Choosing a skip size for your garage clearance

If your garage needs decluttering, you’re not alone — nearly six million garages in the UK are so packed with junk they can’t even accommodate a car.

Among the most frequent culprits contributing to this clutter are DIY tools, gardening equipment, furniture, bicycles, scooters, footwear, and camping gear.

If this situation resonates with you, and you’re eager to reclaim your garage for its intended purpose or a new one, it’s time to embark on a garage clearance mission.

Hiring a skip is one of the most efficient methods to tackle this task. Join us as we navigate your skip-hire options and determine the best fit for your project.

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The frightening truth about Halloween waste

It’s the time of year again when the leaves crunch as you walk along the path, and the trees rustle as a chilly breeze blows. The sun sets earlier, and the sky is ink-black at night, with just the moon for illumination.

With autumn comes Halloween, a popular event celebrated yearly on the 31st of October.

On this night, tiny vampires, monsters, and witches creep out from the shadows and walk the streets hungry for treats and willing to play tricks on those who don’t comply.

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The beginner’s guide to Recycle Week


Despite increasing awareness of the importance of sustainable living, the UK’s domestic recycling rate is declining.

With recyclables not being recycled, more awareness needs to be raised, so we’re discussing the nation’s largest recycling behaviour change campaign — Recycle Week.

This event is the one week of the year where retailers, brands, trade associations, and waste management companies come together to promote the benefits of recycling to the general public.

Let’s explore Recycle Week, what you can expect from the event, and how to get involved.

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A guide to the UK’s waste disposal methods

When renovating your home, having a clear-out, or clearing waste on a building site, confusion can arise when considering the best waste disposal method.

If you’ve tried to reduce the amount of waste you produce and considered reuse where possible, your next consideration should be recycling. The best way to minimise the impact of your waste on the environment is always to choose the most suitable waste disposal method.

Recycling waste is crucial, so separating what can and can’t be recycled is essential.

Let’s explore the UK’s various waste disposal methods, their environmental repercussions, and how skip-hire can help you achieve your waste management goals.

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Top tips for a house clearance

With summer coming to an end, now is the perfect time to de-clutter your home, sort through your belongings, and eliminate the things you no longer need.

A clear-out can create extra space for your autumn décor and help you stay organised over the coming months until it’s time to prepare for your annual spring clean.

If you’re moving house soon, de-cluttering now can help you avoid paying to move unwanted furniture and furnishings.

Likewise, the property you’re moving into may require a full house clearance if you’ve inherited it or the previous owner passed away.

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Common waste disposal mistakes

Renovating or simply clearing out any room in your home can generate large amounts of waste. Whether it’s the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom, it doesn’t matter. By the end of the day, you will have generated some waste.

When this happens, there are rules and regulations around certain types of waste that you may need to be aware of. It’s your responsibility to dispose of it safely and correctly, following the correct disposal of waste regulations for the specific items.

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How to deter dumpster diving

Dumpster diving or skip hunting can appear to be an innocent situation. After all, only what you are throwing away is taken.

If you haven’t heard of this before, you may wonder, what is dumpster diving?

This is when other people claim things you’ve thrown out, which sounds great if you advocate for recycling. However, this can carry many liability concerns, and you should be aware of how to deter people from illegally diving into your skip and taking things from you.

The first step to preventing dumpster diving is understanding why people do it and knowing what they may be looking for.

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Everything to know about buying a skip

We’ve all heard of skip hire, but have you ever considered buying a skip? With multiple skip options available, there are plenty to choose from, and you may prefer owning your own skip instead of hiring one.

Before purchasing a skip, you always need to consider the purpose of the skip and your requirements, including how long you will be using it, etc.

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How to dispose of car tyres

Disposing of your car tyres requires serious care and attention because of the materials used to make them. Because they aren’t degradable, your tyres need to be recycled and safely disposed of in a specific way.

Can I put tyres in a skip?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. You can’t throw tyres in a skip because of the materials they’re made from. They need to be disposed of differently to other general waste items to prevent any issues.

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