Skips are known as a great way to dispose of a wide range of waste. However, it is often the misconception that almost everything can be disposed of into them. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and there are a number of items that should not be disposed of in a skip.

What Can Go In a Skip?

There are a number of goods that can indeed be disposed of in a standard skip. The below list is not exhaustive but outlines the majority of what can go into a skip.

  • Wood
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Garden waste
  • Furniture (Sofas, etc)
  • Domestic waste
  • Cardboard
  • Bricks
  • Metal
  • Polystyrene
  • Tins
  • Plasterboard
  • Carpet

What Cannot Go Into A Skip?

Unfortunately, not everything can be thrown into an average skip. The below list outlines the primary goods that cannot be put into our skips. However, this again is not an exhaustive list.

  • Asbestos (Separate skip can be provided)
  • TVs
  • Batteries
  • Medical waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Electrical appliances
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Light bulbs
  • Gas cylinders
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides

Still Unsure?

We appreciate that the above lists may not have listed all of the waste that you are looking to remove. If your waste does not fit into the above, or you are still unsure. Please contact a member of our team who will be happy to go through a more exhaustive list with you, or offer solutions to your waste issues.


If you have, or you suspect that you have asbestos in your home/project and are looking at removing it, we do not recommend that you undertake the removal yourself.
Contact D Price & Sons to discuss having your asbestos removed by our team of experts today.