As a general rule, you can put pretty much anything into a skip except hazardous items.
You cannot put hazardous or harmful items into a skip. These include but are not limited to TVs, computer monitors, asbestos, tyres, fluorescent tubes, fridges, paint and paint tins (unless empty), plasterboard, batteries, medical waste, gas cylinders, liquids, solvents, oil, petrol, diesel and explosives.
No, you can’t put paint tins in a skip unless they are completely empty. If you have tins with paint inside, contact your local council for disposal advice.
Mattresses have to be disposed of differently to general waste. Skip prices shown on loveskips.com are for general waste only, and do not include mattresses. If you put a mattress into your skip, you will be charged extra at the time of collection to cover the skip operator’s additional costs. Prices vary by postcode, so please contact us in advance if you would like to know the exact supplement that will be charged per mattress.
Legislation covering plasterboard or gypsum waste, states that it must be separated from other general waste. This would not be possible if it was received in a mixed skip load, therefore we cannot accept plasterboard in any of our skips.
Tyres cannot be put in skips because they must be disposed of in a different way to general waste.
Yes, you can put soil or rubble in a skip but you must tell us at the time of booking your skip.
No, electrical equipment cannot be but in our skips as it is controlled by the WEEE directive. Contact your local council or if you have bought a new item, check to see if the store offers a trade in service for your old item.
You cannot put a fridge in our skips. Some councils offer a free collection service for refrigeration units, otherwise you may have to take it to your local tip or pay for a specialist collection.
No, televisions or computer monitors cannot be put in our skips. Please contact your local council to arrange disposal.
You cannot put asbestos in a standard skip and it cannot be re-used or recycled under any circumstances. If you have asbestos or other hazardous materials you should contact a waste company that specialise in dealing with hazardous waste.