I want a general waste skip. Is there anything I can't put in it?

Due to waste legislation and disposal methods some items and materials are not classified as general waste. These may incur additional charges or must be disposed of separately. Putting such items in your skip could result in your skip not being removed and you incurring additional charges and in certain circumstances, could even lead to you being criminally prosecuted.

Below is a list of the common items that you need to tell us about if you wish to dispose of them.
Please note this is just a guide. If you are unsure about any of the waste you intend to dispose of let us know immediately.

  • Batteries
  • Electrical appliances
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Paints (including residues inside paint cans)
  • Solvents
  • Aerosols and gas canisters
  • Liquids
  • Oil, fuel and other automotive fluids
  • Plasterboard
  • Asbestos
  • Fridges, Freezers and Air-conditioning units
  • Tyres
  • TV’s and Monitors
  • Clinical or Medical Waste
  • Toxic materials
  • Large tree trunks
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Mattresses
  • Ceiling Tile
  • Carpets
  • Carpet Tiles

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