Hiring a skip for the day is a really convenient way of disposing of unwanted rubbish during home and garden clear outs.

Although there are a few restrictions, you can use hired skips for the disposal of most types of household waste. Before deciding if hiring a skip is a necessary solution to your rubbish removal problem, what exactly can you put in a skip?

Permitted rubbish for skip disposal

There are many types of household and garden rubbish that can be placed in a hired skip.

When it comes to clearing out your garden at the end of the summer growing season or as part of a complete makeover project, you can fill your hired skip with soil, compost, sand, hardcore and bricks. You can also put vegetation trimmings, grass clippings, fallen branches and leaves into a skip.

Home remodelling projects generate lots of rubbish. You can safely put metal, building waste, wood and non-electrical fittings and fixtures into your hired skip. Broken items of furniture, plastic bags and sacks can also be put into a skip.

Burning rubbish in a skip

Although you can place rubbish in a skip in the short term while you are carrying out your house clearance or garden tidying project, it’s extremely important that you do not burn your rubbish in a hired skip. Burning your rubbish in the skip will damage the skip and its paintwork, as well as contravening local fire safety laws.

In conclusion

Most household and construction waste can be disposed of in a hired skip. For more information and advice on how to get the best from your skip hire, have a chat with the friendly team at Bateman Skips, serving Bath, Bristol and the surrounding areas.