What can you put in a skip?

As a general rule, you can put pretty much anything into a skip except hazardous items.

Prohibited items – What items can’t you put in a skip?

You cannot put hazardous or harmful items into a skip. These include but are not limited to TVs, computer monitors, asbestos, tyres, fluorescent tubes, fridges, paint and paint tins (unless empty), plasterboard, batteries, medical waste, gas cylinders, liquids, solvents, oil, petrol, diesel and explosives.

Paint tins – Can you put paint tins in a skip?

No, you can’t put paint tins in a skip unless they are completely empty. If you have tins with paint inside, contact your local council for disposal advice.

Mattresses – Is it OK to put a mattress in a skip?

Mattresses have to be disposed of differently to general waste.  Skips are for general waste only, and do not include mattresses.  If you put a mattress into your skip, you will be charged extra at the time of collection to cover the skip operator’s additional costs.  Prices vary, so please contact us in advance if you would like to know the exact supplement that will be charged per mattress.

Plasterboard – Why can’t you put plasterboard in a skip?

Legislation covering plasterboard or gypsum waste, states that it must be separated from other general waste. This would not be possible if it was received in a mixed skip load, therefore we cannot accept plasterboard in any of our skips.

Tyres – Can you put tyres in a skip?

Tyres cannot be put in skips because they must be disposed of in a different way to general waste.

Soil and rubble – Can you put soil or rubble in a skip?

Yes, you can put soil or rubble in a skip but you must tell us at the time of booking your skip.

WEEE – Can you put electrical equipment in skips?

No, electrical equipment cannot be but in our skips. Contact your local municipality or if you have bought a new item, check to see if the store offers a trade in service for your old item.

Fridges and Freezers – Can you put fridges in skips?

You cannot put a fridge in our skips. Some municipalities offer a free collection service for refrigeration units, otherwise you may have to take it to your local tip or pay for a specialist collection.

TV and CRTs – Can you put an old TV in a skip?

No, televisions or computer monitors cannot be put in our skips. Please contact your local municipality to arrange disposal.

Asbestos – Can you put asbestos in a skip?

You cannot put asbestos in a standard skip and it cannot be re-used or recycled under any circumstances. If you have asbestos or other hazardous materials you should contact a waste company that specialise in dealing with hazardous waste.