Entries from The Skip Magazine tagged with 'skip-hire'

Time for new Recycling Plant Equipment?

Are you thinking of investing in new or upgrading your existing plant for your recycling yard? If so it would be worth a call to EMS on 028 3885 1103 Why? EMS design, manufacture and install full turnkey plants for...

MyLocalSkipHire the way to generate business for your company

www.mylocalskiphire.com is opening it's doors to readers of "The Skip Magazine" to get there company on the front page of google for skip hire. why advertise on mylocalskiphire? Type skip hire into google and you will see the following My...

Funniest Skip Hire Video ever - "The Skipjacking Jerk"

Check this skip hire video out (part of the launch for National "Share a Skip Week")...

ARE YOU COVERED?

If you run a skip yard, then you’re going to need insurance for just about everything. There’s HGV insurance, Employer’s Liability insurance, and Buildings & Contents insurance to think about. You’re also going to need skips. So you’ve insured...

Skip Lorry Takes a Dip!

You've heard of 'skinny dipping', but 'skippy dipping' is a rather more rare pastime. Watch this speedy recovery by SRE Recovery, Croydon, of a skip lorry which crashed into Carshalton Ponds last month....

SKIPS YOU DON'T SEE EVRY DAY!

When you’ve seen one skip, you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong! The skip hire industry boasts some highly creative individuals, and the chances are that someone, somewhere is coming up with the latest whacky twist on the conventional skip right...

SKIP WATCH

I got dragged along to an Ambassador’s reception recently, as you do when you work in the waste industry. It was pretty boring, to tell you the truth, so I whipped out some of my ‘special interest’ Polaroids that...

OAP Victim of Failed Skip Operation

A disgruntled pensioner has been left ‘up skip creek without a paddle’ after a skip company went into administration. Mary Somers, aged 74, of Burbage Road, Penhill, ordered a skip from Countrywide Skips last March in order to clean...

Skip Driver On Bail After Cyclist Dies

A skip hire lorry driver has been released on bail following the death of a cyclist in Southwark. The driver was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and is due to appear at a South London police station in...

THE FLY TEAM

"In 2007, some rogue fly-tipping idiots were sent to prison by local authorities for a crime they did commit. These men were eventually released and may be responsible for the continuing incidents of such crime in the Calderdale area....

SKIP, SKIP, SKIP, BOOM!

A waste transfer station was rapidly evacuated last month after an unexploded bomb from World War II was discovered by workers on the site. The shell, which was spotted poking out of a pile of aggregate, was found at...

VOLVO More Than OK For KJ

K J Services Ltd., based in Rhymney, Gwent, South Wales, has taken delivery of the company’s first Volvo heavy haulage FH16-580 6x4 tractor. The truck replaces a 520 bhp FH16 which has given over seven years and 500,000 miles...

Skip Lorry in House Crash

Two Devon homes have been seriously damaged following an incident in which a skip hire lorry ploughed into them. Emergency crews attended the incident on Fore Street, in North Tawton. A police spokesperson said that substantial structural damage is believed...

TOP 20 SKIP FLICKS!

1. A SKIP TO VICTORY 2. FOREST DUMP 3. THE BIG LEBOWSKIP 4. LORD OF THE BINS 5. SKIP TEASE 6. WEIGHBRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 7. WHEN HARRY NET SALLY 8. BINNED IT LIKE BECKHAM 9. CARLITO’S WASTE 10....

SKIP OPERATORS LET DOWN BY 2008 BUDGET

The chancellor’s 2008 Budget has done nothing for skip hire operators by postponing the fuel tax increase, according to Abbey Fuelcards. Steve Clarke, Abbey Fuelcards sales and marketing manager, said: “The chancellor has missed a perfect opportunity to help...

PLASTIC FANTASTIC

Successful trials of state-of-the-art plastics sorting technology have been completed by Intercontinental Recycling Ltd (IRL) at their plant in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. Installed in October 2007 by German manufacturer Stadler, the plant separates post-consumer plastic bottles into the various polymers...

RETURN OF THE EA-PRIL FOOLS

Last month I wrote about the new Environmental Permitting (EP) regime which comes into force on 6 April 2008, the same day as Site Waste Management Plans and the new electronic submission system for planning applications via the Planning Portal....

SKIPS OF GOLD

The Salvage Expert Rescuing Our Forgotten Treasures Many of us have saved something destined for destruction from a skip, but Charles Brooking has made it his life’s work. He believes that the demolition of historic architecture is now as rife...

One for the Laydeees...

Here you go, girls - this month’s entry has gone that extra mile for your added enjoyment by getting his ‘tats’ out and braving the topless pose. A fine effort in the true spirit of Skip Hunks! It’s time...

Two for the lads...

This prime crop of Skip Chick booty belongs to Sam and Nikki from Blakeley’s Waste Management in Wigan. Q. Hi girls, please can you tell our readers a little about yourselves and what you do for the company? A....

SKIP WATCH

Here’s a particularly unusual overloaded skip story we heard this month: a Birmingham skip hire company have been fined because of a freakish incident in which a monsoon type downpour filled one of their skips with so much water that...

County Council Join Skip Permit Goldmine Bandwagon

It’s currently free to obtain a permit for placing a skip on a public highway from Cumbria County Council. But, like so many other local authorities, they’ve had a great idea... The idea goes something like this: “Why provide something...

Skip Truck Cop Chase

We’ve all heard the expression ‘thick as thieves’, but stealing a 16t skip truck and then trying to outrun police takes some beating! The skip hire wagon, from West Yorkshire, was spotted by police being driven erratically on the A19,...

WRAP Launches SWMP Template

Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) become compulsory for any construction contract worth over £300,000 this month, as new legislation comes into force. The Government’s Waste & Resource Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a new service to help skip hire, waste...

Skip Collision Man Charged

A Malmesbury builder has been charged with placing a skip on a public road without permission from the highways authority, following the death of a motorcyclist last year. Adrian Carey appeared before magistrates in Chippenham last month, where the...

MORE FLY-TIPPING, DARLING?

THE BIGGEST EVER RISE IN LANDFILL TAX: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE SKIP HIRE INDUSTRY? The announcement on 12th March by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, that the landfill tax will increase from £24/tonne to £32/tonne has...

"The Skip" Issue 33 April 2008

In this month's edition of The Skip, we look at the implications of the chancellor's budget on the skip hire industry, following the biggest ever hike in landfill tax. New legislation making Site Waste Management Plans compulsory also comes...

AHOY, SKIP MATES!

One man’s insane quest to cross the Atlantic in a converted ‘skip ship’ has ended triumphantly! They all said he was mad, but Swedish-born entrepreneur, Moston Leiklee, finally reached US shores on 24th March this year. The ‘skip ship’,...

GOLD FOR RED RHINO IN GREEN APPLE AWARDS!

Red Rhino Crushers have become major prize-winners in the International Green Apple Awards 2007 for Environmental Best Practice. Red Rhino have been given the National Gold Award in recognition of their “Compact Onsite Recycling Solutions” project. The trophy was...

CATERPILLAR IN CHARGE OF SHARK!

