Types of Waste for skip hire

What Types of Waste can be put in the skip?

A Skip can contain General Waste or segregated waste. There are restrictions on certain waste types not to be placed in a skip and a restriction on any contents exceeding a level load or over weight for the vehicle carrying out the haulage.

General Waste

General or mixed waste covers most waste types including Wood, Packaging, Floor coverings, Rubble/Bricks/Stone, Plastics, Fabrics, and Metal. There are certain waste types which cannot be accepted due to health & safety considerations or environmental regulations,see below. Some other waste types can be accepted but will incur additional charges.


Green / Garden Waste

Green Waste includes biodegradable garden material such as tree clippings small branches, bush prunings, and plants. 





Hardcore / Rubble Waste

This category includes concrete, brick rubble, stone,roof tiles and gravel, concrete, aggregate, 

Skip hire legislation states that some hazardous waste cannot be disposed in a general waste skip.




You can not put in a skip:

  • Electrical appliances
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Batteries
  • Fridges, Freezers and Air-conditioning units
  • TV’s and Monitors
  • Paints (including residues inside paint cans)
  • Solvents, Aerosols and gas canisters
  • Liquids, Oil, fuel and other automotive fluids
  • Plasterboard
  • Asbestos
  • Tyres Clinical or Medical Waste
  • Toxic materials
  • Large tree trunks

Unless you have notified us prior to ordering, an extra disposal fee will be charged if unsuitable waste is found in a skip. This is because our skips are normally hired for general waste, and hazardous waste requires alternative disposal methods.