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Why Fly Tip When Skip Hire in Longton Is So Easy?

With over 1 million fly-tipping incidents each year in the UK, it’s easy to see why local councils are doing all they can in order to catch the culprits. Here in the West Midlands fly-tipping levels equates to 15 in every 1000. With skip hire so easy, why do so many people fly-tip?

Access To Waste Disposal Sites

There are many areas throughout the UK that have limited access to waste disposal sites, aka the local tip. This means that in these areas illegal dumping is rife. However, here in Stoke on Trent, our waste management site has excellent facilities and some of the best opening times and availability. They offer separate areas for each type of waste.

Excess Household Waste

With growing families throughout the area, it’s not surprising that there is an increase in general household waste for many of these homes. In many cases, a larger bin can be requested based on the number of people living in the property. You would need to contact your local council directly to discuss this.
A larger bin, while it takes a phone call, and in some areas, a small charge, will be much more convenient than dumping waste. And will also work out cheaper should you be caught fly-tipping.

Price Of Skips

For many, there is the concern that skips are an expensive method of waste disposal. And while we appreciate that this may detour some, the skip prices that we offer here at Staffordshire Skip Hire are as low as we can possibly keep them, making our services as accessible as possible for all.

Bogus Waste Removal

There has been an increase in the number of fake removal companies here in the area, with many fly-tipping sites the equivalent of a small van load. The vehicles used for fly-tipping tend to be unbranded vans, which can be a key red flag if you are having your waste removed by a company.
There are long-term fly-tipping individuals that are portraying themselves as legitimate businesses. However, they are causing the environment agency a number of issues with their fly-tipped waste.

Unfortunately, with the number of fly-tipping incidents on the rise, our council tax is being used to remove the waste, rather than improving the local area of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Therefore if you report fly-tipping as soon as you notice it, it can be investigated and hopefully, the individuals can be apprehended.

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we offer skip hire in Longton and the surrounding areas of Stoke on Trent. We offer a range of skips from mini skips to Ro-Ro skips and everything in between. If you are unsure which size skip you require, please contact our Longton skip hire company. We also offer next-day delivery in many cases.

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Electronic Waste And Skips

Over the years we have seen an increase in electronic waste entering our skips. Unfortunately, the majority of electronic waste cannot be disposed of in our skips, but actually needs to be taken to a WEEE recycling centre to be disposed of appropriately. So why can we not accept electronic products?

Electronic Waste

Due to the nature of waste electrical and electronic products, they are considered to be hazardous waste. This includes any waste that can be considered a danger to both environmental and human health, should it be disposed of incorrectly.
In recent years there has been an increase in the clean-up of our environment. This coincides with the increase of electronic waste, such as we have become a more throwaway society. Meaning that while we are doing our part for the environment, many are throwing out electronic items that could be used elsewhere or the parts indeed recycled for further use (such as circuit boards).

What Is Considered Electronic Waste?

Formerly, everything which required a plug was considered to be an electronic item. However, with the increase in rechargeable or battery-powered electronic products, these now need to be taken into consideration.
According to HSE there are ten broad categories of WEEE currently outlined within the Regulations, namely:

  • Large household appliances – eg fridges, cookers, microwaves, washing machines and dishwashers
  • Small household appliances – eg vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters and clocks
  • IT and telecommunications equipment – eg personal computers, copying equipment, telephones and pocket calculators
  • Consumer equipment – eg radios, televisions, hi-fi equipment, camcorders and musical instruments
  • Lighting equipment – eg straight and compact fluorescent tubes and high-intensity discharge lamps
  • Electrical and electronic tools – eg drills, saws and sewing machines, electric lawnmowers
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment – eg electric trains, games consoles and running machines
  • Medical devices – eg (non-infected) dialysis machines, analysers, medical freezers and cardiology equipment
  • Monitoring and control equipment – eg smoke detectors, thermostats and heating regulators
  • Automatic dispensers – eg hot drinks dispensers and money dispensers

This list is not exhaustive, if there are any items that you feel do not fall into this category, you can always contact us to discuss these on an individual basis and we will be happy to help.

