Can you put any rubbish in a skip?

This is one of the main questions that we get asked when people inquire about our skip bins, what can be put in them? everything?

Certain things can be put into certain types of skip bins, you do not just want to throw everything that you have into the same one.

This can cause a whole range of issues when trying to sort through the materials in the bins as a lot of it may not be able to be recycled.

What can go in skip bins?

If you would like to get rid of a bunch of old general waste that you may have lying around your home, then a general waste skip bin would be the best option as they allow more variety of what can be put into them.

Most general waste bins will let you put household rubbish, furniture, white goods, paper, cardboard, wood, green waste and much more.

This would be the best option for people that just need to clear out a shed or a garage and is suitable for most people on a budget.

If you’re looking to get rid of any of your fallen down branches, tree limbs and so on, then a green waste bin would be the best option for you.

While you cant put every type of green waste in these bins, most will allow things such as leaves, branches, tree trunks, lawn clippings and more.

If you have just undertaken renovations around your home or you have a lot of construction materials that you need taken away, then  heavy skip is going to be the best choice for you.

Heavy skips are very popular among builders and DIY people as they allow you to put building and renovation waste in them such as cement, gyp rock, synthetic grass, mixed heavy waste, quarry waste and much more.

These are generally bigger skips that can hold a lot more waste.

If you need to dispose of bigger type materials such as quarry waste, then a bigger quarry waste skip bin will be the go to option.

These are some of the biggest skip bins out there on the market and are extremely durable to be able to handle the types of waste you might find in a quarry.

These bins can handle everything from concrete, cement, rocks, sand, soil, bricks, tiles and much more. These can also be used for renovation type waste as well.


If you’re unsure about what can be put into a skip bin, then it is best to call your local skip bin supplier and ask them about what it is that you need to get rid of and how much of it you have. We will also provide you with the correct sized skip bin to ensure that you can safely get rid of all of your waste.

They will be able to recommend the best mini skip option and provide you with the prices for all of the different sizes that they have.

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