How hiring a skip can help with your recycling efforts

If you’re considering carrying out some refurbishments but are worried about how your building work will impact the environment, it may be a good idea to consider hiring a skip. If you choose to dispose of the waste yourself, much more of it may end up in a landfill than is totally necessary. At Bateman skip hire however, we recycle over 95% of the waste that we collect, which could result in your job being a lot more environmentally friendly. So whether it’s a small job and you’re looking to hire a skip for a day, or you’ve got something bigger in mind and will need to hire a skip for a week and beyond, we can help you make sure your job doesn’t negatively impact the environment, simply by recycling more waste than you would be able to on your own. Here are some ways our skips can help you with your recycling…

Help you do more

By choosing us as your skip hire provider, you will be getting access to recycling facilities that you would not be able to deal with directly. Our waste transfer station means we are able to recycle more than 95% of the waste we collect in an environmentally friendly way. Put simply, it means that a much wider range of materials could be recovered and recycled from your waste. It doesn’t matter if you are a domestic customer who needs a skip because they are carrying out a domestic refurb, or you’re looking to place an order so you can dispose of your waste on a large construction or demolition job, we are fully licensed to transfer and recycle waste you may have thought was non-recyclable.

Heavy goods

Quite often, a lot of your recyclable waste is amongst the heaviest you can produce. If, for example, you have a number of glass bottles to dispose of, the weight of the bottles may be preventing you from taking them to the nearest recycling centre, which could be miles away from your home. Having a skip will allow you to safely recycle your glass bottles and other recyclable materials without having to go through the bother of taking them to the recycling centre yourself. So if your heavy recyclable materials are piling up at home or at the office, it might be a good idea to consider the benefits that could come with cheap skip hire.

Reduces potential costs

If you’re running a business and have a lot of heavy recyclables that need disposing of, if you just throw them in the bin, you could end up paying potential landfill taxes, which could have a serious impact on your bottom line. This is particularly expensive when you consider that your waste could be retrieved and recycled without any cost to you in taxes, so it’s a good idea to think about a skip and how hiring one can help you avoid costly landfill taxes.

Food waste

You may be surprised to learn that even your food waste can be recycled. Whether you’re running an event that is going to produce a lot of food waste, or you just have plenty of unwanted food waste you wish to dispose of, a skip can help to seriously reduce your carbon footprint. If you send your food waste to a landfill, it will usually produce much higher levels of methane when compared to other waste. Those higher levels of methane can cause more damage to the environment than CO2 emissions. If you use a skip however, your food waste could actually end up doing some good. Food waste has the potential to generate renewable energy, so it can offset carbon emissions that are produced elsewhere. There are plenty of food types that can be recycled too, including rice, pasta, meat and fish, fruit, vegetables, even tea, coffee and your dairy products can be recycled as well as baked goods and leftovers.