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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

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
chris
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 anyone.read 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.
TJ W.
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 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.

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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