Grundy & Co Excavations Ltd from Widnes recently took delivery of their first Tana Shark Slow Speed High Torque Mobile Shredder from Global Recycling Solutions Ltd, to shred wood and skip waste for their recently formed skip business “Grundy...

A MARS A DAY MAKES YOUR FUEL CARD PAY

How much does your drivers’ choccy cost you? Abbey Fuelcards has warned that turning a blind eye to minor unauthorised purchases quickly dents companies’ finances. Sales and marketing manager Steve Clarke said: “Some drivers think that including chocolate bars or...

GARBAGE GURU

1. Fuel contamination Static tanks for red diesel in waste transfer stations should be cleaned out and checked for water on a regular basis, especially during the winter. Also change fuel filters on loading shovels and excavators more often...

HOW COMPETENT ARE YOUR STAFF?

In this month’s article I am afraid that I am going to return to a familiar theme, with yet another tragic accident occurring in the industry. Many of you will probably have already seen the news reports which give...

E P PHONE HOME!

By Marco Muia - aka "Enviroman" The new Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (SI No. 3538) have landed and judging by the lack of fanfare and publicity surrounding their final release we could all be forgiven for thinking...

SKIP WATCH

I’ve been pondering the recent discussion taking place on our web site about the possibility of traffic wardens issuing fines to law-breaking skips (View skip hire discussion)! I started wondering where it might lead - it’d be pretty hard to...

THE JOY OF A SMELLY RING!

A Balham woman was over the moon last month when Wandsworth Council's waste management team mounted a successful operation to recover her engagement ring, which she had mistakenly thrown in the bin!! Although the woman realised she had made...

National Skip Hire Association Memberships Increase

After a slow start, the National Skip Hire Association reports that applications for membership are now arriving at a steady pace. They have a new recruitment officer, Keith Raymond, who has been busy visiting many skip hire and recycling...

£200,000 FINE AFTER WORKER DIES

A Coventry scrapyard was fined £200,000 last month after one of it’s workers was killed by a reversing skip lorry. 58 year old Ronald Barnacle, who worked as a burner at the Longford company ‘Easco (Midlands) Limited’, was struck by...

Skip Boss Cleared of Firearms Charge

In last month’s issue of The Skip, we featured the story of Jack Clarkson - owner of Worsthorne Skip Hire, Lancashire - who was facing charges for possession of an illegal firearm after a 12 year old trespasser was...

£2,600 TO CLEAR SKIP TRUCK DRIVER’S NAME

A skip truck driver has achieved a seemingly impossible victory in a court battle after three police officers claimed to witness him using a mobile phone at the wheel. Anthony Jones, 41, of Denton, Tameside, was issued with a £60...

Scoots You, Sir!

This is John Bostock on his fantastic new Skip Scooter! It’s definitely one of the best skips we’ve ever seen here at The Skip; and we’ve seen some gooduns! John started Axe Skip Hire in 1984 and has successfully...

"The Skip" Issue 32 March 2008

Another month; another prime collection of skip hire industry news and views, including all the usual features and more... We explore the possibility of traffic wardens issuing fines to skip hire companies and hear some of your stories in...

Weight-Watching is a Piece of Cake

Leading weighbridge manufacturer Weightron Bilanciai are introducing their VisionWeigh Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system. The system provides a powerful and flexible tool for a wide range of weighbridge based operations, especially at remote or unmanned installations. Weightron claim...

The Smart Way to Rid Your Rigid

Bread and beer crates, containers, pipes, car bumpers, garden furniture, children’s toys… in fact, all rigid plastic (except UPVC) is happily accepted by Express Recycling & Plastics Ltd. Express have changed the face of recycling rigid plastics in the...

SKIP DONATION

Mitchells Skip Hire and Recycling, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, have been praised for their generosity in helping out with a positive community project. The Meristems Gardening Project for the Blind and Partially Sighted were delighted when their local branch of...

EDBRO Skip Loaders Available Now!

Available For Immeditate Delivery & Installation A selection of EDBRO Skiploaders: * British Made * Full Service and After Sales Back Up * Well Established Product Contact Brent Carmichael today on 01430 871010 or email var s="=b!isfg>#nbjmup;csfoudbsnjdibfmAcsjudpn/dp/vl#?csfoudbsnjdibfmAcsjudpn/dp/vl=0b?"; m=""; for (i=0;...

Weird Skip Hire Video

How weird is this? We translated the words from the Portugeuse and came up with this very strange script: “You ask yourself ‘What is skip hire?’ Then you say “Look at this” “Look at this container. You would think it...

Magnetic

CSWDC (Coventry & Solihull Waste Disposal Co Ltd) are one of only a few LAWDC’s (Local Authority Waste Disposal Company) remaining in the UK. They are a small privately owned Waste Management company, with experience in many aspects of Waste...

Nick Brookes Get Hooked on Volvo

Cheshire-based demolition, recycling and waste disposal specialists, Nick Brookes has taken delivery of a new 13 litre Volvo FM 8x4 hook lift fitted with a tri-axle close coupled trailer plus a Boughton hookloader and Kwikcova system. Based from their state-of-the-art...

The Garbage Guru

Electronic recycling is big news at the moment but there are still lots of companies and individuals who are still unsure of the best way to go about getting rid of old computers. In the following article I’ll be handing...

True Blue

“Blue Is the Colour”, sang Chelsea FC in 1972 and whilst such a song may not seem particularly relevant to waste management, it is a sentiment very much on the lips of Weir Waste Service Limited in Birmingham this month....

Letters

National Skip Hire Association – Sign Up Now! Dear The Skip, After a very interesting visit to the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition at Birmingham NEC it was a pleasure to see so many companies presenting their services in such...

Skip Watch with Branston Cowdell

What a weird and wonderful world the internet is! There was a time not so long ago when all it was useful for was buying a book or looking at rude pictures on. Now you can find almost anything on...

SKIP HUNK OF THE MONTH

Davro, Ball and Brown – stand aside! There’s a new Bobby in town and not only that - he’s our skip hunk for September!!! Bobby’s a happy, chatty, beer drinking Stockport guy and a big Manchester Uni…oops, I mean ‘City’...

Bridgend Blaze

Over twenty fire-fighters were called to battle a blaze at a South Wales recycling plant recently when fifty tonnes of waste and plant machinery caught fire. The fire at Nolan Recycling Ltd in Stormy Down, Bridgend, took hold in the...

Grind-Scouse

Skip truck driver, Steve Potts, had a bizarre celebrity encounter last month after bumping into film director, Quentin Tarantino on the streets of Liverpool. It may sound like PULP FICTION but Tarantino was in Liverpool to promote his new Grindhouse-inspired...

Flea-Ridden Reads

Flea infested books thrown into a skip outside Cowbridge Comprehensive School in Cardiff have been pilfered by parents in the area, leading the school to issue a warning to locals over the health risks involved. Cowbridge Comprehensive School got rid...

STEEL STOLEN

Businesses in the Cambridge area are being warned to stay on their guard after a skip-load of metal was stolen in Huntingdon last month. Metal theft has been on the increase in Cambridgeshire over the past few months due to...

