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The Do’s and Don’ts to skip hire

Having a brief understanding of how skip hire works allows you to remove waste effectively, ensuring that all rules and regulations are taken into careful consideration. Here at Lostock Skip Hire, we are the specialists when it comes to skip hire, so if there’s anything that you’re not entirely sure about or something that is confusing you, you can rest assured that you’re in capable hands!

At Lostock Skips, we are always on hand to help you to determine which skip suits your demands best and which is guaranteed to match your budget requirements. Skip Hire Chorley is just one of the services that we provide; and it’s often the preferred choice of those who are looking to dispose of waste in a way that’s quick, easy and affordable.

Skip Hire Chorley provides a simple solution for waste disposal, however, there are several legislations in place that can help you to fulfil your Duty of Care.

To get the most out of your Skip Hire Chorley, it’s essential that you:

  • Deal with hazardous waste correctly
  • Use the services of a licensed waste carrier
  • Make sure that waste is collected, recycled, recovered and disposed of appropriately
  • Dispose of waste responsibly

Here’s your checklist for effective skip hire:

  • Acquire paperwork before you start.

When it comes to Skip Hire Leyland, there are several factors that you need to be mindful of; one of these being the location of your skip. If your skip is to be left on the road overnight, you’re going to need to obtain a permit from the local authority to legalise your Skip Hire Leyland.

When applying for the permit, the application form requires details concerning your name, address and delivery and collection date. To make it easier for you, we can obtain the permit for your Skip Hire Leyland, on your behalf, and include the cost within the markup price.

  • Choose the right skip.

Each of the skips available for Skip Hire Bolton is measured in cubic yards and suitable for all kinds of projects. Whether you’re looking for a domestic skip for your project or something a little bigger, you’re sure to find what you need at Lostock Skips!

The domestic skips for Skip Hire Bolton start from as small as 2-cubic yards and range right the way up to 16-cubic yards, making it inevitable for you to find a suitable skip size.

For projects that are expecting to produce immense volumes of waste, including bulky materials and construction waste, you cannot go wrong with a commercial skip! The commercial skips are also provided for Skip Hire Bolton and are available all the way up to 40-cubic yards.

  • Check accessibility and space.

With Skip Hire Preston, your skip needs to be stored somewhere that’s not only easy enough for you to fill with waste but somewhere that offers easy access for the large loading vehicles that we use to deliver and collect skips from properties.

The last thing that you want your Skip Hire Preston to do is to cause upset amongst your neighbours! Make sure that you inform your neighbours about the work that you plan to undertake- it’s the most courteous thing to do!

Most people tend to have skips delivered to their driveway to eliminate the risk of fly-tippers illegally disposing of their waste. If this isn’t possible, you need to make sure that your skip is positioned on the road in front of your property but without restricting your neighbour’s access or driveways.

  • Recycle as much waste as possible.

We can help you to dispose of waste in a way that’s environmentally friendly, take Skip Hire Preston for instance. When you hire a skip, you leave the handling and disposal to our team of experts, saving you the time and effort.

In choosing skip hire, you can essentially reduce the volume of waste that’s sent to the landfill site because we aim to recycle between 80 and 90% of the materials that are found in skips.

  • Don’t rush into anything.

If you’re new to skip hire, you need to make sure that you take your time to choose the right waste disposal solution. Don’t think that you need to use the services provided by the first skip hire company that you find! Just because they appear to be offering you an unbeatable deal, this isn’t to say that there aren’t any hidden fees!

  • Avoid overloading your skip.

Choosing to take no notice of skip hire regulations isn’t going to save you money or enhance safety on site. To prevent the occurrence of dangerous consequences, you need to be mindful of the maximum fill level (which should be clearly indicated on the skip). As soon as your skip is full, you need to contact the skip hire company and arrange a suitable time for them to collect it from your property.

Overloading your skip will make it impossible for loading vehicles to lift your skip onto the back of the fleet, meaning you’ll need to hire a second skip to store the excess materials or you may be charged to have it removed.

Don’t be tempted to stack waste up inside your skip, this will reduce the risk of injury too.

  • Don’t have skip fires.

Did you know that it’s illegal to use the waste inside your skip to start fires? We don’t provide Skip Hire Wigan for you to burn unwanted materials yourself, our skips are offered as a convenient solution for storing and disposing of waste items.

Skip fires also increase the rate of combustion and you can expect to be held responsible for skip replacements and repairs.

  • Keep hazardous waste out.

Hazardous waste shouldn’t be mixed with inert materials or general waste, so if you’re looking for Skip Hire Wigan, don’t be tempted to mix potentially dangerous materials with the rest of the waste stored inside your skip.

Anyone who is caught disposing of waste incorrectly can expect to be handed an expensive fine, so it’s better to refresh your memory of what can and cannot be thrown inside your skip; consider the following:

  • Asbestos
  • Tv’s
  • Computers
  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Plasterboard
  • Medical Waste
  • Solvents
  • Oil
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Explosives

Skip Hire Wigan is a fantastic solution for getting rid of waste efficiently. Should you need to know more about the services that we provide at Lostock Skips, don’t hesitate to call us on 01204 698153 today!

Domestic Skip Reviews

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 hire.read 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.
jonnymonny91
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.
Excellent company to deal with. Fantastic customer service. Will definitely recommend to lots of other people. Friendly, reliable and prompt.
Gary L.
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 B.
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 24hours and where positioned in the location I had requested. The team went above an beyond to surpass my expectations especially when it came to collection quick and hassle free. It is with that in Mind that I would strongly recommend Lostock skips hire for all waste management needs. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK a business that really is customer centric. Thanks Again Stefan Bowett General Manager Mercedes Benz of Whitefieldread more
stefan B.
1st ever ordering and paying for a skip online. Easy website to navigate simple and efficient. Had to check the day after just to be sure, spoke to Sarah who made me feel like I was speaking to a friend. Skip arrived and positioned by Eliot to an excellent standard, he to was polite, laid back, extremely competent and again ever so friendly (not your fake American type friendly) You can even order online for the same day if slots available. Thank you DD paving for the recommendation. Lostock skips far surpass other skip companies. You should all be very chuffed and proud of yourselves 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍read more
Babs J.
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 with no issues. Highly recommend Lostock Skip Hire and will be using them again in the near future.read more
sarah 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 …

Read moreSarah Mason

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 …

Read moreStefan Bowett

Stefan Bowett