Fridges and freezers have not been suitable for the skip for many years, while they are now covered under the WEEE directive, it was formerly due to the nature of the cooling devices that are used on them. This means that they still cannot be removed in a skip.

What Is WEEE?

The WEEE directive or waste electrical and electronic equipment is an EU-led directive to stop harmful waste from being disposed of inappropriately.
The requirement for this type of waste to be recycled separately allows for a selection to be reused elsewhere, and for the good that are at the end of their life to be broken down and recycled appropriately. This means that harmful waste is removed before being disposed of.
Read more about the WEEE directive.

Skip Hire Longton

While there is a list of things that cannot be removed in a skip, please see our page “What can you put in a skip“, you can still remove the majority of your household and garden waste.
Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we have a range of skips to hire across Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. If you are unsure which size skip you require, our team have a wealth of experience in waste management to guide you to the most appropriate size, just contact us today.
From mini skips to RoRo skips we have a number for same-day or next-day delivery.

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Local Services For Local People

Based in Stoke on Trent, the team here at Staffordshire Skip Hire take great pride in working closely with the local community and ensuring that we are on hand to support those that need our services at a time to suit them.
From skip hire in Leek, to skip hire in Werrington, where you’ll find our base, we’ve got you covered. Not to mention our fantastic range of machine hire services.

Skip Hire Stoke on Trent

Our skip services are available for hire across the whole of Stoke-on-Trent, and much of Staffordshire. No matter what size you need, we will do our best to have one available on the dates you require.
Are you unsure as to which size skip you require? Our friendly team of experts are on hand to help guide you to the right size. Get in touch today, to discuss what the skip is needed for, and we can guide you towards the perfect skip. We will always recommend that you size up from what you think you need, based on our experience, you will always find something to fill the skip with, whereas if you order one that is too small, you run the risk of the expense of another skip.

Machine Hire Longton

Machinery makes for light work of labour-intensive jobs. This is why digger hire is perfect for most exterior renovations! Whether you are simply digging yourself a new flowerbed, a fish pond or a new patio base, our diggers are labour and time-effective way to shift large amounts of dirt in no time.
Of course, you then need to remove any excess dirt from your property. While yes, you can choose skip hire Longton to remove the dirt, you could also consider grab hire. Providing you have a space to pile your waste, within 4 meters of adequate parking, our digger can remove a full load of waste in as little as 20 minutes.
Our grab hire lorries can hold up to 16 tonnes of waste, making them a more cost-effective waste removal solution than a skip that holds a similar amount of waste.

Aggregates Werrington

Skips and machinery aren’t all we have to offer here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we also have a collection of decorative aggregates available for delivery across Stoke on Trent.
From stunning plum slate, to vibrant green and red granite and classic Cotswold stone we have a vast selection of aggregates

To discuss your requirements, please contact a member of the team today who will be happy to assist you.

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Summer Garden Clear-outs In Werrington

Living in the Staffordshire Moorlands, we have the wonderful combination of fresh countryside air and the hustle and bustle of nearby city skylines. It might only be Hanley, but it’s what we have! So why not make the most of the country air, by getting out into the garden and creating your own serenity.

Skip Hire Werrington

If your garden looks a little more like a jungle right now, hiring a skip can help you to remove the excess waste from your garden, allowing you the space to turn it into your dream garden once again.
From digging up old trees and bushes to swapping out your old patio, our skips have got you covered. Anything from a small 3-tonne – to a 16-yard skip for bigger gardens (or jungles).

Saving Space

When filling a skip with garden waste, we often find that many people do not make full use of the skip, and rather leave an abundance of space where it has not been stocked well.
The most common issue is that the waste has not been cut down or compacted effectively enough. When cutting back, or down, trees and bushes, you will want to take the pieces as small as possible, or as many leaves off as possible in order to flatten them into the skip. While time-consuming, if you have a large garden, it’s cost-effective for your skip.

