Planning a DIY project in Wigan? Skip hire is a fantastic way to remove waste quickly and safely – and also saves you the hassle of making tireless trips to the local tip. But certain items need to be kept out.
Rest assured, Skips Preston can help you get the most out of your skip hire in Wigan and avoid hefty fines for not complying with stringent regulations.
5 things not to put in a skip:
Hazardous waste, such as asbestos, must be handled by specialist removal contractors – not thrown in a skip. It’s illegal to reuse or recycle asbestos. If you need to remove asbestos from your home, consider contacting your local council or visit the Government website for more information.
Whether you’ve decided to upgrade your TV, fridge, freezer or computer, you’re going to need somewhere to store your old one. Unfortunately, skip hire Wigan isn’t the answer.
You’ll need to take unwanted electricals to your local WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling facilities as they shouldn’t be mixed with general waste within skips.
Some items are banned from skips and require special disposal, including batteries. Batteries contain lead which is poisonous and needs to be treated separately to eliminate dangers for human health and the environment.
Don’t be tempted to use a skip to dispose of used batteries. Consider taking them to your local supermarket where you’ll find recycling facilities.
Skip hire Wigan is guaranteed to speed up the rubbish removal process, however, you need to make sure that any plasterboard or gypsum materials aren’t disposed of within a skip. It’s recommended that you take plasterboard to your local recycling plant.
5. Medical waste
Although it can be tempting to throw medical waste in a skip, it’s advised you don’t as it could increase the spread of harmful diseases. You’ll need to take it to a fully-licensed waste disposal company that has the skill and expertise to handle materials safely.
Need to know more?
The team at Skips Preston is always on hand to help and will be more than willing to answer your questions regarding skip hire in Wigan. If you’re unsure whether something can go in a skip, don’t hesitate to call 01772 827 603 or email email@example.com.