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What can and can’t go in a skip?

Posted on 9 November 2021

Skips are an easy way to store a diverse range of waste in one place on your property, with prompt delivery and collection making them a highly convenient option. While a varied assortment of material types can safely be put into one, there are some which are not allowed to enter a skip and should be disposed of separately. This is because these prohibited materials are hazardous, dangerous or could potentially contaminate other waste. We often get asked, “What can and can’t go in a skip?”. To make things clearer, here’s our simple list of what you can and can’t put into a skip.

What can go in a skip?

Full SkipSkips are convenient options to discard a variety of waste types, with a high percentage of the waste going to recycling. At Beata Skips we always try to recycle as much as we can to help the environment. Whether you’re launching a large-scale construction project or dabbling in DIY at home, we have provided a list below of acceptable items you can dispose of:

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Food packaging & domestic waste
  • Ceramics & tiling
  • Cardboard & paper
  • Garden waste (leaves, soil, furniture)
  • Plastics
  • Sofas, chairs, carpets
  • Rubble, stones & bricks
  • Concrete
  • Non-electric fixtures
  • Solidified paint
  • Clothes & fabrics

What can’t go in a skip?

Betaskips Ship Hire RotherhamSome items require special treatment and cannot be put into a skip with other types of waste – this is because they may contaminate the rest of the waste, cause environmental issues, be harmful to human health or may simply be dangerous to handle and transport. It’s important to contact your skip hire company of choice to establish the full list of items they will not accept. Here is a list of widely forbidden items for skips:

  • Asbestos
  • Freezers/fridges
  • Liquids & chemicals
  • Mattresses
  • Batteries
  • Solvents (e.g. glue or liquid paint)
  • Compressed gas containers (full or empty)
  • Plasterboard
  • Electrical items
  • Hazardous waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Medical waste
  • Fuels & explosives
  • Tyres

Hopefully, you’re now clued up as to which items can be discarded safely and which require special disposal. Furthermore, with this information, you’re also equipped with the knowledge to book a skip for your commercial or domestic waste needs. If you are looking for cheap skip hire in Rotherham and the surrounding areas, Firstly get in touch with us. One of our friendly team will advise you on what size you will need, Also we can let you know if you have any questions about what is going into the skip. Secondly, we will book the delivery slot in for you and finally, once the skip is full just let us know and we will collect on time!

Contact Us

Seeking reliable skip hire in Rotherham with a professional, prompt service? Look no further than Beta Skips, a leading waste management service for Rotherham, Mexborough, Barnsley and beyond. Furthermore, we offer competitive prices on our wide range of skip sizes, meaning you can enjoy an affordable service for projects of any size or scale. Find out more by getting in touch with our friendly team today.

Contact Us

If you’re ready to find out more about skip hire in Rotherham, or Mexborough, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 01709 645038 for Rotherham, or 01709 645039 for Mexborough. You can also send us a message via the website. We’ll aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Our friendly team are waiting to answer your questions and provide you with a competitive quote for the skip hire in Rotherham service you require.