Top 3 things to consider before hiring a skip in Bolton

Top 3 things to consider before hiring a skip in Bolton

So, you’re thinking about hiring a skip in Bolton but don’t know where to start? Rest assured, A1 Skips are the experts when it comes to northwest skip hire and will happily guide and advise you.

Skip hire Bolton is an excellent choice for projects that generate too much waste to squeeze in the wheelie bin, and also saves you the hassle of loading bin bags of rubbish into the boot of your car and transporting them yourself. But before you rush into it, there are a few things you need to consider to ensure you maximise your value for money, and more importantly, avoid hefty fines.

  1. What size skip do I need?

Skip size depends on the scale of your project. Domestic skips are generally used for smaller, DIY projects, whilst commercial skips are an excellent choice for industrial customers who generate immense volumes of rubbish each day. Getting skip size right first time will help you to keep your costs down – saving you from having to order a second or third skip.

As a rule of thumb, select a skip that’s slightly bigger than you need. At least this way you needn’t worry about running out of disposal space before you finish your project. Ordering a skip that’s too small will run the risk of overloading, which is illegal and will, in turn, pose a safety issue.

  1. Where will the skip be placed?

At A1 Skips, we deliver skips to homes and businesses across the northwest – promising quick turnaround times. All our skips are transported on the back of reliable vehicles, to a location of your choice, and are carefully positioned by our experienced drivers.

Where you plan to leave the skip overnight, however, will dictate whether or not you need a permit for skip hire Bolton. If you don’t have space for the skip on your drive, it’ll have to be placed on the road and you will need to obtain a permit from the local council to legalise your skip hire. But relax, we can visit them and arrange the permit on your behalf – saving you the hassle. Skips on driveways or private land (i.e. construction site) won’t need a permit.

  1. What materials do I need to throw out?

Great for construction waste, rubble, garden waste and furniture, to name a few, skips are incredibly spacious and can accommodate various waste items. However, some items aren’t accepted within the skips we provide.

To get started, here are 10 items you’ll want to keep separate from the rest of the materials held within the skip:

  • asbestos
  • batteries
  • chemicals
  • electricals
  • fridge/freezers
  • gas cylinders
  • liquids
  • paints
  • solvents
  • tyres

If you’re unsure whether something can go in a skip, call us on 01257 273 284 and we’ll happily advise you on the do’s and don’ts for skip hire Horwich and Bolton – helping you to stay clear of expensive fines.

If you have any further questions regarding skip hire Bolton, or anywhere else in the northwest, don’t hesitate to contact the A1 team. We are always on hand to help and will gladly share our expertise. Feel free to drop us an email at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.