Skip Bins are a cost-effective and convenient way to get rid of excess household rubbish. Whether you are in the middle of a home renovation project, a spring clean or landscaping the garden, a skip bin will save you time and money. And while most common household items can be thrown into your skip bin, there are some items that absolutely cannot. Here’s what you need to know.

What can I put in my skip bin?

Most items found around the home can go into a skip bin including garden waste and renovation waste. Items that can go into your skip bin include: 

  • Clothes, toys, newspapers, books and magazines
  • Kitchenware and white goods (fridges and washing machines etc)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • TVs, DVD players, games consoles, computers and accessories
  • Carpet, furniture  and cardboard boxes
  • Non-electrical fittings 
  • Garden waste (soil, leaves, grass, branches and twigs etc) 
  • Renovation waste (bricks, tiles, concrete, dirt, metal and steel)

Don’t see your item listed above. If you’re not sure about what you can and can’t put in a skip bin, please get in touch with us. We are always happy to answer any questions you have. 

What can’t you put in a skip bin?

While there is plenty that you CAN put in a skip in, there are also some items that absolutely cannot go in a skip bin. Most of these will be obvious but it’s worth reading through the list to make sure you don’t inadvertently put someone else at risk.

Prohibited Items Include:

  • Asbestos
  • Food waste 
  • Batteries (car and household)
  • Gas bottles
  • Paint
  • Oil heaters
  • Chemicals of any kind 
  • Insulation of any kind
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Explosives
  • Solvents
  • Petrol and oil
  • Poisons
  • Medical waste
  • Car tyres

Always remember to only fill your skip bin up so it is level with the top of the bin. If your skip bin is overfilled, we won’t be able to take it away.