How to Do A House Clearance: DIY House Clearance Guide
Clearing a house may seem like a mammoth task — but it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning, forethought and determination, your household clearance can be a swift and painless process. And while it may be easy to turn to a professional house clearance company to do all the work for you, there’s really no need. You’ll save far more money taking on the task yourself, plus you’ll earn the satisfying feeling of personal achievement that no professional can give you. So make yourself some snacks, put on your favourite playlist and study the tips for house clearing in…
What Can Be Recycled at Christmas?
No sooner after hanging up your Christmas decorations is it time to take them down again. That goes not only for the tinsel and wreaths embellishing your walls and windows, but also the slew of Christmas cards on your windowsill, the jumbled wrapping paper strewn across your carpet and the 6ft Christmas tree whose silhouette you mistake for an intruder every time you venture downstairs for a glass of water at 3am. And if you’re unsure whether it’s time to take down your Christmas decorations — just look outside your window. If your neighbour is glaring at you, then it’s time….
How to Get Rid of Soil, Clippings and Other Garden Waste
As the weather gets a little warmer we all start to pay more attention to our gardens, perhaps starting a new project ready to enjoy in the summer. Whether you’re carrying out a full garden clearance and starting from scratch, or simply tidying up a little bit, it can be hard to know what to do with garden waste. In this article, we’re going to answer some of the most common questions when it comes to garden rubbish removal. What is green waste? Green waste, or garden waste, is any natural waste from your garden such as grass; garden clippings from…
A Guide to Hiring Skips for Garden Waste
Battling with branches, bags of grass and piles of topsoil? Why not get a skip for all your garden waste? A skip is a great way of dealing with any and all garden waste, and this month at South Coast Skips, we’ve created a complete guide to hiring skips for garden waste to help you do it quickly and without hassle. Read on to learn the benefits of skip hire for garden waste, how to pick the right skip size for your project, answers to common garden waste questions and the alternatives to a garden skip. Benefits of skip hire for…
What Can’t You Put in a Skip?
You could be issued with a hefty fine if you place a prohibited item in your skip — so make sure you know your cans from your cannots. Though skips are extremely useful for getting rid of domestic or commercial waste, some items are flammable, hazardous or cumbersome, and must be disposed of in other ways. This article will explain what can’t go in a skip. But don’t worry if you need to get rid of these items — we’ll also tell you how to get rid of your prohibited items safely and legally. What can’t you put in a…
How is Wood/Timber Recycled?
A commonly asked question: is wood recyclable? The answer is yes, wood is recyclable. Although wood is not accepted in your typical household recycling bin, wood is accepted at your local household waste recycling centres and wood recycling establishments. If you have excess wood waste, you can always call South Coast Skips to organise a speedy collection of any re-usable wood. South Coast Skips recycle 10,000 tonnes of wood a year, so for us, the recycling process is second nature but for those who want to know about the different types of wood that can be recycled and the process it…
Fly-Tipping and Illegal Dumping: Who Is Responsible?
What is fly-tipping and is it illegal? Fly-tipping is defined as “the illegal deposit of waste onto land which does not have the licence to accept it”. In other words, this means dumping waste in areas other than tips, landfills or recycling centres. If you see a pile of rubbish at the side of the road, that is fly-tipping, or illegal dumping. Fly-tipping is illegal; it can be punished with fines of up to £50,000, and repeat offenders may even face a prison sentence. Responsibilities of the local council/authority Local councils and authorities are responsible for the removal of fly-tipped waste…
How To Dispose of Bricks, Soil, Rubble & Hardcore
Organising a building project is stressful whether it’s in a residential or a commercial capacity. Where do you even begin with all of the waste that’s inevitably going to be created? Luckily, it’s surprisingly easy to dispose of building rubbish such as soil, bricks, rubble and hardcore – in this article, we’ll explain how you can get rid of building waste responsibly without too much stress. What to consider before getting rid of building waste There are several things to consider when you’ve got a big building project that’s going to create a big waste removal task for you. The…
How Poor Waste Management Can Cause Food Safety Hazards
When you are running a business where food preparation is involved, such as a restaurant, cafe, bar or catering company, there are so many food hygiene rules and waste regulations that it can be hard to know whether you are doing the right thing and complying with the law. It’s really important, however, that you do stay vigilant and ensure your waste is disposed of correctly – if not, you could be causing food safety hazards that risk the health of your customers and, subsequently, your reputation. In this article, we will discuss how and why you need to make sure…
Why Can’t I Put Plasterboard in a Skip?
The rules and regulations surrounding plasterboard and how it is disposed of can be confusing. A question that tends to be asked by a lot of people is whether they can put plasterboard in a skip along with other household waste. In this article, we will go through the rules regarding the disposal of plasterboard, why it can be a hazard, and how to get rid of plasterboard safely. Can you put plasterboard in a skip? In short, no. Plasterboard was previously allowed to be put in skips, but this changed in 2009 when the rules regarding the disposal of plasterboard…