index. Skip Advice: What Goes in There?

what can I put in a skip?

Understanding what can and cannot be put into a skip may influence your decision as to whether or not you’d like to hire one out. Many people are surprised that not all rubbish can be disposed of in a hired skip, though there are vital reasons as to why some items are not allowed. The majority of items that cannot be put into a skip can be safely disposed of in other ways, such as recycling or by contacting your local council.

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What cannot go in a Skip?

The general rule to follow is that items that could be deemed as harmful or dangerous cannot be disposed of via a skip due to hire and waste disposal rules and legislation. Some skip companies may refuse removal of your skip if these items are found within, as well as charging you extra for correct disposal. We’ve put together some everyday items that cannot be disposed of via skip hire- are you surprised by any of the following?

  • Batteries
  • Computer Monitors
  • Computer Towers
  • Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Fridges
  • Microwaves
  • Oil
  • Plasterboard
  • Solvents
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • Toasters
  • Tyres

Most electrical equipment cannot be put into a skip, but can be taken to a registered WEEE (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling centre.

What can go in a Skip?

Though there are many items that cannot be disposed of via a Skip, the great thing is that skips can come in handy when disposing of a huge range of items. If you’re looking to dispose of any of the following, a skip is the perfect way to do so in a quick and safe way.

  • Bricks
  • Cardboard
  • Domestic Waste
  • Fittings (non-electrical)
  • Furniture
  • Gas Cookers
  • Garden Waste
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Rubble
  • Soil
  • Wood

If there are other items you’d like to dispose of but are unsure whether a Skip is the right choice for you, contact your skip provider who will be able to help.

Here at Skip It, we care what happens to your waste, and that’s why we recycle 97% of it. We offer an extremely professional and reliable service and are 100% committed to responsible waste management recycling. If you’re thinking about hiring a skip for waste disposal in the future, we can help you. To find out more information, get in touch with a member of our friendly team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 01273 418648.

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