At Skip Hire Somerset, we understand the importance of responsible waste management. We are a skip hire company based in Somerset, South West England, and we aim to provide our clients with efficient and affordable waste disposal solutions. One of our most popular services is skip hire, which allows customers to dispose of their waste in a safe and convenient way. However, it is important to understand what items can and cannot be put in a hired skip to avoid any potential hazards and to comply with the law.
Skip hire is a simple and cost-effective way to dispose of large amounts of waste. It involves hiring a skip, which is a large metal container that can hold various types of waste. Once the skip is filled, it is collected and taken to a waste management facility, where the contents are sorted and processed for recycling or disposal.
Skip hire is suitable for both domestic and commercial use. It can be a convenient option for projects such as home renovations, garden clearances, and construction work. Our skips come in different sizes to suit different needs, and we offer flexible rental periods to allow our clients to dispose of their waste at their own pace.
When hiring a skip, it is crucial to understand what items can be placed inside it. This will help ensure that the waste is disposed of safely and legally, and that potential hazards are avoided. At Skip Hire Somerset, we accept a wide variety of waste types, including:
General waste, also known as mixed waste, is a common type of waste that can be disposed of in a hired skip. This includes household waste such as furniture, appliances, and carpets, as well as construction waste such as bricks, concrete, and plasterboard. However, it is important to avoid mixing different types of waste together, as this can make it difficult to recycle and dispose of properly.
Garden waste, such as branches, leaves, and grass, can be placed in a hired skip. However, it is important to avoid including soil, stones, and other heavy materials that could damage the skip or make it too heavy to transport.
Inert waste is waste that does not decompose or react with other materials. This includes materials such as rubble, sand, and bricks. Inert waste can be placed in a hired skip, but it is important to avoid mixing it with other types of waste.
Metal waste, including scrap metal, can be placed in a hired skip. This includes items such as cars, bikes, and appliances made of metal. However, it is important to ensure that any hazardous materials, such as oil or fuel, have been removed before placing the item in the skip.
Wood waste, such as old furniture or fencing, can be placed in a hired skip. However, it is important to avoid including treated or painted wood, as this can release harmful chemicals when burned.
While skips are a convenient and efficient way to dispose of waste, there are certain items that cannot be placed in them. This is to ensure the safety of those handling the waste, and to comply with legal regulations. At Skip Hire Somerset, we do not accept the following waste types:
Hazardous waste includes any items that are potentially dangerous or harmful to human health or the environment. This includes items such as asbestos, chemicals, batteries, and electrical appliances. Hazardous waste must be disposed of in a specific way, and cannot be placed in a hired skip without proper authorization.
Medical waste, such as syringes and medicines, cannot be placed in a hired skip. These items must be disposed of in a specific way to avoid contamination and potential hazards.
Electrical waste, including items such as TVs, computers, and refrigerators, cannot be placed in a hired skip. These items contain hazardous materials that require special disposal methods.
Liquids, including oil, paint, and chemicals, cannot be placed in a hired skip. These items can leak and cause pollution, and must be disposed of in a specific way.
At Skip Hire Somerset, we are dedicated to providing our clients with safe and efficient waste disposal solutions. Hiring a skip can be a convenient and cost-effective option for disposing of large amounts of waste, but it is important to understand what items can and cannot be placed in the skip. By following these guidelines, we can all work towards a cleaner and safer environment for ourselves and future generations to come.
If you have any questions about our skip hire services or what you can put in a hired skip, please feel free to contact us at 01373 593028 or email us at [email protected]. You can also visit our website at skiphire-somerset.co.uk to learn more about our services and to book a skip.