All Things Skip Bins

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All Things Skip Bins

All Things Skip Bins – Things you Need to Know

Some waste is hazardous and dangerous, and it needs to be disposed of separately. If you’re hiring a skip bin for your renovation or household cleanup, it’s important to know that not all waste can be disposed of in skip bins. Whilst most items can go straight into your skip bin there are some items we have to give extra thought to. 

Have a look at some of the items below:-

Oils and Chemicals

Call you local council for disposing of these types of products. Don’t pour down drains it can affect our waterways and your areas water treatment process.

Gas Bottles

Make sure these do not find there way into your skip bin during your cleanup. They can be effectively disposed of by contacting your local council. Remember they can also be refilled or reused, simply contact your local gas company. Gas bottles can pose a risk for your local waste company, always practice safety first, know how to dispose of potentially dangerous goods the correct way.

Paint

Contact your local council for the chemical clean up days .Most paints are classed as hazardous waste due to the high level of chemicals found in them. They can be harmful to humans, animals and the environment. Empty paint tins can be placed in your skip bins.

Asbestos

What Is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibrous silicate mineral. It was considered a versatile product, because it is able to withstand heat, erosion and decay and has fire and water resistant properties.

If the asbestos is damaged or disturbed, the materials contained in it can pose a serious health risk to those that come into contact with it. It is important to hire in the correct professionals when dealing with asbestos. It becomes a health risk when asbestos fibres are released into the air and breathed in. Learn more about asbestos here

Medical Waste

No medical waste . Medical waste is hazardous and potentially infectious, and its handling requires proper attention. Items considered as medical waste include:

  • Discarded needles and sharps
  • Discarded surgical gloves
  • Bandaging

Hazardous waste presents a real and present danger to those collecting it. Our specialty lies in collecting, sorting, recycling and disposing of general waste that doesn’t require any special handling.

Tyres

Tyres must be disposed of in the correct manner so they don’t pose a threat to the environment. Most tyre yards who replace your old tyres with new ones will be able to recycle them for you, as they are equipped to properly dispose of tyres. You can also check with your local council to see if your local recycling centre accepts tyres. In most cases, you should be able to dispose of your tyres for little or no expense.

Remember Practice Safety First

Should you have any questions about your waste and are not sure if it can go in your skip bin call Central Coast Skips on 43424729 or email us your enquiry.