What not to put in a skip and where to dispose of properly

Everyone knows that skip hire is an extremely convenient method of disposing of large amounts of waste. However, there are still some types of waste not safe to dispose of in one. There are some health and safety regulations you need to be aware of to understand why some items need to be disposed of in a specialised way. As one of the leading names for skip hire Stockton has, let us advise you on this matter.

The following items cannot be placed in skips and need to be disposed of carefully.

1. Tyres
When tyres are burnt, they give off toxic smoke which in most cases when inhaled provides the possibility of developing chemical pneumonia. For this reason, it is against the law to dispose of tyres yourself. Skip hire providers generally aren’t equipped for disposing of such waste. The good part is most tyre fitting places will happily take away your old tyres for you.

2. Fridges
Most of the time fridges contain chemical substances that can be particularly harmful to the environment if not disposed of correctly. Any appliances that were created prior to 2000 will contain hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) or chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and will need to be specially disposed of. To get rid of a fridge safely, you can always give it to a friend or someone in need; or bring it to your local specialist waste disposal company.

3. Asbestos
If you weren’t already aware of the harmful material that is asbestos, now you do. This is notorious for being lethal to us; if any of its fibres are inhaled it can later cause numerous health problems one of which being lung cancer. Consequently, this is why it cannot be disposed of in a skip. There are specialist asbestos removal contractors who deal with the substance; seek advice from them.

There are several other types of waste that are prohibited from skips such as oil, paint, plasterboard and televisions. If you are unsure about anything in this post, or require extra information please contact L&C today. We are the best team for skip hire Stockton has because of our wealth of knowledge and ability to provide the right service every time.