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Why Hire a Skip instead of going the Tip!

Whatever your project, from a home decoration or renovation to a garden clearance, if you expect to be generating a lot of waste then clearly you need to give some thought as to how to dispose of it safely, cheaply, and conveniently. While your local council’s tip might be the first option that springs to mind, it can make a lot more sense to hire a skip, especially for larger jobs that result in harder-to-handle kinds of waste. If you’re currently in the planning stages for your project, it might help to consider the following points when making the choice between skip and tip.

Skips Save Time and Energy
No matter how much waste you need to dispose of, at Lostock Skips we will have a skip of the right size to handle your needs. You can concentrate on the job in hand rather than constantly interrupting your work to make repeated trips to the tip each time your car boot is filled.

A Labour-Saving Option
Most jobs that generate a lot of waste will be labour-intensive to start with, and the last thing you’ll need is to spend half your day loading and unloading your car. With a skip, this extra effort is removed completely: simply fill the skip, and we will take care of the rest.

Protect Your Car
If you have only a few bin bags of relatively clean, lightweight waste to dispose of, then of course using your car to pay a visit to the local tip is convenient and cost effective. However, if your project will result in more dirty and difficult-to-handle waste, then don’t underestimate the amount of work you may need to put into cleaning your car once the work is finished. The dust and debris from such items as plasterboard can be very difficult to completely clear from your car’s interior, while the potential damage to upholstery caused by nails, splintered wood, or broken masonry makes using your car a risky business indeed.

Simple and Convenient
When you hire a skip from Lostock Skips and other local Skip Hire companies such as Leyland Skip Hire, we will take care of both delivering the empty skip and disposing of the waste, so you can concentrate on your renovation or clearance project. We can even arrange for the necessary highways permit from the council so that the skip can be located by the roadside, on the pavement, or wherever is more convenient. Compare this to the extra hassle of carrying waste to your car (which you won’t necessarily be able to park conveniently close), and it’s clear that a skip can be a less stressful option.

Save Money Too
At first glance, skip hire may seem to be an unnecessary extra expense on top of the costs of your project. However, look a little more closely, and the cost savings become clearer. It’s easy to underestimate the fuel costs involved in multiple trips to the tip by car, especially when filled with heavy, gas-guzzling loads. You’ll also have to consider possible expenses for cleaning your car once the job is completed. Add to that the costs of physical disposal, depending on the policies of your local council, and the expense can quickly mount up. With skip hire, you know in advance exactly how much you’ll be paying.

It goes without saying that for smaller and less messy jobs, using your own transport to dispose of the waste may be the quickest, cheapest, and most convenient option. However, as the size and complexity of the project increases, hiring a skip starts to make a lot more sense. If you’re in any doubt as to whether to choose the tip or a skip, here at Lostock Skip Hire we will be happy to discuss your options with absolutely no obligation or sales pressure, as will our Skip Hire Company in Wigan.

Domestic Skip Reviews

Very professional, polite and courteous team. A pleasure to deal with and highly recommended.
Hepplestone Fine A.
Very helpful and knew their stuff. Would us again. :)
John C.
I hired a skip for a client of ours in Bolton, first class service.Would highly recommend.
Great service. I was let down by my fitters and Lostock Skip Hire resolved the issue brilliantly! Would definitely recommend
Used Lostock several times. Punctual. Professional. As cheap as all others. And you deal with real people when you phone them.
David G.
As a person who has dealt with the company in the past all I can say is that I am blown away by the experience I got, drivers I found to be polite and helpful. The staff were very excellent and helpful.All in all a totally excellent service that I would recommend to any person who is looking for a skip to more
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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Stefan Bowett