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Fun Skip Hire Facts

When Was The First Skip Hire?

Skips first arose in the early 1920s as a necessary component of shaft mining. Victorian houses began to be drastically redesigned in the late 1920s, necessitating the removal of substantial portions of the interior house. As a result, skip sizes have grown in order to satisfy the needs of individual consumers. This was also the start of DIY!

Following WWII, DIY and interior design became increasingly popular as people began to pursue these activities as hobbies. People began to employ their own private skips more frequently in order to do so.

Why Are Skips Yellow?

As the popularity of skips rose in the early 1970s, the Highways Act imposed more limits on their use. One requirement was that all skips had to be painted yellow, as it had been established at the time that yellow was the easiest colour to see in the dark. Skips can now come in a variety of colours, as long as they are well-lit and marked with the appropriate signage and markers.

How Much Waste Is Produced Every Year?

According to recent statistics, almost 200 million tonnes of rubbish are produced each year! Do you know how many bread slices are thrown away each year? A staggering 20 million (that’s ten million sandwiches thrown away!). Furthermore, the average family residence uses the equivalent of six trees every year! With such depressing statistics, it’s no surprise that the number of skips recruited each year is steadily increasing. As a result, it is critical that recycling is prioritised, and that you select skip hiring businesses that recycle as much rubbish as possible, such as Cardiff and Caerphilly Skip Hire.

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In the UK, a total of 24 million tonnes of yard trash is disposed of each year without being recycled. Due to the ease with which garden waste can be recycled, such as by mulching, the amount of waste transported to landfills is just intolerable. By mulching your personal yard trash, you can reduce the total amount of waste produced by 12% per year!

What if I told you that With the energy generated by recycling one glass bottle, you could run a 100 watt light bulb for 4 hours, and with only one plastic bottle, you could power your computer for 25 minutes!

Interesting Things Found In Skips!

Over the years, all sorts of weird and wacky things have been found in skips. These range from helpless furry animals to a WWII artillery shell and even a coffin (yes, a coffin!). In several cases, homeless people have been found in skips trying to escape from the harsh winter weather.

It’s very important to remember that when you have a skip on hire, check its contents regularly. This is particularly relevant on the day of collection. This will help to ensure that nothing is in the skip that shouldn’t be. It is often the case that items are placed in the skip by passers by without the hirers permission.

If you’re interested in refurbishing your home like The Victorians and a bit of DIY, or just need to get rid of a large amount of waste, we can certainly remove and dispose of it responsibly for you! If you need a skip search for Cardiff Skip Hire or call us on 02920 862328.

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