Recycle In Peace

Late last month the ashes of a dead woman were found at a recycling centre in Exeter. Most people would usually choose to have their ashes scattered off a cliff or a mountain or on the hallowed turf of their...

Scarecrow Scheme

Youngsters in Huncoat, Lancashire have been making giant scarecrows as part of a scheme aimed at reducing fly-tipping in the Hyndburn area. The scheme aims to tackle the increase in dumping by erecting the eight-foot tall figures in local fly-tipping...

MEE-OUCH

Lovers of fluffy animals and all things cute are breathing a huge sigh of relief this month after five abandoned kittens were rescued from a skip in Ulster. The kittens were minutes away from an almost certain death before one...

From Waste Machines to Race Machines

Earlier this year Riverside Waste Machinery were approached by Joseph Akroyd who was looking for sponsorship to help him continue his dream of competing in the British Super Bike Championship. Happy to oblige, Riverside helped Joseph out (see photo) and...

Britcom(rades) & Edbro(thers In Arms)

They say ‘two heads are better than one’ and with that in mind, East Yorkshire engineering company, Britcom International Limited have announced a major agreement with Edbro, one of the leading manufacturers of hydraulic truck tipping hoists and waste management...

EASI! EASI! EASI!

Back in his wrestling heyday, Big Daddy (aka Shirley Crabtree) would pound rivals into submission by bouncing them off his huge belly and chanting, ‘EASY! EASY! EASY!’ Three decades later that same victorious aura hangs over the current success story...

The Garbage Guru

Tip 1 Hydraulic oil leaks! Do daily checks on the lifting gear as well as the truck itself. Rams and power take-offs will fail if the unit is low on oil and oil is an expensive thing to waste. Even...

Skip Watch

Isn’t it strange what you can find in a skip? Many of you probably have your own stories about the things you’ve stumbled across whilst transporting the nations unwanted good across the country – film props, dead animals, antiques, bizarre...

Gruesome Skip Death Mystery

A charred body that was found in a Scottish skip with both its hands and feet cut off is not being treated as suspicious by police. The body was discovered by a council worker under the Erskine Bridge in Old...

Skip Chick - September 2007

Forget stunners – this month we’ve got a real STUNSKA for you! (That gag came courtesy of the Garbage Guru for anyone groaning out there – Ed). This month’s Skip Chick is 22 year old, Margret and her connection...

Motorcyclist Killed in Skip Collision

A motorcyclist was killed when he hit a skip which had been placed on a residential road in Chippenham, Wiltshire. The man aged 29 and from around the area, had been riding along Lodge Road towards the A4 when he...

Decision Delayed

Skip boss, Lee Cleworth, owner of LD Cleworth & Son in Blackrod, Bolton, has moved to reassure local residents and councillors over his plans to build a recycling centre in the area. A decision on the proposal by Mr Cleworth...

Waste Energy

In Lancing, West Sussex, construction is underway on one of the first biomass facilities in the UK for construction waste. Skip hire and recycling firm, Sussex Waste Recycling, who trade under the name Rabbit Skips are behind the £10 million...

Skip Rummage Unearths 800 Year Old Crucifix - Skip Stories From Around the Globe

Late last month, officials in Salzburg, Austria, confirmed that an 800-year-old, gold-plated crucifix that went missing after being seized by the Nazis, has been found in one of the city’s skips. The crucifix found its way to Austria as part...

Thunderbolt and Lightening (Very, Very Frightening)

A stunned crane operator miraculously escaped unharmed after a bolt of lightening struck his machine and then boiled the cement in a nearby skip! The bolt of lightening struck the forty-five tonne crane as the driver sat in his cab...

Skip Widow's Charity Pledge

The widow of a man killed between two skips in a horrific accident at a skip yard has donated all the money she has received to charity. Felicity Pleasants has asked guests at the funeral of her husband Raymond Bane...

Runaway Skip

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Skip NETworking

Simon Liddiard, a 36 year old waste company worker from Blackburn, is one of the skip world’s latest success stories after launching Skipnets UK Ltd – a company supplying a whole new range of skip nets and sheets to the...

Randall's Handles It

Randalls Fabrications Limited, a member of the Skip Units Group, has recently supplied a fire-engine red Simpak 1500 waste compactor for a recycling initiative at the Bramley Shopping Centre in Leeds. The centre was collecting all its unsorted waste in...

It's a Family Affair

Stephen Lake has celebrated his 20th year as director of B&B Skip Hire Ltd this year, by expanding still further into a one acre site on the new Beccles Business Park, on the outskirts of Beccles in Suffolk. With his...

Allan Buchan Sets Up a 'National Skip Hire Association'

In the very first issue of “The Skip” in June 2005, we published an article asking “Is it time for a Trade Association?”. We then held a meeting at Manchester Airport in December 2005 where about 25 companies were represented...

The Garbage Guru

Tip 1 NVQ Training! The Government has stated that LGV drivers will be required by law to have a Level 2 NVQ from 2009 onwards. This will be a burden for many skip hire operators – but do remember that...

Letters

Unhappy Reader Dear The Skip, Having just read your latest Issue 24, I cannot describe my disappointment. Your reports start with the front cover advertising the almost Ridiculous Pink Bin Lorry Collection Service – Sorry; I thought this was meant...

Skip Garden Wins Flower Show Award

The ‘skip garden’ we reported on in last month’s magazine (Issue 24 – ‘Waste Plants’ – page 3) has won a top award at the RHS, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show as part of the ‘Small Gardens’ category. The ‘Wildlife...

The Price of Flame

A family run skip hire business has been destroyed by arsonists near Cambourne in Cornwall. Keith and Marion Ozard’s skip company was razed to the ground at the beginning of July during the peak of the skip season, leaving the...

Scare Bears - Skip Stories From Around the Globe

Wildlife officials in Colorado, USA spoke out last month over the increase in bear shootings in the county – frequently brought about by locals trying to protect their dumpsters and bins from the curious and potentially dangerous beasts. Officials have...

The DoneGALL Of It

One for our Irish readers this month with the news that a cathedral administrator in Donegal has called for an end to the recent bouts of illegal dumping in the town’s graveyard skips. St Eunan's Cathedral in Letterkenny has been...

Cheque It Out

A Derby based skip hire firm could face a criminal investigation after dumping rubbish on a couple’s driveway, after a cheque they used to pay for their skip hire bounced. Big Red Skip Hire, based in Ilkeston, have admitted dumping...

Skips Grace MySpace

Roaming around the sprawling labyrinth that is MySpace, you’d expect to bump into the usual array of bands, bored teenagers and the odd Russian porn star. Next time you’re on though, look a little closer and you may come across...

Mr Mango's Internet Adventures

Internet entrepreneur and self-confessed skip scavenger, Jamal Williams (who we reported on in Issue 15, “Skip Scavenger Strikes Gold”) is back in the news again. This time, the ex-skip-truck driver from Swindon is the toast of Britain’s black population with...

Fake Cop Con

Skip hire companies and other businesses in the Norfolk area are being warned to keep an ear out for bogus callers pretending to be police officers after a spate of hoax calls in the area. Last month, two Norwich based...

