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The dos and don’ts of skip hire

There are a number of things that you should bear in mind when you decide to hire a skip, regarding what you can and cannot put into the skip, which size you will require for your project and whether you’ll require any permits. Here, we run through the relevant information you will need in order to

Recycling rate in England falls to 43.8%

England’s recycling rate in 2020/21 tumbled by 1.7 percentage points compared to the previous financial year, when it stood at 44.5%, to 43.8%. The figures come in data released today (15 December 2021) by the waste statistics team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The 43.8% recycling rate is for ‘waste

How to fill a skip

We know what you’re thinking – just chuck it all in! But there are ways of doing it to make it easier on yourself and to fit more in, giving you even better value for money. So read our step by step guide below to make sure you fill your skip the best way you

Fly tipping

Scottish waste criminals targeted in week of action

SCOTLAND’S environment regulator took part in four days of action in April targeting waste criminals in the North East of Scotland. The operation saw a total of 59 vehicles stopped and checked – and a range of enforcement actions taken for illegal activities. Local officers and specialist enforcement officers from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Sorting plastic by hand

Study to examine respiratory health of plastic sorters

Imperial College London is to undertake a study into the respiratory health of manual sorters at “plastic-specific material recycling facilities”. The project, backed by funding from insurance giant AXA, will “investigate the health impact of occupational exposure to airborne microplastics”. According to Imperial, this can often occur from different activities along the recycling chain at

What happens to your skip waste?

When you fill up a skip, it’ll be stacked with a whole range of waste materials. From old desks to building rubble; garden clippings to fence posts, you’ll likely be glad to be rid of the monumental amount of discarded waste. But have you ever wondered where all this waste goes? It’s all got to

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