be applied for as soon as you are aware that a skip is needed.

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