Overfilling a Skip

Help us to help our Environmentoverloading a skip

We understand the needs of our customers is to remove all waste as soon as possible however we do require all our skips to be level loaded, this is to protect both pedestrians and drivers to ensure no harm is caused from potential falling items from our skips in transit and also while on both private land and the highways.

Arthurs as the supplier also don’t want any restricted access to the pubic or cause harm to the public, animals or the environment.

When you hire a skip, you are agreeing to follow the terms and conditions for skip hire. The provider of the skip can refuse to remove waste or charge you extra if you do not follow the rules of skip hire. You could also receive fines from the council if you break the law and cause danger to others. This is why it is important to load a skip correctly and never overfill a skip. Every skip should have a fill line showing the safe level to fill it up to. If you exceed this line, then your skip may be overloaded. Skips are definitely too full if the waste in them rises above the sides of the skip. This will immediately be visible, and the company may refuse to collect the waste unless you take the excess out of the skip.

Plan How to Load the Skip

The best way to avoid overfilling a skip is to estimate the amount of waste you will have and order the correct size of skip. If you carry out renovation work or clearance, it is a good idea to pile up the waste in available space to see how much there is. Then order a skip slightly bigger than what you think you will need. Having the waste ready to go into the skip when it arrives will save time. Filling it quickly also means that there is less chance for fly-tippers to take advantage of your skip and overfill it for you! Prepare for the arrival of the skip by planning how you will load the waste into it. You will need to distribute weight evenly and ensure that the waste is packed in securely without any gaps.

Not Overloading the Skips

All skips are required to be level loaded, meaning as near level as possible to the top of all our skips. If the skip is deemed overloaded and unsafe to travel on the public highway, either the driver on collection (if the person/s are at the property) will advise this or one of our office team will contact you direct to advise to make the skip level and safe for transit, we can then re-arrange the collection once confirmed the skip is safe to travel.

The following is not allowed in the skips:

  • Tyres/tracks
  • Fridge /freezers          
  • Asbestos
  • Gas Bottles    
  • Flammable items      
  • TV/computer  monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tins of paint

Arthurs as the supplier, we don’t want any restricted access to the pubic or cause harm to the public, animals or the environment.

If a skip is on either private property or on the public highway it is the customers responsibility to ensure that the skip is safe for travel on date of collection.

We are aware that people unfortunately do fly tip when people hire skips however, as per our terms and conditions the skip is the customers responsibility to ensure safe for travel on collection.

Arthurs the provider of the skip can refuse to collect the skip if deemed overloaded and unsafe or charge extra if overloaded but safe to travel but also if you do not follow the terms and conditions of skip hire.

We are aware some people use “greedy boards” to make the skip higher however, However, this is not legal and is still deemed as over loaded and unsafe and collection will be refused.

Safe and Legal Skip Hire

As a customer of Arthurs skips, the customer is responsible for the skip whist in their possession whether that be on the public highway or on private property.

Arthurs skip abide by the law with regards to all over filled skip and potentially in worst case scenario my be ordered to pay fines or face prosecution.

Arthurs skips pride themselves as a company and will a dear to laws surrounding any over filled skips and also protecting the public, animals and the environment.