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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

Very professional, polite and courteous team. A pleasure to deal with and highly recommended.
Hepplestone Fine A.
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John C.
I hired a skip for a client of ours in Bolton, first class service.Would highly recommend.
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David G.
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Gordon C.
Good service with prompt collection and delivery. Drivers have also be friendly and try to accomodate with regard to skip positioning
Toby M.
Brilliant service from Adam today with a skip. I have worked on the industry for over 20 years and this has been the easiest skip company I have worked with. They dropped it off when said and picked it up with a time we discussed. Thank you Adam. I will definitely be using you again.
Paul G.
Used lostock skip hire a lot and they have always been friendly and reliable. Booked again this morning very helpful. Would highly recommend
Helen S.
Jo and the team and truly fabulous! Quick, efficient service with courteous and helpful drivers! Absolutely 5* and always my go to company!
Liz P.
Amazing customer service and delivery was as promised. Price was extremely competitive- keep up the great work 👍
Jon C.
Lucy was so helpful in choosing a skip and the whole process was very quick and easy from start to finish. We had previously heard some stories from friends where other skip companies let them down on the pickup date, leaving them blocked in on their driveways, but Lucy reassured me of the pick up time and did not let me down. Everything went as planned and was a smooth process from start to finish. The price was decent for a 4 yard skip and the gentleman who dropped it off was very clear on what could be in the skip too. Thankyou very much!!read more
Amy B.
Fantastic service and great company to deal with. Would highly recommend Lostock skip hire.
David W.
Fantastic service arrives on time and collects when ready on time ,friendly drivers have used this company on several occasions good value
Ste G.
Great service
Sarah F.
Would highly recommended this skip company. Was in desperate need of a skip at short notice due to drainage problems and this company worked to re-jiggle the days diary to get one to me the same day despite calling after 8am on a Saturday morning!! Saved me having piles of mess in my garden over bank holiday weekend... cannot thank you enough and will be using you again in the future. Good advice on skip sizes and prices too ☺read more
Joanne S.
Great service. Always a pleasure to deal with. Would 100% recommend.
Excellent service and really helped me out today when we had to get the skip moved at short notice to dig for emergency drain repairs. Your help was very much appreciated. Once again great service and thank you.
Ben H.
Very helpful booking staff who helped me decide which size skip to hire. Skip was delivered and collected within the chosen time slots and both drivers were cheery and polite.Rang a few skip hitere in my area and Lostock Skip Hire were the cheapest by far...What's not to like?....
Janet L.
Great business ran by great people! I will never use anyone else. There can’t be any better in the northwest, it has got to be impossible. Thank you Lostock Skip Hire.
Samuel M.

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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