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Can It Go In A Skip? 

12 April 2021
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Can It Go In A Skip? 

When it comes to starting a clear-out, you might be feeling a bit perplexed as to what can and can’t go in your skip.

As a homeowner, you carry what’s known as a waste duty of care, ‘to ensure you only transfer household waste produced on your property to an authorised person.’ You can read more about the waste duty of care.

Waste that falls under the classification of hazardous waste cannot be disposed of in a skip, and as such, if you do attempt to dispose of hazardous waste in a skip, you will not be transferring your waste to an authorised person. It’s actually illegal to mix hazardous waste with non-hazardous waste, so it’s extremely important that you understand waste classifications, and what forms of waste are appropriate for disposal in a skip.

But fear not! We’ve put together a guide to common household waste, and whether or not it can be disposed of in a skip!

Batteries- No!

You should not dispose of batteries in a skip, they should instead be disposed of in battery banks.

Garden waste- Yes!

Garden waste such as rubble, wood, soil, turf and cuttings can be disposed of safely in a skip.

Domestic waste and recyclable materials- Yes!

Any waste that would be suitable to dispose of in your rubbish or recycling bins can be disposed of in a tip.

Unwanted household electrical appliances such as fridges, freezers, toasters and televisions should not be disposed of in a skip.

Bricks and metal- Yes!

If you have any unwanted bricks or scrap metal, perhaps as a result of renovation work, it is safe to dispose of these items in a skip.

Furniture- Yes!

Unwanted furniture such as sofas, chairs, and tables can be safely disposed of in a skip.

Tyres- No!

Old, unwanted tyres cannot be disposed of in a skip.

Fluorescent tubes and lightbulbs- No!

Fluorescent tubes and lightbulbs should not be disposed of in a skip.

You can find more information about items that can’t be disposed of in a skip, and how you can dispose of these items.

If you have any questions about skip hire or waste classification, feel free to contact us and speak to our team. The DP Skip Hire offices operate 7 days a week for your convenience, and we’re only a phone call away!

Have you forgotten something? Skip hire is available to book securely on our website or by calling 01782 551222. During the booking process, you can select your date for skip drop off and collection. Thank you for visiting the D P Skip website.