Are you aware of what CANNOT be placed in a skip?
With the new environmental world of recycling what you can put in a skip has changed over the years with many people being unaware of what cannot be placed in a skip.
Environmental Legalatision now rules out all of the below items
Clinical or medical waste, including syringes
Electrical appliances & equipment
Fridges, freezers and air conditioning units
Gas canisters and gas bottles
Hazardous & toxic materials
Oil, petrol, diesel
Paint & Cans of paint
TVs & computer screens
Adding any of the above could cost you if found in the skip by you Skip Hire company
However, talk to you skip company can make arrangements to separately arrange a collection
Make sure Your Waste is disposed of properly.
If you are asking a third party (e.g. builder) to remove your waste as part of a job or garden clearance/waste, you should ensure that they are or they used a skip hire who is a registered waste carrier company. Ask to see the certificate, or alternatively check with the Environment Agency. If it’s your waste it does not matter who dispossess it the responsibility is yours to make sure it has been disposed of legally.
Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence for which you can be prosecuted. The courts have various powers available to them to tackle fly-tipping, including imprisonment, substantial fines of up to £50,000 orders to pay costs and an order to deprive rights to a vehicle used to commit the offence.
Be a responsible member of society
Uncontrolled illegal waste disposal can be hazardous to the public, especially if it contains toxic material or asbestos.
There could be a risk of damage to watercourses and soil quality from the dumped waste.
It’s Better to Arrange Skip Hire rather than dump your waste and Risk getting a Fine
In 2016/17 more than one million incidences of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England.
The estimated cost of clearing up this waste was over £58 million.
Are you aware of what CANNOT be placed in a skip? is an important question to be answered before hiring a skip.