There are many things to be considered before hiring a skip to get rid of domestic and building rubbish. In fact it can be a bit overwhelming for the beginner. Especially as just about everybody assumes everyone has done it before – plainly they haven’t. All the talk about cubic yards, builders skips and other industry jargon can baffle a beginner. Probably the easiest place to start is to list some things that cannot be put in a skip. Absestos; batteries; clinical or medical waste/syringes; electrical appliaces or equipment; fluorescent tubes; fridges, freezers or air conditioning units; gas canisters or gas bottles; hazardous or toxic materials; liquids; oil, petrol, diesel or paint. Even cans of paint are banned; plasterboard; tyres, tv and computer screens. This is because all of these prohibited items are a hazard and need separate disposal. When you hire a skip you are responsible for what goes in it and you are advised to stop any locals just tipping their junk in it for the same reasons. If such prohibited materials are found in the skip when emptied, the hirer is deemed as responsible and has to pay the extra charges.