What can and can’t go in skips?

Skips can be used to get rid of a large volume of waste in one go. We know about this as premier providers of skip hire in Middlesbrough. But, there are a number of items and materials that cannot go in them. This includes hazardous chemicals and materials that need specialist handling. However, all kinds of recyclable waste can go in them, including timber, soil, rubble and plastic. It is always a good idea to ask the skip hire provider you are working with if you are unsure or would like further information. They can advise you and many can arrange specialist services to dispose of items that cannot go in skips.

An unusual situation

skip hire MiddlesbroughOne skip hire company in Newport learned recently that it is important to make sure the list of things that can and can’t go in skips is extensive. When they arrived to collect a skip that had been hired out they found that the customer had somehow put an entire caravan in it. Surprisingly, the vehicle was not on the list of acceptable and unacceptable items. So, the customer made the decision it could go even though it was basically just propped on top of the skip.

The driver who arrived to collect the skip found the humour in the situation. But, the module couldn’t be taken away with the caravan still in it as this meant it was dangerously overfilled. The customer had to break the caravan down so it could fit into the skip properly. There were also charges for removing the tyres. The reason for this is they cannot go in skips and require specialist disposal. Since this story hit the headlines, skip hire companies have been forced to take another look at their lists of acceptable and unacceptable items.

Doing our best to help you

As specialists with skip hire in Middlesbrough, we are careful to answer customer queries. We are more than happy to advise our clients exactly what can and can’t go in our skips. We strive to provide the best services. As a part of this we will always try to help each client to find the best solution for them. Whether they have a small amount of waste or a very large volume to get rid of, we will provide a solution.

Call on L&C for skip hire in Middlesbrough

We have a variety of skips available to hire. This includes smaller ones for domestic work and larger ones for commercial and industrial projects. Our large roll on roll off skips could fit the equivalent of a caravan. However, we do suggest that you break down large items. This means they are more manageable and all materials are separate.