Types of Waste
What Types of Waste can be put in the skip?
A Skip can contain General Waste or segregated waste. There are restrictions on certain waste types not to be placed in a skip and a restriction on any contents exceeding a level load or over weight for the vehicle carrying out the haulage.
General or mixed waste covers most waste types including Wood, Packaging, Floor coverings, Rubble/Bricks/Stone, Plastics, Fabrics, and Metal. There are certain waste types which cannot be accepted due to health & safety considerations or environmental regulations,see below. Some other waste types can be accepted but will incur additional charges.
Green / Garden Waste
Green Waste includes biodegradable garden material such as tree clippings, bush prunings, and plants.
Hardcore / Rubble Waste
This category includes concrete, brick rubble, stone, and gravel, concrete, aggregate, metal, wood, soil,
Skip hire legislation states that some hazardous waste cannot be disposed in a general waste skip.
You can not put in a skip:
- Electrical appliances
- Fluorescent light tubes
- Fridges, Freezers and Air-conditioning units
- TV’s and Monitors
- Paints (including residues inside paint cans)
- Solvents, Aerosols and gas canisters
- Liquids, Oil, fuel and other automotive fluids
- Tyres Clinical or Medical Waste
- Toxic materials
- Large tree trunks
Unless you have notified us prior to ordering, an extra disposal fee will be charged if unsuitable waste is found in a skip. This is because our skips are normally hired for general waste, and hazardous waste requires alternative disposal methods.