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Hiring a Skip in Hornchurch | Rules and Regulations

Skip hire is a great solution for waste removal of all kinds of domestic, commercial and industrial waste in Hornchurch and the nearby areas. However, there are certain environmental and safety regulations that customers must be aware of to avoid fines and/or additional charges. Rules surrounding rubbish clearance are in place to protect both people and the environment.

 

Our experienced contractors advise customers in Hornchurch of rubbish removal requirements for the benefit of themselves and the community. Bear in mind the following rules and regulations surrounding the use of skip hire for waste removal:

 

Restricted Items

 

While there are a vast number of items and materials that you can safely place in a skip for rubbish removal, some things are prohibited. Items that you cannot dispose of through skip hire in Hornchurch include:

 

  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Asbestos
  • Tyres
  • Paint
  • Fridges
  • TVs
  • Batteries
  • Pesticides
  • Oil / Petrol / Diesel
  • Medical Waste

 

These materials can be harmful to the environment and must be treated differently to other rubbish clearance items. They are also a risk to public health, and putting them in a skip results in fines, legal charges and potential hazards.

 

Skip Permits

 

Skips are a great option for domestic and commercial waste removal, but you must consider where they will go. If customers in Hornchurch intend to place skips on public land, you will need to obtain a permit from the local council. This should be in place before skips arrive on site for rubbish removal. Some councils allow skip hire companies, such as G&S Waste Management Ltd, to apply for permits on your behalf, if you prefer.

 

There are also guidelines for the placement of rubbish clearance skips. These include making sure no driveways or utility access points are blocked. You may also need to apply for parking suspension, depending on where the skip will be placed.

 

Safety Requirements

 

As specialists in waste management and rubbish clearance, we make sure to meet all safety regulations when providing skip hire and waste removal services in Hornchurch. This offers our customers complete security and peace of mind.

 

Safety measures include: reflective markings, traffic cones and our company number, in case of emergencies. For more information on our company and services, see the answers to some FAQs, or get in touch with our team.

 

Care should always be taken to ensure hazardous materials don’t make their way into skips, as this will pose health and safety risks. It is also important to make sure you are not overloading skips. One way to do this is to hire the most suitable size for your rubbish removal needs in Hornchurch, which we advise on.

For advice on skip hire safety and regulations in Hornchurch, contact our expert contractors on 01708 520 464.

G & S Waste Ltd