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How Not to Overload a Skip, A Pictorial Guide
When you hire a skip, as part of the contract of hire you are required to make sure you do not overload the skip. All too often it can be very tempting to do so, especially if the skip size isn’t quite big enough for the amount of rubbish you need to dispose of.
There are several reasons why overloading of a skip is not allowed. Generally these reasons all centre on the issue of safety.
Firstly if the skip contents exceed its weight restrictions then there is the risk of damage to the lorry and driver.
Secondly, an overloaded skips posed considerable danger to the general public as it is transported back to our recycling centre for processing through the risk of flying debris
As a rule of thumb a skip shouldn’t be loaded any higher than the sides of the skip. If you are unsure it is always a good idea to check with your skip provider who will be able to advise you. Drivers can refuse to remove skips that are overloaded and you may incur additional costs as a result in order to completely remove your waste.
To illustrate some of the worst cases of overloaded skips that we have come across here is our top 4 examples in our hall of shame.