Skip Materials & Waste Types

The DO’s & DON’Ts of skip waste materials. Understanding what’s acceptable and non-acceptable waste for your skip.

What can I put in my skip?

Waste generally belongs to two categories; Inert Waste or General Waste.

Inert waste generally consists of outdoor materials such as concrete, brick, tile, ceramics, hardcore, soil or clay.

General waste includes household metals, plastics, wood, plasterboard and other commercial items such as fittings, worktops, furniture etc.

Getting your waste disposed of correctly, is vitally important in landfill minimisation and recycling. Please use this guide to ensure you only use your skip for the correct type of waste materials.

Acceptable & non-acceptable waste materials:

Acceptable Waste:

  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Garden Waste
  • General Dry Waste
  • Hardcore
  • Household Waste
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Rubble
  • Scrap Metal
  • Soil
  • Wood

Non-acceptable Waste:

  • Aerosols & Gas Cylinders
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Explosives
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes
  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Large/Whole Tree Trunks
  • Medical Waste
  • Oil or Fuel
  • Paint or Liquids
  • Perishable Waste (Food)
  • Toxic Materials
  • Televisions or Monitors

Hazardous Waste:

If you have any sort of hazardous waste to dispose of, please contact us before hiring a skip and we will find the right solution to your requirements.

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