Skip hire is a very useful service on several different occasions. At some point, everyone is likely to need a skip whether it’s to remove rubble and aggregates from your construction site or as a way of removing rubbish from your property. But, as the world moves forward in a more sustainable and waste-conscious way, you may be wondering what happens to all the rubbish once the skip is collected.

In this blog, we answer that question and more.

Pre and post skip collection

One factor that affects the end result of your waste is what you put in your skip. Most skip hire companies will have a list of materials and items that are and aren’t allowed in the skip. Some people are surprised when particular things cannot be put in the skip, however this is usually down to health and safety. Items such as asbestos, paint, tyres and gas cylinders are usually restricted but this will vary between each company.

Where does your waste go?

Again, what happens to your waste will depend on the collection service, but many companies now work in an environmentally conscious way. This means that instead of throwing the contents of the skip into landfill, it is sorted and recycled. Your waste may be taken to an on-site recycling centre where it is separated out into categories, for example plastic, cardboard and green waste, so it can be recycled and reused. 

There are lots of different options for waste disposal and most skip companies will do all that they can to avoid anything going to landfill. If you’re hiring a skip and want more information about the collection process don’t be afraid to ask!

At Black Country Skip Hire, based in Bilston, we provide domestic, industrial and commercial skip hire that suits your needs. Our skips are available in a range of sizes, whether you’re planning a garden clearance or need to dispose of construction waste. We aim to make the process as easy as possible. Get in touch with us today for more information.