What Can You Put In A Skip?

Charlotte Fox
Aug 25, 2021 3:58:05 PM

What can you put in a skip?

If you have hired or thinking about hiring a skip from us, it's important you think about what type of waste you are disposing of. Although you can put almost anything in a skip, there are exceptions including some hazardous items, which is why we have put together this helpful guide outlining the do's and don'ts.

So what items are considered hazardous waste?

First and foremost we have a duty of care to ensure the safety of our employees, hazardous waste needs to be removed in a safe and responsible way. It is our responsibility to ensure that any items that are disposed of, can not affect the environment or the people around it.What-Can-You-Put-In-A-Skip-Dunmow-Group

Batteries | Oil-based paint  | Petrol | Asbestos | Grease Products


Gas Bottles | Chemicals | Aerosol Cans | Fluorescent Tubes | Ozone Fridge\Freezers

Please don't place any of these items in your skip, however, if you do need any of the items above removed please give our sales team a call on 01245 466646 and they can advise the best way to do so.

What about mattresses?

If you’re looking to throw away old mattresses we would most likely suggest that you use our Waste Collection Service, as this will be a quicker and more efficient way to remove these from your property. You can book to have your mattress removed through our online booking platform.




What other items are unsuitable for skips?

Another question our sales team get asked a lot is whether our customers can throw away electrical items in skips. Unfortunately you are unable to throw out electrical items into our skips, we do offer a waste collection service where we can come and collect these items for you and take them to a registered WEEE recycling centre. This includes fridge/freezers.

So, what can you put into a skip?

We do however accept household items to be thrown into one of our skips, more specifically please find a list below:

  • Wood
  • Tiles
  • Plaster
  • Furniture
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Garden waste
  • Clothes
  • Dishwashers
  • Televisions

We will also accept heavier construction materials such as:

  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Metals
  • Pottery and clay
  • Rubble and stone

How much can i put into my skip?

Another thing we ask our customers to please bear in mind when ordering a skip with us, is to ensure that the skip isn’t overloaded. We ask that the waste put into the skips are a level load, meaning the waste doesn’t pile up high over the skip. If one of our drivers arrive to collect the skip and it is overloaded we will not be able to remove the skip from the property. This is to ensure the safety of our skip drivers and other drivers on the road. 

Below is a great example of how "NOT" to load one of our skips...


Still unsure as to whether your waste can be put in our skips?

If any of your items haven’t been listed above, or you would like further clarification, then please do not hesitate to give our dedicated skip hire team a call who will answer any questions you may have. They may even suggest using our waste collection service for your waste removal needs.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01245 466646 to answer any questions you might have.

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