Are you planning on undertaking a home renovation project, landscaping your garden or clearing out unwanted items from your property? If so, you will likely generate a significant amount of waste that needs to be disposed of responsibly. Skip hire is a convenient and cost-effective solution for removing waste from your property, but you might be wondering what you can and cannot put in a hired skip.
Berkshire Skip Hire Company is a skip hire company in Reading and the surrounding areas in South East England. We provide a wide range of skip sizes and types to cater to different waste disposal needs of our clients. In this article, well answer your questions about what you can put in a hired skip in Reading.
A skip is a large metal container used for disposing of waste. Skips come in various sizes, including mini skips, midi skips, and maxi skips, designed to accommodate different amounts of waste. Skips are commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings, and they can be transported to a designated recycling or landfill site for disposal.
Hiring a skip is a convenient and efficient way of disposing of waste. However, not all types of waste are suitable for disposal in a skip. Here are some of the waste items that you can dispose of in a hired skip:
General waste comprises domestic or commercial waste, such as household items, old furniture, and general rubbish. These can be placed in a skip, but we ask that no hazardous waste, food waste, liquids, or large electrical appliances are put in the skip, as these items require specific disposal methods.
Skips are ideal for disposing of garden waste from cutting, pruning, or clearing tasks such as branches, leaves, grass, and soil.
Skips are perfect for disposing of general construction waste such as bricks, concrete, rubble, plasterboards and tiling.
While skips are versatile, certain types of waste cannot be disposed of in a hired skip. Here is a list of the items that our company policy does not allow in our skips:
Hazardous waste is any waste that is potentially harmful to the environment and human health. Examples of hazardous waste include asbestos, chemicals, batteries, electronic equipment, gas cylinders, and fluorescent light tubes. It is illegal to put hazardous waste in a skip, and there are specific disposal regulations that must be strictly adhered to.
Food waste attracts pests and can produce foul odours if left in a hire skip, so it cannot be put in the skip.
Liquids of any kind are not to be put in a skip.
Large electrical items such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners cannot be disposed of in a skip. These items are classified as WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and require a specialist recycling centre that we can direct you to.
Once you have hired a skip from Berkshire Skip Hire Company, you need to load it properly to ensure efficient disposal of waste. Here are some tips to help you put waste in a skip:
It is important to place the heaviest and bulkiest items at the bottom of the skip. This ensures that the skips weight distribution remains stable, preventing the skip from tipping over during transportation.
It can be tempting to throw items into the skip as is, but it is recommended to break down larger items, such as old furniture and disassembled doors to optimise the space and save on cost.
Overfilling the skip is dangerous for both you and our drivers, and we have legal restrictions on how full the skip can be. For this reason, we recommend hiring a skip with enough capacity to accommodate all your waste comfortably.
As a skip hire company in Reading, Berkshire Skip Hire Company, recommend that you educate yourself on what can and cannot be disposed of in a hired skip. It is essential to hire a skip that is appropriate for your waste, allowing you to dispose of it safely and efficiently. If you have any questions about our skip hire services, or any questions about skip hire in general, please get in touch with us through our website, phone number or email.
Phone: 0118 230 2118 Email: [email protected] Website: berkshireskiphirecompany.com