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What Can You Put in a skip? Check Out Our Simple Guide

By 30 April 2020October 13th, 2022No Comments
What Can I Put in a Skip

What Can You Put in a skip? Check Out Our Simple Guide!

So you’ve decided to hire a skip, but you’re not sure whether the rubbish you want to dispose of is suitable. This guide is here to help you! There are many items that are more than suitable for our skips and it’s imperative you know the dos and don’ts. If you just follow this simple 4-step guide, you’ll be disposing waste safely and responsibly in no time.

1. Decide on Your Project

First you need to decide exactly what you need your skip for. This first step is vital as by deciding this, you’ll know what type of rubbish you’re getting rid of. Although many people are clued up on what can’t go in their skips, they don’t realise how much stuff they can put in there! We strive in being able to dispose of all different types of waste in a responsible and efficient manner so you don’t have to worry. Our skips are useful for all kinds of projects such as: garden projects, building projects, spring cleans, etc. This means that our skips cover a wide range of different types of waste and means that they’re a very useful and vital tool if you’re planning a large project.

2. Decide on your size

Skips For Larger Purposes

Now is the time to decide on how big your project is. Depending on how big your project is, will decide how much waste will be disposed of. Some projects are much larger than others and will need much larger skips so deciding on the right size is an important step. Our skips at range in size from 4 yards to 12 yards to fit all your needs. Deciding on the right size is vital in order to not overfill your skip, which would end up in the irresponsible disposal of your waste. It’s much better to take longer to decide on the size and know how much of your waste can fit in certain sizes, than to be sorry if you accidentally order the wrong size. Our page skip sizes will help answer all questions on your sizing needs. If you’re still unsure our customer service team is also happy to help at any time just contact us.

3. What Can Go in Your Skip

Listed below is just a small list of items that are more than welcome in your skip. 

  • Wood
  • Rubble
  • Non-electrical fittings
  • Soil 
  • Garden Waste (leaves,clippings etc)
  • Plastic 
  • Polystyrene
  • Domestic waste
  • Furniture
  • Metal
  • Bricks
  • Cardboard

4. Waste Restrictions

Prohibited Items in Skips

The general rule of waste disposal in skips is that any item that isn’t hazardous to the environment in any way is suitable to go into your skip. Although there are lots of items that can go in a skip, there are also restrictions that you need to be aware of. Restrictions are put in place to ensure that everyone is kept safe from hazard materials whether it’s you putting it in the skip, or when it is broken down later on. If you want any more information as to why these restrictions are present, head to our waste restrictions page. This page lists what items are strictly forbidden, but also provides information of what items they can help you with if you get in touch.