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Makings Use of Skips and Waste Management in Essex *

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Waste management is one of the most important things, not only if you are from Essex but from all over the UK as we all need to be more responsible. Residents should know which things to recycle, which to dispose of, and which we can use skips for. Generally speaking, you can put most items in a skip except hazardous items. In this article, we will talk about the things you can dispose of in a skip and the things you cannot dispose of in a skip. Prices for skip hire can vary according to the location and size, for examples look at skip hire Basildon.

Things you can’t dispose of in a skip

You can’t put dangerous or harmful items in a skip, and these will include items such as

Things you can dispose of in a skip

The items you can dispose of in a skip include:

Are There Extra Charges for Mattresses?

Even though you can dispose of a mattress the main thing to remember would be that there will be an additional charge for the mattress. The prices will vary depending on postcode.

Are tyres allowed in a skip?

You can’t put tyres for disposal in a skip as they need to be disposed of differently, make sure to do your research on disposing of tyres.

Electrical equipment in a skip?

No, electrical equipment can’t be put in a skip. Get in touch with your local council to find out how you can dispose of electrical equipment. Please don’t put your electrical equipment in the skip.

Can you put medical waste in a skip?

Medical waste includes needles and biological waste. These are hazardous materials that you cannot dispose of in a skip. Please get in touch with your local council or a licensed medical waste disposal company for further assistance.

Paint tins in a skip?

Yes and no, if your paint tin does not have any paint in it, then you can dispose it off in a skip. However, if there is any paint left in the tin, then please don’t put it in the skip.

Is rubble or soil acceptable to be disposed of in a skip?

Yes, you are allowed to dispose of rubble or soil. However, it would be best if you let the disposal company know about it beforehand.

In most cases, you can put anything in the skip as long as it isn’t hazardous. Some items will have an additional fee. However, you should have no problem disposing of items listed in this article as the items you can dispose of in a skip. If you look for quotes on sites similar to, then be sure to ask the company who you hire the skip from, not where you received the quote from, just to be safe! If you ever feel like there’s an item that you can’t dispose of in a skip, make sure to get in touch with your local council to get an answer. But other than that, you should know everything in regard to items you can and cannot dispose of in a skip.

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