What Can Be Put in Skips?

The majority of items you’ll find in households and building sites can be placed into a skip. From concrete to old clothes, skip hire can successfully get rid of your waste. But there are items you should avoid using a skip for, mainly hazardous and harmful but some not. 

Wasteaway Nationwide will take you through the correct way to use your skip, and what we’d recommend avoiding. Skip hire is great for freeing up space, recycling old materials and saving money on waste disposal. Every customer should understand the rules of skip hire, what we must stick to when using this service, and avoiding prohibited items. 

If you are searching for a skip hire service in Northampton, Wasteaway Nationwide is the perfect choice for you. Get in touch with us for our industry-leading waste management services.


Items prohibited in skips

Wasteaway Nationwide has composed a shortlist of items prohibited from being placed in skips, for a full list of items please get in touch.

  • Electronics (including TV’s, computers, fridges etc.) 
  • Tyres
  • Batteries 
  • Medical Waste
  • Chemical Waste
  • Lighting
  • Oil of any kind
  • Asbestos 


Classified as hazardous waste, these items can pose a threat to the waste management team, as improper handling could lead to sickness and even injury. Waste management companies are required to have special licenses if they wish to dispose of hazardous materials. Wasteaway Nationwide doesn’t deal with hazardous waste, so make sure you are disposing of the correct materials when hiring one of our skips. 

We do accept a large number of materials into our hired skips, mainly general waste. The acceptance of these items are true for most companies, including Wasteaway Nationwide, but it’s always sensible to check with your skip hire provider. 


Accepted items: 

  • Garden Waste
  • Furniture
  • Old Clothes
  • Concrete
  • Bricks 
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Tiles & Ceramics
  • Food & Food Packaging
  • Mattresses


Again, this isn’t the full list of items allowed in our hired skips. If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to get in touch or contact your local council. 

Most of the waste we collect can be recycled, over 90% in fact. If you are interested in hiring a skip or want to know more about our services, contact Wasteaway Nationwide for further information.


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