Demolition projects create a lot of waste. What’s the best way to dispose of it? You might be wondering whether you can put demolition rubble in skips from AKS Skip Hire. Here’s everything you need to know about commercial waste management when it comes to construction and demolition sites.

Why is demolition waste management important?

When working in construction, waste is often unavoidable — particularly if you’re carrying out demolitions. If you’ve got a demolition project coming up, it’s important to know what to do with the rubble. Any business that produces waste has a legal obligation to dispose of it responsibly.

You need to ensure that your waste management solution complies with regulations so you can limit environmental damage.

As well as benefiting the environment, effective commercial waste management can:

  • Save you money
  • Reduce onsite health and safety hazards
  • Support your reputation
  • Encourage staff to recycle at home

What counts as demolition waste?

It’s important to know what type of waste you might need to dispose of so you can salvage, reuse, or recycle where possible. You may need to organise the disposal of:

  • Inert waste (unreactive waste that won’t decompose)
    • Concrete
    • Soil
    • Bricks
    • Asphalt
    • Stones
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Plasterboard
  • Paints and varnishes
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Insulation and asbestos
  • WEEE waste

Commercial waste management for demolition sites

So, what’s the best waste management solution for demolition work? Each type of waste material will need an appropriate response.


You can crush inert waste to make new aggregate materials such as concrete. Timber and plasterboard are also often suitable for reusing.


Other waste materials found on demolition sites will need recycling. Metal pipes, for instance, can be recycled into new metal, which takes a lot less energy than producing it from scratch. You can also recycle glass from old windows, and some types of plastic.

At AKS Skip Hire, we’re committed to recycling as much as possible. Our state-of-the-art waste transfer station in Norwich is fully equipped with concrete crushers, a soil trommel, soil screener and a wood chipper. We recycle 100% of the materials that pass through our station.

E waste management

When working in demolition, you may come across waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), such as appliances, wiring, and IT equipment. It’s vital to dispose of WEEE waste safely, as they can leach harmful chemicals into the environment.

We operate a WEEE collection service throughout Norwich. We’ll take it to our waste transfer station so we can dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner.

Can you put demolition waste in skips?

Now you know what to do with demolition waste and rubble, you’ll need to look into transporting it.

Skips are the most convenient way to manage your construction waste. They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from mini skips to large 40 cubic yard roll-on/roll-off options, but not all will be suitable for demolition sites. It’s important to choose the right skip for your job.

When it comes to commercial waste management, your best bet is to go for a roll-on/roll-off skip. These are spacious and robust enough to handle heavy materials such as concrete and bricks.

Skip hire in Norwich and Norfolk

If you’re searching for an effective, environmentally responsible waste management service in the Norfolk area, look no further than AKS Skip Hire! As well as organising the delivery and collection of quality skips, we will ensure your demolition waste is processed efficiently. Our specialists are fully trained to handle hazardous building materials, including asbestos.

What’s more, we can supply a comprehensive waste analysis with all our demolition skips — at no extra charge. Our demolition skip services are ideal for companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

Why not get in touch with our friendly team for more information?