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Hazardous Waste and Electrical Waste Disposal

When it comes to maximising the use of your skip, Lostock Skip Hire have just the solution! We offer skip hire in Chorley and Wigan to provide you with the best value for your money, allowing you to dispose of waste effectively.

To dispose of the waste that your domestic or commercial project generates, be sure to choose a skip hire company that can handle all types of waste (like us at Lostock Skips!) Whether you’re looking for skip hire to suit the requirements of your home refurbishment project or to store the waste from your retail business, you could benefit from skip hire Chorley.

Our team of experts are always on hand to make sure that your skip hire Wigan complies with the regulations provided by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and the Environment Agency.

With skip hire in Wigan, there are several factors that you need to be mindful of because unfortunately, not everything can be thrown inside your skip. Take hazardous and electrical waste for instance!

Hazardous Waste

Out of all waste types, hazardous waste is arguably the most difficult one to deal with. Because it contains toxic chemicals and substances, it requires careful disposal and should not be disposed of in any skip that we provide for skip hire in Bolton.

Hazardous waste disposal needs to meet stringent regulations- this includes keeping potential dangerous materials separate from the general waste inside your skip. Although our skip hire Bolton is not suitable for hazardous waste materials, we can help you to dispose of items in a way that’s safe and environmentally sustainable.

Types of Hazardous Waste.

Hazardous waste refers to anything that poses potential risks. If you’re renovating your property, you should think about the types of materials that will need to be stored in your skip. You’d be surprised what’s classed as hazardous, so be sure to consider the following:

  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Alkalis
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Oil
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plasterboard
  • Solvents
  • Tyres

Why can’t Hazardous Waste go inside Skips?

Skip hire Preston is designed to offer a suitable alternative for taking waste to the landfill site, however, it isn’t suitable for hazardous materials. Reasons why our domestic skips aren’t suitable include the fact that such items can pose threat to human, animal and environmental health. Any skips that are overloaded with hazardous materials can put our fleet drivers at risk of injuring themselves and your skip hire Preston will not meet the requirements provided by the Environment Agency.

Although businesses generally produce more hazardous waste, this isn’t to suggest that domestic projects don’t generate any! This type of waste is easy enough to identify and should be carefully removed.

To dispose of hazardous waste, you can either take it to be recycled at the tipping facility yourself or you can arrange for an expert to collect it from your premises. The recycling centre has facilities that are dedicated to car battery recycling, domestic chemicals and electricals, as well as household appliances.

Electrical Waste

Electrical waste is a form of hazardous waste that requires careful consideration when it comes to disposal. Any electricals need to be transported to the recycling centre if they are to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly fashion.

To avoid any dangerous consequences, electrical waste needs to be handled carefully. Electrical waste can be found in various everyday items, so be sure to double check what you are throwing inside the skips that we offer for skip hire Leyland!

We can arrange to collect any large bulky materials that will take up too much space inside your skip, allowing you to get the most out of your skip hire Leyland. The harmful chemicals found in electricals is the main reason why this type of waste cannot be mixed with general waste.

Types of Electrical Hazardous Waste.

If you’re not entirely sure what’s classified as hazardous within your domestic property; we can help!

Any of the items listed below are electricals that should not be thrown inside your skip…

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Radio

WEEE Regulations.

To make sure that you benefit from skip hire that’s affordable, we highly recommend taking into consideration the regulations of WEEE.

Covering household appliances, IT and telecommunication equipment and consumer devices, these regulations are precise, making it clear which items are prohibited from the skips provided by Lostock Skip Hire!

Choosing to ignore these regulations and disposing of electrical and hazardous waste inside your skip will leave you wide open to expensive fines and penalties. Rather than illegally filling your skip, why not donate or recycle your unwanted waste?


Here at Lostock Skip Hire, we aim to recycle as much as possible, working towards a sustainable environment.

With 1 million tonnes of electrical waste generated year on year, the need to recycle is quickly on the increase! Our waste disposal services are delivered to put less pressure on the landfill site, potentially preserving the planet for longer.

Need to know more about hazardous and electrical waste? Call us on 01204 698 153 today!

Domestic Skip Reviews

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.
Skips delivered when required and picked up within 20 minutes of calling them for collection. Excellent service.
Jamie H.
Highly recommend this business excellent to deal with have used many times over the past few years can’t fault them. They have been great with us as both Matt me and my fiance are key workers may have allowed us to have a skip for next week free of charge in order for us to fill the skip up to... its full capacity They have been great with us as both me and my fiance are key workers so we’ve quiet filled our skip yet. They have allowed us to have a skip for next week free of charge in order for us to fill the skip up to its full capacity. Five star service all the way would honestly recommend to more
Daniel L.
Brilliant service with a smile. Best skip hire in bolton
Angela J.
This company went above and beyond what I expected as I underestimated the size skip I needed and filled the one I got with much more than I should have thank you very much for taking it all will definitely be using you again x
Carol W.
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.
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.

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