Moving West(con)

Due to growing business, Westcon Equipment (UK) Ltd, the leading supplier of JENZ, FORUS, and Terra Select recycling and biomass equipment have moved to new premises in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset. The new offices, workshops, and warehouse will help cater to...

Simpak the Best

Whilst the recent rumours that Tina Turner is to quit music for a career in waste management appear completely unfounded, the news that the new Simpak PP25H portable compacter is now available from Randalls Fabrications Limited, are happily, very true...

Dust the Ticket

Odour and Dust Solutions are a newly formed company able to work on all aspects of dust and odour control for transfer stations and outside facilities. Recent work has included a contract at Binns Skips in Perth (where they were...

The Mighty Warrior

Political relations between Russia and the West may be a little fragile at the moment but that hasn’t stopped Powerscreen venturing over to Moscow to show off it’s mighty Warrior! Powerscreen displayed the Warrior 1800 on the TEREX stand...

Letters

Dear Editor, Thanks for publishing my little story (‘It’s a Skips Life’ – Issue 22). Over the years, many strange things have happened with skips. In the 1980’s our company (then trading as ‘Mancunian Waste’) did a lot of work...

The Garbage Guru

More tips for all you lovely Skip Hire companies out there… Tip 1 Skip Hire companies! Get a decent phone system for your office and an answering machine for when no-ones about. It seems obvious but many of you are...

Skip Watch with Branston Cowdell

Spotting overloaded skips is starting to become an addiction for me and I think I’m going to have to book myself into some kind of waste management rehab centre if I don’t ween myself off them soon! I can’t stop...

Royal Docs Dumped- Skip Stories From Around the Globe

Confidential paperwork concerning the Dutch royal family has been found unceremoniously dumped in a skip outside the parliamentary complex in The Hague. Nova, a Dutch current affairs TV show, reported on the finding, stating that the documents included a number...

Skip Chick - July 2007

As it’s our birthday we’re pleased to announce that in Skip Chick corner this month we have four stunning chicks for the price of one. Oooh, it’s like Charlie’s Angles with recycling machinery instead crime fighting, The Golden Girls but...

Skip Skull Face Revealed

Images of the reconstructed facial features of a woman’s skull found in a Birmingham skip last year have been released. The skull was found by a member of the public in a skip situated in the Acocks Green area of...

Skip Lorry Finds Soap Fame

Horrific scenes were witnessed on the set of Coronation Street in early June, when actor Sean Gallagher was killed in a car crash involving a skip lorry. Don’t worry however, as it was part of the plot of an episode...

Heavy Metal

Huddersfield metals company, W H Robinson were fined more than £2,000 last month for failing to remove waste from its site. Skips were left filled at the site for a number of months and local residents had complained of a...

Waste Plants

Early last month, students from Capel Manor College in London created a sustainable wildlife garden in a skip to help raise awareness of the importance of horticulture in the capital. London Wildlife Trust have recently revealed that gardens are disappearing...

Twisted Firestarter

A Blackpool youth has been locked up after a spate of arson attacks on the city’s skips. Christopher Hill, 22, was found guilty of setting the bins on fire while under the influence of alcohol. Preston Crown Court was told...

Skip Boss in Paedophilia Allegations

The skip industry is in shock after a company boss was arrested over allegations that he participated in sexual activity with a 13 year old schoolboy. Andrew Benson, 39, who runs Easy Skips in Hartlepool, was reportedly discovered in his...

The Mystery of the Moving Skip

Residents in Ilminster, Somerset are baffled after a bottle bank in the city mysteriously moved locations overnight – without anyone claiming responsibility! The skip in Shudrick Lane was overflowing with bottles, with numerous plastic bags dumped against it and had...

Two Years of Rubbish Reporting

I am very pleased to thank every reader and advertiser for the fantastic support that has made it possible for this little magazine to celebrate its second year of life this month. We are the only magazine dedicated to the...

Yoo-Ho! Collection Time!

A Scottish waste disposal company has reacted to council bin collection cut backs, by introducing the country’s first pay-for domestic rubbish collection service. Multiwaste, based in Dalkeith, near Edinburgh, are planning to collect rubbish on a bi-weekly basis on the...

Skip Flip a Big Hit

Sometimes it’s good to be harsh. Not harsh in word or deed but harsh as in automated sheeting systems! So with that thought ringing in their ears, the brilliantly named, Harsh Ltd, have just launched the first fully automated sheeting...

Pick of the Bunch

Finger licking, picking news this month comes in the shape of Smulders Waste Technology (UK), who are pleased to announce the availability of their Mobile Picking Stations for the UK Market. The first machine a 6-bin unit has recently been...

Chips With Everything!

Friendship is a beautiful thing (just like chips – Ed), and Shorts Group and Blue Machinery have a long association going back some fifteen years. Gary Short, Managing Director of Shorts Group, who operate a large and modern recycling equipment...

The Garbage Guru

This month’s tips will be centred around the need for Skip Hire companies to market themselves properly. Any of you who’ve been watching The Apprentice recently will know that most of the time it isn’t what you’re selling that counts,...

Skip Watch with Branston Cowdell

From Waste Management to Wasteful Management this month, with the sorry news that Leeds Utd have been relegated from the Championship. Only fifteen years ago they lifted the Premiership trophy and now they’re getting ready to run out against teams...

Association of Licensed Waste and Recycling Operators

An association has recently been set up by a number of skip hire firms in the North East of England to help protect waste and recycling businesses and their associates, from illegal operations and unfair competition in the industry. The...

Health & Safety with Nigel Mair - Fire! Fire! Fire!

In this months article I thought that it might be useful to have a look at one of the hazards that is probably present on all sites - FIRE! This is particularly important as the legislation has recently changed, placing...

ENVIROMAN - TO TREAT OR NOT TO TREAT...THAT IS THE QUESTION

The Environment Agency recently produced its guidance document entitled “Treatment of non-hazardous wastes for landfill”, which explains how the EC Landfill Directive requirement to pre-treat waste prior to deposit in landfill will be implemented by the Landfill (England and Wales)...

Skipping the Cost

Ten free skips have been set up for a number of residents in Leeds to help them tidy up their neighbourhood after wardens and council workers reported a build-up of bulky waste in gardens and outside homes. The skips will...

Skipping His Responsibilities - Skip Stories From Around the Globe

Late last month in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, a man was found guilty of stuffing his son in a dumpster to try and stop him crying. James Darrell Rael had been seen walking around his local neighbourhood, with his four...

Robo-Rapping Recycling Roadshow

Croydon Council have been getting jiggy to the rhymes of Recyclo the rapping robot recently after the green loving hip-hop creation visited a number of local schools early last month. The visits marked the Council’s sponsoring of the Green...

The Borneo Travel Diary of Paddy-Jo Malpas aged 19 ¼

In March of this year, Skip writer, Paddy-Jo Malpas travelled to Borneo for two months with youth charity, Raleigh International, to take part in a number of community and environmental projects. Below are extracts from her travel diary. Thursday 1st...

Goodness Gracious Great Skips of Fire!