More Than A Skip

If your jungle is going to fill more than a standard skip, or indeed you have nowhere to store a skip, we have an alternative for you. Grab hire. As long as there is adequate parking to access your mound of waste within 4 meters, our gran hire machines can work over hedges and fences to clear away your garden. This works great for those that live in terrace properties with rear garden access across Stoke on Trent.
Our grab hire lorries are about to remove around 16 tonnes of waste in as little as 20 minutes, saving you hours of back-breaking work.

Longer Projects

Not everyone has the time to complete their garden project over a period of a day or two. Particularly not for the bigger projects. If this sounds like you, speak to the tea about skip hire in Werrington and how long you are able to keep hold of the skip. We are happy to discuss this on an individual basis, however, we are limited during busier times due to high demand.

Are you ready to tackle your jungle? Get in touch to book your skip today! Or talk to the team about our collection of decorative aggregates for when the waste is gone.

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Should You Skip Or Tip?

If you are stuck between hiring a skip and taking a trip to the tip, what tips you over the edge in either direction? Is it the goods for disposal, or is it your mode of transport? If you’re having a hard time deciding which method of waste removal is right for you, we’re here to give you a few ideas as to which is right for your type of waste.

Household waste

The majority of domestic waste can be taken to your local tip. However, there are a number of factors to consider before deciding that this is the best course of action for yourself.
Firstly, you need to consider your mode of transport. If you drive a smaller, three-door car, can you fit, lift and shift all of your waste safely? Please remember manual handling is important even outside of the workplace. Or if you drive a van or pick-up truck, they may be considered a commercial vehicle and therefore not allowed to dispose of waste. Depending on your vehicle, you may find yourself making several trips to the tip taking up long periods of time.
The type of waste may also be a factor. If you have copious amounts of garden waste, you may not want to transport this loose in your vehicle, meaning that you would need to bag it all up. Then at the tip, they require garden waste to be loose, meaning that you will then need to empty the bags again. However, with a skip this waste can go directly in, meaning if you are clearing large areas of the garden you can save yourself time and effort then can be spent on the garden.
There are a number of electrical goods that cannot be disposed of within a skip. If this is the main focus on what you are getting rid of, this may mean a trip to the tip (where they have dedicated electronics disposal) or a call to your local council who may collect these for you (charges may apply). In particular, you cannot dispose of a fridge or freezer in a skip.
For information on what you can and cannot dispose of in a skip head over to our dedicated information page.

Commercial waste

Commercial waste is a grey area in terms of taking this to the tip. For example, commercial vehicles cannot enter most waste facilities unless arranged by prior agreement. This is due to the ruling around tipping commercial waste. However, if the waste is taken in a domestic vehicle, the question may not arise. If you are caught disposing of commercial waste in this way, you may risk fines and/or prosecution.
If you are wanting to dispose of commercial waste, we recommend a skip to avoid any potential issues that may arise with other methods of disposal. Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we have a wide variety of skip sizes, ensuring that any size waste can be catered for. Even if you only have a small amount of commercial waste, we have small 2-yard skips or builders-bulk-bag which allow your waste to be manoeuvrable.

Asbestos Waste

Asbestos cannot be disposed of in a standard skip or at your local tip or waste disposal site. Asbestos waste needs to be removed by trained and licensed professionals and disposed of by those professionals at a dedicated disposal site. If you have any concerns that you have disturbed asbestos or that any of your waste is asbestos, please contact a member of the team today.

If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch and a member of our dedicated team will be able to advise you.

Hiring A Skip For Your Commercial Property

In many places, there is a divide between domestic and commercial waste, and therefore the skip hire that goes with this. Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we aren’t interested in adding any hidden or unnecessary costs. That’s why hiring a skip for your commercial business is just as easy as hiring one for your domestic waste.

