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Where can a skip be placed?

Where can a skip be placed?

Whether you’re undertaking a DIY project or planning an office refurbishment in Leyland, Preston Skips ensure a stress-free experience when it comes to disposing of unwanted materials.

Skips are great for storing all kinds of materials – be it old or broken furniture, construction waste or garden materials. They allow you to keep them out of harm’s way, preventing the risk of accidents and injuries and can also help you to complete your project on time, removing the need for tireless trips to and from the local tip. But before you rush into skip hire Leyland, think about where the skip will be placed.

On private property

Preston Skips can deliver skips to a location of your choice, usually placing them on private property, including driveways, gardens and construction sites. They transport skips on the back of reliable fleets which incorporate the latest technology and fitted with tracking devices.

However, it isn’t always possible to leave skips on drives, either because drives are too narrow or there’s limited space available in gardens. When this happens, skips have to be left on the road.

On the road

If your domestic skip is going to be left on the road, you will need a permit which can be obtained for £35 from the local authority. Rest assured, Preston Skips make it even easier for you and visit the council on your behalf.

The permit for skip hire Leyland must cover the duration of your hire contract and it’s advised you arrange the permit in plenty of time for your project to start.

Whether it be on a quiet side street or a busy main road, there are certain things you need to be aware of – including obstructions. Your skip shouldn’t restrict neighbours access or entry to manholes. It also needs to be at least 15m away from junctions and visible for road users and pedestrians. As well as a skip hire Leyland permit, you’ll need safety cones and lights to go around the skip – keeping it well-lit in darkness and when driving conditions are poor.

Need to know more about placing a skip in Leyland? Let Preston Skips guide and advise you. On hand from 7.00am till 5.00pm, they will be more than willing to share their expertise – ensuring skip hire Leyland regulations are met. Feel free to call the team at Preston Skips on 01772 827 603 or email




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