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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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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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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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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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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Earth is a permanent place of residence for us, so isn’t it vital that we take the initiative to ensure the planet’s future by thinking about simple things to reduce climate change, reduce landfill and put a stop to excessive pollution? If each individual makes a small, personal contribution and keeps up with a few new lifestyle changes, we will be surrounded by a happy and healthy world that we’re proud to live in. Ensure a bright future by taking a moment to think about what you’re doing. Being green is easy -it’s just about knowing how to do it and…

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How to get the most out of hiring a skip

When hiring out a skip, it’s not always easy to know what size to go for and how much rubbish will be accumulated over time. However, our experts here at Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire have put together a simple guide to help our customers get the most out of hiring a skip. For simple ways to maximise the space in your skip, simply read below!   Book the skip that’s right for you The first common mistake is either overestimating or underestimating the size of skip you’ll require. Your first lesson is to always play it safe by hiring one…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Recycling

This month at Thompson Fuel and Skip Hire, we will be discussing the dos and don’ts when recycling. Although it’s good to recycle, there are some things that are still unable to undergo this process. It can be just as harmful to throw any old thing into the recycling as it is not to recycle at all.   Recycling “dos”   Appropriately divide plastics that can be recycled from those that can’t. Check your local area – in case you have to separate different materials into coloured boxes. Some areas will want you to group plastics, cardboard and glass for example….

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Why Sweden is Discarding ‘Throwaway Culture’ in Favour of Fixing

Would you choose repairs over replacement if they were cheaper? The Swedish government thinks that its citizens would do just that, which is why they are proposing a new tax break system to combat consumer throwaway culture. Sweden are aiming to incentivise the option of repairing household goods, thus limiting waste and promoting a culture of reuse. Considering the challenges we face in modern times, schemes such as these are incredibly valuable at both a local and global level. But what are Sweden’s exact plans, and why is Sweden discarding ‘throwaway culture’ in favour of fixing? The problem with waste With…

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