Hiring a skip is no rocket science. Simply contact a reliable skip hire company, and book their services. A skip that suits your needs will be at your doorstep in no time. 

But then a question pops up in your mind, (if you are using your driveways to place the skip)-Is my driveway suitable for a skip to be placed?

 Well, there is no clear-cut answer to this question, because whether the skip can cause any damage to your driveway depends on the size of the skip, materials going inside of it and lastly the driveway material and condition of the driveway.

Skips are meant to free you from waste management worries. So, to help you be stressless in all ways, here are some tips to consider when hiring a skip so that it stays beneficial to you in all manners. No damages, only gains.

  • Know where to place the skip

Before hiring the skip make sure to measure the area to understand whether it will fit in the spot. You must also ensure that access to and from the skip is possible.

  • Analyse the material used to create your driveway

If your driveway is made of soft tarmac, loose stone, block drive or grass, then we recommend you place wooden planks on the spot where the skip will be placed. This will avoid any damage to the driveways.

Check for cracks or existing damages on your driveway. If there are cracks or damages, then it is advisable to place the skip outside.

  • Know the skip size

Our skip hire trucks usually weigh about 8 tonnes and suppose if the skip is loaded with 10 tonnes of waste, then it can be too much for your driveways to bear. There are high chances for the driveways to crack. In such situations, it is always advisable to keep the skip outside on the road.

When placing the skip on the public spaces, you will be required to get the city council approval known as a skip permit by paying a small fee. Our team at Able Waste Services will help you understand the skip permit procedures.

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