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When were skips first used?

Skips can be incredibly helpful for disposing of household and commercial waste. Due to their sheer usefulness, you might assume that they have been around forever. However, this isn’t the case, with the first skip only being invented in 1922. Surprisingly, people have only been using skips for around a century to get rid of rubbish. Read on to find out more about when were skips first used and how they have advanced over the years.  The invention of skips Skips came about in 1922 in the seaside town of Southport. The invention happened when Edwin Walker, an employee of a…

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Why hiring a skip is better than going to the tip [Infographic]

If you want to get rid of large amounts of waste, you may be torn between hiring a skip and heading to your local tip. Taking a trip the tip can seem like the most cost-effective option, however, skip hire is usually a better choice. Read on to find out why hiring a skip is better than going to the tip.  The benefits of skip hire in Doncaster  There are so many benefits to choosing skip hire instead of visiting your local tip. Not only is it much more convenient since you won’t even need to leave your home or business…

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What can I put into a skip?

Are you wondering “What can I put into a skip?” If so, you’re certainly not alone. Many people aren’t sure what they can and can’t put into skips, particularly if it’s their first time using one. At Thompson Skips and Fuels, we’ve created a guide to help make it clear which items are permitted in skips. Items you can put in skips Our skips in Doncaster are suitable for most types of rubbish. So, whether you’re clearing your overgrown garden, renovating your kitchen, or you need to get rid of commercial waste such as rubble or hardcore, there’s a good chance…

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10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Skip

When looking for domestic skips in Doncaster what are the questions to ask before hiring a skip, there is a lot that goes into the research process. There are plenty of questions that you have to ask yourself before you can actually get one delivered. As well as planning what will go inside it if that’s allowed, and how long you are going to need it for. It can feel like a bit of an information overload for something so simple.  However, to help you plan efficiently, here are 10 questions to ask before hiring a skip. What are Skips and…

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Choosing the right skip size

When it comes to hiring a skip, there are several factors to consider. One of these is choosing the right skip size for your project. Thomson Skip Hire supply skips in a range of sizes, making sure we can meet the unique needs of your project. Whatever the quantity and type of waste you need to dispose of, you can rest assured that we have the right skip for your requirements. The importance of choosing the right sized skip Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right sized skip. If you choose a skip that’s too big, you will spend more…

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What Is WEEE Recycling and How Can I Get Involved?

When it comes to recycling, there’s a wealth of guidance and resources readily available to help the UK get bin smart. One specialist part of the waste disposal process, and a term that can often cause confusion, is WEEE recycling; what it encompasses, why it’s needed and what the directive achieves. That’s why this month Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to explain all-things WEEE, and encourage the safe and correct disposal of all waste electrical and electronic equipment.    What is WEEE recycling? As part of an environmental legislation that was introduced in 2007, when electrical and electronic equipment…

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The Benefits of Solid Fuel Heating Systems for Cheaper Energy Bills

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to turn the heating systems back on and wave goodbye to the hot summer evenings. For many homeowners, the drop in temperature can cause concern; a house to heat means energy bills to pay. So whether your boiler’s packed in or you’re simply looking to upgrade your central heating system, both price and efficiency are key factors you’ll want to consider before you invest. That’s why this month, Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here with some money-saving tips, shedding light on why you should be looking towards solid fuel heating systems –…

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Inert Waste Skips Vs General Waste Skips

What’s the difference between inert waste skips and general waste skips? Inert waste includes materials such as clay, subsoil, chalk, hardcore, sand, concrete and rubble – materials that are unreactive and do not decompose. Due to the type of waste that is deposited into an inert waste skip, they are ideally suited to industrial customers, whereas, general waste skips are better suited to domestic and commercial customers. The type of waste that goes into a general waste skips include wood, furnishings, plastics, packaging, books, etc.                Can I put general waste into an inert waste…

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The difference between Domestic Skips and Commercial Skips

Are you planning a project but aren’t sure what type of skip to hire? With a range of skip sizes available, sometimes it can be hard to judge what’s best for your situation. Whether you’re a homeowner clearing out or refurbishing your home, or a commercial client undergoing a refit, having a skip on hand is a convenient way to store the produced waste, with the added bonus of it being removed from your premises at the end of the project. But what are the differences between domestic skips and commercial skips, and which is best suited for your needs? Your…

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Incorporating Rubble Into your Garden Design

  Rubble, sometimes referred to as hardcore, is commonly used in garden design because it can be manipulated in many different ways. Whether you wish to make stepping stones, rockeries, sawtooth edgings, driveways, custom patios or fire pits – rubble is a great material that can help to bring your plans through to fruition. This month, Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to offer you some inspirational garden design ideas, so read on to find out more! What is hardcore? The term hardcore describes an abundance of solid materials that are long-lasting and have low absorbency. Hardcore is ideal for…

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