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Able Skip Hire Ltd is able to supply a variety of different sized containers to meet the demands of both our domestic and commercial clients. The three main sizes of skip we provide are the 2-Ton mini, 4-Ton midi and the 8-Ton maxi skips. Below are is a brief description of each skip and which will hopefully enable you to choose the right skip for your hire needs. You can then use our simple online skip hire quote form to obtain a price and reserve your skip today.

Once your order has been placed we will contact you to confirm the order and to arrange your preferred method of payment, which can be made either by credit card with our call centre staff or by cheque or cash to our driver upon delivery of the skip. Please note that 24 hours notice is required for all online orders and are subject to availability.

If you require details on larger or enclosed skips please contact us to discuss your requirements as we do have other skips available. Likewise if you are looking for a skip in an area not covered by our quotation system, please contact us at our Leyland Office on 01772 622342.

Types of Domestic Skips

Mini Skip (2 Ton)

The mini skip will hold almost 2 cubic metres of waste. This equates to a total weight of 2 tonnes if the skip was to be filled with soil or heavy material. This skip will hold between 30-35 full black bin bags. It is most suitable for small DIY jobs or shed and room clearances or for garden tidy-ups, it is not suitable for furniture or other bulky items such as doors. Mini skips are suitable for placing on building sites that only generate small amounts of waste, as they will keep the site tidy and only take up a small amount of space.

This size skip can be ordered for mixed waste, or for inert material only (hardcore/soils etc) at a discounted rate. Please select on order.

CapacityHeightLengthWidth
1.5 - 2.3 m30.78m1.83m1.30m

NB All sizes approximate as skips may vary in size

Midi Skip (4 Ton)

The midi skip will hold almost 4 cubic metres of waste. This equates to a total weight of 4 tonnes if the skip was to be filled with soil or heavy material. This skip will hold between 65-70 full black bin bags. It is suitable for most DIY jobs or Garage clearances. The skip is almost 7 feet long so is able to hold long items such as doors and radiators.

These skips are commonly used for replacing old kitchens or digging footings for conservatory bases and garden landscaping. Midi skips are also available with easy load ends for use with a wheelbarrow.

This size skip can be ordered for mixed waste, or for inert material only (hardcore/soils etc) at a discounted rate. Please select on order.

CapacityHeightLengthWidth
3.2m30.78m2.26m1.75m

NB All sizes approximate as skips may vary in size

Maxi Skip (8 Ton)

The 8-Ton Builders Skip is the backbone of the skip hire industry. This is the most popular skip used by builders and construction companies. It will hold 7 cubic yards of waste and is big enough to hold large items, like three piece suites and all type of builder’s waste. They are frequently used for large excavation jobs, such as digging foundations for extensions or for complete house clearances and major renovation projects.

All our 8 ton skips are supplied with drop down doors for ease of loading. (doored skips may not be available in every location)

This size skip can be ordered for mixed waste, or for inert material only (hardcore/soils etc) at a discounted rate. Please select on order.

CapacityHeightLengthWidth
8m31.22m3.66m1.80m

NB All sizes approximate as skips may vary in size

10cyd Enclosed Skip

We have a limited number of lockable skips available for sites that require extra security. Rental charges of £1 per day will apply if these skips are required for extended periods of time. Padlocks are not supplied and are the hirer’s responsibility.

All prices inclusive of VAT

CapacityHeightLengthWidth
10cyd1.90m2.70m1.60m

NB All sizes approximate as skips may vary in size

16cyd Open Skip

These high sided skips are only for light mixed waste such as wood, plastic, paper, metals or bulky furniture items. Under no circumstances can these containers be filled with soils or heavy inert material due to legal road weight limits.

All orders of 16cyd skips are subject to availability and we advise customers to contact our office before placing an order, particularly at short notice, i.e. less than 48 hours.

All prices inclusive of VAT

CapacityHeightLengthWidth
15.1m32m4m1.80m

NB All sizes approximate as skips may vary in size

16cyd Enclosed Skip

We have a limited number of lockable skips available for sites that require extra security. Rental charges of £1 per day will apply if these skips are required for extended periods of time. Padlocks are not supplied and are the hirer’s responsibility.

All prices inclusive of VAT

CapacityHeightLengthWidth
16cyd2m4m1.80m

NB All sizes approximate as skips may vary in size

Join Our Customer Rewards Scheme

Are you a self-employed tradesperson or frequently require skips for a project? If so, why not join our Customer Rewards Program?

The only pre-requisite for registering is that you are likely to hire at least 4 skips during any 12 month period, and that all orders are placed through our online ordering system. Registered customers can benefit from the following rewards:

  • Loyalty Discounts of up to 25% on current skip hire prices*
  • Priority Delivery and Collection Slots (Same Day Service)
  • Extended Hire Periods (up to 21 days hire)
  • More Extensive Geographical Coverage of Skip Service (Blackburn/Wigan/Fylde/West Lancs)

Book Your Skip Hire Online or Call 0800 037 7057

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, Wigan, Fylde