What Not To Put In A Skip
Hiring a skip is a great way to dispose of waste in large quantities, simply filling it with whatever you’re trying to get rid of and watching as it is taken away to be disposed of safely. But there are limits to what can and can’t be put in a skip. You need to be careful that everything put into a skip is allowed, as a driver may refuse to pick up if he sees forbidden items.
Read on for what to not put in a skip.
What Can Go In A Skip
Firstly, let’s find out what can be put in a skip. There are rules and regulations to what can and cannot be put in a skip, and the reason behind this is usually to protect the environment. Many either ignore these rules or aren’t aware of them, leading to forbidden materials being put in skips all the time.
You can put household items into a skip, such as furniture, paper, cardboard, garden waste, clothes, tiles, wood and plaster. You can also put in heavier materials including metals, bricks, concrete, clay and rubble.
What Not To Put In A Skip
You cannot throw hazardous material into a skip, as these can harm the environment or the health of individuals who have to handle your skip and the waste in it. Hazardous items include gas cylinders, lighting, animal waste, explosives, oils and asbestos. You also can’t throw away electrical equipment, this includes televisions, laptops, phones etc.
You also shouldn’t dispose of any perishable waste, such as foodstuff. Waste that can go in a normal bin should not be dumped, as this is a waste of skip space.
For disposing of any of these items, you need to use a specialist service that has the facilities to safely dispose of them. Do not try to hide prohibited items below valid items, as most skip waste is sorted before disposal so you will be found out and potentially charged and have the waste returned to you for breaching regulations.
Domestic Skip Hire & Waste Removal
Now you know what you can and cannot put in a skip, order a skip from Batesy Skip Hire. We have a wide range of sizes and styles available, aiming to deliver the skip to your door within the hour to customers in the Belfast area. Our skips are high-quality, delivered and picked up by expert staff using our fleet of chain and hook loading vehicles. They’re suited for everything from a room clear out, to a whole house, to large scale commercial purposes.
So for the most competitive skip hire prices in Belfast, call us today on 028 90111111. If you want to find out more about our skips or our dedicated waste transfer station, visit our website now.