To Skip or Not to Skip

Getting rid of your old rubbish and de-cluttering your home can be a mammoth task. Luckily however, hiring a skip can make this arduous task that much easier, and it’s both a simple and cost effective solution.

If you’re considering hiring a skip but are a little unsure about what items you can place in one, then here we give a handy guide to what to skip and what not to skip, to help you on your way to becoming a skipping pro.

What to Skip

Your skip can be used to dispose of most kinds of general household waste, in addition to items such as furniture, packaging, plastics and textiles. Builders waste such as rubble, wood and metal are also fine to place in skips too, as is green garden waste.

If you’re disposing of any important documents or papers containing details such as contact numbers, addresses or bank account information, then it can be worth being extra careful with these and shredding them first. This will prevent these important details from falling into the hands of any opportunistic skip divers who could potentially misuse this information.

What Not to Skip

Whilst its fine to place most of your household waste in one of our skips, there are a few items you should leave out.

As a general rule, it’s best to avoid putting anything that could cause harm to either us humans, animals, or the environment in your skip. Examples of potentially harmful items to avoid putting in your skip include hazardous liquids, batteries, paint, and chemicals.

There are a few other, less obvious items you might not have considered, which you should also avoid putting in your skip. These include items such as computer screens, televisions, telephones and plasterboard.

If you’re unsure about what waste you can put in your skip, then don’t hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team who should be able to clarify this for you and answer any questions you may have.

Here at Buchanan Skip Hire we’re one of the largest recycling and skip hire companies in Falkirk and the surrounding areas. We’re able to offer a fantastic range of skips to meet all your skip hire needs. So if you’re looking for skip hire in Falkirk, please don’t hesitate to contact us today by giving us a call on 01506 411141, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.


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