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  • Roll On Off Skips | Roll On Off Bins | Roll on Roll Off
    empty at the waste management centre there is a limit to Continue Reading Why you may need a Roll On Off Skip Posted in Skip Services by Skiphire UK on March 2nd 2013 Part of managing the waste material from your projects is ensuring that you are certain of the amount of waste that will be produced not just in terms of volume but also in weight Knowing this will let you choose the correct skip for your waste If you are unsur Continue Reading Why Should You Recycle Your Waste Posted in Skip Services by Skiphire UK on June 16th 2014 At Skip Hire UK we are committed to recycling as much of your waste as possible There are a number of reasons for this some of which are obvious but all of them are as equally important So if you re after skip hire in Bristol or anywhere else across Continue Reading Changes To Birmingham Council s Bulk Collection Posted in Skip Services by Skiphire UK on June 27th 2014 Since April 1st Birmingham City Council has made changes to their large and bulky collection scheme which imposes restrictions on what they will and won t carry away from your home With cheap skip hire in Birmingham available from Skip Hire UK you can avo Continue Reading A Landlord s Guide To Clearing Student Houses Posted in Skip Services by Skiphire UK on July 10th 2014 It ll soon be time for students to move out of their student houses and head back to their homes As a landlord you re probably fully aware of the mess some students can leave behind If you re after skip hire in Manchester a builder s Continue Reading Dispose Your Home Renovation Waste With Skip Hire Posted in Skip Services by Skiphire UK on July 11th 2014 A home renovation can really breathe new life into a building Whether it s a kitchen refurbishment a new bathroom being installed or just a complete renovation product a lot of waste can be generated But with cheap skip hire in Sheffield Liverpool Manch Continue Reading Clear Out Your Office Premises With Skip Hire UK Posted in Skip Services by Skiphire UK on July 15th 2014 Offices have a lot of equipment in From stationary to workstations computers and more there are a lot of objects to be disposed of if you re renovating your office having a general clear out or are relocating With skip hire in Liverpool Manchester Lond Continue Reading How Is Your Metal Recycled Posted in Skip Services by Skiphire UK on July 18th 2014 Houses are chock full of metal Obviously there s all your cans saucepans and so on but there s plenty of other large bits of metal knocking about the place including bed frames TV stands and of course the metal used in the overall construct Continue Reading 1 2 3 4 13 OR CALL US ON 0845 373 1394 Recent Blog Entries Professional dumpster diving

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  • Professional Dumpster Diving: An American Industry | Skip Hire UK
    abandoned wiped servers which are expensive and difficult for many younger techies to get their hands on Jeff Ferrell Another well known skip scavenger is Jeff Ferrell Ferrell us a sociology professor at Texas Christian University and is proud to call himself a professional dumpster diver as well Ferrell spends two hours every day on his bike searching through dumpster and skips However rather than keep it for himself Ferrell ends up giving most of it away Two of the biggest problems we have right now in our society are waste and people in need he explained my notion is that I can take the first problem to help solve the second problem Although most of the year sees his finds going to shelters and charities by the time Christmas comes around Ferrell always keeps an eye out for potential gifts He even gave his wife a diamond necklace made from diamonds he found at the bottom of a dumpster The Ethics Of Dumpster Diving Most people who search through dumpsters find no issues with the ethics behind it Their reasoning is if it has been thrown away then it s okay to take Many like Ferrell and occasionally Malone will give away or donate their findings rather than necessarily sell them on Most people will have some kind of personal code when dumpster diving For example Ran Prieur a former dumpster diver who primarily searched for food which would otherwise have gone to waste believes in taking up to half of the contents from a skip or dumpster and donating the other half It is also important that the skip hunter doesn t leave a mess behind them even if only because it would give stores a reason to lock them out It is important that dumpster divers don t target house waste which is unethical but they will often search through multi residence waste sites including apartment building dumpsters and skips Similarly many will target dumpsters attached to student accommodation at the end of the academic year Skip Diving In The UK With the economy as it is it isn t really a surprise that so many people all over the world are taking advantage of such an abundant resource as that which companies have deemed waste Food remains one of the largest and most rewarding resources to be found in skips students in particular are taking advantage of the waste thrown away by supermarkets and larger chain stores This isn t just an act of necessity either these students are often freegans or environmental activists showing just how wasteful many larger stores are When it comes to rummaging through skips in London you might be less likely to find electronics which are so easily sellable but there is always the potential for useful furniture which has been thrown Of course we re not advising that you go skip diving and if you are tempted to take anything from a domestic or commercial skip you should ask the

