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What Are the Types of Waste to go in a Skip Bin?

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.

General Waste

What general rubbish can go in 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.

Prohibited Waste Items

To avoid additional charges, do not include any of the following items with general waste:

Bricks & Concrete

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.

A skip containing bricks and concrete can only include:

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 & Soil

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

Green waste can be disposed of with general waste, and the rules outlining what can't be included with green waste are very similar.

Green waste includes:

The following cannot be put in a green waste skip bin:

Additional rules also apply to how a skip can be filled with green waste. Please see our green waste removal page for details.

Electronics

Although most electronics must be disposed of or recycled at a designated centre, some electronics can be placed in a skip.

The following items should never be placed in an e waste disposal skip bin: