What can go in my skip?

The Dos & Don'ts.

Please find a list of what items can and should not be placed in our skips. If you are unsure on a specific item or have some special requirements, please contact us or call +353 1 4299846 and we can advise you further. Skips are fantastic for getting rid of clutter, but for legal or practical reasons there are some items and materials that cannot be put in a skip and must be disposed of separately.

Putting such things in a skip could result in KeyWaste refusing to remove it. Below is a list of that can or may not be accepted. Please note this is just a guide. Always contact us directly if you are unsure.


Materials we do accept in our Skips:

  • Commercial industrial waste

  • Construction and demolition waste eg. rubble & stones.Please see FAQ section for the appropriate size skip to use or contact our customer service team for advice

  • Cardboard

  • Household waste eg. beds, sofas, etc (NO Kitchen Waste)

  • Paper and paper products

  • Mixed metals

  • Mixed recyclables

  • Wood

  • Soil and garden waste

  • Pottery and clay

  • Slate and roofing material

  • Tiles

  • Glass eg. window panes, glass tiles.

Materials we do not accept in our Skips:

  • Gas Cylinders even if you think they are empty

  • Batteries - pose a high fire risk

  • Oil, solvents and chemicals

  • Hazardous Waste – tyres, oils, petrols, paints, or any items that have a hazardous waste symbol on the container or packaging.

  • Pressurised containers

  • Electrical items eg – Fridges, Washing machines, TV’s etc

  • Clinical waste – such as needles, dressings , sharps

  • Florescent lighting

  • Animal remains or faeces 

  • Liquids and sludges

  • Contaminated rubble or plastics

  • Domestic and food waste that would normally go in your organic or general waste bins


ASBESTOS : This material is extremely hazardous and must only be disposed of by a specialist contractor. If you have any doubt whether a material is asbestos, you should not handle it but should have it tested first. Testing may be carried out free of charge by some contractors. If our driver suspects that asbestos has been placed in the skip/babyskip it will not be lifted under any circumstances and you will be charged for the call out. If asbestos is subsequently found in a skip/babyskip upon tipping, the full costs of its safe disposal as well as any costs associated with business interruption and materials contamination will be pursued against any company or individual. Asbestos can be found in old roofing, insulating board or panels, old water pipes and rope or pipe lagging.

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