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How to Dispose of Common Household Items

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we know how important it is to ensure that a project remains as stress-free as possible. After all, a house clearance or renovation can be complicated enough for homeowners without having to worry about how the materials that they are removing need to be disposed. Luckily, the PWM team are on the job! After all, we believe that a skip is the most convenient and cost-effective solution to household waste disposal after a big project and we want to ensure that our readers understand the rules involved. Read on as we go over how some common household items should be disposed and whether or not they are skip friendly…

Can a mattress be placed in a skip?

It is safe to say that a mattress is a bulky household item that can be difficult to dispose of. In fact, many homeowners will actually illegally leave them in fields or alleyways in order to avoid the fees associated with professional mattress disposal which is known as fly tipping and can leave culprits with a hefty fine if caught in the act. Unfortunately, a mattress is not suitable for disposal in a skip because they are made up of several materials that must be recycled at a specialist facility so that they do not end up in a landfill.

What happens to old refrigerators?

During a household project, it is not uncommon for homeowners to remove electrical goods like washing machines, tumble dryers and old refrigerators. With this said, a skip hire cannot accept these items due to the components inside which require treatment from a specialist facility. After all, refrigerators contain hazardous chemicals in their fluorescent tubing which can contaminate water supplies and contribute to pollution unless the correct steps are followed during their disposal.

Is wooden furniture skip friendly?

Whilst there are several items that should never be placed in a skip, particularly when it comes to electrical goods, there are a variety of different materials that are suitable for skip disposal. After all, many household items are recyclable, such as old wooden furniture, and this means that the skip waste can be categorised based on material and recycled appropriately without harming the environment. In fact, there are many different items that fall under the category of wooden furniture and includes old bookcases, coffee tables, wall-mounted cupboards and even door frames.

A house renovation is a big project that often involves a team of workers and a variety of different projects taking place simultaneously and this can put people at risk if safe waste disposal methods are not followed. Luckily, a skip can be placed on location as long as a permit is obtained from the local council and accepts a wide range of recyclable household items like metal frames, wooden furniture and even builders’ rubble. 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 Skip Hire team today!