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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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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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5 things you need to know before hiring a skip

If you’ve been considering hiring a skip, there are five things you should do or consider, before doing so. Our team at Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to help you decide on the all important questions you should ask yourself, so that you not only get a good deal but so you’re able to complete the task at hand. For more information, please read below! What size skip do I need? There are a number of skip sizes including: 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20 or 30 yards. Generally each yard = 10 bing bags, for example, 14…

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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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What is a smokeless fuel?

The Clean Air Act was brought about many years ago between 1956 and 1968, to eradicate thick smog being released by countless factories and power stations, with the idea to reduce excess air pollution. Along with the Act, there were “smoke controlled areas” put in place where only smokeless fuels could be burnt. This environmental movement was the beginning of serious change after the “Great Smog” of London in 1952, that put a stop to public transport and events and sadly, took thousands of lives. Since then, the variety of smokeless fuels have come on in leaps and bounds to ensure…

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What is Topsoil?

Some of you many be thinking, “Soil? It’s all the same” but this is not the case. This month, Thompson Fuel & Skip Hire are here to inform you on what topsoil really is and how you could benefit from this rich matter – this knowledge will make for a healthier, greener garden. Topsoil: may be referred to as “black dirt”, is the rich soil found on the top of the earth’s surface – as this is where the most nutrients lies. Topsoil consists of the highest organic matter, packed with everything needed to fertilise flowerbeds and vegetables. This ‘topsoil’ is…

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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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How to dispose of fluorescent tubes

When a bulb goes, it’s a pain and sometimes we can be guilty of leaving the replacement for weeks! So when it comes to fluorescent tubes, Thompson Fuel and Skip Hire can understand you might be slightly concerned with knowing what to do with it! This article will cover how to safely dispose of these potentially hazardous tubes.   Are fluorescent tubes hazardous? Externally, these tubes are not hazardous. However, the inside contains mercury and it’s used to cause a short-wave ultraviolet light, in order for the luminescent coating to glow. These fluorescent lights are used because they’re much more efficient…

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