How long you can hire a skip for will largely depend on if it’s stored on your own private land such as your driveway or if it’s on a public highway like a road or pavement. If it’s the latter, you’ll have to acquire a skip permit which will typically last one or two weeks, after which time you’ll need the skip to be removed. Read on to find out how long you can hire a skip for.
A skip stored on your private land
If you’ve stored your skip on private land such as your driveway or garden at home or your commercial premises, you’ll tend to have more flexibility on how long you can keep it. Whilst many companies offering skip hire in Essex have a seven or 14-day time limit, most will be able to extend this if you need a skip for longer. At Reds, we usually find that two weeks is enough time for most of our customers to get rid of their rubbish. However, if it’s not, we’re more than happy to let you keep it for longer if required.
A skip stored on a public highway
To store a skip on a public road or pavement, you’ll have needed to acquire a permit from the local council. This permit typically lasts one or two weeks, although it depends on the council. Whilst you’ll need to be prepared to have your skip collected by the date set by the council, you may be able to extend the initial period if you’re not ready. Most councils will allow it to be extended. However, keep in mind that if you do extend, there will be an additional fee to pay. Plus, if you keep the skip longer than the duration set by the permit, you may face a steep fine.
Book skip hire in Essex
If you’re looking for a flexible skip hire service in Essex, look no further than Reds. We offer skips in various sizes and at highly competitive prices. Our standard hire period can usually be extended if necessary, giving you longer to finish your project. Whether you’re clearing out your attic, renovating your kitchen or carrying out a commercial construction or demolition project, our skip hire service is on hand to assist you.