11 May 2020
what is a skip bag?

Whether you are working on a small project, or near the completion of spring cleaning, you may be in need of a waste disposal method. For such tasks, the hiring of skip can be overkill, with not having enough waste to fill the skip. Skip bags are often a more affordable and practical use for smaller scale methods of waste build up. Being very versatile, a skip bag can be used for a variety of reasons, from gardening to redecoration.

Skip bags are strong, large and waterproof bags used like a small skip. The main method of skip bag hire is the use of a waste management service, like Colson, to collect your skip bag once filled. A skip bag is collected, along with the waste inside by the waste management service and taken out of the user’s hands. As imagined, this process can be a far simpler way of disposing of waste for smaller scale use. Skip Bags are also becoming increasingly popular, as more people learn just how practical they can be.

Here at Colson Transport, we have a heap of methods in removing waste. We can provide you with skip bags, large enough for storing domestic waste. If you’re using this time to clear out your garden, remove an old fridge etc, be sure to check out our scrap metal services. For those decluttering on a larger scale, we have skips for hire at great prices too. For further enquiries on how to hire a skip bag, be sure to contact our friendly team here.

Prohibited items – What items can’t you put in a skip bag?

You cannot put hazardous or harmful items into a skip bag. These include but are not limited to TVs, computer monitors, asbestos, tyres, fluorescent tubes, fridges, paint and paint tins (unless empty), plasterboard, batteries, medical waste, gas cylinders, liquids, solvents, oil, petrol, diesel and explosives.

WEEE – Can you put electrical equipment in skip bags?

No, electrical equipment cannot be but in our skip bags as it is controlled by the WEEE directive. Contact your local council or if you have bought a new item, check to see if the store offers a trade in service for your old item.

Mattresses – Is it OK to put a mattress in a skip bag?

Mattresses have to be disposed of differently to general waste.  Skip prices shown on loveskips.com are for general waste only, and do not include mattresses.  If you put a mattress into your skip, you will be charged extra at the time of collection to cover the skip operator’s additional costs.  Prices vary by postcode, so please contact us in advance if you would like to know the exact supplement that will be charged per mattress.