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Skips can be useful for different kinds of cleanups. They are great on a construction site, but they can be used in a remodel or a move.

However, people often ask, “What can you put in a skip?” Most of the time, people will answer with, “What can’t you put in a skip,” but it is good to have a more specific answer.

Generally speaking, you can put anything in the skip unless it is prohibited. It is easiest to understand the general categories of what is acceptable as well as the items that are not allowed.

Things That You Can Put in a Skip

1. Construction and Demolition Waste

You can put items from a construction site in the skip, including electric wiring, nails, roofing, and shingles. In addition to materials you use in construction, you can also throw in tree stumps, rubble, tree branches, and more.

You can put items from a construction site in the skip, including electric wiring, nails, roofing, and shingles. In addition to materials you use in construction, you can also throw in tree stumps, rubble, tree branches, and more.

2. Household Waste

If you have a general skip, you can use it for household waste. This includes packaging from food, cans, bottles, disposable items, trimmings from the yard, and more.

You can also use it for old furniture and other household items. You will need to find another way to dispose of perishable foods.

3. Cardboard

You can use the skip for anything made of cardboard. It is a very recyclable product, and all forms of it can go in the skip.

4. Magazines and Brochures

You can also place magazines, brochures, and other paper products in the skip. They are considered household waste, and any paper products will be allowed.

5. Mixed Metals

You can place all types of metals in the skip. This includes steel, copper, and more.

6. Wood and Timber

You can also place wood and timber products in the skip. This includes hardwood flooring, old wood furniture, panels, veneers, timber flooring, and other wood and timber products.

If you have a large amount of wood, you might need to learn about different skip sizes so that you get one that is large enough.

7. Recyclables

Often, people don’t realise that recyclable items can go into the skip. You can toss plastic bottles, glass, paper, cardboard, and cans in.

8. Other Items

You can put anything in a skip that isn’t prohibited. This includes the items above, as well as bricks and rubble. You can also include leaves, branches, and uncontaminated soil. You can throw out other garden materials, such as pottery and clay pots.

What Can’t Go in a Skip?

It is important to understand what can’t go in a skip, which includes prohibited items. Most prohibited items are hazardous or harmful in some way. Hazardous materials include televisions, computer monitors, and more. Some of the prohibited items include the following:

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Asbestos
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Refrigerators
  • Paint and paint containers
  • Tyres
  • Medical waste
  • Batteries
  • Plasterboard
  • Gas cylinders
  • Oil
  • Diesel
  • Petrol
  • Solvents
  • Liquids
  • Explosives

In addition, you need to dispose of mattresses differently from general waste. If you place mattresses in with general waste, you may incur extra fees.

Plasterboard also needs to be separated according to legislation. Electrical equipment is controlled by the WEEE directive, so you need to dispose of it separately. The store might offer a trade when you replace an item.

If you need to dispose of a refrigerator or a freezer, you can call your council to see if there is a free collection service, or you could have a specialist collection. You also need to contact your local council to arrange disposal of televisions and computer monitors.

What Is Mixed Waste?

Most people who order a skip for household waste have mixed waste. This includes a range of waste, including furniture, mattresses, plasterboard, garden waste, and household junk.

When you call for waste collection, you should let them know what you want to put in the skip so that you can get the best service.

If you let them know that you have recyclable materials, they can make sure that it goes to be recycled. You can choose an environmentally friendly skip service that has the ability to meet your needs.

What Other Services Does a Skip Company Offer?

When you call for skip services, you can have a skip dropped off for different kinds of waste. They have skips for commercial waste, business clearance, household waste, and more.

You simply need to know the size you want and what you plan to put in it when you call. You can let them know if you want garden waste, you can call and tell them.

No matter what waste removal services you need, a company that offers skip hire can do it for you.

How to Decide on a Skip Size

Generally, the most popular skip size is six yards, which is a medium-size skip. You will pay more for larger sizes, but it is a better value than filling one and then needing another to finish the job.

When you get the skip, you can fill it, but don’t go over the height. It is required to be level-loaded, which means that it cannot be taller than the height of the sides.

You need to load the skip yourself unless you hire a man and van clearance service. You can also get same-day service in a lot of locations if you call by 11 a.m.

Final Words

Hiring a skip is a great way to get rid of rubbish and waste that you don’t need. It is easy to call and get the skip you need.

Skip hire is great for household waste, construction, garden waste, moving, and more. No matter what you need to have removed, it is easy to get it done.

In fact, you can often get same-day service if you call before 11 a.m. You can hire a skip and load it yourself, or you can hire service that includes loading the skip.

Make sure that you understand the sizes and get one that is large enough. Then load the skip and have all of your rubbish taken away.

Pricing FAQ's

How Much Does it Cost To Clear Waste?

– 300+vat for full load
– 250+vat for 3/4 load
– 185+vat for half load
– 100+vat for 1/4 load
– 75+vat for minimum call out
– car tyre £10+vat
– fridge 50+vat
– light bulb 5+vat
– paint per ltr £5
– mattresses £30

Are Hippo Bags Cheaper Than Skips?

This depends on how much waste you’re looking to dispose of. You can purchase Hippo bags for as cheap as £11.99, you’ll need to have a skip or Man & Van removal service to get rid of your waste. Skips start at £75 whereas Man & Van prices start at £64. For more information, please see our skip sizing chart or contact our dedicated support team for more accurate pricing information.

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How Do I Get Rid of Garden Waste Milton Keynes?

We provide garden waste removal services in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, and across the UK! Contact us today and have your garden waste removed from your home or business.

Can I Take a Van To The TIp Milton Keynes?

Any van weighing more than 3.5 tonnes (gross laden weight) can’t be used to go to the tip in Milton Keynes, please check your local government’s website for more information, however, this is typical across all tip’s in the UK.

How Much Soil Can a Lorry Carry?

Grab lorries can typically take around 16 tonnes (12 cubic metres). This depends on the size of the van that you require. For more specific information for your needs, feel free to contact our dedicated support team.

How Does Grab Hire (Man & Van) Work?

Man & Van/Grab Hire is a term used within the industry for services relating to a van being sent out to your address to pick up your waste. For smaller loads Man & Van services are the most cost-effective method of having your waste removed. Simply place your rubbish into Hippo bags, leave the bags in an area that is easily accessible for our team and we’ll take care of the rest.

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