Things to Avoid Putting into Your Skip

Hiring a skip is a great way to get rid of a large amount of rubbish conveniently. Whether you are having work done in your home and are getting rid of a lot of clutter and old fixtures and fittings, or you are giving your garden a good tidy up, having a skip means that you have somewhere convenient to put all of your excess waste without having to make multiple trips to the tip.

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However, before you contact a skip hire company like this Swansea skip hire company to order a skip, it is a good idea to make sure that you are aware of the materials that can and can’t go into a skip. Some materials are not permitted for health and safety reasons, however there are lots of things that can go in.


It is also worth bearing in mind, that just because something can go into a skip, doesn’t mean it should – there are lots of things that can be recycled, and as well as reducing what is going to landfill, by recycling the things that can be you will also be using less space in the skip, so check what you can have recycled before you start.


Here are some of the things that you should not put into a skip:


Fridges, freezers or air conditioning units – These all contain a chemical called CFCs, and this means that they are classed as hazardous waste as they need to be correctly and safely dealt with.

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Japanese Knotweed – This invasive plant is the bane of many gardeners and if you are clearing out your garden you are obviously going to want to get rid of it if you are unfortunate enough to have it. However, due to the fact that it is so invasive, this also needs to be correctly disposed of.

Asbestos – Although asbestos is considered safe until it is broken, it must never be put in a skip. It should always be removed by a specialist asbestos removal company so that it can be done so safely and disposed of correctly.

Fluorescent Tubes – If you have any fluorescent tubes that have been used for lighting, these are also classed as hazardous waste and will need to be disposed of by a professional who deals with this.

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