What can and can’t go in a skip?

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If you’re updating your property this summer and looking for somewhere to throw the rubbish produced, Wigan Skips have the perfect solution. Specialising in domestic skip hire in and around Wigan, they also offer their services further afield to areas such as Preston, making waste disposal more convenient.

Skips are great for getting rid of leftover building materials and junk, but there’s a list of items that need to be kept separate. Let Wigan Skips outline what can and can’t go in skips.


What can go in a skip?

To ensure compliance with stringent skip hire Preston regulations, you need to be mindful of what you’re throwing in your skip. Disposing of materials correctly will protect the environment and make it easier for fleet drivers to transport to the recycling facility.

Here’s what you can throw in a domestic skip:

  • books
  • bricks
  • cardboard
  • CDs/DVDs
  • clothes
  • fittings
  • furnishings
  • furniture
  • garden waste 
  • hard core
  • metal
  • packaging
  • plastic
  • polystyrene
  • rubble
  • soil
  • solidified paint
  • stones
  • tiles
  • wood


What can’t go in a skip?

Materials that are known as ‘hazardous’ are to be kept out of the skips provided for skip hire Preston as these could cause harm to the environment and human health. Skips aren’t suitable for:

  • asbestos
  • batteries
  • chemicals
  • clinical waste
  • compressed gas cylinders
  • computers
  • domestic waste
  • electrical equipment (i.e. electric cookers)
  • explosives
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges/freezers
  • liquids
  • mattresses 
  • oils
  • paint tins
  • plasterboard
  • solvents
  • TVs
  • tyres
  • vehicle batteries


Expert advice

Unsure whether something can go in the skips provided for skip hire Preston? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Wigan Skips. Their team is on hand to help Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 5.00pm, and think nothing less than guiding and advising you on the do’s and don’ts for skip hire Preston (and any other area). Call 01942 597 358 to clarify what you can and can’t throw in skips.