Whether you have a lot of clutter to clear or are simply refurbishing a room, hiring a skip is much more beneficial than disposing of the waste yourself. It’s safer, cleaner and more convenient – not to mention being better for the environment. Skips can be used for many different things and come in a range of sizes designed to suit your needs. So, why not allow us to make disposing of your unwanted items easier? We’re an experienced and reliable skip hire company covering all over the North West & the following towns in particular:
BURSCOUGH A thriving community that can be explored by bike or leisurely walks. With guaranteed views of the Leeds Liverpool canal along with wildlife, countryside and architecture, Burscough is perfect for a family day out. Home to the award winning Blue Mallard Restaurant, the Windmill Animal Farm and a quaint selection of shops, you won’t be short of things to do. It’s also the base of our skip hire & waste recycling operations from two sites. Our headquarters (& associated knackeryard) at Bartons farm close to the heart of the village and our waste transfer station on Burscough Industrial Estate – on the site of the former Fleet Air Arm station HMS Ringtail.
ORMSKIRKAn historic market town situated in West Lancashire, Ormskirk can offer some excellent shopping, a wide range of restaurants and a bustling market which first opened in 1286 (currently taking place every Thursday and Saturday). From fresh food and flowers to handmade clothes and homemade gifts, this infamous market can offer something for everyone and draws visitors from all over Lancashire & Merseyside. Unusually, the Ormskirk Parish Church (St Peter & St Paul) is one of only three in the country to have both a tower & a steeple – local school children usually recall lessons spent on the history of the Church & the mystery of where the tower stones came from. (Top Homework Tip: The bells from Burscough Priory were moved to Ormskirk & Croston churches)
SOUTHPORT The perfect destination for a family day out, you’ll never have a dull moment in Southport. This classic seaside town has endless things to offer from Splash World Waterpark to Farmer Ted’s, to a leisurely stroll down the UK’s second longest pier or a wander round the shops on Lord Street. Southport is also home to an extensive range of events, including the Southport Food and Drink Festival, the Southport Air Show and the Southport Comedy Festival. On the sporting side, older readers will remember Southport as the home of Red Rum who regularly trained on the beach and present day golfers are more than familiar with the Royal Birkdale Golf Club situated in the dunes to the south of the town. Nearby Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club is also a Ryder Cup venue and both Hillside Golf Club and Hesketh Golf Club are final open qualifying courses. So, whether it’s a peaceful weekend away or a fun-packed family outing, you really can’t go wrong visiting Southport – don’t forget to keep an eye out for our distinctive red trade waste bins & skips, it’s the sign of a business that cares about recycling, attention to detail & quality.
CHORLEY Situated below the West Pennine Moors, Chorley dates back 3500 years ago to the Bronze age. This historic market town is home to Astley Park (a stunning area full of ancient woods and parkland) and Rivington Pike which, after a leisurely ‘climb’ leads to Rivington Reservoir and its breathtaking views. For walkers and people who love the great outdoors, a visit to Chorley is a must. The town is also famous for the Chorley Cake – often confused with the similar Eccles Cake but in reality, quite distinctively different! Previously known for truck manufacture, mining & a large arms factory at Euxton (where the wartime ‘bouncing bomb’ was built’), manufacturing has declined with Chorley now being keen to attract new SMEs through the choosechorley initiative. But what’s for sure, no matter how big or small your skip requirements are. Whether for building work, DIY or a clear out, the friendly skip hire team at Martland Skiphire would love to help! Call the office on 01704 779345 and see what we can do!
PRESTON Reputed to be Lancashire’s number one shopping destination, the City of Preston is perfect for a shopping trip. With its two large shopping centres and numerous high street brands, there is much to offer, yet Preston is compact and can be explored easily. With its Purple Flag Award, you are guaranteed a vibrant nightlife along with quality entertainment. From bars to clubs, dancing to theatre, it’s all going on in Preston. It’s been around a long time with traces back to Roman times & mentioned in the Domesday Book. Our drivers are well used to the twisting, narrow roads in some areas of Preston but will admit they’ve improved since the Romans were there!
SEFTON Every year, thousands of people visit the beautiful coast and countryside of Sefton for a peaceful walk or a family day out. Wherever you are in Sefton, you’re never far from wildlife or nature. Formed by the boundary shake-up of 1974, this Metropolitan Borough forms part of the county of Merseyside created at the same time. It’s largely a coastal borough, extending from Bootle in the south, to Southport in the north. In the south-east, it extends inland as far as Maghull and is bounded by Liverpool to the south, Knowsley to the south-east, and West Lancashire to the east. It is named after the village and parish of Sefton, near Maghull, the former seat of the Molyneux family and the watermill located there served as inspiration for Sefton Council’s Crest. Home to a coastal pathway for walkers & cyclists stretching from Seaforth to Crossens, it’s also home to the renowned Antony Gormley statues at Another Place, a much loved art installation on Crosby & Waterloo beach.
WIGAN The town of Wigan is a diverse destination. With its miles of countryside, popular festivals and selection of tourist attractions, a visit to this friendly town would make for a fun trip out. Home to Wigan Pier (made famous by George Orwell) and the stunning Haigh Hall, Wigan is well-equipped for those who like to explore. It’s selection of shops and hearty pubs give Wigan a level of versatility that appeal to many different tastes.
PARBOLD This large commuter village and its surrounding areas is filled with scenic views, quaint villages and plenty of places to visit and explore. Nestled within the West Lancashire countryside, Parbold is only a stone’s throw away from many tourist attractions around Lancashire including Rufford Old Hall (an old Tudor building), Cedar Farm (a unique selection of shops dedicated to art/craft) and Martin Mere (a Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust habitat that makes for an exciting family trip).
SKELMERSDALE This vibrant, yet picturesque urban town is home to a number of busy shops and attractive woods and valleys. Tawd Valley Park offers visitors a vast area of open greenery along with three different trails to ensure you experience different aspects of the park. As well as this, Skelmersdale is home to the Dean Wood Golf Club, a course consisting of 18 holes that welcomes visitors and different societies. Unfairly associated with decay as one of the wave of New Towns in the 1960’s, regeneration is well under way and Skem as it’s known, is home to a number of large employers & distribution depots. Notable for impressive public works of art on some of the many roundabouts, the town expanded from the original mining village into the motor-friendly gateway to West Lancashire that it is today.