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3 Items That Aren’t Suitable for Skips

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we strive to ensure that every client receives a smooth service. After all, a renovation project can be stressful enough without the added pressure of finding out how to dispose of the waste that is created. Luckily, our skips are suitable for a variety of different uses and can be filled with many materials including wood, plastic and even garden waste. With this said, there are also some materials that not suitable for disposal in a skip. Read on as we go over the top three…

  1. Tyres

Just like most rubber items, tyres have to be taken to a specific recycling facility where they are disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible. After all, they give off a toxic smoke when they are burned which can lead to pneumonia when inhaled in large quantities and it is even considered a criminal offence to incorrectly dispose of tyres. As a result, skip hire companies are not licenced to remove tyres in a skip but this doesn’t mean that they can’t be easily repurposed or donated.

  1. Electronics

Although a skip can collect the majority of materials, electronics are another exception, particularly fridges. This is because they are made from a variety of harmful materials that can be devastating to the environment if they are not disposed of the correct way. For instance, fridges made before the 21st century used chlorofluorocarbons or hydrochlorofluorocarbons. Luckily, electronics like these can be disposed of safely when taken to the required recycling facility.

  1. Asbestos

Whilst a lot of materials can damage the environment if they are not recycling properly, asbestos can harm people if it is inhaled. After all, the now-banned material is made up of tiny microfibres that are invisible to the naked eye and when inhaled, even for a short period of time, can do a lot of damage to the lungs. In fact, mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is specifically caused by prolonged asbestos inhalation. As a result, asbestos should never be disposed of in a skip.

When it comes to skip hire, it is vital that clients understand which materials can go in a skip and which materials can’t. After all, asbestos has a strict recycling policy because it is so dangerous when inhaled and placing it in a skip can put people at risk. In fact, a hire company has the right to refuse to take a skip that is loaded with unacceptable materials. To find out more information, get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the PWM team today!