Whether you’re in need of a four-yard skip for your domestic renovations or an eight-yard skip for your landscaping project, skip hire services are often very versatile to suit your requirements. With this in mind, skips also offer flexibility in terms of what can be put into them including construction rubble, garden waste, bulky furniture and household items. However, did you know there are a few regulations in place on what can’t go into a skip? Here’s what you need to know.
Oils, petrol and explosives
This may seem quite obvious, but we’ve put these at the top of the list as they are, without a doubt, the most dangerous. Because these are harmful and cannot be recycled, it’s no surprise that these can’t go into a skip nor will be collected by a skip hire company.
Practically all electrical items contain hazardous chemicals within their components which means they can’t be put into a skip. Electrical equipment includes fridges and freezers, computers, video game consoles, televisions, microwaves and more. This also includes all the various batteries to power electrical items. Fortunately, there are companies that specialise in electronic waste, also known as WEEE.
Tyres are also among the list of items that can’t be put into a skip nor collected by a skip hire company. If you have some lying around and aren’t sure what to do with them, contact your local garage to see if they can take them.
Paints and solvents
On a similar theme, paints and solvents are also full of dangerous chemicals including bleach and acids. If you spend time washing and cleaning out your paint pots and containers thoroughly though, you’ll be able to put these in your skip.
One of the most dangerous materials that can develop in a building is asbestos – it can’t be reused or recycled under any circumstances and, because of this, asbestos definitely can’t go into a skip.
As medical waste is unhygienic and potentially harmful, not to mention how sharp needles and syringes are, all clinical waste can’t be disposed of and collected by a skip company.
If you’re looking for expert skip hire services in North East Lincolnshire, look no further than Paul Riddel Skips Ltd. today. With a range of skip sizes available and expert waste disposal solutions, our reliable team are able to help with your waste needs today – get in touch on 01507 526 815.