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Able Skips ~ Providing Reliable & Affordable Skip Hire Services in Lancashire

The summer weather is upon us and here in Lancashire we have enjoyed several weekends of warm, sunny weather in the garden. At this time of yeat it is a perfect opportunity to get out and tidy up the garden, clear away any unwanted rubbish, mow the lawn or cut the hedges.

When it comes to removing your garden waste, council provided recycling bins are perfect for smaller lightweight items such as lawn clippings. That is assuming your local council authority run such a recycling scheme.

However, for bigger, bulkier clearance projects it might be better to hire a skip which will make the clearance job much easier, it will save time and avoid the risk of messing up your car.

Here are a few tips that will help you get the most from your skip hire experience.

Book a skip large enough for your needs

Firstly, it is important that you hire a skip which is large enough to meet your needs. If the skip is too small you could end up hiring twice. Although if you don’t have a lot of waste dispose of and you hire a skip that is much bigger than you need then you will end up paying more in hire charges. Getting the right balance is important.

Fill with lighter debris in first

When filling the skip consider the waste you are throwing away. Start by filling it with smaller lightweight items. As you move onto the more bulky, heavier items this will help to compact the items at the bottom of the skip. It is a more space efficient way of loading the skip.

Break up bulky items

Also consider the size of the items you are throwing away. By cutting up or crushing large branches and bushes you will be able to make better use of the space and get the most out of the available space before you reach the fill limit.

Don’t overfill

Lastly, make sure you don’t overfill the skip. Doing so can cause health and safety issues and endanger other road users. You also run the risk of the collecting driver refusing to collect the skip. In such cases you will need to remove some of the waste and hire another skip in order to remove it.

By making sure you have ordered the correct sized skip and been clever in the way you’ve filled it will ensure you avoid any overfilling issues.

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Delivering Skips throughout Lancashire

We are now able to offer a larger coverage area for Our services as we have established links with partner companies within the County who share Our ethos of Reliable Service, Affordability and a pro-active approach to Recycling. Please visit the Delivery Areas section of the site and use the Map to see if we can service your Location and obtain a quotation.

We deliver to:

Adlington, Blackburn, Chorley, Leyland, South Ribble, Preston, Bolton, Lostock, Wigan, Fylde