What to do if I overload my skip?
Overloaded skips may be refused collection or subject to an overload charge where the skip has been loaded safely. If it comes to your attention that you have more waste than what the skip can take, then we recommend hiring an additional skip. However, it may seem overloaded due to the way the materials have been put into the skip, consider whether you can break down materials further to create more space.
How does overloading my skip affect others?
Whilst we appreciate the open top feature of a skip, we can’t take advantage of this. It is a danger to others since materials on top can easily fall out of the skips. When you load your skip you should consider our drivers and the safety of yourself and others.
How do I know if my skip is overloaded?
If your waste begins to fall out of your skip then it is clear that it is too full. The waste shouldn’t fill beyond the height of the walls.
Is it against the law?
Overloading a skip is against the law and can have serious consequences for those responsible of the skip. In some cases you may receive a fine or penalty.
How do I prevent overloading?
Don’t underestimate! Be aware of your waste, and of all the materials which are going into your skip.