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Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

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Get Ready for Christmas with a Big Clear Out

Christmas skip hire

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

commercial waste

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

waste types

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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Five Important Safety Tips When Hiring a Skip

Skip hire safety

At United Junk safety is our main priority and it is our job to ensure that when it comes to domestic skip hire our customers know exactly what they need to do when receiving a skip. In this article we look at five important safety tips when hiring a skip. 1. Public safety Much of the preparation when hiring a skip comes with making sure that the location where it needs to be delivered is safe and secure. If you don’t have a driveway and it needs to be located on a public road you will need to notify us as you will need to have a permit as well as the right safety equipment - we ca...

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What Happens to the Items in My Skip?

recycled waste

If you’ve ever hired a skip to dispose of your waste, you probably haven’t given much thought to what happens to it when the skip hire company comes to take it away. In this article we provide some insight into what happens to the items in your skip? Landfill Sites With millions of skips hired every day it is the job of the skip hire company to make waste disposal as convenient and as ethical as possible. A lot of skip hire companies follow strict processes when it comes to waste disposal. Here at United Junk, we offer a zero to landfill policy with our on-site, moder...

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Why Can Chemicals and Other Items be Dangerous in a Skip?

Skip Hazards

Hiring a skip is an efficient and convenient way of disposing of your waste and while you may think that any sort of rubbish can go in it there are a few hazardous items that can’t. In this blog we look at why chemicals and other items can be dangerous in a skip. What is Hazardous Waste? There are many different classifications and definitions of hazardous waste so it is important to understand what these are, and which skip hire companies will take them. The definition of hazardous waste is any materials that have a harmful or detrimental effect to humans and wildlife. What are...

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