What can and can’t be thrown in a Skip Bin
05 August 2022
It is important to familiarise yourself with what does and doesn’t go in your skip bin prior to ordering a bin to prevent harmful consequences to the environment.
What can go in a skip bin?
1. Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D Waste)
Construction materials such as concrete, bricks, sand, timber, steel, and tiles.
2. Household Waste
Cardboard, clothes, toys, furniture, plastic, metal, appliances, and light green waste.
3. Green Waste
Tree clippings, grass, branches, woodchips, bark, and light timber.
What is not allowed in a skip bin?
Including oil, paint, poisons, and pesticides – not even allowed in sealed containers.
The biggest risk batteries pose when thrown in the trash is that they can overheat, start a fire, and even explode.
Asbestos is a hazardous waste and will need to be disposed safely.
4. Vehicle Tyres
As they are difficult to process and should instead be taken directly to tyre recyclers.
5. Organic Materials
Such as food waste.
6. Gas Bottles
Gas bottles are highly flammable and will need to be disposed of safely.