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Do skip hire companies recycle?

If you have walked past a skip recently, you may have wondered what skip hire companies do with the waste materials? Also, do they recycle?

In this blog, Staffordshire Skip Hire will tell you what happens when our skips are taken away.

Knowing what waste management companies do with different types of waste may give you some inspiration on how to recycle and solutions for domestic and commercial scrap materials.

Working on a building project or clearing out your overgrown garden accumulates large amounts of waste plus people may not have the time to dispose of waste correctly.

Recycling explained for skip companies

Recycling is always the best solution to prevent large amounts of waste from ending up in landfill sites. Sadly, the amount of rubbish in landfills continues to grow with waste management companies looking to take waste to appropriate recycling facilities instead.

Hiring a skip is so much more than just getting rid of waste materials. Actions include collecting, sorting, and recycling the different types of waste. The extent of recycling often varies, depending on the individual skip hire company.

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we are committed to maintaining the highest recycling rate to ensure very little waste ends up in landfills.

After collecting skips, waste management companies like us will separate the materials, garden waste, and scrap metal. We make sure that waste disposal is done ethically and as sustainable as possible.

Why is recycling important?

The percentage of household recycling in England has increased to around 45% in 2019/20. Hiring a skip helps to increase the amount of waste being sent to the correct recycling facility. Recycling companies manufacture products back into new products or packaging, which benefits our environment.

There is an increasing concern about fly-tipping, with rubbish being dumped on streets and public highways. This is why it can be useful to have a large space for accessible and sustainable waste disposal – like a skip.

Working with Staffordshire Skip Hire

As waste management specialists, we are proud to say we pride ourselves on recycling. We always try to take items to the right recycling facility so that items don’t end up in landfill sites.

We offer different sizes of skips depending on the amount of waste you may accumulate. If you need help with waste disposal or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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Does the waste hierarchy matter?

Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, you may have heard the term ‘waste hierarchy’ before. This concept is based on the idea that the best way to deal with waste is organising our priorities so we produce less in the first instance.

For this blog, Staffordshire Skip Hire will talk you through this in greater detail.

What is the waste hierarchy?

If you have ever thought about hiring a skip before, you may have heard of the waste hierarchy. This idea revolves around the notion of the most efficient use of resources – with its objectives aligning with the current EU Waste Framework Directive and how this affects our own waste legislation and regulations. Here are some of the core ideas –

Prevention and minimisation

This is the highest priority of the waste hierarchy. The simplest way to deal with waste is if there is less of it, using less material is the key to cutting down on waste. Plastic bags are a prime example, with the use of plastic drastically cut down in areas such as supermarkets.


Where cutting down on waste is not quite feasible, the next best thing is to reuse materials we already have. One example is reusing a plastic bag instead of purchasing new ones. Other examples include cardboard boxes, milk bottles, plastic water bottles and ink cartridges.


Anyone who has worked with Staffordshire Skip Hire before knows we are big fans of recycling. Recycling helps us to deal with existing waste but managing not to produce it in the first place is a preferable option.


The final option is to landfill, which is, of course, the least preferable option. Burying our waste is not the best idea and should be avoided at all costs.

Get in touch for more information

Efficiency and environmental friendliness are the main guiding principles of our work here at Staffordshire Skip Hire. We segregate everything we collect in our skips and use anything we can, only disposing of it as the final resort – which keeps in line with the waste hierarchy.

This means when you hire a skip from us, you can rest assured we will deal with your waste responsibly. Contact us now for more information or any questions you’ve got.

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Get summer ready with Skip Hire

With the UK currently experiencing a heatwave, there has never been a better time to get those much-needed garden jobs done.

The perfect solution for getting rid of the waste generated is hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire. For our latest blog, we will talk you through potential tasks you could take on and why a skip is generally needed for all of them.

Sort out your garden decking

People looking to spruce up their garden will often look at installing decking as their first task. While decking can look spectacular, it can easily show up dirt marks and disrepair. Most of the time this can be offset with a power wash or a quick session of oiling and staining that will have it looking brand new.

Sometimes decking boards can get beyond repair, whether they have been worn away, rotted with damp, or riddled with insects. Getting rid of damaged boards requires a skip hire, as you could potentially have plenty of waste.

Trimming trees

Overhanging branches are not an issue most of the time, but there could become a time when they become annoying and potentially dangerous. Piles of pine needles, dead leaves, and other debris can be irritating to clean up but add to these fallen tree branches this becomes a more serious situation. Fallen branches have been known to break windows, damage property, and even injure people.

Hiring a skip for your garden waste is the most environmentally friendly option, as we take care of all of the waste responsibly.

Fixing up old fences

Similar to low-hanging branches, wood fences have the potential to be dangerous if not given proper attention. Broken nails and splintered wood can be eliminated quite quickly during a renovation. As with decking, you could find it much easier to use a skip to get rid of your waste.

