When you hire a skip, it is easy to get carried away and think of it as a black hole which you can just dump everything in and will disappear forever, however this is not the case. Everything you put in a skip has an impact on the environment. Not everything is permitted to be disposed of in a skip, so we have come up with this guide to help you understand skip etiquette.
Whilst it is true that most things can be disposed of in a skip, there are a few exceptions to the rule. Prohibited items include:
It may go without saying that you cannot put hazardous waste or harmful items and substances into a skip, but you would be surprised at the amount of things people try to put in skips.
Hazardous Waste Can Include:
Fridges, freezers & appliances
Oil & Petrol
On top of hazardous waste, there are a number of other prohibited items which are not imminently harmful to our health, but have to be disposed of appropriately to avoid causing damage to the environment.
These restrictions are for adhering to the health and safety regulations set out by the council. They help prevent the spreading of hazardous materials and the dangers they pose to the environment and the community. You can be fined for failing to comply with these regulations and incorrectly disposing of hazardous and prohibited waste.
Skip hire is an affordable way to remove waste from your property during a renovation or home DIY project. As many of the items put in a skip can be recycled or reused, do more for the environment and choose a reputable skip hire company committed to recycling waste, such as one that complies with the Zero Waste to Landfill policy.
At Batesy Skip Hire, we can offer skip hire solutions that work for you across the Belfast area. We are committed to WAMITAB standards, an organisation set up to advance education in the sciences of waste management and waste disposal for the public benefit. We have also obtained ISO 14001 Accreditation, (environmental protection standards).
If you require reliable skip hire for industrial, commercial or domestic use, get in touch with us today. We can provide skip hire for any project in Belfast.