What can I put in a skip?

What can I put in a skip?

When it comes to disposing of your domestic waste, a skip may be the most convenient way, but it is important that you don’t get carried away. Did you know that, whilst a large portion of waste can be disposed of responsibly by hiring a skip, there are a certain items that mustn’t be placed in a skip?

The main reason behind the safe separation of this waste is to ensure we all do our part in protecting the environment. Within our household waste, there are a range of harmful items that cannot be recycled and could contaminate the load you are looking to dispose of. These items can be left aside for separate collection from your local council or an arranged waste collection service.

What domestic waste items can I put in a skip?

Common household waste that is safe for skip disposal consists of:

  • Wooden materials or garden furniture
  • Tiles
  • Plaster
  • Household furniture, such as chairs and cupboards
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Garden waste
  • Clothes

Depending on the weight limit of your skip, you can also dispose of domestic construction materials, such as:

  • Bricks
  • Concrete and rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Clay
  • Stones

What domestic waste items can’t I put in my skip?

The items of household waste which you should refrain from placing in your residential skip are often referred to as hazardous. Due to their nature and purpose, the items could prove damaging to the health of locals and our environment and so must be disposed of separately and responsibly in line with waste regulations.

Hazardous household waste items which cannot be placed into your skip include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Asbestos
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Televisions
  • Computer screens and monitors
  • Batteries
  • Gas cylinders
  • Oils, diesel or petrol
  • Paint and part-full paint cans
  • Medical waste

What happens if I put incorrect waste into my skip?

Depending on the type of waste and your skip provider, you may find that you could be charged more for the additional time taken to sort through the waste, your skip collection could be refused, or in the worst-case scenario you could even face legal action.

Occasionally, you may find that neighbouring properties or passers-by place their waste in your skip for their ease. Whilst this is not currently an illegal action, it can result in the consequences mentioned above and, as the skip is on your property, it will be your responsibility to control the waste in your skip. Take the time to protect your skip from this occurrence, removing any stray waste to ensure it doesn’t jeopardise your skip hire.

Do you have domestic waste on your hands that you are keen to dispose of responsibly? At Casey’s Skip Hire, we are here to help you and are just a phone call away! Dial 0204 571 2427 and we will be happy to advise on how best to dispose of your domestic waste. Get in touch and arrange for a skip to be dropped off to your property.