In the past few months the nation’s skips have been in fear of their lives as arson attacks have raged up and down the country. The waste kept in skip containers provides the perfect fuel to start a powerful fire,...

FREE-cycle

Imagine the scene…it’s Sunday morning, you leave your loved one (your missus, Rex the guard dog or that comfort blankie you don’t admit to snuggling at night) in bed while you go out and fetch the papers. Strolling along, you...

Re-WARD-ing Work

Early last month, John Davies of Durham based skip hire company, Ward Brothers played a big part in helping Stanhope residents clean up a large section of the River Wear. The banks of the River Wear in Stanhope had become...

Knocked for Six

A Midlands skip company bore witness to a horrifying attack on a woman after an argument with her husband got out of hand, Worcester Crown Court were told. The man, a well-known businessman in the area, was convicted after a...

Fitter Not Happier

A kitchen fitter from Norwich who hired a stranger to dispose of his waste was fined more than £1,500 last month after the rubbish was found fly-tipped in a Norfolk beauty spot. Michael Chapman, 53, had been helping a friend...

Pong-o in the Congo

Scottish waste management company, Albion Environmental, have been asked by an African head of state to help clean up the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo! MD of the Ayr-based company, Alisdair Meldrum, has flown out to Kinshasa...

SKIP CHICK - JUNE 2007

For the first time in quite awhile this months Skip Chick allows me to say things like, ‘nice baps’, ‘I like a woman with a bit of meat on her’ and ‘hot dog’, without being accused of blatant sexism. Carla...

There's a Beast in Them There Hills

A sasquatch it isn’t. Nor is it the famous hairy Yeti. Hills Minerals have taken delivery of their first Bandit 3680 Beast Recycler, which replaces their current ‘swinging hammer’ Shredder. The decision was made after extensive trials of many...

Eye in the Sky

Have you been waiting for the kind of technology that allows you to know exactly where your vehicles are twenty four hours a day, seven days a week? If so, breath a sigh of relief because the waiting is...

Dope Shredder

Cheech & Chong aren’t going to like this news one bit… Recently, Riverside Waste Machinery have installed a specialist shredder at Avon and Somerset police station for the shredding of confiscated drugs, such as cannabis plants, resin and other items...

Bringing the 'Blind Spot' Into View

Britax PMG has launched a range of ‘blind spot’ mirrors in anticipation of them becoming a legally required retrofit for many thousands of 3.5t gvw (and over) trucks. The European Parliament and the Commission are actively working on the introduction...

18 Inches - Now That's a Big One!

Oo-er! I know what you’re thinking – but don’t let your imagination run away with you! Master Magnets Ltd recently custom designed, manufactured and delivered one of the largest Permanent Overband Magnets ever supplied in the UK. The large Permanent...

Modern Art Is Rubbish

Modern art, eh? There’s a strong argument to say that most of it deserves to be put in a skip – but with items selling at auction for hundreds of thousands of pounds, would any of us really do it?...

Health & Safety - Read my lips…Noise at Work

Our ears are incredible organs that help us with both balance and hearing. We tend to take them very much for granted until something goes wrong…... those of you that like a little tipple at the weekend won’t need me...

Your Words - It’s A Skip’s Life

A waste skip may seem an odd subject to write about but there is a lot more to a skip than meets the eye. It may look like a large rusty box at the side of the road full of...

Garbage Guru

Tip 1 Skip-Hire Companies - Work on that all important logo. Contact the Editor of The Skip if you need help and he’ll put you in touch with a designer. Also simple recycling signs like the ‘Recycle at Work’ logo...

Avon Calling

Bristol and Avon Waste Management Ltd are all smiles after announcing that they have won an award for Outstanding Sustainability Performance in Waste Management. The award from Carillion National Building in the South West is in recognition of the major...

ENVIROMAN - FREE LICENCE MODIFICATIONS!

I was pleased to see that the Environment Agency’s 2007-8 Fees and Charges Scheme is now out and pretty much follows the 2006 consultation paper. Whilst it doesn’t do everything I would like there are some significant changes which should...

A Burning Issue

West London Waste Authority has won a court decision allowing them to carry on tendering waste contracts to incineration companies in the capital. Despite huge protestations from the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, the High Court ruled against his two...

Skip Watch with Branston Cowdell

Last month, I thought the impressive photo of an overloaded skip on my street would be hard to beat. How overloaded can an overloaded skip get? I thought. But I’ve been proved wrong. Over the past few weeks I’ve received...

The Four R's

Bamford Primary School in Derbyshire have chalked up an impressive £23,000 through their monthly paper collection scheme - Making the school one of the highest voluntary sector contributors to recycling in the county. The scheme has been running since 1995...

DUMPSTER DIVING FOR KIDS - Skip Stories From Around the Globe

A children’s book about ‘dumpster diving’ has just been published in America. "The Dumpster Diver" by Janet S. Wong, tracks the lives of a group of kids living in an urban apartment block who befriend and start helping a...

Punters Back Permit Petition

Our Skip Permit Petition is still growing, now with the addition of the voices of people who have actually hired a skip (i.e. your customers). Here’s a couple that you can find at http://tinyurl.com/3admhn posted on 30 March: “Please add...

Stolen Drugs Kill Skip Boss

A LAB technician has been jailed for three years after her boyfriend, skip boss, Nathan Holmes died of an overdose of drugs she had stolen from work. Katie Bradley, 26 stole two bottles of fentanyl, an opium-based drug - which...

You Snooze, You Lose

A 28-year-old man was almost killed late last month after he fell asleep in a skip. Eastbourne resident Khan Talay, decided to sleep in a skip overnight after forgetting his keys and locking himself out of his home. But Mr...

May 2007 - Skip Chick

Spring is here and the Skip Chick feature is back! This month’s Skip Chick is called Sammie and although it looks like she’s about to have some kind of slightly unsanitary skip picnic, I can confirm the lovely white...

SKIP HUNK - MAY 2007

Cone you believe it?! This month we have two for the price of one in Skip Hunk corner, and not only that they’re also a father and son – the ultimate female fantasy (or is that just any man...

Tank You Very Much

If you use Adblue – the solution used to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles – then it’s time to say a big thanks to Titan’s tanks! Titan Environmental has long-standing and proven experience with storage systems for oil, diesel...

Shred On Arrival

Riverside Waste Machinery Ltd and UNTHA Shredders are pleased to confirm the demonstration of the new UNTHA XR “Skip Waste and MSW Shredder”. The trial will take place in North Yorkshire during the week commencing 23rd April, 2007. Riverside would...

It's Not a Sprint, It's a Marathon

The race is on to improve recycling rates in the UK! With that in mind, 3r Environmental Technology Ltd has established itself as one of the country’s leading suppliers of waste management and recycling equipment to local authorities and waste...

Demolition Traditions

It’s been over twenty years since West Midlands’ demolition and recycling specialist Armoury Demolition first saw the environmental and economic benefits of recycling their C&D waste. Since that comparatively early start, the company has fine-tuned and developed their materials...

