A RETIRED couple who rented a skip to clear their garage have been left with it on their drive as the company they rented it from has ceased trading.

Dorothy Morris and Craig Roberts, both retired, had ordered the skip on Tuesday, April 10, to be collected on Thursday, April 19, only to find that City Skip, the St Asaph company they rented the skip from, had gone into liquidation and couldn't be contacted.

Mrs Morris, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, said: “We have no idea what to do. The situation has caused a lot of distress and I’m sure the landlord would not be happy if he saw the skip sitting in the driveway after so long.”

The couple, who live in Rhewl, paid £120 for the skip, which included delivery and collection costs.

Mrs Morris said: “We do not know how to contact the company – we have tried calling and attending the site but it is padlocked."

Mrs Morris' partner, Craig, is also retired and suffers from muscle atrophy.

Mrs Morris said: “It is not very pleasant to have the skip sitting outside the house – it is a small driveway and normally we could park two cars but only one now the skip is here.

“We live near to a busy road so there is no parking. Visitors have to park down the road, it is extremely inconvenient.

“It seems the company has abandoned ship – we don’t want any fuss but for the skip to be taken away.”

A spokesperson for Denbighshire County Council said: “We would advise residents to contact the National Consumer helpline on 03454 040506 (English language) or 03454 040505 (Welsh Language).

“The helpline deals with trading standards issues and will be able to advise residents on their consumer rights.”