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Skip Hire FAQs

If you’re looking for a reliable and competitively priced skip hiring service, then look no further! We can cater for domestic and commercial clients, as recycling professionals we pride ourselves in delivering our services with outstanding customer service. To make the whole process easier for you, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions so you’ll know everything you need to know by the time the skip is delivered to your door.     What size do I need? Choosing the size of your skip depends entirely on what your intended use for it is, for example, if you’re looking…

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Choosing The Right Solid Fuel

Solid fuel is defined as any solid material that can be burnt to release energy, such as heat and light, through the process of combustion. Humans have been using wood to produce fire for over 2 million years, with solid fuels being a staple in homes for centuries and predicted to be an energy source going forward. By using solid fuels in your home, you can take control of your heating and energy bills, whilst adding style and character to the home. In this article, we will be exploring the different kinds of solid fuels and their different strengths – making…

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Top Tips for Confidential Waste Disposal

Businesses produce a large amount of paper wastage yearly, despite the ever-increasing use of and dependance on the internet. Without proper disposal, sensitive information about your business or employees could fall into the wrong hands. Businesses have mostly opted towards using a shredder to destroy old documents, however there is a growing problem of people re-assembling these documents to uncover any valuable information that they may contain. This problem has been highlighted in recent times, as even documents the White House try to destroy, are being taped back together, affirming the fact that shredders no longer make the cut in this…

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What to do when moving office?

Moving office can be stressful, even for the most organised of us – but it is a fantastic opportunity to establish what needs replacing and what needs to be kept. Moving office gives you a reason to rebrand and change your working practices, by decluttering and streamlining your work space. This is why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide of how to turn the time-consuming task of moving offices into a productive and rewarding  project for your business. Your new location Before you decide the move office, you must take into consideration your new location and whether it serves as an…

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How to Reduce Skip Hire Cost

If you’re undertaking a renovation project, chances are you’ll be wary of keeping costs down as much as possible. Luckily, ordering and using a skip is very cost-effective, but sometimes a simple lack of research can lead to customers paying more than they need to. We’re in the business of ensuring that all our customers pay a fair, competitive price for their skips, and so we’ve put together the following article to help you reduce the cost of skip hire as much as possible. Choose the right sized skip for your project Skips are available in a wide range of sizes….

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New Years Resolution – Reducing waste and recycling more

As the new year approaches, many people are making their preparations to purchase a gym membership or to cut down on smoking. Here at Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire, we believe that there is a lesser chosen New Year’s resolution that can not only improve the quality of life for oneself — but also for billions of others. Today we’re going to discuss why reducing waste and recycling more should be your New Year’s resolution for 2019. Reducing waste One of the easiest yet most impactful changes someone can make to help the environment is to cut down on the amount…

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What Do Skip Companies Do with Your Waste?

A common misconception is that all the waste you put in a skip will be hauled off and dumped in the ground to rot for an eternity. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, great efforts are made by our team to ensure the exact opposite. We operate a thorough process using extensive man and machine power to turn all the waste that enters our skip into materials that can be reused for manufacturing purposes. In this article we’re going to guide you through this process and highlight all the steps we take to keep our planet free from…

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What Makes Smokeless Fuel Smokeless?

The fuel industry has shifted focus massively over the past decade to developing fuels that are less harmful to the environment. The development of smokeless fuel has been a big leap, and is now manufactured and supplied across the globe. Despite this, many people are unaware of what exactly makes smokeless fuel smokeless. Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to dispel any myths (and we’ve heard a few!) and explain exactly how this innovative fuel manages to be (almost) smoke-free. What is smokeless fuel? Before we get into the finer details, we should take a step back and look at…

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Why are batteries recycled separately?

Recycling has become an integral part of our business – and our life. Much like many of you, we’re highly dedicated to recycling as much as we can in our efforts to preserve the Earth’s beautiful natural environment. A large part of that effort involves educating others. There is often a confusion amongst the public concerning the correct way to dispose of batteries. This article is going to dispel the myths around battery disposal and explain the correct way to discard your used batteries. Can batteries be recycled? The simple answer is yes; unfortunately, however, it’s not quite that simple. While…

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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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