Acceptable and non-acceptable material
Because Combined Bin Hire recycles 85% of the waste we collect from you, there are rules for what you can and can’t put into our bins.
It’s important to note that if prohibited waste is included in a skip bin, additional disposal charges will apply.
You also need to be aware that for safety reasons, bins must not be filled above the rim.
Additional charges will apply if tyres and mattresses are found during disposal, because we are charged extra to process these items.
When it comes to waste disposal, construction materials make up half of the waste that goes to landfill worldwide.
The most usual load of waste, known as a mixed load, contains bricks, timber, glass and other construction materials.
A mixed load might contain:
Remember that it doesn’t matter how heavy the load is, as long as it’s not made up of prohibited materials.
Depending on the age of a building and its construction methods, removing it can involve the handling of hazardous and toxic material that needs specialist disposal, such as asbestos.
Combined Bin Hire has the right to refuse service and/or apply excess charges for non-compliance with our booking terms and conditions, including the disposal of hazardous materials.
Prohibited materials include:
Hazardous waste includes infectious waste that causes disease in animals or humans, corrosive materials such as acid, flammable material or soil contaminated with arsenic, mercury or other toxic metals.
If at any time you’re not sure how much skip bin hire is going to cost, or whether your waste is prohibited or not, please give us a call to discuss the best way to help you.