Consider The Size

There is a wide range of skip sizes available, ranging from our smaller 2-yard mini skips, right up to our 40yard RORO skip, ideal for waste removal of up to 360 black bags. As a general rule, we always advise that you size up from the skip that you think that you need. This is due to taking into consideration how waste is loaded into the skips, extra waste that occurs during the project and even miscalculations.
However, you may wish to speak to one of our experts regarding your project and projected waste. With many years of experience, they have a good idea of the size skip you will need based on the estimated waste. You might find yourself surprised.
Please also bear in mind that you will need to consider the size in regards to the location of the skip. Take into consideration access for the skip to be delivered, and for employees to safely navigate around it.

Consider The Time Period

There are a number of reasons as to why a business might be looking to hire a skip. From ongoing waste management, rather than a bin system, a renovation project, or even an office clearout. Each one will have a varying time period.
Depending on the length of the project, you might be considering hiring a skip long term, or you may think that one day is more than sufficient. Our team are happy to work with you to arrange the best skip and timeframe for you, which can be altered should you need longer or you are completed.

Consider The Waste

Just like hiring a skip for your domestic waste, there will still be limitations on the waste that can go in a skip. This includes any chemicals, white goods, such as fridges and freezers and batteries. For a more in-depth list, please see our page “What can you put in a skip?“.
Please note that we also have additional fees for the tipping of carpet and plasterboard, if this is to be included in your hire, please contact the team today to discuss this.
Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we promote recycling. This means that all the waste that is disposed of into our skips heads for a zero-waste management plant where it will be sorted into appropriate recycling plants, rather than heading for landfill. Tainted loads, such as those that have had chemicals disposed of into them, unfortunately, cannot be recycled, please bear this in mind.

For more information on commercial skip hire Stoke on Trent, or to order a skip today please contact the team today who will be happy to discuss your requirements. Take a look at our grab hire for larger projects, they can help to make light work of larger jobs.

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Avoiding Clinical Waste Disposal

Unfortunately, when it comes to disposing of hazardous or clinical waste, many people opt to throw these into a skip and cover it over with an assortment of other waste. For some it’s a simple mistake as they weren’t aware, others aren’t sure where it should be disposed of.
However, there are a number of reasons as to why we cannot remove this waste for you.

Clinical Waste

There is an array of waste that is considered to be clinical and therefore shouldn’t be in your standards household waste, or your skip either.
With Covid-19 having now been around for over 2 years, we have certainly noticed the increase in clinical waste appearing in our skips, likewise so have councils with their household waste. This is possibly due to many people now undertaking many aspects of healthcare within their own or their family home.

What Is Considered Clinical Waste

There are varying levels of clinical waste, with sharps and bodily fluids being included.

Sharps:
Sharps, under any circumstances, should not be disposed of in household waste, nor in a skip. These should only be disposed of in dedicated sharps bins and containers. This are available in health care settings and can be supplied to homes that require them (contact your local organisations)

Offensive Waste:

  • PPE used for patient care. e.g. (gloves/aprons/masks)
  • soiled dressings
  • empty catheter/stoma bags
  • incontinence pads
  • contaminated paper towels (body fluids)
  • sanitary products

The majority of this can be disposed of in household waste, however, we would recommend contacting your local council or health authority to ensure that this is the case. These should not be disposed of within your skip as the waste in a skip with DP Skips is sorted in a no landfill recycling centre.

High-Risk Clinical Waste:
Predominantly this is the same as above, however, has been used or infected by an individual which is known to have an infectious disease. Over the last two years, this has included Covid-19.

Clinical Waste For Home Healthcare

While here at Staffordshire Skip Hire we cannot offer support for those who have clinical waste for home healthcare purposes, we do want to ensure that you are disposing of your waste appropriately.
If you are caring for yourself or a family member where there will be clinical waste, we recommend contacting either the hospital/hospice/care company from which you receive support or your local council to ensure you have an appropriate disposal method.

