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Can Food Waste Go In A Skip?

A skip can be used to dispose a large amount of domestic and construction waste safely which can then go onto being recycled. When it comes to disposing of food waste, there are many ways you can do this and lots of options available. When you think about throwing away food, the first thing that would usually come to mind is disposing it in a domestic waste bin or food recycling/compost bin rather than just throwing it away in a skip.

There are many things to consider of which can also affect whether you can put food waste in a skip. The good news is that you can put food waste in a skip, but it’s not something advisable or something you want to do all the time. 

Skips are commonly hired for garden clearances and construction waste clearance. We often would only put items of food waste into our domestic bins, which goes to a recycling centre to be disposed of correctly. If you were to put food waste into a council skip, this would most likely be rejected upon collection.

Before you put any food waste in a skip you need to check the packaging to see if the company has provided you with any recycling options. A lot of councils now provide separate bins for household food waste which is taken and recycled as compost by commercial companies. However, when it comes to food waste being disposed in a domestic skip the machinery used to recycle the waste may not be suitable and therefore not recommended.

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