Types of Waste for skip hire

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 Waste

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 Waste

Green Waste includes biodegradable garden material such as tree clippings small branches, bush prunings, and plants. NO SOIL OR TURF

 

 

 

 

Hardcore / Rubble Waste

This category includes concrete, brick rubble, stone,roof tiles and gravel, concrete, aggregate, NO SOIL OR RUBBISH

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
  • Batteries
  • 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
  • Plasterboard
  • Asbestos
  • 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.