What can’t you put in a skip?
You should make sure that your skip is free from hazardous waste. You shouldn’t add chemicals, large batteries or big electrical items and appliances. A skip is not the right place for old computers, microwaves, electric cookers, TVs, dishwashers or fridges and freezers.
You can’t put fluorescent bulbs into a skip, as they can contain mercury that’s released if the bulb is smashed. Asbestos can’t be added for similar reasons, and plasterboard should be kept out of the skip as it contains dangerous sulphates.
Gas cylinders can’t be added to your skip, and you shouldn’t put tyres into a skip as they require specialist disposal. Wet paints, solvents and fuels are also forms of hazardous waste.
You should be sure not to add biological or medical waste. In short, anything you add to your skip should be safe for other people to touch.