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What is landfill and how does it work?

Do you ever wonder what happens when you throw away your non-recyclable waste? It goes into a hole in the ground, right? Well, kind of. A common misconception is that landfills are huge, dug up holes which act as a burial ground for non-recyclable waste to rot until the end of time. In fact, landfills are much more complex. This article will explain what a landfill is, how it works and the effect it has on the environment. What happens to non-recyclable waste? The world has shifted over the last decade to taking a much sterner approach to recycling. Nowadays, dropping…

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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…

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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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Why should you recycle?

There are many misconceptions when it comes to recycling waste and there are still many people that are unsure as to why we should be recycling. This month, Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to explain why it is so important, how our recycling services work, what our team do and how we can make the world a much better place to live; in just a few, simple steps. There are many myths about recycling but we’re here to identify and explain the honest truth.   Myths: ‘Recycling doesn’t and won’t make a difference’ If recycling didn’t make a difference…

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What is harcore and what is it used for?

Unsure what hardcore is and want to know whether you’ll need it for your project? Our experts here at Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to share with you all you need to know about hardcore.   What is hardcore? ‘Hardcore’ is a term used to describe a heap of solid materials, generally broken down bits of concrete, stones and bricks – which do not deteriorate or absorb water. It is the creation of construction waste – most of the material is obtained from quarry waste, old building bricks, tiles, slabs and other crushed gravel.   What is hardcore used…

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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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Topsoil myths and misunderstandings

This month we will be reflecting on the most common topsoil misconceptions, so we can set the facts straight to ensure our customers get the very best from their topsoil.   Myth: “All topsoil is the same”   False. Topsoil comes in a variety of forms including premium, general purpose and economy. These three different types are best suited to certain jobs in particular. Premium is used for creating fresh flower beds, to sculpt borders and for potting. General-purpose is used to enhance lawns for when you’re reseeding and economy is used to fill holes and to level the ground. There…

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What can’t you put in a skip?

You may be hesitant to hire a skip because you’ve heard many things concerning what you can and can’t put into one, but do not fear – it’s actually really simple. This is why Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire have put together a guide, to help explain and point out those items that can’t be thrown into a skip. Know how to hire and use a skip with confidence by reading on. Surely all waste can go into a skip? Skips are used to ease the pressure off fitting waste into your weekly rubbish bin, which can be a difficult task,…

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