Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about skip hire

So you’re looking to find out more about skip hire in your local area? Preston Skips specialise in skip hire – not just in Preston – and cover all areas, ranging from Leyland and Chorley, Bolton and Wigan.

10 FAQs to help you find out everything you need to know about skip hire in Wigan:

  1. How do I know if I need a skip?

Are you moving house? Planning a renovation project? Carrying out DIY work? Skips are great for projects that generate too much waste to fit in a wheelie bin and offer a more convenient alternative to making tireless trips to the local tip.

Preston Skips supply a range of domestic skips to accommodate waste safely and consider no project to be too big or too small.

  1. How do I know which skip to order?

When it comes to skip hire in Wigan, you’re sure to find a suitable sized skip as Preston Skips supply an extensive range of domestic skips, including:

  • 2-cubic yard mini
  • 4-cubic yard midi
  • 8-cubic yard maxi
  • 12-cubic yard open
  • 16-cubic yard open

For businesses, Preston Skips provide commercial skips such as:

  • 8-yard enclosed
  • 10-yard enclosed
  • 22-40 yard roll on-roll off
  • Enclosed compactor bin

The team at Preston Skips are on hand 24/7 and will be more than willing to guide and advise you in choosing the right skip for your project.

  1. How much does skip hire cost?

Preston Skips guarantee a cost-efficient waste disposal solution and provide services to match every budget requirement. There are several factors that determine the cost of skip hire, including location, skip size and rental period, but to find out how much skip hire costs in your local area, get in touch with them today.

  1. How do I pay for the skip?

Preston Skips provide you with a free quote for your skip hire and are confident that their prices are the cheapest in the local area.

You can either pay for your skip hire in Wigan online or in cash on delivery – depending on which suits your needs best.

  1. Can my skip be left on the road?

Skips are usually placed on your driveway where you can easily load with unwanted materials, however, they can be left on the road if you have restricted access.

  1. Do I need a permit?

If you’re skip is left on the road, you need a permit to legalise your skip hire in Wigan, but rest assured, Preston Skips can obtain it from the local council on your behalf – making it more convenient for you.

For skips left on your private property, you needn’t worry about having to apply for a permit.

  1. When will my skip arrive?

To make sure your skip arrives in plenty of time for your project, Preston Skips offer same/next day delivery. They aim to deliver their skips at a time that is most suitable for you and use reliable fleets which are fitted with traceable technology, so you can track the whereabouts of your skip and make sure you’re home when it arrives.

  1. What can go in skips?

To get more out of your skip hire in Wigan, try donating and recycling as much as you can – this will instantly free up space inside your skip and allow you to dispose of more waste without exceeding weight restrictions.

There are many items that can be thrown in skips and these include:

  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Wood
  • Garden waste
  • Rubble
  • Furniture
  • Books, CDs, toys
  • Clothes
  1. What can’t go in skips?

Although skips are great for storing various materials, you need to keep the following out:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Medical waste
  • Paint tins
  • Plasterboard
  • Sharp objects
  • Tyres

If you’re unsure whether something can go in your skip, don’t hesitate to contact Preston Skips.

  1. What happens to waste when it’s collected?

Once your skip is full, all you need to do is contact Preston Skips and they will take care of disposal – aiming to recycle 90% of all materials stored in skips.

They make sure waste is taken to the sorting facility, instead of tipping waste at landfill.

Need to know more about skip hire in Wigan, or other locations in the northwest? Call Preston Skips on 01772 827 603 today.