Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

What Waste Can & Can’t You Put in a Skip?

Are you new to skip hire? Hiring a skip is a great way to dispose of waste during home renovation projects, property clear outs, construction jobs and much more. Most waste types produced from these projects, such as soil, concrete, brick, furniture, wood, green waste etc can be disposed of in a skip. 

 

But, is there anything that you can’t you put in a skip? We get asked this question a lot here at skiphire.com so we have put together this guide for you to refer to. If you have any further questions or would like to find cheap skip hire in your local area, request a quote online or call us on 01743 770055. 

 

What Can You Put in a Skip? 

 

Let’s start with what can go in a skip. Below is a list of common waste types which you can dispose of with skip hire:

 

  • Food and food packaging
  • Domestic waste and garden waste
  • Gas cookers
  • Garden waste
  • Sofas and furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Carpet
  • Non-electrical fixtures and fittings
  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Tiles and ceramic
  • Empty tins
  • Cardboard
  • Solidified paint
  • Polystyrene
  • Rubble soil
  • Bricks

 

What Can’t You Put in a Skip? 

 

For public safety and environmental reasons, there are certain items that you are not permitted to dispose of in a skip. Below is a list of some of the most common: 

 

  • Electrical Equipment & Appliances

    This includes computers, dishwashers, microwaves, fridges, televisions etc.
  • Large Batteries

    These are full of harmful chemicals and are not safe to dispose of in a skip.
  • Fluorescent Bulbs

    These contain harmful materials such as mercury.
  • Asbestos

    Asbestos is a hazardous material which can cause cancer and other diseases. There are several laws regarding its proper disposal. To remove it you will have to hire an asbestos removal contractor.
  • Medical Waste

    For obvious safety reasons, this includes surgical needles and biological waste.
  • Gas Cylinders

    Skip hire companies are not licensed to handle gas cylinders, even if they are empty.
  • Tyres

    You can ask your tyre changer or fitter to dispose of these for you, or search for a tyre collector.
  • Paint, Solvents, Fuels

    Skip hire companies are not licensed to handle these types of waste. 

 

Hire a Skip 

Do you have a large amount of waste that could be disposed of in a skip? Get in touch with skiphire.com today to find cheap skip hire in your local area. We have a vast network of skip hire companies across the UK which we can compare to find you the best price and skip hire solution. Request a quote online or call us on 01743 770055.

2019-12-19T11:04:52+00:00