One of the best things about choosing skip hire in Essex is that you can put almost anything into it. When you hire a skip from Reds, you’ll be able to dispose of everything from paper and cardboard to wood, metal and garden waste. This makes skips ideal for all kinds of projects which will generate large amounts of rubbish. Read on to find out what you can and can’t put into a skip.

Household waste

Most household waste can be placed in a skip. This makes hiring a skip the ideal way to get rid of rubbish generated at home. Whether you’re clearing out your attic, garage or garden or carrying out minor building work such as renovating your kitchen or bathroom, you can throw all the waste that’s produced in a skip. You can get rid of:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Clothes
  • Carpet
  • Furniture

Commercial waste

Skips aren’t just for domestic projects; they’re also frequently used by businesses looking to dispose of large quantities of commercial waste. Commonly, they’re used to get rid rubbish during construction and demolition work, as well as during shop refits and for clearing out old stock or replacing office furniture. Commercial waste that can be put into a skip includes:

  • Garden waste such as soil, grass cuttings and leaves
  • Construction and demolition waste such as bricks, wood, rubble and hardcore
  • Old furniture such as desks, chairs and filing cabinets
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Polystyrene

What can’t I put into a skip?

Even though you can put a huge range of items and materials into a skip, unfortunately, there are some that are prohibited. This is usually because they are hazardous to people or to the environment. These items include:

  • Asbestos
  • Gas cylinders
  • Explosives
  • Large batteries
  • Petrol or oil
  • Chemicals
  • Paint and glue
  • Electrical equipment such as TVs and computers
  • Tyres
  • Medical waste

Don’t be tempted to throw such items into a skip in the hope they will go unnoticed. You’re likely to be charged extra for doing so or the skip hire company you choose may even refuse to take the skip away until they are removed. If you do have items you need to dispose of which can’t be put into a skip along with your other waste, talk to our team. We may be able to advise you on how to get rid of them safely and legally. It may be possible to leave them at your nearest recycling centre.

For skip hire in Essex, get in touch with our friendly team today. Call us on 01268 649053, email book@redsskiphire.com or fill out the form on our website. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to arrange your skip delivery.



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