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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 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 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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