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  • Skip Hire And Pest Control | Skip Hire UK
    is the potential for severe damage to your property or your employees through insect infestation Most properties are suitable for insect infestation What Are The Health Risks Of Insect Infestations Insects have the potential to spread disease extremely quickly and can cause huge health risks Wasp and bee s nest infestations are common across much of the UK and these can be hugely damaging to health not simply because they hurt but because so many people are allergic to their stings As they are extremely effective at spreading disease insect infestations are some of the most dangerous How To Spot An Insect Infestation The most common signs of insect infestations include Large numbers of live insects Dead insects Faecal spotting Damaged stock Employees and nearby property owners complaining of bites itches Rodent Infestations Although insects can be dangerous rodents are typically the most dangerous form of infestation One of the major reasons for this is that not only can they carry illnesses themselves but they can carry an array of fleas and other insects as well which can then carry their own diseases What Are The Health Risks Of Rodent Infestations Rat urine or any water that they have been near can cause leptospirosis more commonly known as Weil s disease if it comes into contact with a bare cut or enters the body via the nose mouth or eyes For the most part this will only cause mild flu like symptoms such as headaches chills and certain muscle pains but it can also be much more serious In the worst case Weil s disease can cause organ failure and various levels of internal bleeding The Risk Of Building Damage With Rodent Nests As well as severe health risks rodents can also compromise the security of any building s structure They can burrow into walls a range of surfaces and across multiple floors within the same building as well as along the roof and into guttering How To Spot A Rodent Infestation As rodents are typically very shy and will assess the dangers of any open area before entering it can be difficult to identify and infestation Some of the most common symptoms include Rodent droppings Scratches and marks on stock furniture or equipment Bite damage on property from wires to insulation and wood panelling Nests made from loose fabric paper or plastic A stale smell in the air Scratching pawing or other sounds during the quieter times of the day or night including after work has finished How To Minimise The Risk Of Pest Infestation One of the most effective ways to ensure that your business or domestic property remains free from pest infestations is to make the most out of the very best in skip hire and waste management services Waste creates odours which we find unpleasant but which are hugely attractive to a range of pests including insects and rodents You can minimise these odours by taking advantage of reliable skip hire in Reading and getting rid

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  • Could Brighton Be The Greenest City In The UK? | Skip Hire UK
    which has managed to commit to a zero waste policy The owner Douglas McMaster saw the eco friendly business model work in a similar restaurant in Australia and decided to trial it in the UK The design of the restaurant itself was based on eco friendly materials sourced from the same woman Cat Fletcher who worked on the Waste House What Makes Silo So Unique Silo operate on a pre industrial food system which is primarily based on the concept of a more primitive diet with a greater focus on natural foods without any kind of processing whatsoever The entire restaurant has been designed back to front when compared to traditional designs with the skip and the waste bin in mind right from the start By choosing reusable delivery systems local ingredients which generate no waste trading with farmers and food producers on a direct basis and actually composting any scraps and organic trimmings on site As if that wasn t enough to drastically reduce the environmental impact of the restaurant business Silo goes not one but several steps further by Churning Its Own Butter Makes Its Own Almond Milk Brews Its Own Beer Creates Its Own Soft Drinks Rolls Its Own Oats Mills Its Own Flour McMaster credits the idea for Silo to Joost Bakker a Dutch artist whom he met in Australia The original concept in Australia resulted in a successful zero waste business and McMaster decided to bring the idea to the UK When Silo receives any ingredients they have to ensure that it has either no packaging or any packaging that is used is