How much does skip hire cost?

How much does skip hire cost

Here at A1 Skip Hire, we specialise in skip hire in the North West, offering our services to those in Chorley and Preston, and anywhere in between.

Hiring a skip is a great way to get rid of your waste but is it the most affordable solution? There are several factors that determine the cost of skip hire –  let’s take a look at these before you decide to hire a skip.

Skip size

We provide a wide range of domestic and commercial skips – aiming to meet the demands of all customers. The smallest skips that we provide for skip hire Chorley are the mini skips which can store 40-50 bin bags of waste.

The midi and maxi skips are the next sizes up – offering more storage space. These are the most popular skips that we offer for skip hire Chorley and they are ideal if you need to throw out 80-90 bin bags of rubbish.

Open skips are the largest domestic skips that we have available, ranging from 12-cubic yards to 16-cubic yards. If you’re looking to remove up to 135 bin bags, you’re more than likely going to need one of our open skips as they provide you with ample storage space.

The roll on, roll off skips are the biggest skips that we offer and suit the requirements of commercial projects that generate large volumes of waste. A 20-40 yard RoRo container can hold up to 450 bin bags of rubbish- saving you the hassle of hiring a second or third skip.

Choosing a larger skip will cost more initially but you’ll have sufficient space to store your waste – allowing you to avoid expensive fines and hidden charges.


Statistics have shown that the cost of skip hire in the South is more expensive than skip hire in the North and the Midlands – with skip hire in the North West working out to be one of the cheapest.

At A1 Skips we specialise in skip hire Bolton, and various other areas. We provide you with the opportunity to dispose of waste as soon as it’s generated by packing it up, loading it into the boot of your car and driving it to the local tip.

Depending on where you are based, there may be a more affordable alternative to skip hire, take our tipping facilities for instance.


When it comes to filling a skip, there are several things that you need to keep out- especially if you’re to keep your costs low.

If you’re new to skip hire Leyland, you may not be aware of the strict regulations that are in place regarding the disposal of waste materials, therefore, you need to make sure that the following is kept out:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Car and van tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Electricals
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Hazardous waste
  • Oils and fuels
  • Paint
  • Plasterboard

If we find items that aren’t accepted in the skips that we provide for skip hire Leyland, you can be charged for not complying to strict regulations.


Where will your skip be left overnight? Any skips that are left on the road require a permit but skips that are left on private property, like our commercial skips, don’t.

A permit is provided to authorise your skip hire Preston– and without one, you can expect to be on the receiving end of a fine.

To obtain a permit, you’ll need to discuss your project in further detail with the local council. If you’re short for time, our team of experts can visit the council and obtain the permit on your behalf –  allowing you to start your project straight away.

Permits for skip hire Preston are valid between 1-4 weeks and the cost can vary depending on the council.

A1 Skips top tips for saving money!

Keeping the cost of your skip hire Wigan down shouldn’t be difficult. The most important thing to do when disposing of waste is to be mindful of the materials that you’re throwing away because not everything is accepted.

“One man’s junk, is another man’s treasure.”

Why not consider donating items to friends, families and charities before you throw it in a skip? Donating waste will enable you to save space within the skip, allowing you to fit more in and preventing you from overloading it.

Although it can be tempting to order a skip that’s smaller and more affordable, this isn’t something that we recommend. We can help you to get the most out of your skip hire Wigan by suggesting which sized skip you need for your project.

Our team of experts are always on hand to help and can provide you with guidance – making sure that you benefit from affordable skip hire services.

To find out more, call us today on 01257 273 284.