MINI SKIP “WE DROP – YOU FILL – WE REMOVE” SERVICE FOR: WESTERN CAPE
We offer a service that includes the removal of building and garden rubble and household/garage waste. However, there are a number of items that constitute a health or environmental hazard and are therefore on our prohibited items list. These include the following:
Electrical appliances including items such as fridges, freezers, dishwashers; kettles; micro wave ovens; computers or TV sets. All e-waste (electrical waste) must be taken to a recycling facility and may not be mixed with other permissible waste in our bins. The above includes fluorescent tubes as these contain mercury which is also considered a highly hazardous substance.
Medical waste of any nature must not be disposed of in our skips due to the high risk of infection and or contamination. Anything from used or unused needles to biological waste needs special treatment. Contact the Department of Health for guidance on the proper disposal of medical waste.
Gas cylinders are considered hazardous materials and, as such, may not be dumped on Municipal dumping sites.
Batteries, even small ones, may not be placed in a skip. Batteries contain harmful metals and chemicals requiring special disposal treatment. Battery recycling boxes may be found at your local supermarket or petrol station, or look up your closest battery recycling centre.
Carcasses – or parts of carcasses – not allowed.
Asbestos is considered extremely hazardous and harmful. The government has introduced strict laws prohibiting asbestos products/materials from being handled or transported by anyone other than an authorised asbestos removal contractor.
The same goes for paint, solvents, oil and fuels considered chemical compounds.