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What Can You Put In A Skip?

Skips are extremely useful when you have a large amount of waste to get rid of. For example, if you are doing some renovations in your home or clearing out your garden, you may find yourself with a lot of rubble, garden waste or old furniture that you want to get rid of. Using a skip saves you the hassle of making several trips to the tip. However, you cannot put whatever you like into a tip. Whilst the range of materials that you can throw into your skip is quite broad there are some legal restrictions involved. To ensure that you only fill your skip with the right materials, we have created a handy guide to what you can and cannot put in a skip.

What can you put into a skip?

There are so many things that you can put in a skip. And, for most DIY or gardening work you will most probably be safe throwing everything into the skip. To be more specific, there are various groups of waste materials that can go into your skip. Let’s take a closer look at them.

1.      Bricks and rubble

As long as your bricks do not contain asbestos or other harmful materials, you can throw them straight into the skip. The same goes for the rubble that comes from breaking up old floors, knocking down walls and similar activities.

2.      Garden waste

Grass, broken wooden decking, branches and chopped tree trunks can all go into the skip.

3.      Wood and plastics

All woods and plastics can go straight into the skip, as long as the plastics do not fall within the list of things that cannot go into skips (for instance if they are plastic electrical appliances.

4.      Metals

Any scrap metal can go into a skip, as long as you are not throwing an electrical appliance into it.

5.      Furniture

From old armchairs to unwanted garden furniture, all types of furniture can go into the skip.

6.      Soil

Throw soil, sand or gravel into your skip. The only exception is soil that is contaminated (either chemically or biologically), which cannot be put into a skip.

7.      Non electrical appliance

Old enamel toilets or cracked sinks can all go straight into the skip, no questions asked.

8.      General domestic waste

The waste that you throw into your household bin can also be put into a skip. This includes packaging.

9.      Anything else

People may have some weird and wonderful items in their homes and gardens that do not feature on the list above. The general rule here is, if something is not explicitly prohibited from going into a skip then you will most probably be able to put it in. If in doubt, just check with your local authority. Below, you will find a paragraph that concisely explains what materials are expressly prohibited from being thrown into a skip.

What can I not put in my skip?

There is a reasonably substantial list of items that ought not to be put into a skip for health and safety reasons. These include the following hazardous or polluting materials: asbestos, chemical waste, medical waste, petrol, oil, and diesel. In addition, no white goods (i.e. fridges and freezers) can be put into skips. Tyres are not allowed in skips, nor are electrical goods. Plasterboard and gypsum waste are not allowed in skips – so make sure to treat these separately if you are doing DIY. Finally, old paint cans, fluorescent tubes (e.g. of the kind that are used for lighting), batteries and pressurised cylinders are all prohibited from going into skips.

Are there any exceptions to these rules?

Some local authorities have the ability to recycle some of the less hazardous items on the list of items prohibited from skips. For instance, sometimes you will be able to put white goods or tyres into a skip and have them recycled by your local authority. It is essential to check beforehand with your local authority, however, to ensure that they cater for your needs.
What will happen if I put something in my skip that I shouldn’t?
Usually, your skip company will refuse to remove your skip. Or, you may be fined. In some cases, people have been criminally prosecuted for throwing contaminants or other hazardous items into skips.


Lostock Skips cover Wigan, Bolton and Chorley and may more local areas. Including Adlington Skip Hire, Leyland Skip Hire and Preston Skips.

Domestic Skip Reviews

I've used Lostock Skip hire for years and have never been disappointed with their service and reliability.i will be using them for many years to come!! A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST!!thanks again!
Paul W.
Excellent service right from speaking to a very nice lady who arranged it all right through to delivery and collection of the skip by very efficient staff. Thank you. Will use again if a skip is ever needed.
Daphne F.
have to say first time ordering a skip, from ordering to dropping off and pick up was with ease both driver and the lady on the phone very polite will defo use again and recomend,joespringview 23 12 2020
joseph W.
We have used Lostock Skip hire twice now and both times they have delivered the skips promptly and politely. The website is easy to use and the pricing is clear. Lucy in the office is very efficicent and asnwers e mails in record time. Definitely our first port of call for skips.
Jane H.
Excellent service. Would 100% recommend and use again.
Scott D.
Asked for the impossible and a skip at very short notice, 4yrd skip delivered next day and at the time they stated. Excellent service Lostock Skip Hire and would highly recommend 👍
Asa D.
The lady on reception was very helpful with the size of skip I needed, very professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend this company.
Manda B.
Iv been using Lostock skip hire for my building business for about 10 years now. I always receive a prompt and professional service from the office staff thru to the drivers who are always willing to go out of their way to help when delivering my skip. I can fully recommend using them and will... continue to do so myselfread more
Mark G.
Really professional service offered, from the ease of ordering a skip online to the clear pricing structure. The staff are also really helpful and knowledgeable. We wont use anyone else when we need a skip!
Chris D.
Fantastic service due to the current covid situation I've been let down by so many services and hence had to change the dates for picking the skip up twice which they did no problem will defo recommend thank you LOSTOCK SKIP HIRE
Yasmin U.
Brilliant service with a personal touch/\. Great prices and Very helpful
Denny H.
Have used Lostock Skip Hire a number of times over the last 2-3 years. The staff are always helpful and the drivers take great care when dropping off / picking up.
Rob B.
I ordered a large skip and had to change the date I needed it at short notice. When I contacted the office they did this for me with no fuss at all and the skip turned up on time. Very professional and helpful service.
Tony B.
We ordered two small load while wait skips over the past month and on both occasions the driver was on time and super helpful - even helped with loading the skip! Very happy with the price and service and would highly recommend to anyone!
Excellent customer service and easy to book.
Nicole E.
Got a skip delivered on time. They took good care of my block paved drive. I requested an early pick up and even though they were very busy they picked it up the day after my request. Very friendly and professional.
Shelley K.
Ive had 3 skips now from here and each time they've been brilliant staff are helpful and responsive and really pleasant to deal with i would and have recommended to friends who i also know have had positive experiences
Andrew C.
We have hired a skip several times from Lostock Skips and have always been satisfied with the service we receive, they are so pleasant and professional. Any queries are dealt with straight away. We wouldn’t use anyone else. I highly recommend them. Maureen Cusack, Leyland.
Maureen C.
initial contact by telephone was simple and easy to book - price was competitive and the skip delivery and collection where on time - the delivery driver was a nice guy - proffesional clean and tidy. Nothing too much - highly recomeded
Fantastic service - I was astonished at how the driver was able to manouver the skip in and out from next to parked cars!
Nathanael S.

Commercial Skip Reviews

“Had a few questions prior to ordering a skip. The girl I spoke to on the phone was really nice and helpful. The skip arrived exactly when they said it would. It was collected exactly when I asked for it to be collected. Would recommend and would use again.”

Victor Lisowski

“Ordered a skip, delivered within the hour, needed changing on the same day and again sorted within the hour. Quality service from Jo and the team. Beats all local skip companies on both price and service”

Matthew Buckley

“I hired an 8 yard skip. Was highly surprised with how cheap the skip was. The woman I spoke to on the phone was very polite and informative. The skip was delivered within the time slot I was given, the driver was also very polite. I rang to arrange collection and the skip was collected …

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Sarah Mason

“What a Fantastic experience I have had dealing with Lostock Skip Hire!!! I am Currently the General Manager at Mercedes Benz of Whitefield and the team could not do enough for us. After speaking to Jo in the office the Skips arrived within 24 hours and where positioned in the location I had requested. The …

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