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Your go-to guide about skip hire permits

Your go-to guide about skip hire permits

Thinking about hiring a skip for your DIY project in Wigan? Fantastic idea – skip hire removes the need for tedious trips back and forth from the local tip – allowing you to complete your project faster.

Depending on your situation, you might need your skip to be positioned on the road, instead of your driveway or private land. And for us at Lostock Skips this is no problem, however, you will need a skip hire permit.

There is often a lot of confusion when it comes to skip hire permits – and this isn’t helped by the fact that councils have different ways of doing things. But relax, we can guide and advise you.

When do you need a permit?

Permits are required for skips placed on the public highway. If you don’t have access to a drive, your skip will need to be left on the road in front of your home.

A skip hire permit is proof that your project has been cleared with the local authorities and can be left on the road for the duration of your project.

Can skips be left on the pavement?

No. We only place our skips on private land and public roads. Skips left on the pavement will obstruct pedestrians and make it especially difficult for wheelchair users and pushchairs to manoeuvre safely without going on the road.

How can you get a permit?

Great news! Here at Lostock Skips, we can arrange permits for skip hire Wigan on your behalf – saving you the hassle. If you don’t have enough space on your drive for a skip, make sure you let us know when making your booking so we have plenty of time to get the permit sorted before you start disposing of rubbish.

The cost of the permit for skip hire in Wigan is usually £35 and will be included in the mark-up price.

How long does it take to obtain a permit?

It usually takes 3-4 days to receive a permit for skip hire in Wigan so make sure you plan ahead and let us know as soon as possible to prevent any holdups. Once the permit has been received, you’re able to dispose of rubbish in a skip placed on the road for as long as you agreed with the local authority.

How are skips positioned on the road?

We use our reliable fleets to deliver all domestic skips and ensure that they are placed carefully. When leaving a skip on the road, it’s important that it doesn’t:

  • block pavements, driveways, entrances or exits
  • block or cover utility access points, i.e. manhole covers
  • block junctions or restrict visibility (it needs to be more than 15m from a junction)

How can you make your skip safe on the road?

With skip hire Wigan, we take care of every aspect – meaning all you need to do is load it with waste. We’ll make sure that your skip is positioned lengthways and not poking its nose out into the middle of the road.

For peace of mind, our contact number is predominately displayed on the side of the skip – so you can call us as soon as it needs collecting.

You will need to surround your skip with safety cones and lighting – ensuring it’s visible in periods of darkness. If your skip isn’t well-lit, road users are more likely to drive into it and you could be fined up to £1,000 for not complying with stringent regulations.

If you’d like to know more about skip hire permits for projects in Wigan, we are on hand from 7.00am till 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, so get in touch with us on 01204 698 153.

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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