The Most Common Items Found in a Skip Vs What is Not Allowed
Hiring a skip has a lot of benefits when it comes to getting rid of your waste or unwanted rubbish. However, there are a few rules that you need to follow in terms of what you can put in a skip and what you can’t.
In this article we go through some of the most common items found in a skip Vs what is not allowed.
What is Allowed in a Skip
There are quite a few things that are safe to put in a skip such as garden waste. If you are taking on a landscaping or gardening project then you can fill it with uncontaminated soil, rubble, grass and other organic off cuts.
The same goes for wood such as doors, window frames and pieces of broken furniture. Make sure that you fill the skip the right way so that you can fit everything in.
Metal and plastics are also allowed to go in the skip as these can be recycled and reused again at some point in the future. Below is a recap of what can go into a skip:
- Building waste
- Household waste
- Garden waste
- Scrap wood
What is Not Allowed in a Skip
When it comes to what is not allowed in a skip there are a few different items and materials. Electrical items must be disposed of separately and most skip hire companies will charge extra for disposing of these.
Gas cylinders and asbestos are two other items that must never go into a skip for obvious reasons as they can be harmful to humans and animals. In fact, many skip hire companies won’t accept these.
Solvents, fuels, and other flammable liquids mustn’t go into a skip either as these require a licence to dispose of them safely. If you are not sure what you cannot put into a skip, then the team at United Junk are more than happy to help.
If you have any questions about the use of a skip or need to hire one, then get in touch with the team here at United Junk. We have a wide range of skips in different sizes, and all perfectly suited for the task at hand. We look forward to hearing from you!