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Skip Do's and Don'ts

Skip Hire Do’s and Don’ts

Our staff have made some suggestions that will help you when you are planning and ordering a skip from Walsh Waste.


  • Order in plenty time.
  • Organise rubbish before the skip’s arrival, to gain a better idea of the skip size required.
  • If you are getting rid of a mattress, use it as a lid on top once everything is flat inside the skip.
  • If getting rid of paint cans, place in black bag and leave on top of skip.
  • A skip that must go on fresh tarmac can be placed on planks of wood. Please let us know in advance.
  • Ensure your driveway is wide enough for skip truck access.
  • If you are unsure what we cannot take away in a skip, ask our customer service team or read here


  • Do not overload the skip.
  • Don’t have any lose objects left on top of skip that can easily fall off.
  • Do not include fridges, as they contain gas that is classed as hazardous waste.
  • Don’t expect a driver to put a skip somewhere that isn’t safe
  • If in a residential area, don’t leave your skip in full view. Beware of donations
  • Don’t put hazardous waste in skip


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