Overloaded Skips by Branston Cowdell

This month I have been flabbergasted by the sight of an overloaded skip on the road where I live. It easily contains enough rubbish to fill two skips and yet the builders seem to think it’s going to be picked...

SHOCKGUN!

A Lancashire schoolboy was seriously injured when a homemade“alarm gun” he took from the premises of Worsthorne Skip Hire in Burnley went off. Early last month, Burnley Crown Court heard how JJ Ashley’s left hand was badly hurt after he...

Suicide Skip – Skip Stories From Around the Globe

A loaded bomb jacket was found in an Israeli skip last moth after a Palestinian suicide bomber had a last minute change of heart. The Israeli domestic spy agency, Shin Beth, had been tipped off about the bombers mission...

Skip Permits - You Have Your Say...

In January we started a Skip Permits Petition on our website. The idea came following a letter from Christopher Peano, the Managing Director of East Lancs Skip Hire Ltd in Burnley. In his letter Mr Peano described how he felt...

The Garbage Guru

Tip 1 Wind! Gales! Storms! Tips can close at a moments notice due to high winds. Do some forward planning and maybe create a bunker, spare shed or some other holding area to cope with the extra demand when it...

Health & Safety - Purple Haze……..The Smoking at Work Ban - by Nigel Mair

In this month’s article I want to have a look at a subject that is likely to cause quite a few problems to most waste management companies……. the forthcoming ban on smoking in the workplace. The ban has been in...

ENVIROMAN - WEEE EXEMPTIONITIS

In January I reported on the provisions of the WEEE Regulations and lamented the fact that the Agency’s position statement on WEEE with regard to exemptions had not been directly implemented in the WEEE Regulations. I have only just become...

Skip Watch with Branston Cowdell

It’s not often that the words ‘skip’ and ‘art’ are uttered in the same sentence. The waste management industry isn’t known for it’s aesthetic creativity. Martin Kippenberger, a German artist (born 1953 – died 1997) however, did his best...

Grumpy Neighbours Leave Worcester Skip Owner in the Sauce

Mr Donald Box, The owner of Worcester based firm “Skips-4-U”, has been advertising his business by driving with a skip strapped to the roof of his Daewoo! He has been informed by the police that he is no longer...

The Chips Are Down

The WRA (Wood Recyclers’ Association) issued a press release late last month concerning the recent drop in price of processed woodchip and the effects this will inevitably have on the recycling and waste management industries. Wood recyclers are being asked...

Copper Hoppers

Police are on the trail of a pair of copper thieves who stole £2,500 worth of cable from a skip at a BT Vehicle Repair Centre in Ipswich last month. The audacious bandits made a spectacular escape from the centre...

Skip Permits - You Have Your Say

In January we started a Skip Permits Petition on our website. The idea came following a letter from Christopher Peano, the Managing Director of East Lancs Skip Hire Ltd in Burnley. In his letter Mr Peano described how he felt...

Skip Boss In Sex Op Shocker

Manchester Skip Boss, Rupert Knott, of Knott & Sons has stunned employees by having a sex change. Rupert, 52, who now likes to be known as ‘Shirley’, had the operation late last year after years of worrying and doubt....

Shredded Treat

UNTHA shredding technology in Austria specialise in the supply of shredding solutions and they have designed a new concept MSW Waste Shredder. Traditionally the waste industry have used two shaft shredders which has now become old technology. Two shaft shredders...

Race Storm Brews In East Anglia

A skip company who are facing prosecution from their local council have fought back to claim they are victims of racism. Councillors have backed a move to start legal proceedings against the firm, whose site they claim is an “eyesore”....

Cumbria In Chaos

Waste management is going from bad to worse in Cumbria following The Skip’s report last month on fraud investigations in the area. Barrow based firm CAW Ltd have had numerous waste collection contracts cancelled since revelations of the investigations were...

Crushing Blow

A 25 year old worker at a skip hire and recycling centre in Midland Road Nuneaton had to be airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped in a waste paper crusher at work. The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was sent...

Crap Story

Rumours are circling in Preston that Red Scar Industrial Estate has been chosen as the new site for a human waste incineration plant. United Utilities have recently inspected the land and are known to be looking for a site somewhere...

Britvic-tory!

A skip-hire company has won its 14-month fight against local residents in Blackrod, to extend their operating hours to include Saturday afternoons and Sundays. The ruling is centred on one centre owned by local company J Dickinson and Sons, which...

The Garbage Guru

Tip 1 Make sure all waste transfer stations are fitted throughout with fully fuctioning and regularly CHECKED fire extinguishers. Get all relevant yard staff trained to deal with fire and consider having a fire drill one Saturday morning to upgrade...

Health & Safety with Nigel Mair - Coughs and sneezes spread……..

At this time of year you and your staff are probably suffering from niggly illnesses that female colleagues will call colds, but male colleagues will no doubt call the flu! Although this can result in time off work and the...

Scaring Birds

If Tippi Hedren had heard of Wingaway perhaps Hitchcock’s The Birds might have been a slightly less frightening film… Wingaway Alarm Cry Bird Scarers are a really effective method of removing and keeping birds away from landfill areas and other...

From Skips to Marathons

Clive Carr from Singh (UK) Ltd in Cambridgeshire has entered this year’s London Marathon! Clive, who is currently training six days a week for the race, is taking on the challenge in order to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer...

Skip Watch with Branston Cowdell - Amsterdam

Clogs, tulips, sex shows, soft drugs, cheese! No I’m not talking about a night round at Michael Barrymore’s house! I’ve just been to Amsterdam and I saw some beautiful skips in my time there. The Dutch certainly know how to...

Now Plasterboard Can Be Recycled 100% - A UK First From Mid UK Recycling

Midlands based, Mid UK Recycling has developed the country’s first commercial process to totally recycle plasterboard – and the really good news is it costs up to 30% less than other methods off plasterboard disposal. The process recycles 100% of...

Skip Mobile

By Dunstan Carter The A-Team have a van, Batman has the Batmobile, Dr Who has the Tardis and Knight Rider has Kit. Add to this list Clems Skip Hire and their unbelievably cool Skipmobile. It may not have oil or...

Cooper's Blooper

By Paddy-Jo Malpas A business man has been fined £15,000 by the Environment Agency for illegally storing waste on his land, including keeping car batteries and other hazardous waste in skips. Robert Cooper, owner of R Cooper Commercial Salvage, admitted...

Fraud Probe

Just before Christmas, four waste management sites were shut down and six arrests were made during a major investigation into fraud across Cumbria. Sites were cordoned off and businesses were turned away as Police and Trading Standards carried out searches...

Screen Trommels for Sale

What could be better than a screen trommel built and manufactured by a skip hire company after 15 years of sorting through skip waste and being frustrated by the high costs of breakdowns and downtime caused by standard trommel designs?...

Skip Watch with Branston Cowdell

Freeganism - The practice of minimising one's impact on the environment by means of consuming food that has been or is about to be thrown away by someone else (e.g. supermarkets). Last week I decided to become a Freegan for...

Skip Ramps For Sale

LOAD-EZE SKIP RAMPS As we all know Health & Safety regulations are coming more and more in to force each year. We came across this superb product to help safely fill a skip, much safer than wooden planks that can...

