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What You Can & Can’t Do When Using A Skip

Aug 06, 2017

Skips are a great way to remove large amounts of waste or recycling without harming the environment. They assist in taking rubbish of our streets or nature strips and remove it properly. All you need to do is hire a skip, round up your waste and put it in. But before you do, there are several things you need to consider about what you can and can’t put in your skip.

  • What you can use a skip for:

Wood, plaster, tin, general household trash, green materials and refuse, tiles, bricks, concrete and soil.

As you can see from the above, skips can be utilised to take in all materials that can be recycled and repurposed, which ensures the environmental impact of the industry is reduced as much as possible.

You can also use your skip to remove mattresses, but it comes at an extra cost because it is an item that falls under the “extras” category.

  • What you cannot use a skip for:

Asbestos, chemicals, paint, oil, food materials, tyres and tree stumps.

Some of the above items are deemed health hazards, according to the Environmental Protection Authority.

Asbestos, for example, is a highly dangerous material. Inhaled, the fibres can aggravate the lungs, which can lead to shortness of breath, and may even lead to cardiac arrest and failure.

WM Waste is passionate about keeping Melbourne city clean and safe from all dangerous substances. We believe in managing waste removal with exceptional scrutiny and observation so that we always keep Australia’s environment safe from negative human waste products.

In addition, since we conform to Victoria Road Rules Regulations, we will not overload a skip, which must reach at or under the waterline level. This means it cannot spill over the lining of the bin. Spillages can cause grievous harm to the environment and can also affect people directly. For this reason, there is a strict code of ethics, which gives you peace of mind knowing that your rubbish will not affect Australia’s environment negatively.

For more information about what products are considered dangerous, visit our website and get an instant quote, or contact one of our friendly consultants today on 1300 WM WASTE (1300 969 278).

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