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What size skip do i need?

Skip hire is one of the easiest and convenient ways of eliminating clutter from home during remodelling as well as removing building waste during construction or renovation. People need to realise that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to skip hire in Wigan since they come in different sizes to ensure that they meet all your project requirements.

The biggest problem when hiring a skip is during the determination of exact size that best suits your needs. Many people do ask, “What skip size do I need? Well, the answer depends on the kind of project that you want to accomplish.

Hiring a smaller skip means hiring twice, a decision that can lead to double prices. You also run a risk of overfilling it, which leads to conflicts with collection refusal on grounds of safety. On the other hand, hiring a larger skip for a small project means paying higher prices, this can be more than your needs regarding the skip hire charges.

Another thing to consider when it comes to skip hire in Wigan is the storage after delivery. If you have a smaller storage space, it means you cannot order a large skip owing to these storage challenges.

The following are tips for choosing the right skip hire in Wigan that can comfortably suit your project.

Lock skip offers cheap skip hire, which is categorised by cubic yardage or tones. They come in three different types. Mini skips, midi skips and the maxi skips.

The Mini Skip
Mini skip is the smallest one to hire, and it measures approximately 4ft long and 3ft wide. It is classed as a 2-ton cubic yard mini skip, which is commonly used when one is carrying out DIY jobs such as general household rubbish removal, garden clearing and shed or small room clearing out. This skip is not common in hire companies since it only holds 2 cubic yards of waste owing to its small size.

The Midi Skip
Midi Skip is the most commonly hired and it comes in 4-ton cubic yard skip and 6-ton cubic yard- small builder skip. The 4-ton cubic yard midi skip: This is approximately 6 ft long and 4.3 ft wide, and is classed as a 4-ton cubic yard midi skip. It is suitable for large clearance jobs like landscaping, replacement of old kitchen, and refurbishment of such rooms as bathrooms and other rooms. The midi skip can hold between 65 to 70 bags of waste bin bags and this makes them the most commonly used skips by companies in the UK.

6 Cubic Yard – small builder skip
The 6 cubic yard capacity is approximately 8.6ft long and 5 ft wide. It is smaller of large sized skips and mostly used for large amounts of waste and in a large-scale garden clearing.

Maxi Skips
Maxi skips consist of an 8 cubic yard, which is a larger variation of builders skip and is approximately 12ft long and 5.6ft wide. It is commonly used for generating heavy waste and carrying of large pieces of furniture like three-piece suites.

Maxi skip is ideal for use in large-scale building projects that involves large excavation jobs while digging foundations during house extensions and in clearing jobs for completed renovations, owing to its capability of coping with large volumes of waste.

RORO skip
RORO skip is also known as “roll on roll” and is commonly used with large containers rather than skips them. Its waste handling capacity is considerably higher than all the other mentioned skips above, which makes it a rare commodity for Bolton Skip Hire, Chorley Skip Hire, and Skip Hire in Horwich markets.

Lostock skip hire is a specialist company operating in the UK and offers cheap skip hire services. Their services cover areas like Bolton, Chorley, and Horwich. The company offers domestic and commercial skip hire services according to the customer’s specifications. They have friendly prices and are compliant with the environmental agency to ensure that a maximum amount of waste is recycled.

If you are in the areas of AthertonBolton, Wigan, and Horwich and looking for cheap skip hire, you can pay them a visit or visit their website on for more on what they offer.

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Domestic Skip Reviews

I've used Lostock Skip hire for years and have never been disappointed with their service and reliability.i will be using them for many years to come!! A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST!!thanks again!
Paul W.
Excellent service right from speaking to a very nice lady who arranged it all right through to delivery and collection of the skip by very efficient staff. Thank you. Will use again if a skip is ever needed.
Daphne F.
have to say first time ordering a skip, from ordering to dropping off and pick up was with ease both driver and the lady on the phone very polite will defo use again and recomend,joespringview 23 12 2020
joseph W.
We have used Lostock Skip hire twice now and both times they have delivered the skips promptly and politely. The website is easy to use and the pricing is clear. Lucy in the office is very efficicent and asnwers e mails in record time. Definitely our first port of call for skips.
Jane H.
Excellent service. Would 100% recommend and use again.
Scott D.
Asked for the impossible and a skip at very short notice, 4yrd skip delivered next day and at the time they stated. Excellent service Lostock Skip Hire and would highly recommend 👍
Asa D.
The lady on reception was very helpful with the size of skip I needed, very professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend this company.
Manda B.
Iv been using Lostock skip hire for my building business for about 10 years now. I always receive a prompt and professional service from the office staff thru to the drivers who are always willing to go out of their way to help when delivering my skip. I can fully recommend using them and will... continue to do so myselfread more
Mark G.
Really professional service offered, from the ease of ordering a skip online to the clear pricing structure. The staff are also really helpful and knowledgeable. We wont use anyone else when we need a skip!
Chris D.
Fantastic service due to the current covid situation I've been let down by so many services and hence had to change the dates for picking the skip up twice which they did no problem will defo recommend thank you LOSTOCK SKIP HIRE
Yasmin U.
Brilliant service with a personal touch/\. Great prices and Very helpful
Denny H.
Have used Lostock Skip Hire a number of times over the last 2-3 years. The staff are always helpful and the drivers take great care when dropping off / picking up.
Rob B.
I ordered a large skip and had to change the date I needed it at short notice. When I contacted the office they did this for me with no fuss at all and the skip turned up on time. Very professional and helpful service.
Tony B.
We ordered two small load while wait skips over the past month and on both occasions the driver was on time and super helpful - even helped with loading the skip! Very happy with the price and service and would highly recommend to anyone!
Excellent customer service and easy to book.
Nicole E.
Got a skip delivered on time. They took good care of my block paved drive. I requested an early pick up and even though they were very busy they picked it up the day after my request. Very friendly and professional.
Shelley K.
Ive had 3 skips now from here and each time they've been brilliant staff are helpful and responsive and really pleasant to deal with i would and have recommended to friends who i also know have had positive experiences
Andrew C.
We have hired a skip several times from Lostock Skips and have always been satisfied with the service we receive, they are so pleasant and professional. Any queries are dealt with straight away. We wouldn’t use anyone else. I highly recommend them. Maureen Cusack, Leyland.
Maureen C.
initial contact by telephone was simple and easy to book - price was competitive and the skip delivery and collection where on time - the delivery driver was a nice guy - proffesional clean and tidy. Nothing too much - highly recomeded
Fantastic service - I was astonished at how the driver was able to manouver the skip in and out from next to parked cars!
Nathanael S.

Commercial Skip Reviews

“Had a few questions prior to ordering a skip. The girl I spoke to on the phone was really nice and helpful. The skip arrived exactly when they said it would. It was collected exactly when I asked for it to be collected. Would recommend and would use again.”

Victor Lisowski

“Ordered a skip, delivered within the hour, needed changing on the same day and again sorted within the hour. Quality service from Jo and the team. Beats all local skip companies on both price and service”

Matthew Buckley

“I hired an 8 yard skip. Was highly surprised with how cheap the skip was. The woman I spoke to on the phone was very polite and informative. The skip was delivered within the time slot I was given, the driver was also very polite. I rang to arrange collection and the skip was collected …

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Sarah Mason

“What a Fantastic experience I have had dealing with Lostock Skip Hire!!! I am Currently the General Manager at Mercedes Benz of Whitefield and the team could not do enough for us. After speaking to Jo in the office the Skips arrived within 24 hours and where positioned in the location I had requested. The …

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