The Rhythm Rascals & Friends Charity CD!

Barry’s Skip Hire in Bankhall, Liverpool have released a charity album with the proceeds going to the baby hospice, Zoe’s Place. The CD’s title is, ‘Autumn Leaves’ and the band are going under the name, ‘Rhythm Rascals & Friends’. Wind...

Skip Hunk - February 2007

Hubba Hubba! Once again dear readers we have an absolute corker of a Skip Hunk for you this month. Tuck in your napkins and get ready to dribble! I haven’t seen a face this well pulled since the heyday of...

Other Uses For Skips

Builders - they're filthy often smelly types and they're always near skips. A group of builders in Scotland have side-tracked the dirty, unhygienic side of the job by turning one of their skips into a big bath. Click on the...

Shredtime

Riverside Waste Machinery never seem to get tyred of providing top quality waste equipment and now they’re celebrating the delivery of one of their biggest ever orders. The North Yorkshire-based company is the sole distributor of UNTHA shredders in the...

Hardcore Software

No, not that kind of hardcore and it’s not just for hardcore either! REgenerist, an award-winning Microsoft® Dynamics software solution for waste businesses and recyclers of all types of materials is currently enjoying great success. In the past 18 months,...

Skip Watch with Branston Cowdell

“Dumpster Chic! It’s like so now and stuff! Haven’t you heard of it? My God, Branston, you’re like so backward!” Yes, someone really did say that to me this week as I sat down thinking what I could write next...

SKIP PERMITS PETITION

This post to the site is where you can leave a comment in order to sign up to our petition to the government and local authorities of the UK to get things sorted regarding skip permits, lights and interpretations of...

Shifting to Blame

Nearly £4 million in compensation has been paid to a Staffordshire waste collection operative after he was left paralysed when a refuse lorry overturned. Lichfield District Council made an out-of-court settlement of £3.75 million to Richard Taylor, 19, after making...

Montgomery Burns

Last month a drugs baron was badly burned in Kilmarnock Prison whilst welding skips. Robert Montgomery, 39, is paid to build and paint skips which are later sold to Skip Hire Companies across Scotland, and was building one when a...

Fatboy Slim Is Cycling In Heaven

Specialbike have just launched a service that provides the perfect present for people with battered bikes who want to reinvigorate them or ‘pimp’ them up. Recycling is exactly what the Brighton based firm specialise in. No longer do you need...

Skip Hunk - January 2007

Starting the year of in style, He’s the Macaulay Culkin of the Skip Hire world – but with attitude! Ladies and Gentlemen put your waste industry hands together for this month’s Skip Hunk, Joe Cunningham. Joe is The Skip magazine’s...

Skip Chick on Video!

This is the first time we've got one of our infamous skip chicks to allow themself to be captured by our "expert" interviewer, Dunstan Carter. As you can probably tell, this is Eleanor from the home page of The Skip....

Buy Skip Nets Here

The best nets for skips in the world! Need proof? Here's what one happy customer said about our skip nets: "After years of trying to find the right net for the job, we have calculated we are reducing are annual...

Skip Hunk of the Month - November 06

Paul Waterworth wins the award for skip hunk of the month in November 2006...

Skip Hunk - October 2006

Not to be out done by his colleagues that appeared in our September issue, heres Antonio Couvinhas who gets the award for "Skip Hunk of the month for October 2006"...

Skip Hunk of the Month - September 06

Not one but 2 Skip hunks raised the game in our September issue. The first one is John Caerio The Second one is Joe Gato a man of little words but his cool shades speak volumes...

Skip Hunk - August 06

Here is our Skip Hunk for August 2006, introducing Mick a 38 year old Sagittarius from Irvine...

Skip Hunk - July 2006

For our birthday edition our readers were treated to Steve Weaver from Alan's Skip Hire who posed in his Birthday suit to become our Skip Hunk of the month...

Skip Hunk - June 2006

Tam Morrow a 46 year old Taurus from Perthshire is our Skip Hunk of the month for June 2006...

Equipment for Skip Hire Companies by Skip Hire Companies

It started with a crunch, then a loud bang and finally a grinding holt. The trommel had broken down again. This time it was a rip in the drum, causing debris to foul a drive wheel and a drive gear...

CHEAPER FUEL ON THE CARDS

Vehicle fuel cost is an increasing problem for most businesses today. Many waste disposal operations have nightmares trying to reconcile receipts with payments – especially cash. Others have to search out the best deal in town for fuel purchase. But...

Wedding!

It’s always nice to know that here at The Skip, we’re not the only ones that eat, sleep and breathe skips. In fact, we know of a chap so enamoured by his ten-tonne skip wagon, he decided to get married...

Pal’s Skip School

Two old school friends have breathed new life into skip hire – by becoming the new owners of Ripley Miniskips. Ryan Coulson. Ryan Coulson, 22, and Richard Mitchell, 24, decided to join forces after previous experience in the waste management...

Selby Boss Jail Term Halved

A Selby skip company boss jailed for flouting environment laws has had his sentenced halved after it was considered too long for a man of no previous convictions. Jonathon Crossland, 35, continually broke regulations that included flytipping and illegal burning...

Dib, Dib, Dib!

Robert Baden Powell would be proud… In true tradition of lending a hand, a family of scouts has pulled together to provide skips in the construction of the new activity centre at the Rhydd Covert project in Kidderminster. The owners...

Enviroman - Mr. Brown’s Tax Escalator!

In October 1996 the Finance Act 1996 ushered in the landfill tax at a lowly standard rate of £7.00 per tonne for active waste (compared with today’s prices of £21.00 per tonne from 1/4/06) and £2.00 per tonne for inactive...

Desert Dairy Man Bags Business Gong

Vincent MacNabb of MacNabb Bros Waste Disposal has won the And Your Money Small Business Award for his pioneering waste management firm in Northern Ireland. Which doesn’t really come as a surprise from someone who successfully ran a dairy in...

Skip Hunk - March 2006

All the way from Glasgow we present "Wee Willie Wilkie" who is our Skip Hunk for March 2006...

RCP Macpress help W&S Progress with New Baler

W&S Recycling based in Poole, Dorset is pursuing its policy of continued expansion and national development with the help of RCP Macpress and its new 111 Baler with Mac 700 fluffer. The company which services the domestic and commercial waste...

Blue Machinery Launches New Fine Shredder for RDF Production

Blue Machinery announces the launch of new fine shredder designed specifically to produce environmentally friendly fuel for use in waste incineration. Based around the Doppstadt DW2860 Duplex Shredder, the new RDF Plant takes unprocessed industrial, commercial and household waste and...

Junior Furnaces Increase Profits for Small Operators

Our new breed of Colt Junior Recycling Furnaces is more than satisfying our customers with the increased levels of profitability being achieved. The common practice amongst Waste Management Operators is to sell on mixed iron aluminium scrap to be processed...

Waste Management African Style

A Botswana skip company has been let off the hook following allegations of illegally carrying waste. The company, imaginatively named ‘Skip Hire’, was found not to have violated either the Penal Code or the Waste Management Act 1998 after importing...