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we dispose of our waste at a zero-landfill facility. This means that our waste is taken to a recycling centre to be appropriately sorted and disposed of or recycled. Therefore clinical waste or any kind cannot be disposed of in skip hire Stoke-on-Trent.

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Skip Hire Leek, For Asbestos Removal

We have all heard that removing asbestos ourselves can be dangerous to our health, yet every month we see another person try to dispose of asbestos into our standard skips. So what do you need to know about the removal of asbestos to help make an educated decision?

Why Is Asbestos So Dangerous?

Asbestos is made up of several different fibre particles which, when pulled together, offer a fantastic building material that is both flexible and resistant to heat, electricity and corrosion. It can also be used to increase the strength of other building materials such as cement.
However, these fibres when ingested or inhaled can cause inflammation and scarring internally. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to several diseases, including cancer. The most common and well-known asbestos-related illness is mesothelioma, but others include COPD, pleuritis, asbestosis and pleural effusions.
This means that the inhalation or ingestion of these fibres, particularly over time, can be fatal.

Damaged Asbestos

With many people risking the removal of asbestos themselves, they often believe that wearing a mask and taking it straight outside leaves them with very little exposure, thus allowing them to be safe. However, this doesn’t account for any damaged asbestos fibres floating around the home.
When removing asbestos, it can become fragile to releasing fibres. These fibres can attach themselves to any manner of things around the home, including both hard and soft furnishings.
We often find that when individuals have attempted a removal themselves, they often leave some asbestos behind. Over time this can release further fibres into the air, harming both you and your family, and the effects on young children are significant.

Disposing of Asbestos

Asbestos waste cannot be disposed of with other types of waste. This material is required to be disposed of in a controlled manner by qualified and trained professionals, allowing for the appropriate disposal every time.
Our team of experts will enter your property, with appropriate hazard protection clothing. They will also seal off any areas of your home as necessary to stop airborne fibres from entering areas that could cause an issue.
Once the area has been protected, the asbestos will be delicately removed, causing as little damage and minimal disruption where possible to reduce airborne fibres. This will then be placed straight into an asbestos safe, sealable bag, ready to be transported.
After our team have collected all the asbestos that they can possibly find, they will ensure that the area is made safe for your family to return without the risk of fibres.
When our team of experts leave your property, they will head towards the local asbestos waste facility where they can legally and safely dispose of the asbestos bags.
The facility will then take these bags to a dedicated location where they will be buried to reduce the risk of future contamination and risk of fibres entering the air.

We understand that you will still have questions relating to the removal and disposal of asbestos materials. Please get in touch with us directly to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have, and we will be happy to address these directly with you.
If you are looking for asbestos removal, look no further than skip hire Stoke on Trent from Staffordshire Skip Hire. We are a licensed asbestos removal company, contracted to remove and dispose of asbestos material in a secure and safe environment.

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Helping Out In Werrington

Even with Werrington only being a short distance from Stoke on Trent, we often hear people saying that they can’t get certain services in the village. With skips somehow being one of those.

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Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we certainly do offer skip hire in Werrington! We have a vast collection of skips, in all different sizes, that are available for delivery to Werrington, whether you are looking for a small domestic skip or a large commercial skip such as our RoRo 40-yard skip.

Domestic Skips

As the majority of Werrington is residential, primarily the skips we deliver to the area are being used for standard household waste, renovations and clearing out the jungle that a selection of people call a garden.
Depending on the amount of waste that you are expecting will depend on the size or even style of skip that you require. For instance, if you are looking to remove your current bathroom suite, you may not want to throw it over the side of a skip, so the drop door skips would be a better option.
However, if the majority of your waste is lighter garden waste, like tree cuttings and shrubs, a fixed side skip would be better.
Both styles of skips are available in a range of sizes meaning that we can discuss the right skip for your needs. Our experts have wealth of experience with skip sizes, which means that if you are unsure of what size you need, we can give you a helping hand. However, if you are ever in doubt, we recommend sizing up, rather than having to pay for a second skip.