completely bio degradable This makes it difficult to get any ingredients such as nuts coffee and certain spices which they cannot obtain from a local source A zero waste restaurant McMaster explains isn t just one initiative it s made of a thousand little ones such as how do we get bicarbonate of soda How do we deal with receipts We have initiatives such as using frying oil to make candles making our own soap on site and electrolysing waster instead of buying in chemicals The Future Of Sustainable Living Eco Open Houses Whilst not every house can be zero waste like the Silo restaurant or composed of 85 reused materials like the Waste House there are still trial properties all across the city which are constantly making moves towards sustainable technologies Eco Open Houses saw a dozen different properties showcased cross the city to show how practical environmentally friendly houses could actually be One of these buildings a new home on Grantham Road is a zero carbon building which features an air sourced heater pump the latest in rainwater harvesting and underfloor heating Also on show was the award winning Earthship Brighton community centre which is made out of old car tyres which have been filled with dirt and earth The building itself generates its own solar energy and treats all sewage on site to ensure that it has as little

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  • Could Robots Be The Waste-Managers Of The Future? | Skip Hire UK
    looking for ethically and sustainably produced items Therefore the demand for these recycled items continues to increase which means that the ethical and effective sorting of waste is a truly effective business model Recycling waste isn t just a matter of recovering materials which can be reused or sold on to a manufacturer but is instead an economic system With that in mind it is no wonder that waste management will soon be following in the footsteps of other manual industries and include robotic systems into everyday waste management use One of Holland s leading waste management organisations Baetsen has implemented a robotic system which is the first of its kind across the world The ZenRobotics Recycler This robotic technology is designed to replace five manual workers and is the first of its kind to be introduced into the waste management industry A highly sophisticated system the robotics involved are taught over a period of time to be specific and ensure that nothing gets through as part of a waste stream which isn t supposed to For the first two weeks of its operation the system only worked at around 40 50 of its desired capabilities but this quickly grew to 100 after the system s bugs were detected and fixed How Does The Robotic Recycling System Work The robots within the system rely on photography in order to effectively manage waste The rubbish is placed on the two metre wide conveyor belt and images are taken via a series of ten cameras lasers and sensors These then determine the type of waste which is sent by electronic signals to the processing centre the brain of the robot This all happens in a matter of milliseconds which enables to robot to work much faster and much more accurately than human hand eye co ordination As well as working much faster the robotic system can work non stop and is designed to catch and separate and heavy objects and separate them for sorting In as little as an hour the robot can collect and sort in excess of 1 500 objects weighing up to 20 kilograms each The Features Of The Robotic Sorting System The system features a smart gripper which can open from 50mm to 500mm allowing daily waste of most sizes and dimensions to be quickly and easily sorted The attached sorting arms themselves can throw waste literally in a 2x2 metre square space What makes the system incredible however is its incredible multi tasking capacity Each one of its robotic arms can sort up to four difference fractions with extremely high levels of precision It can sort a variety of different materials including stone and plastic resulting in an unbeatable purity level of 98 Thanks to its incredible capacity for learning the system can be actively adjusted for a variety of waste environments The Future Of Waste Management And Recycling It is clear that the entire industry is moving towards an automated process particularly as waste management companies

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  • Skip Hunters: The Etiquette Of Skips! | Skip Hire UK
