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5 Important Facts About Skip Licence Permits

  1. You Could Face a £50,000 Fine if You’d Don’t Have One

It may be tempting to avoid hiring a skip especially if you are not sure how much waste you will have by the time you complete a renovation project. You could, of course, fill up your car with rubble and bin bags and take to the nearest official waste recycling centre. For this you could end up making five or more trips and ruin your private car with building or gardening waste. Unfortunately, many take the decision to just tip their waste beside trees and behind unused buildings. To you, it is just dropping a few harmless bags of rubbish that will be cleaned by the council anyway. To the government you are seen as a criminal destroying the environment which could land you in a lot of trouble. The penalty for Fly Tipping in the UK can reach as much as £50,000 and you could also find yourself in jail for up to 12 months! Bolton Council take fly tipping very seriously.

Lostock Skip Hire and Leyland Skip Hire can help you avoid the costly penalty of fly tipping by providing an affordable skip for commercial or domestic use in Lostock and the surrounding areas.


  1. It is Not Always Necessary to Get a Skip or a Skip Licence

When do you need a skip? Well, the answer to this question will depend on whether you have a commercial van or not. If you are a company and already have a building van that can carry waste material then you could carry some of your waste to your local dumping site for recycling yourselves. However, this may not be suitable for heavier loads of waste since the time and cost involved in moving huge amounts of waste could become prohibitive and negatively affect your timeline. If you are an individual doing a gardening or renovation project then you have to try to estimate the amount of waste that will be generated during the process. For example, stripping your wall paper before decoration is unlikely to require a skip to handle the waste and you could just as easily throw the bin bags into the boot of your car for disposing later. However, if you are tearing out your old kitchen in preparation for a brand spanking new one, then you would probably not get away with chucking the old units and boiler into your boot. If you are in any doubt about whether or not you really need a skip and skip permit, then get in contact with Lostock Skip Hire or Wigan Skip Hire who will gladly advise you on your options. You may just be able to use a rubbish tipping service where rubbish is collected from your address and disposed of an appropriately ethical manner.


  1. Location of Skip and Prohibited Waste

A skip licence/permit is only valid if the location of the skip is in accordance with the rules and regulations of Bolton Council and this stipulates that no skip can be place on pavements or blocking any access points. You can contact Bolton Council for further clarification on this.

Hazardous materials and asbestos are not allowed to be disposed of in a skip and must be dealt with by specialist handlers.


  1. May Need Warning or Safety Lights

You may need to put warning or safety lights around the skip to make sure it is clearly visible in all whether conditions. Reflective markings are always required where ever the skip is located.


  1. Contact Details Must be Displayed

All skips that are placed on a public highway must clearly display the name and the contact details of the company from which it was hired. This does not just apply Bolton Council, but also the entire United Kingdom.

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