12th Sep, 2016
If you’re thinking about hiring a skip for a project at home or work, it’s important to know what items you can put in a skip and what needs to be disposed of elsewhere.
We’ve created this handy checklist so you can see in an instant what you can put in a skip, and what you can’t.
The following items can be disposed of in one of our skips:
✅ Building rubble
✅ Domestic waste such as food and food packaging
✅ Fittings (non-electrical)
✅ Gas cookers
✅ Hard core
✅ Packaging, including cardboard, plastics, polystyrene
✅ Soil (not contaminated with asbestos or oil)
✅ Solidified paint
Once you’ve made sure you’re not throwing any prohibited items in your skip, you need to make sure you’re not overloading it.
By law, your skip should not be overfilled – it has to be what’s called a ‘level load’, which means nothing should be higher than the sides. This is for safety reasons and, if you do overload your skip, your skip hire company will have to ask you to pay extra or remove the excess waste.
If you’re not sure what size skip you need, we can help – take a look at our guide to skip sizes, or call us on 0300 100 0028 for free, no obligation advice.
If you’ve got items or materials to dispose of, and you’re not sure you can throw them in a skip, just give us a call. One of our friendly team members will be able to advise you on what you can throw in a skip, and what needs to be disposed of separately.
We’re experts on waste and recycling, so we’ll give you the right advice in a jiffy.