Hiring a skip bin is an ideal way to dispose of most types of household rubbish and garden waste, especially if you have a lot of it or are planning a big clean-out.
However, there are strict laws and regulations around our types of waste skips and what can and can't be placed in them.
It is important to understand the rules around the types of waste allowed in our skip bins. Disposing of certain materials and types of waste, or mixing them incorrectly, in a skip bin can attract additional fees or require that your rubbish is returned to you.
As well as this guide on skip bin waste types, our skip hire form has been designed to help you plan to ensure you avoid any extra charges by asking you to specify the waste items you intend to dispose of.
There are a wide range of waste types which can be placed in our skip bins without additional fees. It is important to know exactly what these types of waste, and what can and can't be disposed of before you hire a skip.
Most general waste can be put in a skip bin; including things like boxes, timber, furniture, white goods, some electronic appliances, clothes, toys, carpet and most types of green waste.
Inner spring mattresses can also be placed in a skip if this is arranged prior to delivery of the skip. In order to cover processing costs, there is an additional fee for disposing of mattresses.
Can bricks and concrete go into a skip bin?
Bricks and concrete cannot be disposed of in a general waste skip; they must be disposed of separately.
No other materials can be included, even in the smallest quantities. This even includes materials like cardboard and dirt. Disposal facilities enforce these rules strictly and will charge additional fees if any other materials are included.
Sand, dirt and soil cannot be disposed of in a general waste skip: they must be disposed of separately.
No other materials can be included, even in the smallest quantities. This even includes materials like cardboard and green waste. Disposal facilities enforce these rules strictly and will charge additional fees if any other materials are included.
Green waste can be disposed of with general waste, and the rules outlining what can't be included with green waste are very similar.
Additional rules also apply to how a skip can be filled with green waste. Please see our green waste removal page for details.
Although most electronics must be disposed of or recycled at a designated centre, some electronics can be placed in a skip.