High Wycombe, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 21, 2009 -- If you are looking into hiring a skip then one of the first thoughts that will cross your mind will be about where you are going to put that skip. If you don't have room on your driveway or garden, or they're likely to be damaged by the skip, then you will need a permit from the local council to put your skip on the road.
You should check the requirements and guidelines from your local council to find out how to proceed with your request and check exactly what you need to do. If you can't find the information then just call the skip company who will be able to give you the correct details, Skip Hire UK are a top UK skip company with all of this information ready to give you.
Some councils, including London, request that you submit direct to them for the permit although others are happy for the skip company to apply for the permit instead. Try to arrange this a little while ahead of when you would like the skip to make sure there won't be any surcharges for quick arrangement. However you should also check that the expiry date on the permit is after your collection date, if not that can cause more surcharges to get another permit.
If you're after a permit for your skip to be placed on a grass verge near your house rather than a road, you may be required to pay a deposit in case any damage is caused.
Once your skip is delivered, the company supplying the skips are responsible for the positioning of the skip. They will make sure that the skip is placed as close to the pavement as possible, that it doesn't restrict access to any premises or obstruct drives in any way and also that it doesn't prevent drainage or obstruct manholes. You may have first thought that hiring a skip is a simple task but your skip hire company needs to consider many things.
Every skip must be marked with the company's details, name and contact number, in case any problems arise. If your skip doesn't display company details you should request this as that company may not be permitted to provide skip services.
Skip Hire UK are the UK's leading online skip provider, offering the lowest prices available online. For more information about skip hire and permits, get in contact with our skip team who will be able to advise you on the next steps to having your skip delivered.