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.