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What Can I Put in a Skip

When you need to dispose of waste from a domestic or commercial project, skip hire is often the most convenient solution. All of your waste can be kept in one place, keeping your site free from rubbish and obstacles, then once the skip is full it can be taken away and disposed of properly. We supply a wide range of skips sizes across the whole of the UK, and our friendly team of experts are always on hand to provide help and advice. We regularly get asked what can go in a skip and what can’t go in a skip, it…

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The Strangest Things Ever Found in Skips

Every industry has a list of frequently asked questions. When it comes to skip hire, something we get asked all the time is ‘what’s the strangest thing found in a skip?’. Where do we begin with this list of weird and wonderful items, ranging from the sort of things we all dream of finding in a skip, to the sort of things we would rather not think about ever again! When you walk or drive past a skip, it’s not uncommon to wonder what might have been thrown away. Sometimes it’s pretty obvious, with piles of rubble, pieces of dismantled furniture,…

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Skip Hire Vs. Grab Hire

When you start a new building project it’s always worth considering the waste that will be generated. If you’ve planned ahead and organised a way to get rid of that waste efficiently, you’ll save yourself time and money.  When you are clearing a garden or house, building a conservatory or even on a larger scale building project, you might want to consider whether skip hire or grab hire is the best option for you.  The Difference Between Skip Hire and Grab Hire Skip hire and grab hire are both effective methods of waste disposal and management. There are some key differences…

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Skip Diving, Junk Hunting and Freeganism

Let’s talk about Freeganism, it’s an interesting      movement that is becoming more and more popular. Freeganism is based on an ideology where people take the phrase ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, and apply it to their whole lifestyle.  What is Freeganism? Freeganism is a movement motivated by anti-capitalism. Typically, those practising the Freegan lifestyle will try to salvage food and other useable items from skips and bins. They do this to reduce their consumption of resources. Getting hold of these items for free is part of a Freegan’s lifestyle to survive, as much as possible, without paying…

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Guide to Skip Hire Prices

When getting rid of large amounts of rubbish, many people choose to hire a skip as it is one of the most cost-effective options for disposing of waste. There are a huge range of options available and, when it comes to the cost of skip hire, there are few important factors to consider, which might have an impact on the price. What factors can affect skip hire prices? Skip size Larger skips cost more to hire, but they also hold more waste. It’s more cost effective to hire one large skip than to fill a small one and then need to…

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Can I Put a Mattress in a Skip

Bed Advice UK recommends replacing your mattress every seven years; when the time comes, unfortunately it’s often confusing and awkward to dispose of an old mattress yourself.  Can I Put a Mattress in a Skip? Mattresses are classed as a bulky waste item, they are difficult to transport without a large vehicle or van, and as a result, mattresses are one of the most common items to be fly tipped. In the UK it is estimated that 7.5 million mattresses go to landfill every year. Domestic skip hire is ideal for house clearance and getting rid of larger household items; however,…

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The Risks of Overloading a Skip

Skip hire is often the most cost effective and efficient way to get rid of waste from building projects, house clearances, renovations or landscaping. Whether it’s a domestic or commercial project, skip hire allows you to collect all of your waste in one place to be taken away by a specialist waste management carrier.  When is a skip overloaded? It is tempting to try and overload a skip as you reach the end of a project, often to save money and avoid hiring another. Waste should never exceed the height of the skip walls, most skips will have a thick red…

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What Happens to Skip Waste?

Skip hire is a cost-effective and convenient way to dispose of a large amount of mixed waste. What happens to skip waste once it has been collected is often part of the decision-making process when choosing a skip hire provider; particularly as we all become more aware of the impact our waste can have on the environment. Each provider will have different ways of dealing with skip waste, with most companies recycling as much as possible. Waste transfer stations Most companies will take your skip to a waste transfer station, this is where all of the material from your skip will…

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Can I Put Waste in Someone Else’s Skip?

The short answer is: You should not put waste in someone else’s skip without their permission. The person paying for skip hire is responsible for the waste being disposed of, so you might make yourself quite unpopular if you decide to put waste in someone else’s skip. Unauthorised dumping of waste on land or a site that is not licensed to accept waste is called fly tipping, this also applies to dumping rubbish in other people’s skips.  Who is responsible for fly tipped waste in a skip? If you have hired a skip then you are responsible for the waste within…

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