Hiring a skip is the affordable and hassle-free option when it comes to discarding any household rubbish, garden waste or building construction materials. To ensure we divert as much of the waste as possible from landfill, there are a few items and materials that should not be put in a skip. Generally speaking, you can put anything in a skip with the exception of hazardous or electrical items.
What can you put in a Skip?
You can put in your Skip the following: food waste & food packaging, garden waste, domestic waste, gas cookers, furniture, sofas, carpet, non-electrical fixtures & fittings, plastic, wood, metal, tiles, ceramic, empty tins, cardboard, solidified paint, polystyrene, bricks and rubble soil.
What can you not put in a Skip?
The following items cannot be disposed of in a skip: asbestos, plasterboard, mattresses, tyres, TVs, computer monitors, batteries, solvents, fluorescent tubes, fuels, cans of paint, electricals, gas cylinders and medical waste. Please be aware that a skip should not be completely filled up with soil as the maximum weight might be exceeded – if you aren’t sure about your skip’s weight, please call the team on 03300 535 535 to find out what your best option is.
If the item you wish to put in a skip is not in any of the above lists, please contact us for confirmation.