Which Is Better? Skip Hire Vs A Removal Van

Skip Hire Vs A Removal Van

When it comes to removing your waste there are two main options: skip hire Vs a removal van.   The van removal service has become an established alternative to hiring a skip, but does this mean it’s the best option?   Skip hire is more versatile, convenient and cost effective than you might think, and […]

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How Is Asbestos Removed Safely?

How Is Asbestos Removed Safely?

Fortunately, more and more people are aware of the dangers of asbestos. It is a potentially lethal material, but one which is found in a great many places. When you do find it, how is asbestos removed safely?   We’re experts in asbestos disposal, but we also know that handling this material has its serious […]

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Can I Put Furniture In A Skip?

Can you put furniture in a skip? Yes! – So long as the furniture does not exceed the skip fill line then you can dispose of unwanted furniture in a skip. Depending on the size of the skip you have hired, you may need to break down big items such as wardrobes or sofas. […]

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How Do I Dispose Of Asbestos?

How Do I Dispose Of Asbestos?

It’s a question we get asked a lot; ‘how do I dispose of asbestos?’.   Fortunately, as one of the biggest asbestos disposal experts in the UK, it’s something The Waste Group know a lot about. Read on to find out why and how you need to dispose of asbestos safely. […]

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What Happens To The Plastic I Put In A Skip?

What Happens To The Plastic I Put In A Skip?

International Plastic Bag Free Day is held every year on 3 July. This is part of an initiative to eliminate plastic bags on a worldwide basis.   The average length of use of a plastic bag is 25 minutes, but once thrown away, plastic bags do not decompose easily. They can stick around for between […]

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Are Skips Environmentally Friendly?

Are Skips Environmentally Friendly?

These days, the world is more and more concerned with environmental issues. And quite rightly so we say!  We only have one planet; if we don’t start preserving it for future generations, then the human race could be extinct and the planet uninhabitable. OK, admittedly, that’s the long term dystopian projection. But, even in the […]

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Can I Put Food And Drink Waste In A Skip?

Can I Put Food And Drink Waste In A Skip?

Here at The Waste Group, we’ve had skips returned to us with all sorts of stuff in them! If you’re interested in some of the weirdest ones, you can check out last week’s blog post.   However, people are often asking us for a list of what can and can’t be disposed of in a […]

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What Are The Strangest Things We’ve Found In A Skip?

the strangest things we've found in a skip

You know the saying “where there’s muck, there’s brass”?! Well, here at The Waste Group, we find that this is very rarely true. Sometimes, however, we find some strange things in our skips.   We hire skips out every day and we usually see the same waste coming back; mostly construction waste or household waste. […]

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