Talk to the skip hire specialists

If you are considering a garden renovation project this summer, get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire to arrange a skip for your waste.

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So many reasons to work with Staffordshire Skip Hire

Waste is part and parcel of life on-site for tradespeople all over the country, whether you work in construction or similar trade. The work can generate large amounts of waste, from building rubble and bricks to wood and soil.

Some tradespeople will use a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire for their project to ensure the process is as simple as possible.

Working with Staffordshire Skip Hire

Here are just some of the reasons to work with us –

Save time and get the best deal

When you are working across a number of different construction sites over the space of a year, it can be a lot of hassle to source a skip from a different supplier every time. Having to research suppliers when you move to a new site is time-consuming and means plenty more admin.

Staffordshire Skip Hire is able to offer you an instant quote over the phone or by filling in our inquiry form; taking the leg work out of the process for you.

Choose your skip size

While many skip suppliers offer one or two sizes of skip, Staffordshire Skip is able to offer a wide range of skips that range from 2 tonnes to 10 tonnes.

Our service is designed to give you a variety of choices, plus if you are unsure we can recommend the best size based on your requirements. This again is another time-saver, which saves you sitting in front of a computer and scrolling through Google.

Dispose of waste responsibly

We don’t just collect your waste, we also ensure that it is recycled efficiently which gives you peace of mind, knowing you are fulfilling your environmental obligations. According to industry statistics, a third of the waste found in landfills is generated from construction sites.

Our aim is to provide a green, ethical service that eliminates unnecessary waste.

Ready to hire your skip? Get in touch now

If you are now ready to hire a skip, contact Staffordshire Skip Hire today and we can recommend the best size for your construction site.

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How to safely remove your sofa

If you think it’s time to replace your sofa with a new and comfier style, it’s important to know how to dispose of the old one properly.

There are options available when it comes to sofa removal, such as having it collected or disposed of. For this blog, Staffordshire Skip Hire will talk you through each option in greater detail.

How to dispose of your sofa

While it may seem tricky to know where to start with disposing of your sofa, there are a number of options available, depending on how quickly or cheaply you want to be rid of it.

Donating – If you are feeling generous, you could always give it to charity, providing it is still in usable condition. Many charities also offer to collect donated sofas for free too.

Selling – Another option is selling your old sofa, either online or in the local newspaper. Before throwing it away, consider that someone else might be after a new place to relax after working all day.

Disposal – If your old sofa is not fit enough to be donated or sold, then disposing of it is the next best solution.

You could consider a man and van waste clearance service, who will take your sofa away and effectively takes its disposal out of your hands.

The Local Tip – A cheaper alternative to getting rid of your old sofa is taking it to the local tip. Most will accept old sofas, but we would always recommend you check they are a licensed facility first.

Once you have decided on the right choice for removing your old sofa, it is time to sit back and relax on your new one.

Get in touch with any questions

If you have any questions about sofa removal or need a skip for other home renovations, please do not hesitate to contact Staffordshire Skip Hire today.


Asbestos Safety With Staffordshire Skip Hire

Asbestos was a widely used building material right up until the 1980s when it was discovered how harmful the fine fibres were when ingested. This means that any home or commercial property built before this time has the potential to have asbestos somewhere within the property. If you come across asbestos while undertaking any DIY, it’s important to call in professionals. That’s where we come in.

Signs Of Asbestos

When you are undertaking any DIY work on older buildings, it is imperative that you are aware of where it is possible that asbestos is present. A few places that asbestos was used includes:

  • Insulation
  • Interior wall paint
  • Ceilings
  • Wood stoves and fireplaces
  • Sheds and garages
  • Drywall
  • Home siding

The bad news is that you cannot tell that something contains asbestos unless it is put under a microscope. The tiny coloured fibres are too small to be seen by the naked eye, and it has no distinctive smell to be aware of.
While it is possible that you can collect samples of the material to be sent for testing, we highly recommend calling in a professional. They are trained in the best way to safely remove the sample without further disturbing the area.

Asbestos Removal

Due to the dangers of asbestos, it is important that it is removed and disposed of by trained professionals and should not be removed as part of your general DIY renovation.
When our team of experts attend to remove your asbestos (or potential asbestos) they will ensure that the space is adequately covered and the rest of the house is protected from debris or fibres. We complete the removal in a controlled manner to ensure minimal disruption.
Once removed from its location, we take any potential asbestos away with us to be disposed of at a dedicated disposal site to ensure minimal ecological impact.
All asbestos removal is undertaken with adequate PPE in place, however, it still poses risks to the health of the individuals carrying out the work. If we are working in your home, please take note of our precautions to help keep yourself and your families along with our team as safe as possible.

For more information on asbestos removal services from Staffordshire Skip Hire, please contact a member of our expert team today who will be happy to assist you. Check back to our latest news regularly for more information on the range of services that we offer.