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Why is a skip the best way to remove garden waste in Wigan?

Why is a skip the best way to remove garden waste in Wigan?

Filling a skip with garden waste is a fantastic idea – and one we highly recommend for those who have some catching up to do after a soggy spring.

Council collections are usually arranged every 2-3 weeks in Wigan and this is nowhere near enough to cope with garden projects this summer – making Skips Preston’s skip hire services in Wigan ideal.


Limited council collections

Wigan council refuses to empty wheelie bins that are overloaded, and if it’s your garden waste bin, you’ll need to remove contaminants and wait for the next collection in a fortnight’s time.

They don’t accept:

  • compost
  • soil
  • rubble
  • weeds (including Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed)

So if you’re planning a more in-depth project, you’ll need to find an alternate solution for disposal – like skip hire Wigan.


Restrictions for burning garden waste

In principle, garden waste can be burned but there are restrictions that you need to be aware of.

If your garden regularly produces combustible waste and you burn it every time, you may find yourself reported to the council.

It’s common courtesy to inform your neighbours if you’re planning a bonfire to get rid of garden waste – at least then you needn’t worry about causing a nuisance and you give them the opportunity to bring their washing in to prevent it smelling of smoke.


High-maintenance compost heaps

Needless to say, compost heaps are a safer alternative for garden waste disposal than burning it. But having said this, you need to have the time to manage it carefully and keep it healthy.

Good things to compost include:

  • teabags
  • fruit waste
  • vegetable peelings
  • crushed eggshells
  • cardboard egg boxes
  • scrunched up paper
  • grass cuttings
  • fallen leaves

…whilst plastic, glass and metal will need to be recycled separately.


Why skip hire is the best solution

Our skips are great for storing garden waste and mixed materials that come from sheds, garages and greenhouses.

The only things that need to be kept out of the skips we provide for skip hire in Wigan are hazardous materials, such as:

  • asbestos
  • batteries
  • chemicals
  • explosives
  • fluids
  • solvents

but it’s unlikely you’ll come across these when clearing your garden this summer.

Skip hire Wigan allows you to get rid of garden waste without needing to maintain a compost heap – and without smoke and other environmental impacts.

All our domestic skips are delivered using our reliable fleets and are readily available, allowing you to hire as of and when you need. We arrange our services around what works best for you, so be sure to call us on 01772 827 603 or email info@skipspreston.com and discuss your requirements with us today.

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