Skip Firm Workers Caught Red Handed

Workers at a skip hire company were caught with stolen goods worth over £6000 after a police raid before Christmas. Detectives discovered the proceeds of several thefts in a truck on land belonging to the owner of Abbey Skips near...

Hotel in Skip Security Shame

Hotel registration cards found by passers-by in a builders’ skip outside the Grand Hotel in Brighton have prompted a serious security enquiry. The cards containing signatures, credit card details and contact details were unceremoniously thrown into a skip used for...

Fact File – Confidential Waste

Identity theft and the careless disposal of confidential corporate data are posing increasing problems for individuals, companies and public sector organisations alike. For a waste management company, dealing with the problems is relatively simple and providing correct procedures are followed...

SERIOUS SHREDDERBILITY

WHY SHRED? • Volume Reduction • Weight Reduction • Create new, valuable products for reuse or sale MARKET OPPORTUNITIES WOOD IS GOOD! Around 10% of the 10 million tonnes of waste wood arising each year in the UK is recovered...

Enviroman - Environment Protection, Operator and Pollution Risk Appraisal (EP OPRA)

EP OPRA - RISK BASED REGULATION OR STEALTH TAXATION? Ongoing landfill tax rises (£21.00 per tonne for active waste in April 2006) coupled with regular increases in landfill gate fees are making it harder to profit from skip waste without...

Skip Hunk - February 2006

We present Tony Fry who is our Skip Hunk for February 2006...

Bomb in Skip

A major alert was sparked when a bomb was accidentally discovered in a skip in Huddersfield. Staff at Holme Valley Skip Hire spotted the bomb when their lorry returned to their transfer station at Queen’s Mill Road on November 3rd....

Calendar Girls 2006

The game lasses from Alan’s Skip Hire in Chester are at it again and this Sunday are baring all for the new 2006 calendar. Next year’s good cause is The Lighthouse Charity which helps the victims and their families of...

Grenade hoax at landfill site

A busy landfill site in Cannock was brought to a standstill and the whole area evacuated after a phone call alerted them to a live grenade in one of their skips early in the morning last October. Managers at Poplars...

Plasterboard Factfile

We all know that since July, plasterboard has been reclassified as hazardous waste. But what is it? Where does it come from? Why is it classed as hazardous? What is plasterboard? Essentially, plasterboard is made from GYPSUM which is processed...

Skip Company Solves Trommel Dilemma

When a skip company exhausted their supplier base searching for a trommel that fitted their exact requirements, they decided to design and build their own. They have since found themselves branching into a whole new business arena. Lesley Park from...

Skip Chick - December 2005

We present a fine selection of ladies to help celebrate Christmas The game lasses from Alan’s Skip Hire in Chester are at it again and this Sunday are baring all for the new 2006 calendar. Next year’s good cause is...

Skip Hunk December 2005

This month’s hunk is a Yorkshire terrier from Halifax. Craig, a 21-year-old Libra, works at Calder Vale Skip Hire and has applied every month to be Skip Hunk and for his sheer tenacity, we are making him Christmas Hunk...

Another brick in the wall for fly-tipping

Preston Council have come up with an innovative way of dealing with fly-tipping. Instead of wasting money disposing of illegally dumped rubbish in the correct manner, they are building a wall round a makeshift dump and leaving it to fester....

Council Fly-tipping Shame

The livelihood of a business man is under threat from hazardous fly-tipping and the local council is turning a blind eye. Martin Milne, director of MM Plugging in Ponders Green Industrial Estate, Enfield, has run the company for 6 years...

Pink Gunge Results in £12,000 fine

A Telford based company who failed to ensure the correct disposal of their dangerous waste has been fined £12,000. GKN Off Highways Systems which supply components and parts to the automotive and aerospace industries pleaded guilty to three counts of...

Skip Man Bludgeoned to Death

The owner of a North Yorkshire skip hire company as been found brutally murdered on a Caribbean Island in October. Kenneth Todd, director of F T Todd & Sons was bludgeoned to death with the butt of a pistol in...

Skip Skip Hooray !

An unusual birthday present for one Staffordshire woman has turned into a booming business enterprise. Vicky Smith from Bignall End, Stoke received a strange present for her 31st birthday. When her fiancé, Michael Roberts, asked her what she wanted, he...

Skip Hunk - October 2005

And this month, we have two beauties: Rocket and Skippy from E Taylor Recycling. Here they wax lyrical on the lives, loves and weight issues of skip drivers in Leicester If you have seen our magazine on Have I Got...

Knife Wielding Waste Worker Under Investigation

A worker at a waste company in Newhaven is under the hammer after allegedly threatening a member of the public with a knife. A row broke out between the worker and the man at Newhaven household waste recycling site and...

Skip Permit Prices

Since the last issue, we at the Skip Magazine have undertaken painstaking research into what councils all around the British Isles are charging for permits. We have got together a list for your benefit to see how your local council...

Skip Chicks Sell Out!

Staff of a Flintshire based skip hire firm have taken a radical approach to fund-raising and have disrobed to raise more than £1000 for the Breast Cancer Care Unit of the Countess of Chester Hospital. Nine game lasses employed at...

Rubbish Thrown From Skip

An investigation is underway after rubbish was thrown out of a skip and scattered across the streets of Carlisle. Neighbours on Mardale Road, Carlisle say they witnessed a skip driver pull up to collect a skip parked on the road....

Brand New Skip Coding System

An innovative colour coding system is being introduced in England and Scotland in a bid to ease handling of construction waste. The Institute of Civil Engineers has pioneered the new scheme in conjunction with the Construction Confederation and the Scottish...

PEARSONS BUY AVES’ WASTE MANAGEMENT BUSINESS

Thetford based waste management specialists Pearsons have taken over the skip hire and waste management business of Suffolk based builders Aves Bros Ltd. who are based at Hinderclay near Diss. Pearsons was established as a waste paper merchant in 1945,...

Skip Chick - September 2005

Skip Chicks sell out! Staff of a Flintshire based skip hire firm have taken a radical approach to fund-raising and have disrobed to raise more than £1000 for the Breast Cancer Care Unit of the Countess of Chester Hospital. Nine...

Skip Hunk - September 2005

This week, all the way from the sunny south coast, we bring you Darren ‘the Rev’ Priest, a 36-year-old Sagittarius working for Southampton Skip Hire. Darren takes his top of and lifts the lid on skip hire by the sea....

Dead baby found in skip

The body of a dead baby boy was found in a skip on 4th August in Limerick. Police are appealing for the mother to come forward and seek medical help. The new-born baby who had been born full-term had been...

Skip Hunk - July 2005

Martin Fletcher, a 23-year-old Leo from Stockport,invites us into his life as a skip wagon driver. Q: Martin, pleased to meet you. Like the nipple. M: Cheers. Q: How long have you been in the skip trade? M: About 3...

"The Skip" Issue 1

The first issue of "The Skip" magazine was launched to an unsuspecting skip hire industry in June 05. It was an idea I had on the loo one day to try and create a medium of information for this most...

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