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Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

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Why is Hiring a Skip Better Than Going to The Tip Yourself?

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When it comes to disposing of waste as a result of a home renovation, building work or garden clearance you’ve got a couple of options. Fill the car and make the trip to the local tip - or hire a skip. At United Junk we’re here to tell you that the second option is the best and here’s why? Greater volume While there is a cost to hiring a skip there are many benefits that make it worth the outlay. The first benefit is the volume, skips come in a range of sizes so you will always be able to find one that suits your requirements. Even the smallest skip can hold large qu...

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The Effects of Lockdown on Skip Services

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With the country slowly coming out of Covid hibernation, getting back to normality is a welcome relief. But the impact of Covid and subsequent lockdowns have had a knock-on effect on several sectors and industries. In this article we look at the effects of lockdown on skip hire services. Recycling centre closures Across the UK recycling centres felt the full force of the national lockdown with many closing to follow government guidelines. These centres are the main point for the recycling of waste and with them closed for a period of months certainly had a detrimental effect on productio...

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Five Tips to Reduce Your Household Waste

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There is more pressure for people to become environmentally responsible. From recycling our garden and food waste to reducing the amount of paper and plastic we use - everyone needs to do their bit. In this article the United Junk team looks at five top tips to reduce your household waste. 1. Minimal packaging One of the first ways you can reduce your household waste is through packaging. While there are some items where this can’t be avoided you can keep an eye out and look for products where the packaging is minimal. Also, look for products where the packaging can be recycled or...

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Get Ready for Christmas with a Big Clear Out

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The end of summer is here, and many people will now be focussing on the run to the end of the year. Christmas is always a time when people seem to accumulate more ‘stuff’ and with that in mind they use the next few months as a chance to have a proper clear out. In this article we look at how to plan to make the most of it. 1.  Make and plan Planning is the key to make sure that your pre-Christmas clear-out is a success. Prioritise the areas of the home that require attention and those areas where you need to create space. While it can be hard to part with personal pos...

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Top Tips to Reduce Your Commercial Waste

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If you’re a business owner, then you have a duty to ensure that you recycle and dispose of your commercial waste responsibly. There are ways that you can reduce your commercial waste, and, in this article, the United Junk team looks at seven of them. Waste audit Are you aware of how your business accumulates and disposes of its waste? If not, then a good place to start is with an audit. This will allow you to see how the waste is built up and via what processes.  If these processes are detrimental to the running of the business and waste management then they can be eradicat...

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The Different Types of Waste Explained

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We often don’t give too much consideration as to what we throw away. When hiring a skip, the main goal is to get rid of as much waste as possible.  But do you know what the five main types of waste are? No, well don’t worry in this article the United Junk team gives you the full run down. 1. Organic waste First up is organic waste, something which many homeowners will be familiar with. Organic waste refers to garden and food waste that will decompose over time. However, it mustn’t be thrown away with regular waste and is usually disposed of via the green waste b...

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Reduce & Recycle Paper Waste Where You Can!

Recycle Paper Waste

Despite being in a digital age the need for paper is still high. From newspapers to magazines, wrapping paper to birthday and Christmas cards there is still a big dependency on it. However, do we really need to use as much paper as we do when most of it ends up in landfill damaging the environment. What is paper waste? The number of trees that are harvested to make paper is staggering and it has huge environmental ramifications. Most of it is used for packaging which in some cases probably isn’t necessary - you only must look in the average household's recycle bin to see just h...

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