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What’s the True Cost of Hiring a Skip?

The true cost of hiring a skip is an easy one to answer. Perhaps a better question is what’s the true cost of not hiring a skip? To see skip hire costs just pop over to our online quote page. Punch in a few details (such as where you want the skip, what size and […]

What to do with Your Christmas Waste

Christmas is a fun and exciting time, but it also brings a wealth of additional waste with it: The waste generated at Christmas in the UK goes up 30% compared to the rest of the year. Find out what to do with your Christmas waste now. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD What to do with Your […]

The Problem of Plastic Waste

The world is seemingly drowning in plastic waste. A study in 2020 reported that the amount of plastic alone that man has created is greater in mass than all land animals and marine creatures combined. Because plastics are cheap and strong, manufacturers choose to use it over other materials. However, the chemical structure of most plastics […]

What if I can’t Have a Skip?

  Many people assume that they can’t have a skip if they live somewhere that has restricted access, or if they have no driveway. If you’re considering a large DIY project – a remodelling of your kitchen or bathroom, perhaps – you might be held back by the thought of getting rid of all that […]

What to do When You Have a Lot of Building or Garden Waste

  If you‘ve carried out a large DIY or garden landscaping project you’re bound to have a large amount of waste to get rid of. The chances are that you’ll want to dispose of it all quickly because it’s a bit of an eyesore and it’s in the way. So, what are your options? Can […]

Net Zero and Waste Management

The waste management sector produces about 4% of the UK’s CO2 emissions. There’s no denying that we’re part of the climate problem – but we’re also an indispensable part of the solution that will get the country to net zero carbon. We can certainly do something about our operational carbon footprint as an industry. As […]

How You Can do Your Bit to Fight the Fly Tippers

  If you want to know how much of a problem the country has with fly tipping, just type ‘fly tipping’ into Google and click on the News tab. You’ll see daily reports from across the country of communities blighted by illegally dumped waste. Councils reportedly face over 20,000 fly tipping incidents a week, with […]

How Can The UK Climb The International Recycling League Table?

Comparing recycling rates between different countries is difficult. But whichever calculation method you use, the UK (with the exception of Wales) performs less well than other developed economies. For a relatively densely populated place with high landfill costs, improving recycling rates ought to be a priority. And yet the UK ranks well below countries such […]

Energy From Waste – A Better Alternative To Landfill

If you’ve been to a local authority waste recycling centre recently you’ll have noticed a skip labelled ‘energy from waste’. This is where you put anything that won’t go into the segregated bins for metal, wood, cardboard and so on. Where does the waste go after being placed in the ‘energy from waste’ skip? Is […]

Wipe the wet wipes out of our lives

Wet wipes according to the dictionary… ‘A small disposable cloth treated with a cleansing agent, used especially for personal hygiene’. I use these wet wipes with no thought or consideration to what they are made of. I use them to clean my bathroom, remove my make up and when my Grandson comes to visit I […]

Does a Small bit of Recycling Make a Big Difference?

My new year resolution for 2019 is to start taking my recycling a little bit more seriously. I know that the UK produces more than 100 million tonnes of waste every year, one tonne by the way is about the weight of a small car. In less than two hours, the waste we produce would […]