Storing Electricals in Skips

If your mobile phone, laptop or tablet has stopped working or reached the end of its working life, don’t be tempted to just throw it away! If you’re having a clear out this summer and you stumble across an old device that is not used or needed, you may consider skip hire Leyland to be a convenient way to dispose of your electricals, but this isn’t the case.

Electronic Waste.

Any Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) should be kept separate from your skip hire in Leyland. Believe it or not, electricals contain a range of harmful substances, including toxic metals and chemicals, hence why they are not suitable for the skips that we provide.

Disposing of electricals incorrectly can lead to serious issues regarding health and safety, not forgetting the fact that you can be handed a steep fine for not complying with stringent skip hire rules and regulations.

Make sure that you think before you throw your electricals in a domestic skip because they require careful treatment and disposal.

Electronics in Skips.

Skip hire in Preston is one of the services that we offer at Leyland Skip Hire. We offer skip hire Preston to accommodate the requirements of all projects, so no matter how much waste you expect your project to generate, you can rest assured that we have a suitable solution for you.

Although skips are designed to hold waste securely and are a convenient alternative for waste disposal, it is, in fact, illegal to store electronic waste inside them, therefore, you should NOT throw your unwanted electricals inside any skip that we provide!

WEEE Directive.

The WEEE Directive is guaranteed to help you to get the most out of your skip hire Preston. Controlling how areas approach electrical waste disposal, they make sure that harmful disposal is avoided and that your electricals are disposed of in the most effective manner.

Electricals need to be either recycled or reused at the end of their usable life- it’s a must!

Electronic Waste Disposal.

There are countless ways that you can dispose of electronic waste but unfortunately, we don’t provide skip hire Chorley for this! Although skip hire Chorley is not suitable for your electronic waste, we can offer a reasonable substitute for disposing of your waste, including the following:


As an effective waste disposal method, recycling your old devices will allow you to get rid of materials that are no longer wanted or needed.

Choosing to recycle your electricals, instead of throwing them in the domestic skips provided for skip hire Bolton, is sustainable and provides you with environmental responsibility. In one sense, recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment will provide electricals with a new lease of life and extend the working life of your products.

If your electricals have plugs, chargers or batteries, take them to your local recycling centre where they will be disposed of correctly.


Whether your electricals are working or broken, consider donating them. Skip hire in Bolton is seemingly the best way to clear your property of clutter, with the exception of electricals.

Donating electricals will take them off your hands, allowing you to utilise the space within your property effectively. Electricals make great charitable donations, so before you decide to ditch your devices in the nearest skip, perhaps consider taking them to your local charity shop and make a difference to someone else’s life?


If you’re looking to put cash in your pocket, consider selling your old electricals to make sure that they go to a good home! At Leyland Skip Hire, none of the skips we deliver for skip hire in Wigan are compatible with electronic waste.

With websites like eBay and Gumtree, you have so many options to sell any equipment that is sat around collecting dust. Selling materials will allow you to flog your equipment for a fair price- staying away from expensive fines.

Similarly to skip hire in Wigan, any waste that you need to dispose of requires effective handling to eliminate any hazardous consequences.

So if you’re considering using your skip to store your electricals; whether it be a toaster, kettle or computer, think again! TV’s, washing machines and cookers; fridges, freezers, and microwaves are other examples of electronics that need to be carefully disposed of and items that should not be thrown inside your skip!

Here at Leyland Skip Hire, we aim to address any queries that you have, so be sure to get in touch with us if you need to know more.

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