    skips are actually still working or at least repairable making them a prime target for any interested salvager These tend to lean more in skips towards furniture and other items which might only be slightly damaged However in commercial bins divers will often find discarded food such as near expiration date foodstuffs or stock which is simply being replaced Many retailers are reluctant to sell food which might cause any immediate problems even for reduced prices as they are often a liability risk There have even been dedicated articles and cookery books which specialise in near expiration date food Aside from these practical uses it is becoming increasingly common for artists to work with waste products and materials either for environmental reasons or to make a political point about the waste we throw away on a regular basis It is also often useful for students and garbologists who study the sociology of modern waste to research and obtain information The Hazards Of Skip Diving Skip hunting can be a dangerous hazardous and unpleasant activity particularly in the presence of organic waste Other dangerous materials can include broken glass which when combined with the presence of unsanitary conditions or potential biohazard waste can result in the major likelihood of an infection developing around any open cuts The arguments against skip diving for ethical or practical reasons often revolve around the potential impact that the activity can have on the diver s health There have been instances of skip divers being killed while skip diving as nobody expects them to be there There are other risks as well such as the potential for the skip diver to leave waste around the skip which could damage the nearby environment or create a potential hazard The Legality Of Skip Hunting Since skips and waste bins are usually located on private premises divers most commonly get into trouble for trespassing The act of skip diving itself is not actually prohibited by law but many businesses are choosing to use skips with locks in order to prevent dumpster divers Lockable skips offer a range of advantages including the limitation of potential liability in the event that a dumpster diver is damaged whilst on their property It is very rarely considered theft if someone takes materials from a skip as they are usually considered as abandoned However there is still the risk that taking from a skip will fall under the Theft Act 1968 in England or Wales or simply as common law theft in Scotland One of the most recent and high profile cases of skip diving in England was in October 2013 when three men were arrested and charged for taking food from the waste point behind an Iceland Supermarket However in January 2014 all charges were dropped following much public criticism and a personal request by the chief executive of Iceland Skip Hire And Unwanted Dumping Aside from the risk of skip divers many neighbours will often take advantage of other people s skip

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  • FAQ's about Skip Hire UK
    can take care of this for you and inform you of the process in your area 4 I don t want to pay for a permit are there any other options If you don t want to pay for a permit we do offer a wait and load service where a driver will wait for you whilst you load up the skip Feel free to contact us for more information on this 5 How long can I hire the skip for Our prices include the hire of a skip for up to 10 days Additional features included in your overall price include the delivery collection and then the disposal of the waste afterwards 6 How soon can I get my skip In some instances we can get the skip you require to you on the very same day however if not then by calling before 12pm we will have it with you the next day 7 How can I pay for my skip We can take a card payment when you order the skip so once this has been processed you won t need to stay in and wait for the delivery of the skip as we will simply drop it off at your address Be sure to check out our next post which answers a few more of the questions we are commonly asked and remember for the best skip hire service across the UK which you can find out more about by clicking here make Skip Hire UK your number one choice 8 What happens if the waste goes above the side of my skip In order to ensure safe transportation your skip needs to be level loaded If you are struggling to achieve this your best option is to hire a second skip to accommodate your additional waste and avoid the possibility of us arriving to collect your full skip only to find we can t due to it being overloaded 9 If I need a second skip when will it arrive We always attempt to provide our customers with skips as quickly as possible when ordering the first skip For subsequent skip orders we will advise you of the anticipated delivery date to keep you informed and help you to plan your requirements as accurately as possible 10 Will a heavy skip damage my driveway A full heavy skip does have the potential to damage blocked paving or tarmac Stabilising equipment will need to be deployed if your skip is particularly heavy whilst wood can be utilised to spread the load and reduce the risk of any damage 11 What can t go into my skip There are a number of items which aren t suitable to be disposed of in your skip including fridges and freezers tyres TV s and hazardous or toxic materials Our team will be able to advise you on what is acceptable to dispose of into the skip 12 What access do you require Your skip will obviously be arriving on

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  • Terms and Conditions of Hire by SkipHire UK
