What can you put in a skip?

What can you put in a skip? Blackpole Recycling guides you on what you can and can’t put in a skip. Make household waste removal easy and compliant.

Waste and Recycling Guidelines

Knowing what you can and can’t put in a skip can be tricky. But don’t worry because Blackpole Recycling is here to help you understand the UK’s waste and recycling guidelines, ensuring your household waste removal is a breeze.

At Blackpole Recycling, we specialise in skip hire in Worcester and the surrounding areas and are committed to providing our community with the necessary resources and information for responsible household waste removal.

What can you put in a skip?

Our services are tailored to make your household waste removal straightforward and hassle-free. Whether you are using our domestic skip hire or commercial skip hire services, you can put a wide variety of household items, workplace waste, and non-hazardous building materials in our skips to ensure a clean and organised space.

Household and Workplace Waste

Furniture: Chairs, sofas, cabinets, and other worn-out or unwanted furniture.
However, if you have sofas or other upholstered items that have fire retardant materials or foam fillings, these cannot be put in the skip, but we can help you dispose of them safely. Please contact us if you have any questions, and we will be happy to help.

More about POPs disposal

Appliances: Washing machines, ovens, and other household appliances that have reached the end of their lifespan.

Electrical Items: TVs, computers, laptops, toasters, kettles, and microwaves and other electrical items with plugs and batteries.
Fridges and Freezers are not to be disposed of in the skip.

Garden Waste: Grass clippings, branches, leaves - we efficiently handle your garden waste.

Building Materials

Wood: Timber, plywood, and other types of wood.
There are new Wood Disposal Regulations that may apply to you if the wood that you need to dispose of is pre-2007.

Wood Disposal Regulations

Metals: All metal is acceptable including Cooper, aluminium, lead, steel, stainless steel and iron items.
If the metal is attached to furniture, it can be disposed of in the skip as a whole item. Rubble: Bricks, concrete and tiles.

Plasterboard: this can be disposed of in the skip.

Construction and Renovation Waste

Glass: Windows, glass doors, or other glass materials, but with certain precautions to avoid injury and damage. Flooring Materials: Old carpets, tiles, laminates, and other types of flooring.

Garden and Outdoor Waste

Soil and Earth: Particularly from garden landscaping or renovation projects.

Old Tools and Equipment: Damaged or obsolete garden tools and equipment.

Household Junk

Textiles and Fabric: Old clothing, curtains, bedding, etc. that aren’t suitable for donation.

Paper and Cardboard: Large quantities, especially from moving boxes, packaging, or old books and notebooks.

Kitchen Waste: Old pots, pans, cutlery, and other non-electrical kitchen items.

What can’t you put in a skip?

If you’re wondering what you can’t put in a skip, there isn’t a great deal that you can’t put in our skips, but there are certain prohibited items you can’t put in a skip to aid safety and sustainability promotion.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials include chemicals, solvents, paint, oils (other than edible oils), aerosols, gas cylinders, and other materials that can harm people, animals, or the environment. The disposal of such materials is strictly regulated to mitigate the associated risks.

Electrical Items

Electrical items with plugs and batteries are acceptable except for the Fridges and Freezers. Vapes and Lithium batteries are not to be disposed of in the skip.

Other Restricted Items

Asbestos: Typically, you can’t put asbestos in skips, however, if you were to book enclosed skip hire from Blackpole Recycling, then we can advise you on how you can dispose of asbestos using one of our enclosed skips.

Sofas and Upholstery: If you have any sofas and upholstery that contain POPs (fire retardant foam), you can’t put them in our skips. Please call us for further advice on how to dispose of these items or read our blog to find out more.

More about POPs disposal

Pre-2007 Wood Disposal: If you know that your wood may be hazardous or is pre 2007, then put it in your skip as normal but let us know so that we can dispose of it accordingly. Get in touch with a member of our team and we will be happy to advise on how we can help if you are unsure or need advice.

Wood Disposal Regulations

What size skip should you get?

Depending on the size of your removal project, you must consider which size skip will suit you. At Blackpole Recycling, we offer four different skip sizes to choose from.

Our Skip Hire Sizes

Fill your skip! Up to the level!

Filling your skip is essential for maximising capacity, ensuring safety, promoting environmental responsibility, and maintaining cost-effectiveness. Efficiently utilising the skip’s space facilitates waste segregation, supporting recycling efforts and compliance with Worcestershire’s household waste removal regulations.

However, the skip can only be filled up to the level. This is important for safety of the transport of the skip and disposal at the recycling centre.

Contact Us

Understanding what you can put in a skip and navigating household waste removal can be complicated, but Blackpole Recycling is here to simplify the process. If you have any questions about what you can put in a skip, contact us. We’re here to help make hiring a skip as easy as possible.

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