When removing waste from a house or office, it is not always easy to determine what to put into a skip and what to dispose of using traditional methods. Besides, it can prove even more challenging, telling waste from items that can be recycled.

You have assembled everything, from cardboard boxes and tiles to glass and metal. You have put everything into the skip but yet to place the waste glass pieces. Should you put them in the skip too?

We provide you with a detailed list of what to put in a skip and why some items should never be included in the skips during clean-ups.

In case you've got hazardous wastes lying around the office or house, we've prepared Hazardous waste regulations and our ultimate skip hire FAQ which has all the answers. Keep in mind that old paint cans are also classified as hazardous waste.

You may be tempted to think that concrete or rubble is the only thing that goes into skips. That is not always the case, as reusable items such as cans, paper, glass, and plastic bottles can get disposed of using skips too.

Can you put glass in a skip?

Absolutely yes! The skip is the best removal option for glass, as it enhances users’ safety when handling broken glassware pieces.

A skip is the best option for broken Glass removal

After completing your house's construction or renovation, you will have a lot of broken glasses lying around. These glasses don't only pose an environmental threat but can also harm you and the builders. It is crucial to keep the construction site clean and hazard-free. A skip provides you with easy access to the removal of these unwanted wastes from the site.

Most people try removing glasses from construction sites using wheelies. Wheelie bins are not good enough to cut the site rubbish. Glasses are among the construction materials that need heavy removal equipment due to their sharpness and bulkiness.

How to dispose of Glass using a skip

Rubbish such as glassware, broken mirrors, window panes, light bulbs, and other glass products are serious safety hazards to both homeowners and waste teams if disposed of wrongly. When disposing of glassware wastes using a skip, do the following:

  • Wrap broken glasses with a paper or cardboard box before putting it in a skip. Wrapping them minimizes the risk of the glass breaking through the skip and injuring you when removing them from the house.
  • Tape large pieces of broken glass such as window panes or mirrors on the fractured part to not injure you when putting them into the skip.
  • When disposing of windows, mirrors, and other large glass items, tape them to contain the shattered pieces.

While most people opt to put broken glass into recycling bins, it is hazardous to the teams who move around collecting those recyclables. Wrap such glasses with paper or seal them in a box before putting them in a skip to maximize the users safety.