What can I and can’t I put in my skip?

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Last updated: 20/09/2023

Hopkinson Waste has been providing a skip hire service across Chesterfield, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire for over 30 years’. In this time we encountered pretty  much everything there is that can be put into a skip. Below is a quick guide as to what you can and cannot put in one of our skips.

What you CAN put in your skip:

When hiring a skip from Hopkinson Waste to dispose of waste, there are certain items you can put into the skip, these items include:

General Household Waste: Common household waste such as furniture, paper, cardboard, plastic, and non-electrical household items.

Electrical Appliances: Small electrical items like toasters, kettles and lamps.

Packaging Materials: Empty boxes, packaging materials.

Metal: Scrap metal items like old appliances, metal furniture, and other metal debris.

Construction and Demolition Waste: Materials from DIY projects and renovations, and small construction works like wood, bricks, tiles and concrete, etc.

Garden Waste: Branches, leaves, grass clippings, and other biodegradable garden materials. (Excluding invasive plant species, such as Japanese Knotweed.)


What you CAN'T put in your skip:

Hazardous Waste: Asbestos, paints, solvents, batteries, chemicals, oil, and other hazardous materials, are not allowed in regular skips. Special arrangements are needed for their safe disposal.

Medical Waste: Needles, syringes, any medical/biological waste, needs to be handled through specialist medical waste disposal services.

Flammable or Explosive Materials: Gas cylinders, fireworks, petrol, or any other flammable or explosive substances are strictly prohibited and must be disposed of by a specialist elsewhere,

Gas Appliances or Canisters: Gas appliances or gas canisters should not be put in skips.

Batteries: Batteries, including car batteries, are dangerous for us to take, and should be taken to designated recycling centres.

Liquids: Liquids of any kind, including wet paint, oil or chemicals, should not be placed in the skip.

Asbestos: Asbestos is hazardous and requires specialised handling and disposal.

Electronics and Electrical Waste: Large electrical appliances, (like refrigerators, freezers, televisions and computers) need separated disposal due to their environmental impact.

How can Hopkinson Waste help you?

Speak to a member of our team to get more information on how Hopkinson Waste can help you or your business better manage your waste with our recycling solutions.

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