JMS Waste Ltd

DO’s & DONT’s

Skips are excellent for getting rid of most things, however for legal or practical reasons there are several items and materials that cannot be put into a skip, and must therefore be disposed of separately.

Accepted Waste by JMS Ltd

  • Household and Garden Furniture – Can Go Together Only
  • Construction/Builder waste; Hardcore, Brick, Soil, Concrete, Aggregate – Can Go Together Only
  • Packaging; Cardboard, Wood Pallets, Plastics – Can Go Together Only
  • Wood, Furniture & Metal – Can Go Together Only
  • Mattresses (Fees apply)
  • Refrigerators (Fees apply)



Below is a list of items not currently accepted by JMS Waste Ltd. Putting such items in a skip could result in JMS Ltd refusing to remove it, or charging you significantly more. Please feel free to contact us direct if you are unsure and we will be more than happy to advise you.


Waste that cannot be put in a skip:

Please check that the contents of your skip will not contain:



Please be aware unless you have notified us prior to ordering, an extra disposal fee will be charged if unsuitable waste is found in a skip, including a charge from JMS Waste Ltd of up to £1,000 to cover labour/specialist disposal costs. We reserve the right to not collect a skip we believe contains unauthorised waste or return such items if found including labour/haulage cost.



More information on unauthorised waste below which you may find helpful.

Asbestos Must Never Be Mixed with Other Waste in A Skip

Asbestos in skips is a big No-No.

You must never put asbestos in a skip; it is hazardous and harmful, and the government has implemented certain laws which mean it’s illegal to reuse and recycle any asbestos material, or to dispose of it improperly. Asbestos must be removed by a specialist asbestos removal contractor.

Your local council should always be your first port of call – if they don’t provide their own collection service, they will know of companies in your area that do. Alternatively go to


Avoid putting plasterboard and gypsum waste into the skip – it’s not allowed, unless it is purely a plasterboard skip even then please call JMS for more information and help if still unsure.

Plasterboard is high sulphate and gives off colourless gases that are harmful to the environment and must not be mixed with low bearing waste.

Gypsum waste must be landfilled, specific Environment Agency rules control it. As a non-hazardous high-sulphate waste, there is a risk that large volumes of gypsum waste mixing with rainwater and organic waste materials could produce hydrogen sulphide, therefore it is not permitted in mixed waste but must be landfilled in dedicated, non-hazardous ‘high sulphate’ landfill cells, which minimise impact on the environment. These cells are a potential exploitable source for recycled gypsum for the future.

Government initiatives are aiming to recycle most plasterboard and gypsum waste, so it needs to be taken to specialised recycling plants, which you can find on the Waste & Resources Action Programme website, at


No type of battery can be put in any skip. Batteries contain various metals and chemicals which mean they must be treated separately, so don’t put batteries into the skip, even small ones.


Tyres need a lot of care when being disposed of, and putting them into our skip is not allowed. Please see the following link which you may find helpful regarding how to dispose or tyres.

Additional advice on reporting illegally disposed tyres can be found here

You will not be allowed to throw tyres away into a skip of any kind. Skip companies are not covered to dispose of the tyres, so will not accept a skip that has them in it.

Medical Waste

Medical waste must not be disposed of in a general waste skip – it risks infection and contamination, and needs to be dealt with by certain, licensed agencies. Anything from used or unused needles to biological waste needs special treatment and is not suitable for skips. Contact the Department of Health for guidance on the proper disposal of medical waste.

Gas Cylinders

We will not take gas cylinders, whether full or empty. Residual contents of a gas cylinder are potentially dangerous and we are not licensed to remove them. Try contacting the company who provided the gas cylinder as they are often happy to collect used cylinders for reuse and recycling. More information on disposing of gas cylinders can be found at and

Paint, Solvents, Liquids & Fuel

Paint, solvents and fuels these are all chemical compounds. We do not have a licence that cover’s them to dispose of hazardous waste like this, thus they cannot be placed in a skip.

Fluorescent lighting tubes

Fluorescent tubes contain mercury, another hazardous chemical, so they too cannot just be chucked into your skip. These items require proper, licensed disposal, and must be taken to waste plants authorised to deal with them. Have a go using the government’s search tool for finding hazardous waste disposal services in your area: