What can you put in a skip? 

Skips are suitable for a vast array of waste, but there are some items that require specialist disposal. To help you decide if skip hire in Stoke on Trent is suitable for your domestic or commercial needs, we’ve put together a list of what you can and can’t put in a skip.

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What are you allowed to put in a skip?

What are you allowed to put in a skip?

It might be easier to detail what isn’t allowed in a skip (see below), but as a general rule of thumb, skips can be used to dispose of: 

  • Wood 
  • Soil 
  • Rubble 
  • Garden waste 
  • Furniture (Sofas, etc)
  • Domestic waste
  • Cardboard 
  • Bricks 
  • Metal 
  • Polystyrene 
  • Tins 
  • Plasterboard (Surcharge)
  • Carpet (Surcharge)

If you are unsure that the items that you want to dispose of are allowed to go in a skip, give us a call today to find out!

What can’t you put in a skip?

Waste deemed to be hazardous cannot be disposed of in a skip. These items include:

  • Asbestos (Separate skip can be provided)
  • TVs
  • Batteries
  • Medical waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Electrical appliances
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Light bulbs
  • Gas cylinders
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides

What Can't You Put In A Skip?

Unsure? Contact us!

If you aren’t sure if the items you would like to dispose of are permitted in our skips, contact us today. Our friendly team are always on hand to advise you on skip hire in Stoke on Trent and South Cheshire.