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What Can Go Into A Skip

What Can And Cannot Go In A Skip

The rules and regulations can be a bit tricky regarding what can and cannot be placed in skips, as some skip hire companies will be different in terms of what they accept, so it is always best to check. However, here are some general rules regarding what you can and cannot throw in a skip.

What Is General Mixed Waste

The vast majority of skips hired to the DIY market or builder are hired as skips for general mixed or mixed construction & demolition waste. The following outlines the waste and rubbish types that are generally accepted under this waste category.

Waste that can go into a general mixed waste skip.

  • Garden Waste
  • Wood
  • Household Waste
  • Plastics
  • Scrap metals
  • Hard-core
  • Soils
  • Rubble
  • Bricks
  • Paper and cardboard
  • General dry wastes
  • Concrete
  • Furniture
  • Carpets/tiles

Skip Hire Top Tip

For those that are wanting to hire a skip for soil, bricks, concrete or rubble only. Cardiff and Caerphilly skip hire recommend that you limit the size of skip you hire to 6 cubic yards due to the weight of waste once the skip is filled, which can affect the skip vehicles lifting capacity to take it away at the end of the day.

Ignoring this advice and ordering a larger skip size without informing the skip provider, you may be charged for a wasted journey and asked to remove some of the waste before the skip vehicle will return, costing you more money and causing yourself much more work and inconvenience.

What Cannot Go In A General Waste Skip?

The following items should not be placed in a general mixed waste skip, as they are classified as hazardous, non-recyclable or unsuitable to be mixed with other waste types. Please be aware!

  • Aerosols & Gas Canisters
  • Tyres
  • Asbestos
  • Medical Waste
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes
  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Oil or Fuel
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Paint or Liquids
  • Perishable Waste
  • Explosives
  • Toxic Materials
  • Televisions or Monitors
  • Plasterboard
  • Mattresses

By following the above list, you should avoid any problems or unwanted additional charges for placing incorrect waste types into the wrong skip.

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