Skip Hire Waste, the transportation, storage and disposal of controlled and hazardous wastes is very closely regulated in the UK. Things you should know.
The company, Skip Hire companies require a certificate of registration as an upper tier waste carrier or broker (waste carrier in Scotland). These are issued by the Environment Agency in England, Natural Resources Wales, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The Builders Skips (Markings) Regulations require permission to be obtained from the local authority before a skip is placed on a road. Permission is granted by the way of a permit/license requiring a payment for a set period of time. Certain conditions, including correct marking and siting, must be met as a condition of a licence being granted. An incorrectly sited or lit skip may be removed by the local authority, which will then normally seek to recover its costs (possibly from your client).
To find out more, contact your local authority highways department.
Let’s make you aware.. Regulations may vary with between Licensing Authorities, but basically, they are as follows: The ends of the skip that face traffic must be yellow.
Each skip must be guarded by at least 4 traffic cones on the approach towards the skip. At night, lamps must be attached to the corners of the skips and between each cone and shall remain lit throughout the night. Every customer should be made aware of these obligations.
Apart from you being responsible for adhering to these regulations, having a skip placed on a Public Highway will add a cost to you hiring a skip. Looking at the alternatives such as Wait & Load skip hire or Grab lorry hire is sometimes worth considering and these alternatives are growing as a choice because the public is becoming aware.