When you need to book a skip bin, chances are that you have a large mixture of different types of waste that you are looking to get rid of. Good news is that the team here at National Skip Bins are experts in waste disposal and can effectively and responsibly dispose of the vast majority of your waste on your behalf. However, as with all things there are exceptions, the big one being hazardous materials. Unfortunately, for the safety and well being of all of our staff, we are unable to accept the disposal of any hazardous materials in any of our skip bins. So if you are looking to book a bin, Perth, read on below to understand what hazardous materials can not be disposed of in a skip:
Hazardous waste comes in many different forms, but regardless of the type it can cause extensive damage to the health of humans and animals, as well as the overall health of the environment. Both households and commercial properties produce hazardous waste, although naturally commercial businesses usually produce this kind of waste on a larger scale; however, regardless of whether you are a resident or business owner, one should be mindful of the hazardous waste that they produce.
What common materials are considered hazardous?
The biggest threat in terms of a hazardous material is asbestos which is not only extremely hazardous material but is also associated with causing various diseases including cancer. Therefore, for the safety of our staff we can never, under any circumstances, accept any material which contains, or may contain asbestos. If you do have asbestos that you need to dispose of you will need to contact a specialist asbestos removal contractor who is able to do so responsibly and safely.
Paints, oils or liquids
Paints, oils and other liquids such as bleach and detergents can contain dangerous chemicals. Good news is that it is just the liquid solvents that you need to be mindful of, a dried paint can is safe to dispose of in a skip but one that still contains liquid paint is not. If you have paints, oils or hazardous liquids that you need to get rid of you should contact your local council to determine where your nearest licensed disposal centre is located.
Regardless of whether you have big or small batteries to get rid of, they can never be disposed of in a skip as they contain a load of dangerous chemicals and metals. Please recycle your batteries separately, for example at local collection points for your everyday batteries or even your local garage for your old car batteries.
Tyres or other car parts
Speaking of car parts, as well as car batteries, other car parts such as tyres cannot be dispose of in a skip. Tyres are are notoriously difficult to dispose of and can be hazardous; however, local tyre collectors and specialist companies are able to recycle tyres, for example into useful things such as the rubber flooring of a children’s playground.
Gas or aerosol canisters and other explosive materials
For obvious reasons we are unable to accept the disposal of any explosive materials in our skips, which includes gas or aerosol canisters, regardless of whether they are full, half full or even empty. Gas canisters such as these often leave behind a harmful and hazardous residue inside them which puts the safety of our staff at risk. Try to contact your local supplier to find out where you can dispose of you unwanted gas or aerosol canisters, or alternatively check your local gas supplier who may be willing and able to take the canisters of your hands and re-use them.
This list is by no means exhaustive but covers the main examples of common hazardous waste which cannot be put into any of our skips. However, if your waste removal job does not require the disposal of these sorts of items, why not book a skip online with us today!