What Can’t You Put In A Skip?

What can’t you put in a skip

If you’re undertaking work on your home, you need to be ruthless! Don’t hold onto things that no longer serve you well or items that are sat in the corner, collecting dust. Clear any junk that you don’t need cluttering up your home today and invest in skip hire from A1 Skip Hire.

Skip hire Chorley is just one of the services that we specialise in, here at A1 Skips. Our skips are incredibly useful for storing any waste that your home renovation project generates; however, some materials are not suitable for our skips, therefore, you need to find a suitable alternative.

What can you throw inside your domestic skip?

Domestic skips are a fantastic investment to make- especially if you’re looking to get rid of any unwanted materials. Our domestic skip hire in Bolton and Leyland is suitable for home renovation projects of all sizes, so no matter how much or how little you’re looking to throw away, we have just the solution for you!

Whether it be a 2-yard Mini skip or a 16-yard Open skip, we can provide you with a skip that is guaranteed to accommodate your renovation waste reliably.

From old furniture, books, CD’s and clothing, our skip hire services are ideal if you’re clearing your property out in time for the upcoming summer! As well as this, our domestic skips for skip hire Bolton are perfect for wood, metal, bricks and garden waste, allowing you to renovate your home and your garden.

To get more out of your skip hire in Bolton, make sure that you only fill it with appropriate materials.

What cannot and should not be thrown inside skips?

Loading your skip with waste is seemingly the easiest way to get rid of junk, but unfortunately, you won’t get away with disposing of everything/anything within the skips that we provide for skip hire in Chorley!


One material that we should not find inside your skip is asbestos. Asbestos waste provides various health risks and concerns for those who come into contact with it. If you find asbestos whilst renovating, we highly recommend that you don’t attempt to deal with it yourself or dispose of this inside your skip.

For asbestos to be removed from your home, you need to get in touch with the professionals; they have the know-how when it comes to removing it safely.


Paints and solvents are examples of chemical waste which can be potentially dangerous if they end up in the wrong hands. Causing burns and combustion, this sort of waste needs to be handled professionally to avoid any hazardous risks.

(Please note that dried paints can be disposed of inside the skips that we provide for skip hire in Chorley because they aren’t hazardous.)

Electrical Appliances.

Your home renovation project throws up all sorts of materials, whether it be old game consoles or televisions that haven’t worked for longer than you care to remember. These items cannot be thrown in the skips delivered for skip hire in Wigan; they need to be taken to a registered Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling Centre.

From fridges and freezers to TV’s and computer screens, skip hire Wigan has its limitations. Filling your skip with bulky electricals like microwaves, cookers and dishwashers will inevitably leave you with a full skip before you know it; meaning that you need to hire another one to accommodate the rest of the waste, generated from your project.

Gas Cylinders.

Gas cylinders are also not suitable for your skip hire in Wigan- don’t be tempted to hide these inside your skip.

Disposing of gas cylinders requires extra care, hence why you shouldn’t leave it in your Wigan skip overnight. By taking gas cylinders and canisters to your local tipping facility, you not only prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, but you can eradicate the risk of skip fires and make sure that they are disposed of in a safe manner.

Medical/ Clinical Waste.

Any medical dressings or syringes need to be disposed of carefully- unfortunately, skip hire Preston is not the solution! A1 Skip Hire cannot offer skip hire Preston for customers who are looking to get rid of waste which is deemed to be dangerous because this poses the risk of injury for the fleet drivers that collect your skip once it’s full.


For skips that are full of all sorts of materials, be mindful that plasterboard cannot be disposed of in the same skip. If you’re looking to remove plasterboard and gypsum only, skip hire in Preston could work, but you’re going to need an extra skip.

Although plasterboard is not a dangerous material to work with, it contains sulphates which release hydrogen sulphide, affecting the recyclability of the general waste held inside your skip.

Toxic Waste.

Sometimes, home renovation projects generate toxic waste. If this is the case, you should keep this waste separate from your general waste as it can compromise the entire contents stored within your skip.

Skip hire Leyland is not suitable for materials that are considered to be hazardous for the environment, they require careful disposal to prevent any dangerous consequences arising. By keeping toxic waste out of your skip, you’ll instantly have the opportunity to utilise the space within your skip effectively.


Like many other materials, tyres cannot be disposed of in skips. The best way to get rid of old, unwanted tyres is to either reuse them, create tyre swings or to have them collected by a tyre recovery organisation… your skip is not the answer!

If you need to dispose of waste but you’re not 100% certain whether it can go in your skip; feel free to get in touch with our team of experts, here at A1 Skip Hire. We will be more than willing to help you to understand the do’s and don’ts to skip hire in Leyland and any other area. Simply call us on 01257 273 284 today!