Mobile Skip

The Future of the Skip

The trusted waste skip has been in use in mass since the ’60s and little has changed. They still look the same, still collected by the same types of vehicles, and still made from the same heavy steel.

So What’s New?

Well since then we have made more use of the larger Roll on Off containers, using a different type of vehicle to lift them on and off-site and capable of carrying a larger volume of waste that is pretty much all that has changed.

Although more has been made of the man and van collections in recent years. The flexibility of the man and van service has seen a huge rise in this service across the UK and further afield. Some large man and van businesses have developed regionally to provide quick and efficient service for those in need of a rapid collection of waste. These man and van services come with the added benefit of the labour to pick up and load the waste too so for those who don’t or can’t load this has been a great benefit.

These collections have been more reliable and efficient than traditional skip collections, the problem of booking, waiting for your skip to arrive, the loading, and then the generally poor service received by skip users continues to plague the skip user.

While service levels in the skip industry continue to fall new service entries like the man and van service will continue to grow.

What’s Next for the Skip?

Well, I’m sure the man and van collections will continue to grow with their high service levels, more competitive services and near-immediate collections skips seem to still be the ‘go-to’ for many looking to dispose of waste. There are alternatives, they are just not widely available yet. In other parts of the world, mobile tipping enclosed skips are being widely used.

In Australia for instance these mobile ‘skips’ are seen all across the country, even DIY stores offer them to their customers. Users can tow them themselves, fill them and arrange for them to be picked up as and when they are full.

These mobile skips are proving to fill the gap between the inefficient skips and the man and van collections. A cost-effective alternative, delivered at a dedicated time and collected exactly when needed the UK could see these ‘funky’ looking containers in the very short future.

What do These Mobile Skips Look Like?

We won’t know exactly as they are not currently in use here in the UK however above is an image of the ones seen every day in Australia so they should look something like this.

We will keep you in the picture with regular posts and as we hear of anyone starting to roll these out we will be sure to tell you .

Staying Safe During Covid-19

It’s been over a month since the UK Government announced the official lockdown, some of you may have been in self-isolation for longer. This is to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and protect everyone around us, including our NHS. We’ve outlined in this blog some tips to help you stay safe and well, and keep occupied.

Tips for staying safe at home

The Government have told us to only go outside for food, health reasons or to work if you cannot work from home as you can spread the virus even if you don’t have the virus. This means that we’re spending more time at home. But, how do you stay safe even whilst you’re at home?

The first tip is washing your hands frequently and thoroughly with either soap and water or an alcohol-based hand gel, this kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because your hands touch many surfaces, they can pick up viruses and touching your eyes, nose and mouth, these viruses can enter your body.

If you cough or sneeze, it’s important to follow good respiratory hygiene such as covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue which you then dispose of immediately.

We also recommend that you wash your hands after pulling in your bin when it’s been emptied, your refuse collector could have emptied up to 2000 bins before touching yours.

Tips for keeping busy at home

They’re loads of tips we can suggest to keep busy at home from reading a book to taking up a new hobby.

It seems that home improvements have been keeping people busy lately, when B&Q opened it’s doors here in Nottingham on Thursday 23rd April, hundreds of people turned up to get their hands on their stock. Just a couple of weeks before that almost 400 cars turned up to use the click and collect service at the Riverside Retail Park, which resulted in the Nottinghamshire Police having to assist staff.

Maybe you could try an upcycling project, check our blog here for some fun ideas, and to see even more ideas follow us on social media by clicking the icons below.

One method of keeping busy that has been popular has been clear outs, from wardrobe clear outs to garden clear outs. However, with this, we’ve seen a rise in flytipping. So, if you’re struggling to manage the waste your producing, which naturally you will be producing more, we can help. From on-demand waste collections to skip hire or even just help with overflowing rubbish. We can even provide you with pallets so you can keep busy with your garden work.

Staying safe when you have to leave the house

If you do have to leave your house, they’re several ways that you can stay safe, such as ensuring you always stay 2 meters away from people.

The World Health Organisation are also urging people to use contactless payments, the contactless limit on your bank card has been raised from £30 to £45. WHO claim that as physical cash changes hands multiple times, it’s much more likely to pick up bacteria and can cling onto the virus.

You can read many more tips to staying safe while out here:



On demand waste collection

What to do with your waste during Covid-19

We’ve been in lockdown for some time now and with it being unknown when we will see it come to an end, more of us have been trying to keep busy by doing work around our homes. From giving the garden some TLC to giving your living room a makeover or even just having a good clear out, maybe you’ve done all of those! As we’re seeing more people getting stuck in with their DIY projects, we’re unfortunately also seeing a rise in fly-tipping up and down the country. In fact, The Countryside Alliance reports a 300% rise in fly-tipping in some areas after local authorities closed recycling centres, allowing them to concentrate on kerbside collections.

We do have a solution for you because we know how important it is to some people to keep busy during these challenging times. It’s a solution which means you don’t need to illegally dump your waste, you don’t need to stop your projects, you don’t even need to leave your home.  Our solution is our on-demand waste collection service, all you have to do is get in touch with us and we’ll come out to collect your waste. Whether you’re overflowing with rubbish, had a garage clear out, or maybe you’re looking for an alternative to a skip. Well, our man and a van collection service may be the answer for you.

We’re here to help you, no matter how out of ordinary your enquiry is for us. We have been helping people nationwide with their waste collections, and have even provided a delivery and collection service. We had someone reach out to us who couldn’t get their sofa delivered. So we arranged for one of our on-demand waste collectors to go and pick it up and then deliver it safely to their door.

Our customers are one of our top priorities and we will always do our best to support you, more so now than ever during this difficult time.

Get in touch, we’ll be happy to help.