Skip hire is the perfect choice when you have a large amount of waste material to dispose of. For big DIY projects, garden and home renovations, or simply spring cleaning, a skip is a great tool to ensure your property remains clear and saves time on back-and-forth trips to waste disposal sites.

Whilst skips are the go-to option for conventional waste, you should know that there are certain items that should never be thrown into a skip. Here’s a rundown of those items, and why they can be hazardous if not disposed of responsibly and correctly.

Electrical items, including white goods.

The likes of fridges and freezers must NOT go into a skip. This is because they contain hazardous chemicals and materials. Instead, you should contact your local council to find your nearest Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling centre.

Paints, Solvents, and Fuels.

These items must be disposed of separately as they contain dangerous chemicals. This also includes substances like bleach and detergents.


You cannot put types into a skip. Instead, you should contact the Tyre Recovery Association, who will help you to find a local tyre collector.


Contrary to what you may believe, plasterboard must be disposed of separately from other general waste. This is because plasterboard is prone to emitting dangerous and harmful gases as it breaks down, which can harm people or cause damage to the environment. You should contact your local council for advice on how to safely dispose of plasterboard.


Batteries, even the likes of AA or AAA cannot be disposed of in a skip. They contain dangerous chemicals and metals that can damage the environment.

If you think that a skip could help you to dispose of your waste, why not contact AKS skip hire, where we are proud to deliver reliable, efficient, and cost-effective skip hire in Norwich and Norfolk. Call 01603 789 555 for a quote or more information on services that we offer.