Reasons electricals can’t go in skips

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Time for a clear out? It’s not uncommon for homeowners to find electricals that haven’t been used for a long time and replace them with new ones. But how will you dispose of electricals safely?

Chorley Skips provide a great range of skips for various projects – be it home renovations, office clearances and new builds, however, there are certain materials than need to be disposed of separately, including electricals. It’s important that you dispose of materials in the most effective and environmentally friendly way possible as most electricals aren’t suitable for skip hire in Chorley. 

Why electricals can’t go in skips

Most of us have electricals scattered around our homes, ranging from large bulky pieces of equipment to small household appliances. Electricals are often incorrectly disposed of in skips as it’s much quicker to load in a skip than to take them to your nearest tipping facilities. These include:

  • microwaves
  • ovens
  • refrigerators
  • toasters
  • vacuum cleaners
  • washing machines

Electricals are harmful. When thrown in skips, they compromise the quality of other recyclable materials.

All electricals need to be disposed of at a special facility as they tend to be made up of many different components that can be dangerous. Disposing of them correctly will also help you to keep your skip hire in Chorley costs as low as possible.

Chorley Skips are unable to provide domestic skip hire in Chorley for electricals but can arrange to collect them from your premises at a convenient time – making sure they are disposed of safely. A great way to avoid hefty fines is to keep electricals out of your skip as Chorley Skips charge customers who load skips with prohibited items.

WEEE recycling

The government has introduced WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling as an alternative to skip hire Chorley in an attempt to reduce the amount of harmful materials that are sent to landfill and affect the environment. 

Devices carry the crossed-out bin symbol which indicates the correct method of disposal and most household appliances, toys and medical devices fall under the WEEE umbrella.

For more information about why electricals can’t go in the skips Chorley Skips provide, contact them on 01257 475 300. Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about what can and can’t go in skips, feel free to email They will happily assist.