When you are looking to hire skip bins, Perth, it is essential that you understand what can, but more importantly, what CANNOT go in your skip. Here at National SKip Bins we have compiled a list of what we can not accept in any of our skip bins:
Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material and any items which do, or may, contain asbestos must never be placed in any of our skips. Asbestos has been associated with causing various diseases including cancer, and must under all circumstances be disposed of responsibly and safely by a specialist asbestos removal contractor.
Tyres or other car parts
Car parts such as tyres are notoriously difficult to dispose of, and cannot be placed in any of our skips. However, there are local tyre collectors and specialist companies which do recycle tyres and can even recycle them into useful things such as the rubber flooring of a children’s playground. Alternatively, it may be worth asking your local garage or tyre fitter whether they are able to take the tire off your hands for you.
Regardless of size, whether big or small, batteries must never be disposed of in a skip. This is because batteries actually contain a host of dangerous chemicals and metals, which means that they must be disposed of separately as well as safely. You can often recycle your everyday batteries at collection points often found in supermarkets or shopping centres, whereas your old car batteries may be able to be taken by your local garage.
Chemicals or drums
Hazardous waste comes in many different forms, and can cause extensive damage to the health of humans and animals, as well as the overall health of the environment. Chemicals and chemical drums are large sources of hazardous waste which cannot be disposed of in one of our skips under any circumstances.
Paints, oils or liquids
Paints, oils, solvents and other fluids cannot be disposed of in your skip because they can contain dangerous chemicals. It is just the liquid solvents that you need to be mindful of, for example a dried paint can isn’t going to cause any issues, but a paint can or tin that is still in use will. This restriction also extends to other solvents that may contain hazardous chemicals such as bleaches and detergents. If you need to get rid of waste of this type, we advise that you contact your local council to determine where your nearest licensed disposal centre is located.
Gas or aerosol canisters
It doesn’t matter whether the gas or aerosol canisters that you wish to dispose of are full, half full or even empty, however much they still contain, they are never allowed to be disposed of in one of our skips. The reason for this is that many gas canisters, even when empty, leave behind a harmful and hazardous residue inside them. Instead, 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.
For obvious reasons, including the safety and well being of our staff, we cannot allow any explosive materials to be placed in one of our skips.
We also ask that you do not dispose of any organic food stuff in our skip bins. For responsible disposal of your food waste, try out a specific food waste bin, or alternatively go green and start your own compost heap!
Medical waste must not, under any circumstances or situations, be disposed of in one of our skip bins. This is because medical waste, which includes all biological waste as well as needles, requires specialist disposal to avoid exposing our skip operators to potentially dangerous threats.
Herbicides or pesticides
Considering that the primary roles of both herbicides and pesticides are to kill things, It won’t come as a big surprise that neither herbicides or pesticides are able to be disposed of in our skips as they are considered as hazardous materials.
For the health and well being of our staff, please do not place any dead animals in one of our skips. Dead animals are not only unpleasant and upsetting to deal with, but can also carry diseases.