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    What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Skip in 2021

    What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Skip in 2021

    Whether you’re planning a home renovation or refurbishment, transforming your premises or having a big clearout, Lostock Skip Hire – Bolton-based waste disposal specialists – will be able to provide you with the containers you need for a clean and streamlined job.

    But what are the things you need to consider before you hire a skip? In this article, the team will reveal all the information you’ll need.


    Not only will you need to tell us the address for your skip hire Leyland, Preston, Wigan or any of the other areas we cover – but we’ll also need to know exactly where you want your container placing at that location.

    Our team will need good access to be able to drop off and pick up your skip, and there should be as few obstacles as possible where it will be placed.

    If you need your skip on the road, simply let us know with a couple of days’ notice and we’ll be able to apply to the local area council for all required permits on your behalf.


    When do you want your skip, and how long for? Whether you need skip hire in Chorley, Horwich, Bolton or another neighbourhood in Lancashire or Greater Manchester, one booking with Lostock Skip Hire can cover up to three weeks!

    Of course, if your skip is full before that time, all you need to do is give us a call and we’ll come and pick it up as soon as possible.

    Skip Size

    What volume of waste is your project likely to produce? We offer domestic, commercial and industrial skips ranging in size from 2 to 40 cubic yards.

    If you’re not sure of the best skip for your requirements, just give our team a call and we’ll provide you with advice.

    To save time and money, if you’re likely to need a significant amount of waste removing, when booking skip hire in Wigan or further afield in the North West, we recommend selecting the largest skip that will fit safely on your site.

    This means you’ll need to make fewer bookings over all, and fewer deliveries and collections will need to be arranged.


    The team at Lostock Skip Hire take safety very seriously. In 20201, we’ll continue to practice social distancing, regular hand washing and sanitizing and the wearing of protective equipment to keep our staff and customers safe.

    We ask that you continue to look after yourselves and your loved ones in a similar manner!

    Another safety-related tip is that you should always make sure you’re putting the right things in your skips. Of course, most things are perfectly fine to be disposed of in this way, wherever you arrange skip hire Horwich, Preston, Leyland or elsewhere.

    However, we ask that you refrain from putting certain materials in our containers for environmental and safety reasons. Take a look at this article and read the section titled “What Can I Not Put In My Skip” for further details.

    By considering the above advice, you can ensure that your 2021 skip hire goes as smoothly as possible.

    To learn more about our services or to arrange skip hire Bolton, Preston, Leyland or anywhere else in Lancashire or Greater Manchester, simply contact us today!

    Domestic Skip Reviews

    have to say first time ordering a skip, from ordering to dropping off and pick up was with ease both driver and the lady on the phone very polite will defo use again and recomend,joespringview 23 12 2020
    joseph W.
    We have used Lostock Skip hire twice now and both times they have delivered the skips promptly and politely. The website is easy to use and the pricing is clear. Lucy in the office is very efficicent and asnwers e mails in record time. Definitely our first port of call for skips.
    Jane H.
    Excellent service. Would 100% recommend and use again.
    Scott D.
    Asked for the impossible and a skip at very short notice, 4yrd skip delivered next day and at the time they stated. Excellent service Lostock Skip Hire and would highly recommend 👍
    Asa D.
    The lady on reception was very helpful with the size of skip I needed, very professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend this company.
    Manda B.
    Iv been using Lostock skip hire for my building business for about 10 years now. I always receive a prompt and professional service from the office staff thru to the drivers who are always willing to go out of their way to help when delivering my skip. I can fully recommend using them and will... continue to do so myselfread more
    Mark G.
    Really professional service offered, from the ease of ordering a skip online to the clear pricing structure. The staff are also really helpful and knowledgeable. We wont use anyone else when we need a skip!
    Chris D.
    Fantastic service due to the current covid situation I've been let down by so many services and hence had to change the dates for picking the skip up twice which they did no problem will defo recommend thank you LOSTOCK SKIP HIRE
    Yasmin U.
    Brilliant service with a personal touch/\. Great prices and Very helpful
    Denny H.
    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.

    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

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