What Is Hazardous Waste?

Out of all the many different types of waste, hazardous waste is probably the most difficult to deal with. Because it can contain toxic substances, it requires careful, safe disposal and should not be disposed of in a skip intended for general waste. Read our ‘What Is Hazardous Waste’ article for more information…

What is hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste disposal needs to be disposed of in accordance with stringent regulations – it must be separated from any general waste. Although our domestic skip hire is not suitable for hazardous waste materials, we can still help you to dispose of such items in a way that’s safe.

You might be surprised what’s classed as hazardous waste, so be sure to call us for advice if you need to throw away any of the following:

  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Alkalis
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Oil
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plasterboard
  • Solvents
  • Tyres


Millions of tonnes of waste are generated year on year, and so the need to recycle is increasing! A lot of hazardous materials can be recycled and so that is just one of the reasons why they need to be separated out form general waste that is intended for landfill. Our waste disposal and recycling services are designed to put less pressure on landfill sites, preserving the planet and making the most of anything that can be reused. We operate our own recycling centre, which puts us at an advantage over many of our competitors.

Martlands Skip Hire

With a choice of skips and our own recycling centre, with Martlands Skip Hire you can be sure that we can help you to deal with everything when it comes to waste. We can take care of all the necessary arrangements for you – including obtaining a council permit if you need roadside skip placement – and our staff are friendly, helpful and approachable. So, if you need skip hire in the North West, we can help. Call Martlands Skip Hire Ormskirk on a local number below for more details.

Burscough Skip Hire 01704 779345
Southport Skip Hire 01704 779345
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399

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