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Preventing People Filling Your Skip

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In case you are having construction or renovation works done or simply have a large amount of waste to dispose of, getting a skip is normally an effective way to get rid of your trash.

 

Skip hire could be fairly expensive and you will need to make sure you're getting your monies worth. Sadly, a skip outside your house is typically an invitation for inconsiderate others and passers-by to dump their rubbish inside it as well. A lot of people have come back home to find their skip already 50 % full and this practice has even received its very own name; “skip-jacking”.

Here are some tips to keep others from using your skip.

 

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Plan Your Skip Delivery

 

If you can, it's better to schedule the shipping of your skip so it will be at that point for the least period of time possible. The longer your skip can be found outside your home, the more likely it can be that others will use it. Try to fill up the skip as quickly as possible and have it recovered by the skip hire firm.

Ask for a Locking Skip

Many skip hire companies have locking skips available on request. They look like a normal skip, but possess a covering with an access hatch which can be locked shut while you're not using it. This can be the most extraordinary option but is certain to prevent others from using your skip. This may be worth looking at if you reside in an area where skip-jacking frequently occurs.

Cover up Your Skip When It Is Not In Use

 

In case your skip provider doesn't have lockable skips readily available, or you don't want the extra cost, merely covering up your skip could prevent would be skip-jackers from throwing their garbage. Do you have an old carpet, rug or large plastic sheet you could place over the skip when not in use? Any kind of cover will decrease the chance that your skip is going to be packed with other individuals trash.

Remove Any UnauthorisedTrash

 

When you are renting a skip, you are privately renting the space and it is yours and yours only to fill. Other individuals have no legal right to fill your skip which is effectively fly-tipping, the same as it could be should they had dumped their waste on some other part of your property.

 

If you are unfortunate enough to find someone else's trash inside your skip, try and find out who put it there. There can be some identifying documents or one of your neighbours may have seen who did it. It really is improbable you are going to find the offender, however you are completely entitled to remove the waste and call your local authority to pick it up.

 

Should you find out which neighbour it was and you don't require the full volume of your skip, it may be worth considering inquiring the neighbour to make a contribution for the skip expenses. It won't help the fact they utilized your skip without consent to begin with, but this option is often much better for neighbour relations and you'll obtain a part on the skip hire fees back.

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