HMRC recently promised to crack down on the evasion of Landfill Tax, thanks to a £150m black hole in unpaid revenue mentioned in the most recent available figures from 2014-15.
After speaking to our skip hire clients, we have come to the conclusion that many businesses assume that all kinds of waste can be thrown into their skips. Unfortunately, that just isn’t the case and can lead to huge Landfill Tax tariffs.
As with any form of recycling, refuse which finds its way into skips needs to be streamed to be at its most cost effective, and doing it properly can actually save a huge amount of money.
What can’t you put in a skip?
Electronic waste (WEEE), such as TVs, fridges and computers are prohibited from being skipped, as well as items which are designated as hazardous. This includes paint, solvents, batteries and practically anything which can give off toxic fumes or explode in a fire.
Needless to say, all forms of asbestos are also on the proscribed list.