What can’t go in skips for skip hire Chorley?

What can't go in skips for skip hire Chorley?

Great for getting rid of unwanted materials fast – be it plastic, wood, cardboard, metal or furniture – skip hire Chorley is guaranteed to save you tireless trips to the local tip. But certain items need to be disposed of separately.

Whether you’re spring cleaning your home or moving to a new house, why not let the A1 experts help you to get the most out of your skip hire in Chorley? Here’s a list of items that aren’t suitable for the skips we supply.

  • Personal information

Throwing personal or sensitive information in a skip will only increase the risk of identity theft.

Documents such as bank statements, utility bills and other confidential mail must be shredded – regardless of whether you’re throwing them in your skip, paper recycling bag or household bin!

  • Household items

Although it’s extremely tempting to throw batteries, lightbulbs, household cleaners and paints in a domestic skip, please don’t. Items like these require special disposal and shouldn’t be mixed with other materials held inside your skip as they can compromise recyclability.

You can get rid of old batteries and mobile phones at a local supermarket which offers special recycling facilities.

  • Asbestos

Asbestos needs to be handled carefully and disposed of by a waste company with the appropriate knowledge and expertise. When our fleet driver collects your skip, they will quickly inspect the contents – ensuring there are no prohibited items found inside. Should they find any, you could be faced with an expensive fine for not complying with stringent skip hire Chorley regulations, which is why it’s always better to ask for clarity if you have any uncertainty.

  • Medical waste

Syringes, drugs, pharmaceuticals and surgical waste are all examples of clinical waste and should be kept out of the skips we supply for skip hire in Chorley. It’s worth knowing that some local councils can arrange collection and disposal – taking them off your hands and providing you with the peace of mind that they are handled safely and correctly.

  • Other items

Do you need somewhere to put plasterboard and your old mattress? Unfortunately, we cannot accept mattresses or plasterboard in our skips – they need to be disposed of different from general waste. The same goes for tyres. But we can schedule to collect these at a time that’s most convenient for you.

We advise that you keep the listed items out of our skips to ensure health and safety and to maximise your skip hire Chorley investment. Still unsure whether you can throw something in our skips? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01257 273 284 or email info@a1-skips.co.uk and we will do everything we can to help.