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What can go in a skip?

If you are looking to hire a skip for your domestic or business construction work, it is always best to know what you can dispose of safely and legally before hiring one.

A skip is probably one the easiest ways to get rid of waste as it only has to be collected once. We would be happy to assist with our skip hiring service if you are located in South Wales.

What can go in a skip?

For legal reasons, there are rules and regulations about what can be thrown into a skip. The items that can’t be put in can often be picked up separately via other collections. The reason behind the separation of different waste is to protect the environment, however many people unfortunately don’t follow these regulations when disposing of their waste. Suitable items you can put in your skip include:

Household items such as – wood, tiles, plaster, furniture, paper and cardboard, garden waste and clothes.

Heavy materials such as – bricks, concrete, metals, pottery and clay, rubble and stones.

What can’t go in a skip?

Items which can’t be thrown into a skip are often known as hazardous; those which may cause harm to the environment or damage the health of individuals. These updates came in March 2011 and have become set in stone waste regulations.

Items which can’t be thrown into a skip include asbestos, gas cylinders, animal waste, explosives, batteries, oil of any kind, chemicals, paint and glue, televisions, laptops, phones, electrical equipment, lighting and tyres.

Although hazardous items are not permitted to be thrown away in a skip, GD Environmental offer a total waste management service, so can assist you in the disposal of both hazardous and non hazardous waste.

If you would like to hire a skip from us, please contact us. We offer a range of services including total waste management, drain unblocking, self-tipping as well as skip hire. We are a Welsh based company and offer our services to Newport, Llanelli, and Pontypool.