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Skip hire in Preston

Skip

We operate a fast, affordable domestic and commercial skip hire service for local Preston residents.

Please note: we only deliver skips to residents within the Preston City Council area.

To find out if our service includes your area please visit GOV.UK - Find your local authority.

Important COVID-19 notice

We will be operating within the Covid-19 government guidelines to make sure that both you and our staff remain safe at all times.

All deliveries and collections will be contactless. If you need to speak to our driver at any time please keep a social distance of 2m.

We are no longer taking cash payment for skips - all payments must be made by card before delivery.

Benefits of hiring a skip with us

  • Quick, reliable, affordable service
  • Flexible arrangements to work around you
  • Public highway permits arranged and included at no extra cost
  • On time collections

How to hire a skip

To hire a skip call us during current office hours (Monday - Friday - 7:30am - 4pm) on our skip line 01772 906278.

Information you need

  • Name/contact details
  • Delivery address
  • Skip type/size
  • Delivery date 
  • Duration of hire
  • Delivery location (if this is on a public highway, we will provide the permit at no extra cost)

How to pay

Skips can be paid over the phone (using credit or debit card) before delivery.  

Skip hire prices

The prices below are for standard and plasterboard only skip hire:

Standard skips

  • Midi skip (3 cubic yards) - £160
  • Builders skip (8 cubic yards) - £230

Plasterboard only skips

  • Midi skip (3 cubic yards) - £220
  • Builders skip (8 cubic yards) - £270

Please note: Prices are inclusive of VAT. Yards are an approximation.

How long can you hire the skip for?

We offer one day to multiple day skip hire options.

Multiple day hire

You can hire a skip for 7-10 days. Longer hire periods may be available on request. 

If you wish to extend your hire period you must contact us within 24 hours of your collection date. Failure to do this may incur a £50 surcharge.

One day hire

You can hire a skip for 'same day pick up'. We will deliver as early as possible so you have maximum time with the skip.

What you can't skip

You should not hire a skip for the following items:

Plasterboard (plasterboard can be placed in our 'plasterboard only skips')

  • Asbestos
  • Aerosols
  • Solvents
  • Gas canisters
  • Pesticides
  • Anti - freeze
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Biological waste
  • Medical waste
  • Laboratory waste
  • Batteries
  • Chemical Containers
  • Waste oils
  • Explosives
  • Motor oil
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Computer Monitors
  • Fluorescent Tubes/light bulbs
  • Fridges
  • Fridge-Freezers
  • Paint Cans
  • TV and computer monitors
  • Tyres

Please note: this list is not exhaustive and if you are unsure whether an item will be accepted please ask at time of booking. We reserve the right to refuse to remove skips containing unauthorised items.

Where can I dispose of these items?

The majority of the items listed can be disposed of at your local household waste and recycling centre.

Alternatively, for items such as computer monitors, fridges, fridge-freezers, TVs or tyres you can apply for bulky waste collection.

Please note: not all recycling centres dispose of asbestos, so please check before you go by visiting Lancashire County Council - disposal of hazardous waste and asbestos.

Give away your unwanted items

As an alternative to putting certain unwanted items in the skip, why not consider giving them away...

Freegle is an online service which allows you to get and give unwanted items for free from residents within your local community.

For more information on giving away your items and how to join the community visit I Love Freegle - Preston Freegle Group.

To find out what residents are giving away in Preston currently visit I Love Freegle - Preston items.  

Alternatively, you can donate your unwanted items to local charities, a number of which will collect free of charge.

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