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Inert Waste Skips Vs General Waste Skips

What’s the difference between inert waste skips and general waste skips? Inert waste includes materials such as clay, subsoil, chalk, hardcore, sand, concrete and rubble – materials that are unreactive and do not decompose. Due to the type of waste that is deposited into an inert waste skip, they are ideally suited to industrial customers, whereas, general waste skips are better suited to domestic and commercial customers. The type of waste that goes into a general waste skips include wood, furnishings, plastics, packaging, books, etc.                Can I put general waste into an inert waste…

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The difference between Domestic Skips and Commercial Skips

Are you planning a project but aren’t sure what type of skip to hire? With a range of skip sizes available, sometimes it can be hard to judge what’s best for your situation. Whether you’re a homeowner clearing out or refurbishing your home, or a commercial client undergoing a refit, having a skip on hand is a convenient way to store the produced waste, with the added bonus of it being removed from your premises at the end of the project. But what are the differences between domestic skips and commercial skips, and which is best suited for your needs? Your…

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All You Need to Know About Garden Waste Skip Hire

Renovating your garden can create a lot of waste greenery that simply won’t fit in your normal garden waste recycling bin. Our garden waste skip hire guide will cover everything you need to know about getting rid of garden waste in a skip, so you can complete your landscaping projects with ease this summer! Why hire a skip for garden waste? You may be wondering why you might need a skip when you already have a bin dedicated to this kind of waste. Using your council bin means: You’ll have to wait for the collection day until all of your waste…

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Skip Hire FAQs

If you’re looking for a reliable and competitively priced skip hiring service, then look no further! We can cater for domestic and commercial clients, as recycling professionals we pride ourselves in delivering our services with outstanding customer service. To make the whole process easier for you, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions so you’ll know everything you need to know by the time the skip is delivered to your door.     What size do I need? Choosing the size of your skip depends entirely on what your intended use for it is, for example, if you’re looking…

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How to Reduce Skip Hire Cost

If you’re undertaking a renovation project, chances are you’ll be wary of keeping costs down as much as possible. Luckily, ordering and using a skip is very cost-effective, but sometimes a simple lack of research can lead to customers paying more than they need to. We’re in the business of ensuring that all our customers pay a fair, competitive price for their skips, and so we’ve put together the following article to help you reduce the cost of skip hire as much as possible. Choose the right sized skip for your project Skips are available in a wide range of sizes….

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The History of the Skip

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 being produced. It is very likely that the ‘skip’ evolved from the ‘skep’, due to the resemblance between the coal mining carts and the metal skips used today. How and when was the skip first conceived? Fastforwarding to the 1920s, waste disposal systems consisted of horse-drawn…

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The Process of Hiring a Skip

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 step-by-step guide for you to follow, so you know how the process works.   The process Contact your local skip hire via contact form or phone Start by contacting your chosen skip hire company; they will be able to offer you advice and schedule in the…

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Moving Office? This Is Why You Need A Skip

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 you throughout the process.     How can a skip help organise my business? Moving office is a great excuse to sort through and be ruthless with all of those bits and pieces that are no longer work or are in fact, needed. By throwing out the…

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The Benefits of Long Term Skip Hire

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. This month, Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to explain why many people turn  to the solution of long term skip hire.   The benefits of long term skip hire:   Makes building sites safer There are many dangers that can be found in and…

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Why Should I Hire a Skip?

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 Using a skip ensures that all of your waste can be disposed of in one go, saving you fuel costs, as well as being better for the environment. Not only this, but the site at Thompson’s is fully accredited by the Environment Agency, meaning you can…

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