What can and can’t go in skips?

Skips can be used to get rid of a large volume of waste in one go, but there are a number of items and materials that can’t be placed in them, including hazardous chemicals and materials that need specialist handling. However, all kinds of recyclable waste can go in them, including timber, soil, rubble and plastic. It is always a good idea to ask the skip hire provider you are working with if you are unsure or would like further information. They can advise you and many can arrange specialist services to dispose of items that cannot go in skips.

One skip hire company in Newport learned recently that it is important to make sure the list of things that can and can’t go in skips is extensive. When they arrived to collect a skip that had been hired out they found that the customer had somehow put an entire caravan in it. Surprisingly, the vehicle had not been stated on the list of acceptable and unacceptable items, so the customer had decided it could go even though it was basically just propped on top of the skip.

The driver who arrived to collect the skip found the humour in the situation, but the module couldn’t be taken away with the caravan still in it as this meant it was dangerously overfilled. The customer had to break the caravan down so it could fit into the skip properly. They were also charged extra for removing the tyres, as they cannot go in skips and require specialist disposal. Since this story hit the headlines, skip hire companies have been forced to take another look at their lists of acceptable and unacceptable items.

As specialists with skip hire in Middlesbrough, we are careful to answer customer queries and advise our clients exactly what can and can’t go in our skips. We strive to provide the best services and will always try to help each client to find the best solution for them, whether they have a small amount of waste or a very large volume to get rid of.

We have a variety of skips available to hire, including smaller ones for domestic work and larger ones for commercial and industrial projects. Our large roll on roll off skips could fit the equivalent of a caravan, but we suggest that large items are broken down so that they are more manageable and materials are separated.