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What can you put in a skip?

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Unsure of what you can put in a skip?

When it comes to the types of waste you can put in your skip, the general rule of thumb is you can dispose of anything you would normally throw into your normal general waste bin. Just make sure you avoid any hazardous substances, like fuel, solvents and batteries. Waste we accept in our skips includes:

What can you put in a Skip?

The following can go in a J Dickinson & Sons general waste skip:

  • General waste: Household rubbish, such as old furniture, appliances, and other bulky items.
  • Builder’s waste: Construction waste, such as bricks, rubble, and concrete.
  • Wood: Untreated wood, including old pallets and fencing.
  • Metal: Scrap metal, such as old car parts and appliances.
  • Inert waste: Sand, drywall, and concrete.
  • Soil: Make sure the soil is not contaminated with asbestos or oil.

Anything you can put in your normal waste collection is safe to put in a skip.

What can you not put in a skip?

The following items are considered hazardous, or need to be disposed of in a specific way, and therefore cannot be put in a skip:

  • Animal waste
  • Medical Waste
  • Oil of any kind

What happens to waste I put in a skip?

When you choose J Dickinson and Sons, you’re not only making a responsible choice for waste disposal, you’re also contributing to a cleaner environment. Once you’ve loaded your waste into one of our skips, our team will come and collect it, ensuring your waste is managed properly.

The filled skip is then transported to our state-of-the-art, 17-acre on-site recycling facility. Here we will sort your waste into recyclable and non-recyclable materials. We take pride in our commitment to recycling, prioritising all recyclable materials to limit the amount of waste going to landfill.

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How long can you keep a skip for?

A domestic skip customer can keep your skip for a maximum of 14 days from the day of delivery.

Can you overload a skip?

Overfilling a skip can be easily done – As you fill up your skip, monitor the fill line and the edges of the skip, making sure you don’t go over. Piling the skip too high breaks regulations and most importantly would make the skip unsafe. Please make sure your skip is level filled.

Need further help? Please contact our team on 01204 696446 who will be able to assist you further.

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