Commercial Skips

Typically, skips used for commercial purposes are much larger than your standard domestic skip. Often they will also need to have other additions, such as a drop door or a lockable top. With this in mind, we have included a selection of these in our fleet.
Our largest available skip is the RoRo 40 yard skip. This skip is significantly better than ordering a number of smaller skips and offers its own dedicated recycling service to ensure that as little waste as possible enters the landfill. Helping you do your bit for the environment.

If you are looking for skip hire Werrington, the team here at Staffordshire Skip Hire are dedicated to helping you rid your home and business of unwanted waste. So get in touch with our team today and we will have the right skip delivered to your door on the right day for you.

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Cut The Chill This February

With January now behind us, it’s time to focus on how you can make February comfortable for you and your family. While January is usually a cold month, we have seen it unseasonably dry and warm this year, which could lead to us having a colder than average February. So how can you heat your home?

Stocking Up On Logs

In preparation for the colder weather, we have called in a stockpile of kiln-dried hardwood logs. Ready to be delivered straight to the doors of our customers, allowing them to heat their homes, without suffering the impact of the rising energy prices that we have seen in recent months.
With these prices increasing, we are hoping that many people will start to consider using their log burners more, particularly when they are predominantly using one room of the house.
Ordering a large bulk bag of logs from Staffordshire Skip Hire can help you prepare for cold days, while also reducing your overall fuel bill.

Storing Your Logs

In 2021 the UK government took their clean air strategy up another notch by stopping the sale of wet logs and coal to the general public. This was with the aim to reduce air pollution from those homes that would burn these wet logs.
However, for many, the issue comes when they are storing their logs at home. Many people with a log burner invested in an outdoor log store, which has an open front, and usually not raised base. These log stores then allow the elements to affect the logs, thus leaving them damp, even after they have arrived kiln dried.
This means that we have changed the recommendation to keep your logs indoors where possible. This can include in your garage, your shed, and even your conservatory (as these are seldom used in the winter.
The warmer you can keep your logs the better, however, we know that this isn’t always possible, particularly when you order them in bulk, saving you a few pennies.
Of course, you will need to prepare these areas ready for the arrival of your bulk order of logs. This is where skip hire Stoke-on-Trent can help. Getting in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire, we can help you to find the right skip to remove the waste from your space, allowing you to create your perfect log store.

Why We Recommend Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs

There are a number of times that you will see kiln-dried hardwood logs recommended to you, but have you read why?
Firstly, kiln-dried means that they have had the majority of the moisture removed from them. Should the logs have been burnt with this moisture, they would have released a number of harmful particles into the air, which could be detrimental to the health of you and your family. It also removes a significant amount of organisms that would call these logs home.
Secondly, we recommend hardwood logs as they offer a significantly longer burn time. These logs can offer up to 5 hours of burn time, which in many cases is more than double what softwood offers. However, you will need some form of quality kindling to get this lit as they are more difficult to get a good fire going.
Pairing your hardwood logs and smokeless coal offers you high quality and long-lasting fire, to heat your home in the most economical way possible this February.

Logs From Staffordshire Skip Hire

Whether you are looking for a smaller netted bag of logs, or a bulk bag of logs, here at Staffordshire Skip Hire we have them ready and waiting for both collection and delivery. Don’t forget to pick up your kindling and smokeless coal too. Get your and your family prepared for the cold snap this February.

If you are interested in hiring a skip to help get your log store clear for your log delivery get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire for skip hire Werrington today. We have a vast range of skips to help you remove all types of waste, no matter the amount of waste we have a collection of mini skips, midi skips and large skips to suit your needs.
For more information on skip hire prices, please visit our skip hire service page.