When hiring a skip you might think that it is straight forward but failing to comply with the relevant environmental legislation is a criminal offence and could lead to prosecution.
When dealing with waste the duty of care legislation makes provision for the safe management of waste to protect human health and the environment. The duty of care applies to anyone who imports, produces, carries, keeps, treats, disposes of, or are a dealer or broker that has control of, controlled waste
You have a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to ensure that when you transfer waste to another waste holder that the waste is managed correctly throughout its complete journey to disposal or recovery. Each holder in the waste chain shares the duty of care obligations. So just because your waste has been taken away does not mean it is no longer your problem!
Remember that when you hire a skip you are responsible for it and its contents until its ultimate disposal. As the producer of the waste it is you are also responsible to ensure that it is classified correctly.
When you book and order you skip and advise that it is for general waste then items such as fridges, televisions, florescent -tubes, tyres or other hazardous waste items should not be placed in the skip. You should also advise if you intend to dispose of mattresses as acceptance varies from area to area.
By doing so will result in additional charges as these wastes are subject to different controls & disposal with different costings, you may be reported to the relevant environmental body.
If you are unsure it is always best to check beforehand we offer expert advice and support on your waste streams and relevant legislation ensuring that compliance is adhered to and no unforeseen charges arise.