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Choosing Between Skip Hire and the Tip

There are a number of ways to dispose of large amounts of waste whether it is from a house, construction or garden project.

One of the most common is taking it down your local tip, but have you considered hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire?

Skip hire offers a number of benefits including being a convenient waste solution for you.

Reasons to Choose Skip Hire

Here we have put together four reasons you should consider using a skip instead of the tip –

1. Convenience – Hiring a skip is particularly convenient if you are looking to get rid of a large amount of waste. Rather than loading up your car for repeated trips to the tip, you can simply throw it into a skip at the front of your property.

While tips are considered a cheaper option you need to take into consideration the cost of fuel for repeated trips to the tip plus the amount of time you will spend separating the waste into the correct sections. This process will be repeated a number of times and can end up costing you time and money.

2. Waste Quantity – The amount of waste you want to move is one of the most important factors to consider. For smaller projects, it is more economical to use the tip if it only requires one trip. However, if you have accumulated significant waste, then a skip is a smarter choice. For projects such as a refurbishment or significant construction work, it is much easier to hire a skip.

3. Different Types of Waste – When choosing between the tip or skip you should always consider what type of waste you are moving. Dirty, dusty and bad-smelling waste will seep into the upholstery of your car and lead to permanent damage. If you have spent the whole day with endless trips to the tip you want to recuperate and not cleaning your car.

You also run the risk of causing visible damage to your car, including holes and tears in the interior and scratches in the paintwork. Remember you do not need to seperate waste when using a skip.

4. Where to Position Your Skip – If you choose skip hire from Staffordshire Skip Hire you are able to have a waste solution available on your front lawn or driveway. If you do not have space on your lawn or driveway you will need to apply for a permit to station it on your street outside your home. We offer a diverse range of skips to ensure we have the model to suit your waste removal needs.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you need any more information about our hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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What Happens to Waste When It’s Collected in a Skip?

If you have decided to hire a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire, you may be wondering what happens to your waste once it is collected.

This is why we have put together this informative guide to your waste once it leaves your property for the final time.

Explain the Journey of Rubbish Once Collected

Individuals and businesses have a duty of care ensuring their waste is disposed of in a responsible way. This is still the case even after its left their home or business premises. If you do not abide by these regulations it could result in a £5000 fine and a criminal prosecution.

There are a number of different items that are placed in our containers and mixed together. Your skips first destination is a specialised facility where the different waste streams can be separated out and then they are sent their separate ways for processing.

What About Individual Materials?

Glass – Glass is one of the most easily recyclable materials which can be recycled over and over again. It is taken to a proper facility where it is crushed, mixed with raw materials then it is superheated in a furnace then turned back into a reusable glass which can be used for bottles and jars.

Metal – Metal is another material which is easily recycled, that is separated into two main types of aluminium and steel although iron and copper are also common.

Aluminium is used often in drink cans but needs to be put in recycling bins. When recycled these cans are often used again in aerospace and the motoring industry.

Steel is recycled and often more used for heavier duty purposes. Train tracks are often manufactured from repurposed scrap steel as well as being used for bicycle frames.

What About My Garden Waste?

Staffordshire Skip Hire frequently arranges skips for garden clearances and complete remodelling projects. This means our containers can carry away plenty of green waste.

Waste such as glass, plastics or metal can be taken to industrial-sized composting facilities. Now it is checked to see if any in-organic or contaminated material has been mixed in. If this is the case, it is removed and left to compost in huge heaps. This material is turned into fertiliser and soil conditioners in both the commercial and industrial sectors.
The basics of our skip hire service are that we carry away 95% of your waste to be recycled. Everything else will be handled by our fully licensed waste specialists and disposed of properly.

Talk to the Skip Hire Specialists

If you are in need of skip hire for your next project do not hesitate to get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire now.

We are Stoke on Trent and surrounding areas such as Leek and Werrington’s leading suppliers of skips for hire.

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Can I Dispose of Paint Tins with a Skip?

If you have started renovating your home or office in the past few months, you may be wondering what is the best method to get rid of leftover paint tins.

Unlike other waste types, paint tins are classed as hazardous waste and thus require special treatment when it comes to their disposal.

In our latest blog, we will provide all the answers you need regarding paint tin recycling plus tips on disposing of them responsibly.

How to Dispose of the Paint

When you have finished your DIY project and are ready to throw out the leftovers, you will need to dispose of the excess paint from the old paint tins. There are a number of options available for getting rid of unused paint. Just make sure you do not pour it down the sink.

Pouring away unused paint blocks your sink plus it is a major environmental concern with its harmful chemicals in the paint potentially poisoning fish. You do have a number of options before you start looking at paint disposal companies which could also save you some money.

Here are some options to consider for unused paint –

Donate – Donating unused paint is a great option which can help someone finish off their DIY project plus you can get rid of your paint tins responsibly. Here are some areas you can donate your unwanted paint –

Family and Friends – You can always ask any family or friends if they are starting some DIY work soon and then your paint is not going to waste.

Charity and Community Groups – If you are donating unused paint to charity or a community group, you can start asking around for anyone who needs paint for a project near to you. This will save the charity or community group money on supplies too.

Household Waste Recycling Centres – If your unused paint is completely out of use it will need to be taken to a licensed recycling centre. Remember leftover paint will need to harden before it can be taken to a recycling facility.

Throwing out Empty Paint Tins

If you have used all your paint up or have disposed of the excess paint separately now it is time to get rid of the tins. It is a common myth that you can throw empty paint tins into your mixed recycling but this is not possible. Empty paint tins are still labelled as hazardous and require special care when throwing them out. This prevents harmful chemicals from ending up as landfill.

Can I Put Paint Tins in a Skip?

Old paint tins cannot be loaded into one of our skips as the paint itself is now banned from the landfill because of the hazardous chemicals. You need to treat paint tins with care when getting rid of them.

Can I Recycle Paint Tins?

Even with excess liquid paint, old paint tins can be recycled in most recycling centres all over the UK. Just make sure they are empty and give your local recycling centre a call to see if they accept paint tins.

Where Can Old Paint Tins be Taken?

As previously mentioned, old paint tins can be taken to your local recycling facility just make sure you specify whether the tin has any paint left inside as this may affect the facility collecting it.

Got any Questions? Contact Us Now

If you have any questions about the disposal of old paint cans or want to know more about our skip hire services get in touch today.

Staffordshire Skip Hire is the leading provider of skip hire services across Stoke on Trent and the surrounding areas.