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What Can I Put in a Skip?

When hiring a skip for your domestic or commercial project, you need to be aware of the regulations in place that state what you are and are not able to dispose of.

Whilst a number of items are perfectly safe and acceptable to be disposed of in skips, there are certain restrictions in place in order to ensure the safety of anyone working near or with the skip when managing the waste – it’s important that you know what items are acceptable in order to comply with these rules.

Here is a handy guide for what items you should, and should not, place in your skip when hiring one for waste disposal:


  • Household waste
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Bricks
  • Tiles
  • Concrete
  • Ceramics
  • Hardcore mix
  • Soil
  • Plastics
  • Vegetation
  • Clean paint tins
  • Cardboard and paper


  • Fridges
  • TVs
  • Electrical appliances
  • Hazardous waste, such as toxic materials
  • Paints
  • Solvents and aerosols
  • Batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Oil or oil containers
  • Clinical waste, such as medical waste

Ensuring only the correct items are placed in your skip is your responsibility as the skip-hirer, and non-conforming to these regulations could lead to penalties and your skip not being collected. To find out where to dispose of unaccepted items, you should contact your local council for the correct information for your area.

If you’re unsure if your waste is suitable for skip disposal, you can talk with our experienced team who are on hand to provide any additional advice or information you may need.

Woodford Recycling are a leading waste management company, providing our services throughout Cambridgeshire and across the UK with a number of network approved partners.

We are able to supply a number of skip sizes to suit a range of projects, both domestic and commercial, with same day delivery and collection services for the convenience of our customers.

To discuss your skip hire options, or for any further information on the waste management services we provide, simply contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you.


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