How to hire a skip in Preston

How to hire a skip in Preston

With Christmas out of the way, now is the time to declutter your home and get rid of the things you’ve been holding onto for too long. Hiring a skip is a great way to remove rubbish and saves you the hassle of queueing at the tip.

If you’re looking to reap the benefits of skip hire in Preston in 2020, but haven’t hired one before, rest assured, you’re in capable hands with us at A1 Skips and we make it as easy as can be.

How to hire a skip in Preston:

  1. Choose a skip

Whether you order a skip on the phone or online, we’ll need to know which skip you’re after. We supply a range of domestic skips, including 2-yard, 4-yard, 8-yard, 12-yard and 16-yard, and commercial skips such as enclosed skips, roll on-roll off skips and enclosed compactor bins. If you’re unsure, the A1 experts can advise you on the correct size by taking into consideration the scale of your project and the types of rubbish you need to dispose of.

  1. Pick a delivery date

At A1 Skips, we use our reliable fleets to deliver all skips – ensuring they are transported in the safest way possible and on time. When hiring a skip in Preston, we’ll ask you when you need the skip for and do everything we can to arrange delivery around what works best for you. If you’re in work all day, we can deliver skips in the evening or at the weekend, making skip hire in Preston more convenient for you.

  1. Provide a delivery address

We deliver skips to homes and business across the northwest. If you have a driveway, we recommend leaving your skip here as it makes it easier for you to load with waste and keeps the mess to a minimum. However, if you can’t leave your skip on the drive – either because you use the garage for your vehicle or there isn’t enough space – we can place it on the road in front of your domestic property. We use our large loading vehicles to deliver skips, so please make sure there’s sufficient space for us to manoeuvre them safely.

  1. Arrange skip hire permit

When skips are placed on public property, you need to obtain a permit from the local council to legalise your skip hire in Preston. Failure to do so could result in expensive fines and penalties for not complying with stringent regulations. But we can arrange the permit on your behalf and add the cost of the permit to your hire.

  1. Schedule skip collection

Once your skip’s full, all that’s left to do is call 01257 273 284 and we’ll come and collect it from your premises. After lifting your skip onto the back of our reliable fleet, it’ll be transported to the nearest sorting facility where we aim to recycle 90% of all items.

If you’d like to know more before you hire a skip, feel free to drop us an email at and we’ll happily assist. Otherwise, order your skip today.