Skip Hire Company Goes Greener

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Author: Samuel Beckingham
Updated: Feb 15, 2023
3 minutes read

Weybridge Skip Hire has recently unveiled a new state-of-the-art waste recycling plant in Brooklands as part of £1 million funding from HSBC. The site, located in Brooklands, features a 31,500 square foot plant that will enable the firm to increase its capacity for skip waste in the local area. The upgrade will allow for an additional 40% of waste to be processed, which is the equivalent of 100,000 tonnes. Rather than going to landfill, it will be recycled and reused where possible.

As well as creating almost 20 new jobs, the facility has the potential to be fitted with solar panels to help reduce their carbon footprint against operational costs, as well as other environmentally friendly practices. Instead of simply taking up more land space, the Kiverco recycling plant has taken environmental issues to heart, becoming more sustainable and meeting bigger demand for waste management throughout Surrey.

Gareth Dawson, Business Banking Relationship Manager from HSBC, said, “It’s great to see Weybridge Skip Hire’s continued commitment to recycling waste as efficiently and sustainably as possible. We’re pleased to support the company with its new recycling plant, which will not only create new jobs, but deliver vital waste removal and recycling services across the south east, helping on its journey to achieve net zero waste to landfill.”

The funding from HSBC helped implement the latest technology to improve sorting and supply chains, allowing for greater efficiencies and more capacity. Reuse is a vital part of the waste process, especially for skip hire companies, as it diverts away from landfill and lessens our dependence on virgin materials. Having circular economies from skip hire companies is one of the ways in which we can help protect the environment.

Though skips are a green way of removing large quantities of waste, they do come at a cost. Despite the cost of living crisis, there are ways in which you can reduce the costs associated with skip hire. For starters, only having the skip for as short a time as you need will make the process cheaper for you. Any extensions on the contract length will incur charges. Likewise, you’ll need to set time aside to fill up the skip or you could easily see it pour over into the following week.

If you can, have your skip delivered on a Friday and spend time on the weekend getting rid of your waste. Once it’s full, arrange a collection as early as you can the following week. The more organised you are in how you use and fill up your skip, the more likely you are to be able to save on additional costs. It’s also important to specify if you have restricted items, as these will come at a further cost. Items like fridge freezers contain harmful chemicals that need to be disposed of properly.

Weybridge Skip Hire started out in 1980 and remains a family run business. If you’ve been inspired by their progress and journey to going greener, find out more about skip hire through our website.

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