Every so often, it’s good to go over the basics. Just because we know what can and can’t go in a skip, doesn’t mean that you do. It might be your first time hiring a skip. Here’s a guide to the sorts of things that we can safely dispose of if you toss them in your skip. See also our guide to what not to put in your skip and if you are ever uncertain, just give us a call.
Safe to Skip
- Wood and Green Waste: Some of this goes into our wood burner to heat our building! The rest is shredded and turned into bedding, bio-fuel and compost.
- Rubble and Soil: We crush and grade rubble for use in construction. Soil is similarly screened for use in landscaping. Word to the Wise – our larger skips, 10-yard+, are unsuitable for filling with soil and rubble as they become too heavy to transport.
- Glass and Plate Glass: Glass can be melted and turned into more glass or crushed for use in construction.
- Metals and Plastics: Both these materials can be sorted by type, then melted down and formed into new products.
- Textiles, card and paper: We send rags, card and paper on to a paper mill where it is turned into more paper.
- Plaster Board: We will take a small quantity of plaster board for free, but we charge extra for large quantities. Due to stipulations by the Environment Agency – all plasterboard must be bagged separately from the general waste.
We hope that’s all clear, but if you are ever uncertain about what can and can’t go in a skip, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call our site office on 01493 668118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.