Who invented the skip?

Ever since Steve Coogan’s hapless radio host asked the question during an episode of I’m Alan Partridge, “Who invented the skip?” has become a catchphrase much loved by fans of the show. AP repeatedly asks the question to one caller into his fictitious radio show, until the befuddled listener hazards a guess that the original […]

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Five ways to make better use of your skip

We provide skip hire in Bolton and across Greater Manchester for all sorts of different projects, from house and garden DIY projects to professional refurbishments. Hiring a skip is a great way to get all the capacity you need for bulky waste materials, heavy waste or mixed materials, but there are a few things you […]

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Why are skip sizes given in bin bags?

When you hire a skip, you’ll notice the different skip sizes are given in two different ways. The first is cubic yards, and even though many other weights and measures now use the metric system, you’ll rarely see skip sizes quoted in cubic metres. It’s a bit of a throwback, but it’s the way it’s […]

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Five ways to get cheap skip hire in Bolton

At J Dickinson we’re proud to offer cheap skip hire in Bolton – that’s cheap in cost, but not in quality, as our walk-in skips to hire for domestic use are ideal to avoid unnecessary heavy lifting. But we know if you’re planning a DIY project, building an extension or landscaping your garden, you’re likely […]

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