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Guide to Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP)

Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) were a legal requirement from 2008 to December 2013, when the Regulations were repealed. Although they are no longer a legal requirement, some sites still produce an SWMP in some form in order to plan ahead for their project, and save money on waste management. What is a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP)? Before a project starts, the quantities and types of waste that will be produced are estimated and a plan is created for how each type of waste will be dealt with. Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) should indicate if items will be reused…

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Guide to White Goods and Old Furniture Disposal

Sometimes getting rid of old furniture and appliances can be confusing. What can be recycled? Where should you take it? How will you get it where it needs to go? Here’s some useful information and helpful tips on white goods disposal and recycling appliances or old furniture. You can also contact us today and speak to our waste management experts for advice and guidance on the best solutions. We able to provide skips for both domestic and commercial customers and aim to find a cost-effective and responsible way to get rid of the items you no longer need. What are ‘White…

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Guide to Construction Waste Management

If your construction project produces waste, then you have a legal requirement to properly manage that waste by reducing, reusing, recycling and disposing of it correctly. Construction waste management is especially important as the waste produced tends to be heavy, bulky and potentially hazardous. A huge proportion of the waste generated in the UK comes from construction and demolition. What is Construction Waste Management? Having the correct processes and plans in place to ensure construction waste is dealt with responsibly is beneficial to the environment, but it can also help you to save money on your project. By planning ahead and…

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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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Everything you need to know about Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is a complex problem that is becoming more and more regular across the UK. From a sofa left on a playing field, to a layby filled with piles of illegally dumped, hazardous waste – fly-tipping creates a hazard to the environment, a danger to public health, and a huge cost to landowners and local authorities. What is Fly-tipping? Fly-tipping is the act of illegally depositing waste on land that does not have a licence to accept it. Throwing items into someone else’s skip without their permission is also a form of fly-tipping. Unfortunately, if fly-tipping occurs on your land then…

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The Classifications of Different Types of Waste

There are five different types of waste, some of these are recyclable and others are not. Understanding the classification of waste is useful when trying to protect the environment and reduce the amount of waste in landfill. It is also important to understand what items need to be disposed of separately from ordinary household or commercial waste. Liquid Waste Liquid waste is generated by domestic and commercial customers, it is hazardous to the environment and needs to be dealt with correctly. Containment of liquid waste in barrels or tanks means it can be removed for treatment and disposal. This classification is…

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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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