United Junk Skip Hire

Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport


How Do We Keep Our Skips Maintained?

skips maintained

The waste industry is one of the most productive in the UK and skips are used daily, both domestically and commercially. This means that they are subjected to everything from the weather to everyday wear and tear. To prolong their life, they must be properly maintained. Below is how we keep our skips maintained all year round at United Junk. Harsh weather Skips are used all year round and they must battle the elements being most vulnerable to the different weather conditions. Most of the time they are outside which means they are susceptible to rain, harsh winds, and heat during the...

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Nine Things You Shouldn’t Put in a Skip


You might think that a skip gives you free rein to throw anything away, wrong. While materials like soil, bricks, wood, and glass are more than acceptable, there are some items such as flammable, hazardous, or cumbersome materials that you should never put into a skip. These must be disposed of in other ways - below we list nine things you should never put into a skip. 1. Batteries Batteries contain harmful chemicals that can leak and contaminate the rest of the waste. They can also be dangerous to skip handlers. Batteries should be recycled through WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic...

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Five Ways to Prevent Unauthorised Skip Usage

Prevent Unauthorised Skip Usage

Using a skip is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to dispose of waste and rubbish. However, as they are left out in the open it is the perfect opportunity for other people to take advantage of them and dump their own waste. Below are five ways to prevent unauthorised skip usage. Out of sight The best way to stop unauthorised skip usage and fly-tipping is to place the skip out of sight. Of course, for the average homeowner, this might not be possible if you own a small garden, in which case it must be located at the front. But if you are a business you can place the skip on...

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Five Tips for Waste Disposal During Your Home Project

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Most DIY projects or home renovations will produce a lot of rubbish and waste, some of it can be recycled but most of it can’t. From kitchen renovations to house extensions below are five tips for waste disposal during your home project that will take the stress away from getting rid of all your rubbish. Type Different projects will create different types of waste, so it is a good idea to gauge roughly how much waste you are going to accumulate. Many waste types from typical DIY projects, such as leftover paint and empty tins are not suitable for normal waste disposal and need to b...

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Where Did Skips Come From?


The traditional skip has been used for decades as a convenient way to dispose of waste and rubbish. But as you are throwing in your unwanted garden furniture or rubble from your latest renovation project did you ever wonder where the skip came from originally? Well, below we can answer that question and put your curiosity at rest. Mining industry Originally skips were used within the mining industry to transport and store raw materials and waste and were referred to as ‘skeps’. These specially designed carts were built from wood and steel and ran on a track system that could...

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Seven Reasons Why Skip Hire is Beneficial to the Environment and the Safety of Others

skip hire beneficial for environment

The build-up of waste in commercial and residential environments is inevitable. It doesn’t matter what the waste is - liquid or solid you will need to have a waste disposal strategy which is cost-efficient for your business. Below are seven reasons why skip hire is beneficial to the environment and the safety of others. 1. Eco-friendly Sadly not everyone will follow the rules when it comes to waste management and more often waste is dumped in the wrong places which is not only bad for the environment but it can put the safety of the general public at risk. With a skip hire com...

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What Happens to my Skip Waste?

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If you’ve ever hired a skip, you’ll know that depending on its size it can hold a wide range of waste materials. From garden waste to mechanical parts there is no end to what you can get rid of. Once the skip is full and collected your job is done and you can forget about it. But have you ever wondered what happens to your skip waste once it leaves your drive? Landfill The idea that skip waste is taken to a huge landfill site and dumped is wrong. Skip companies are meticulous in making sure that as much of the waste is recycled as possible and if the company has access to a d...

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