Skip Hire - What Can I Put in a Hired Skip?

Before you hire a skip, here is a list of things you can’t put in it! Worth knowing before you commit…
You can’t skip anything hazardous and harmful, or anything that compromises health and safety. That may seem obvious, but there are some prohibited items which you might not have considered. The list comprises, but is not limited to: 

  • Asbestos
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders (full or empty)
  • Computer Towers
  • Computer Screens
  • Electrical Equipment (e.g. Electric Cookers, Electric Fans)
  • Explosives
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Fridges
  • Household Batteries
  • Medical Waste of any kind
  • Microwaves
  • Oils (hydraulic oil, engine oil, cooking oil)
  • Other Chemicals (e.g. bleach, detergents, processing fluids)
  • Paint Tins (unless completely empty)
  • Plasterboard
  • Solvents (e.g. paint, glue)
  • Toasters
  • Televisions
  • Telephones
  • Tyres
  • Vehicle Batteries

If you want to dispose any of the items on the list above, or have any items you think could possibly be prohibited, get in contact with us or your local council for advice – they may be able to take away old fridges, for example.

Skip hire companies are charged for everything they put into landfill, so there is a real incentive for them to recycle. HSS actually has a devoted skip hire site, so click through for a skip hire price quote today!


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Laura Harris

Laura works in our Ecommerce Team, with 6 years of experience at HSS. Speaking to customers on a daily basis, she brings a wealth of product knowledge and is able to give her advice on the right tool for the job no matter how big or small.



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