Wait and Load: Understanding what can and can’t be disposed of

13 / 12 / 2021

Wait and Load is a convenient alternative to traditional skip hire. So, what’s is it all about? The clue is in the name. Simply put, it’s when a team of professionals, just like Milkris Interiors, arrive at a named location, wait for our vehicle to be loaded with your waste, before removing it. It’s that simple. It removes all those unnecessary worries surrounding expensive permits, is a cost-effective alternative to employing labour and of course, you won’t have the hassle of booking in a skip.

However, while it might be slightly different to traditional skip hire, there are still some restrictions as to what you and can’t dispose of using Wait and Load. It’s probably easiest if we have a look at what you can’t put in a Wait and Load skip to make it as easy as possible to understand.

The main list of prohibited, hazardous or harmful items, includes:

  • Batteries (even the small ones!)
  • Clinical waste, including syringes
  • Gas canisters and gas bottles
  • Oil, petrol and diesel
  • TVs / monitors
  • Asbestos
  • Tyres
  • Flo tubes
  • Electricals
  • Paints
  • Solvents

What about paint?

It’s one of the most commonly asked questions and the answer is always the same: no. Unfortunately, you can’t put paint tins in a skip unless they are completely empty. If you have tins with paint inside, then you should contact your local council for advice.

Like paint, solvents and fuels are also chemical compounds, so it’s a big no for those too.

What are the rules surrounding electronic equipment and appliances?

No electronic equipment or appliances, including fridges, freezers, dishwashers or televisions can be disposed of using a Wait and Load. All waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) must be taken to a registered WEEE recycling facility instead.

Can you dispose of gas cylinders?

No, you can’t because gas cylinders, empty or full, are potentially dangerous. Wait and Load providers are not licensed to remove them. If you have a gas cylinder that you need to get rid of, then try contacting the company that provided it and they should be happy to help.

Why can’t you put asbestos in a Wait and Load?

Like gas cylinders, asbestos can be extremely harmful and therefore cannot be disposed of in a Wait and Load. In fact, it is actually illegal to reuse and recycle asbestos or dispose of it incorrectly. Instead, it will need to be removed by a specialised asbestos removal contractor.

Why can’t tyres be disposed of in a Wait and Load?

Believe it or not, tyres need to be disposed of in a different way to general waste, so Wait and Load services don’t take them. Instead, try taking your tyres to your local recycling centre, exchanging them for new ones, repurposing them at a zoo or school, or upcycling them.

What can you put in a Wait and Load?

While we’ve covered the prohibited items that can’t be disposed of using a Wait and Load, here are some of the most common items which you can put in there:

  • Cardboard
  • Construction waste, such as nails, bricks and roofing etc
  • Household waste
  • Paper
  • Mixed metals
  • Timber
  • Wood and wooden products
  • Soil, rubble and hedge trimmings

Better still, at Milkris Interiors, we are committed to ensuring every job is as eco-friendly as possible, which means we are proud to guarantee a 100% landfill diversion.

If you are looking for a convenient, practical and easy solution to getting rid of your waste then contact the team at Milkris Interiors today. We are located in central London, serving customers 24/7, 365 of the year in the city and surrounding areas.







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