    a damaged unclean and or defective state except where due to fair wear and tear the Customer shall be liable to pay Skip Hire for the cost of any repair and or cleaning required to return the Equipment to a condition fit for re hire and the Customer will continue to pay the hire charges until such repairs and or cleaning have been completed 4 15 That the Customer will pay to Skip Hire the replacement cost on a new for old basis of Equipment which is lost stolen and or damaged beyond economic repair while on hire less the amount paid to Skip Hire under any policy of insurance taken out in accordance with these conditions The Customer shall further pay to Skip Hire the hire charges for the Equipment until Skip Hire has been paid the amount representing the replacement cost of the Equipment 5 Indemnities given by Customer in relation to Equipment on hire The Customer agrees that it shall indemnify Skip Hire in respect of all losses suffered by Skip Hire as a consequence of 5 1 The Customer requiring Skip Hire or its subcontractors to use Vehicles to deliver or collect the Equipment off road where damage is caused to the Vehicle to the Equipment or to property of any third party or of the Customer and including damage to road margins and pavements unless the damage is caused by the negligence of the driver of the Vehicle 5 2 Damage to or loss of the Equipment while on hire to the Customer which shall include damage howsoever caused but excepting fair wear and tear 5 3 All claims for injuries to persons or damage to property arising out of use of the Equipment while on hire 5 4 Any breach of these Conditions by the Customer 6 Limitation of Liability of Skip Hire 6 1 All warranties representations terms conditions and duties implied by law relating to fitness quality and or adequacy are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law 6 2 If Skip Hire is found to be liable in respect of any loss or damage to the Customers property the extent of their liability will be limited to the retail cost of replacement of the damaged property 6 3 Skip Hire shall have no liability to the Customer if any monies due in respect of the hire of Equipment has not been paid in full by the due date for payment 6 4 The Customer shall give Skip Hire a reasonable opportunity to remedy any matter for which Skip Hire is liable before the Customer incurs any costs and or expenses in remedying in the matter itself If the Customer does not do so Skip Hire shall have no liability to the Customer 6 5 Skip Hire shall have no liability to the Customer to the extent that the Customer is covered by any policy of insurance arranged as a result of the Contract and the Customer shall ensure that the Customers insurers waive any and all rights of subrogation they may have against Skip Hire 6 6 Skip Hire shall have no liability to the Customer for any consequential losses including loss of profits and or damage to goodwill economic and or other similar losses special damages and indirect losses or for business interruption loss of business or loss of opportunity 6 7 Skip Hire shall use its best endeavors to ensure the Equipment arrives when the Customer requires delivery Any approximate times given by Skip Hire are estimates only and Skip Hire shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Equipment howsoever caused Time for delivery of the Equipment shall not be of the essence unless previously agreed in writing by Skip Hire 6 8 Skip Hire shall not in any event be liable to the Customer or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract by reason of any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of its obligations in relation to the Contract if the delay or failure is due to any cause beyond Skip Hires reasonable control 6 9 Nothing in this Contract shall exclude or limit the liability of Skip Hire for death or personal injury due to its negligence or any other liability which it is not permitted to exclude or limit as a matter of law 6 10 Where Equipment is sold under a consumer transaction as defined by the Consumer Transactions Restrictions on Statements Order 1976 the statutory rights of the Customer are not affected by these Conditions 7 Price and Payment 7 1 The price quoted by Skip Hire is exclusive of VAT and any other taxes and the cost of delivery and any other matters all of which may be charged in addition In the event of any variation to the order placed by the Customer Skip Hire shall be entitled to adjust the price to reflect the costs involved and to adjust delivery dates as appropriate 7 2 Skip Hire shall be entitled to bring an action for the price or for part of the price whether or not in the case of contacts for the sale of Equipments the ownership in the Equipment has passed 7 3 The customer can only pay by PayPal and credit or debit card Payment for the equipment and all applicable delivery charges is in advance 7 4 Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract If there is any evidence that the Customer is insolvent then without prejudice to any other rights or remedies of Skip Hire Skip Hire shall be entitled to 7 4 1 Terminate the Contract and or suspend any further deliveries to the Customer 7 4 2 Charge the Customer interest both before and after Judgment on the amount unpaid at the rate prescribed by the Late Payment of Commercials Debts Interest Act 1998 7 5 In the event that Skip Hire issues legal proceedings for the recovery of

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