Commercial skip hire covers a companies ability to hire a skip from a local company in order to dispose of large quanities of waste materials. If you are a business or company you will need a commercial skip hire company or contract. This normally means searching through the different local skip hire companies. As most of the UK's waste is commercial there are hundreds of skip hire companies offering day-to-day contracts or contracts for a fixed hire duration.
Once you have found a commercial skip hire company it is important that you know what requirements you will have – both now and in the long term. There is a choice of many different kinds of skips available to hire. The one that you choose will be based upon the amount, size and weight of the waste you are moving. You should also consider if you are removing any hazardous or liquid waste.Where to put your skip
When hiring a skip for business or commercial use you need to consider where it is going to be placed.
If you need to place your skip on a public road or path you may need to apply for a skip permit from your local council, depending on where you live. If in doubt, consult our skip permit guide or just phone us for guidance.
You also need to check how long you are allowed to keep the skip for. Most skip permits expire after around two weeks, so if you are considering long-term hire you may need to submit another application.
Be careful not to annoy neighbouring businesses by blocking their access routes. (Also be careful to not block your own!) Don't forget to consider whether the skip's location will have health and safety implications and whether there is a possible fire risk of storing waste materials too near to your premises (if in doubt check your insurance policy).