How to select the right domestic skip for your project

How to select the right domestic skip for your project

With Christmas just a few weeks away, your home could be about to get even more cluttered. But relax, Chorley Skips specialise in northwest skip hire, including Preston, and can help you to declutter this winter.

We supply an extensive range of domestic skips, including:

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

If you’re new to skip hire Preston and wondering which skip is right for the job, let us help.

5 tips to help you select the right skip:

  1. Do your research

Before rushing into skip hire Preston, take your time to do research. During the winter, we tend to find that our smaller domestic skips are most popular as people are trying to get their homes and gardens ready for Christmas and the new year – and need a quick and easy solution. But this isn’t to say that you won’t benefit from a larger skip.

  1. Think about the scale of your project

Hiring a skip that’s too small isn’t recommended. It may cost you less but you’ll need to pay for a second or third one to accommodate the excess materials that won’t fit. Similarly, a skip that’s too big will result in you paying more than you need.

Our best advice when it comes to skip hire Preston is to be realistic. Don’t underestimate how much waste your project will generate and try and opt for one that’s slightly bigger than you need.

  1. Consider the waste type

Skip hire Preston is great for disposing of almost all waste materials, be it cardboard, plastic, wood, paper and garden waste, however, some items need to be kept separate. These include:

  • asbestos
  • chemicals
  • medical waste
  • plasterboard
  • paint

If you’re unsure whether something can go in a skip, please call us on 01257 475 300.

  1. Don’t forget weight restrictions

All our skips have a maximum fill level around the outside. This can be used as a guide to indicate when to stop loading it with waste to help you avoid being handed a hefty fine for not complying with skip hire Preston regulations.

Although the 12 and 16-cubic yard open skips are the biggest available, they are only suitable for lightweight materials as our fleet drivers still need to be able to lift them onto the back of our loading vehicles.

  1. Ask for advice

If you’re struggling to decide which skip you need for your project in Preston, don’t just select one at random – contact us. Our team is always on hand to share expertise and will be more than happy to assist you in selecting the best skip, taking into account your budget, and project requirements.

If you prefer, you can email any questions or queries to and we’ll get back in touch with you as soon as we can.

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