Things You Might Not Know About Skip Hire
Skip hire first appeared back in the 1920’s where skips were used as an integral part of the mining industry. Fast forward to today and skips are used in the construction industry as well as for a number of domestic purposes.
With skip hire being so common and part of every day society, we thought it only right that we share with you a few things you might not know about skip hire. “Ooh” and “argh” moments guaranteed – if you like skips that is.
Skip Hire – The Low Down
Skips Are Yellow For A Reason
Have you ever wondered why skips are predominantly yellow? It’s simply a case of safety. Back in the 1970’s, the Highways Act enforced even more regulations on skips due to their ever-growing popularity. One of the new rules was that they were yellow because yellow is the easiest colour to see in the dark.
200 Million Tonnes Of Waste Is Produced Every Year
200 million tonnes is a huge amount of waste to produce but that’s exactly how much waste is produced every single year. Shocked? Allow us to shock you some more.
Do you know how many slices of bread are thrown away every year? 20 million! The average family even goes through around 6 trees worth of paper each year too. With such high figures, it’s no wonder skip hire increases year on year.
You May Need A Permit
If you don’t have a front drive on which you can put your skip, you may end up needing to acquire a permit to place your skip on the road. While not all council districts will require one, the vast majority do and what’s more, you’ll need to pay for the privilege too. If you have the space to place it on your front drive, we suggest you do.
Some Of Your Waste Actually Gets Recycled
This fun fact may only apply to those using our skip hire services at Mackers but it’s a fun fact all the same. Here at Mackers, we feel strongly about doing our bit for the environment which is why we try our best to recycle as much waste as possible. We go through all of your waste, filter out what we can and recycle as much as we can to help reduce the impact on landfills.
Some Seriously Strange Things Are Found In Skips
From coffins to WWII artillery, there have been some seriously strange things found in skips. We’ve even found some helpless furry animals who’ve jumped in by mistake so don’t forget to check your contents regularly. It’s also worth noting what you can and cannot dispose of in the skip you hire. Here at Mackers, WWII artillery is a strict no no.
Builders Skip Hire
Builders Skip Hire by Mackers Total Recycling. We cater to many tradesmen across the southeast of the United Kingdom and offer a premium bespoke skip hire service.
Domestic Skip Hire
Domestic Skip Hire by Mackers Total Recycling. We cater to many households in and around Essex and offer many sized skips for your everyday needs.
Garden Skip Hire
Garden Waste Skip Hire by Mackers Total Recycling. We cater to many landscapers and gardeners in and around Essex and capable of delivering the same day.