Always select licensed skip hire and junk removal

Always select licensed skip hire and junk removal

Since 2019, over 250 people in Ireland have been prosecuted for illegal dumping, many of whom didn’t even know they were doing it. When you are looking for skip hire or junk removal, it’s natural to scour the internet looking for the best deals. A lot of these so-called good deals can be found on sites like Facebook, Done Deal, Instagram etc. They are often “man with a van” type services and they can offer rock bottom prices because they are do not have the appropriate licenses and permits from the Environmental Protection Agency. 

 

The other problem with using an unlicensed waste removal operator is that you have no way of knowing where or how they are going to dispose of your rubbish. At the start of 2022, tonnes of rubbish was found illegally dumped in forestland around Wicklow. During the clean up, documents were found, linking the disposed rubbish to a number of people who had hired a rubbish removal site on social media and assumed that their waste would be disposed of responsibly. Some of these people received hefty fines and some were convicted in court. Others avoided a conviction by giving the names of the people who collected the waste whilst masquerading as legitimate rubbish collectors.

 

In the same way that you wouldn’t get into an unlicensed taxi late at night, when you are considering skip hire or junk removal in Ireland, it’s important that you use a trusted, reliable, sustainable and compliant company like Kollect.