How To Find A Local, Licensed Skip Hire Company
When selecting a skip hire company, you need to make sure that it’s an approved waste carrier – because, by law, anyone who collects and disposes of waste must be licensed by the Environment Agency in England and Wales or, in Scotland, by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Waste carriers have to be licensed in order to prevent ‘fly-tipping’ (dumping waste in an unauthorised place). Indeed, if you hire a skip from an unlicensed firm which then fly-tips your waste, you may be prosecuted – and face a fine or even a prison sentence.
You can find out if the skip hire firm you want to use is an approved waste carrier by asking for the firm’s:
- Waste carrier’s certificate or
- Unique waste carrier number – then contact the Environment Agency (on 03708 506506) and check that the waste carrier number you’ve been given is legitimate
You can find a local, approved waste carrier via:
- The Environment Agency’s online public register of waste carriers
- Your local authority’s website, which should contain a list of all local approved waste carriers.
You’ll certainly find Waste King on the Environment Agency’s online public register of waste carriers – and, if you want to know how you can get the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective service when it comes to collecting and disposing of all your waste, contact us on:
Freephone: 0800 141 2778 or, from a mobile, call 01442 210034.