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The History of the Skip

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Where did the skip get its name? The etymology of the skip is not entirely clear. Going back to the industrial revolution of the 18th Century, coal miners used baskets known as ‘skeps’ to hold the coal they collected. With coal mining production increasing, larger metal containers were constructed to maintain the levels of coal … Continue reading

The process of hiring a skip

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It can be daunting knowing what to do when you haven’t done something before and here at Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire, we’re well aware that hiring a skip isn’t something that you tend to do on a regular basis. So with this in mind, our team of friendly experts have put together a quick … Continue reading

Moving Office? This Is Why You Need A Skip

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Moving offices is quite the task but an exciting new change for any business. Whether you’re moving because the company is expanding and you need the room for more employees or simply moving to enjoy a new, inspirational environment – find out how skip hire could be the quickest and most affordable solution to help … Continue reading

Why should you recycle?

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There are many misconceptions when it comes to recycling waste and there are still many people that are unsure as to why we should be recycling. This month, Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to explain why it is so important, how our recycling services work, what our team do and how we can … Continue reading

What is harcore and what is it used for?

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Unsure what hardcore is and want to know whether you’ll need it for your project? Our experts here at Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to share with you all you need to know about hardcore.   What is hardcore? ‘Hardcore’ is a term used to describe a heap of solid materials, generally broken … Continue reading

The Benefits of Long Term Skip Hire

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If you’re sick of seeing the same old stuff around your home and you’re finally in the mood to have a huge clear out or maybe you need to declutter the office or the worksite – regardless of your reasons – you could reap the many benefits that long term skip hire has to offer. … Continue reading

Why should I hire a skip?

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If the new year has brought with it the desire to finally get rid of any unsightly waste at your home or construction site, skip hire is a great way of doing so. If you’ve never really thought about how a skip might benefit you, our thoughts below might help you decide.   Environmentally friendly … Continue reading

Topsoil myths and misunderstandings

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This month we will be reflecting on the most common topsoil misconceptions, so we can set the facts straight to ensure our customers get the very best from their topsoil.   Myth: “All topsoil is the same”   False. Topsoil comes in a variety of forms including premium, general purpose and economy. These three different … Continue reading

What can’t you put in a skip?

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You may be hesitant to hire a skip because you’ve heard many things concerning what you can and can’t put into one, but do not fear – it’s actually really simple. This is why Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire have put together a guide, to help explain and point out those items that can’t be … Continue reading

How to reduce your carbon footprint

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Earth is a permanent place of residence for us, so isn’t it vital that we take the initiative to ensure the planet’s future by thinking about simple things to reduce climate change, reduce landfill and put a stop to excessive pollution? If each individual makes a small, personal contribution and keeps up with a few … Continue reading