Community Skips

Don't tip it, Skip it! With many of us spending more time at home this can often mean we have more waste. We are providing community skips in different areas on different days between 9.30am and 2pm to help residents dispose of some excess rubbish to prevent fly-tipping as Lancashire County Council has closed the household waste recycling centres.

These skips are for all residents, not businesses, and are for getting rid of excess domestic waste and small amounts of garden waste rather than furniture or other large items. Please remember the whole community needs to use these skips when thinking about how much rubbish to dispose of in them. The following specific items cannot be put in the skips: oil, paint, tyres, fridges, freezers, gas bottles, asbestos.

Anyone who has large items to dispose of can use our bulky household waste collection service. We are sorry but this service can only currently be booked online.

Please stay safe when bringing waste to the skips and remember government social distancing guidelines. Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.  Residents will be expected to put rubbish in the skips themselves.

Items that CANNOT be disposed of in the skips are:

  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Tyres
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Gas Bottles
  • Asbestos
  • Trade waste
  • Commercial waste

The community skips will be available between 9.30am and 2pm at the following locations:


  • Wednesday 29/04/2020 Lyndale Shops

Aughton and Downholland

  • Wednesday 13/05/2020 Downholland Village Hall Car Park


Aughton Park

  • Friday 01/05/2020 9th Ormskirk Scout HQ, off Long Lane


  • Thursday 14/05/2020 Bickerstaffe Parish Field

Birch Green

  • Monday 20/04/2020 Fairstead (by the shops)
  • Monday 20/04/2020 Inglewhite
  • Thursday 23/04/2020 Hawkclough (car park)
  • Monday 04/05/2020 Fairlie
  • Monday 11/05/2020 Fawcett


  • Wednesday 29/04/2020 Burscough Sports Centre, Bobby Langton Way


  • Monday 27/04/2020 52 Derby St Car Park


  • Wednesday 22/04/2020 Evermoor Hub Car Park, Birleywood
  • Thursday 30/04/2020 Evermoor Hub Car Park, Birleywood
  • Thursday 07/05/2020 Alderley
  • Tuesday 12/05/2020 Beechtrees
  • Friday 15/05/2020 Ormskirk Road (Next to the Hare and Hound Pub)


  • Wednesday 13/05/2020 Halsall Parish Council Memorial Hall Car Park 


  • Tuesday 28/04/2020 Hesketh Bank Football Club Back Car Park 


  • Friday 01/05/2020 Park Pool Swimming Baths, Park Road


  • Friday 24/04/2020 Castlehey (back of the shop)
  • Tuesday 05/05/2020 Cherrycroft


  • Monday 04/05/2020 Former Strawberry Farm site, Course Lane

North Meols     

  • Tuesday 05/05/2020 Banks Leisure Centre


  • Thursday 30/04/2020 Parbold Village Hall Car Park


  • Wednesday 06/05/2020 Highsands Avenue


  • Friday 15/05/2020 Scarisbrick Village Hall


  • Tuesday 12/05/2020 Scott Drive Layby

Skelmersdale North/South

  • Monday 27/04/2020 Tanfields (open space by the entrance to the estate)  
  • Monday 27/04/2020 Tarlswood
  • Thursday 07/05/2020 Woodrow


  • Tuesday 21/04/2020 Ennerdale
  • Friday 01/05/2020 Ennerdale
  • Wednesday 06/05/2020 Elmstead


  • Wednesday 06/05/2020 Carr Lane


  • Tuesday 28/04/2020 Dearden Way (by the flats)


  • Tuesday 28/04/2020 Mossy Lea Village Hall
  • Thursday 14/05/2020 Appley Bridge Village Hall