Welcome to Skip Hire Somerset, the leading skip hire company in Somerset. We provide skip services for a range of waste removal needs from commercial, industrial to residential projects. Our state-of-the-art skips come in various sizes to meet different waste volumes. We understand that our customers have different waste types and disposal requirements. Therefore, we have created this insightful guide on what you can put in our skips and the ones you cannot.
Skip Hire Somerset is a skip hire company based in Somerset, South West England. We provide reliable, efficient, and affordable skip hire services to domestic, industrial and commercial customers throughout Somerset and its environs.
We pride ourselves in providing customized skip hire services tailored to meet our customer's needs. Our vast experience in the skip hire sector, coupled with our team of qualified personnel, means that we can handle any waste disposal issue. Our aim is to keep the environment clean and green while at the same time, keeping our customers' premises clean and tidy.
A skip is a container with an open top designed for removing waste materials from different locations. Skips come in different sizes, depending on the volume of waste you need to dispose of. Our skips range from 4-yard mini skips to 12-yard builder's skips.
Waste refers to any unwanted or unusable materials. Waste materials can be classified as general, hazardous, or recyclable. General waste is everything that's not hazardous or recyclable. Recyclable materials refer to items that can be reused or converted into new products. Finally, hazardous waste is any waste product that is harmful to human health or the environment.
The waste put in the skips should be within the type of waste that we are licensed to collect. Before hiring a skip, it's essential to identify and sort the waste to avoid any illegal waste disposal or contamination of the environment.
After we have picked up the waste, we transport it to our licensed, permitted waste management facility for processing, recycling, or disposal. It's vital to choose a skip hire company that follows proper waste disposal procedures and is licensed by the Environment Agency.
General Waste You can put any non-hazardous items in our skips, such as wood, metal, plastic, bricks, soil, and domestic items like furniture, clothing, and packaging.
Garden Waste Our skips can accommodate garden waste such as branches, leaves, twigs, grass cuttings, and soil. Make sure to avoid any heavy items like tree stumps, which can damage the skip.
Clean Hardcore You can put clean hardcore, which refers to bricks, concrete, rubble, and paving stones.
Mixed Waste Mixed waste refers to waste created by a combination of construction, domestic, and commercial activities. Examples include wood, metal, plastic, paper, and furniture.
Asbestos Asbestos is a hazardous type of waste that can cause lung cancer and other health issues. When renovating old buildings, be careful to avoid materials containing asbestos, such as tiles and insulation.
Fridges and Freezers Old fridges and freezers contain refrigerants that produce chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFCs), which are harmful to the environment.
Hazardous Waste Hazardous waste includes chemicals, batteries, paint, solvents, and any other substances that pose a threat to human health and the environment.
Tyres Tyres can't go in skips because they are not biodegradable and can cause damage to the environment.
Electrical Appliances Electrical appliances should not go into skips as they contain hazardous waste such as lead, mercury, and phosphor.
Plasterboard (unless approved) While you can put plasterboard in a skip, it would need to be pre-approved. This is because plasterboard tends to release high levels of hydrogen sulphide when broken down, making it harmful to humans and the environment.
Skip Hire Somerset is the leading skip hire company in Somerset. We provide customized skip hire services for different waste volumes, ranging from commercial, industrial to residential projects. Our skips accommodate general, garden, mixed, and clean hardcore waste.
It's vital to be aware of the waste you're disposing of before hiring a skip. This way, you'll avoid illegal waste disposal or contamination of the environment. Remember also to avoid hazardous waste, which can pose a significant risk to human health and the environment.
If you have any questions or inquiries about our skip hire services, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01373 593028 or con[email protected]. We are always ready to assist you.