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  • 16 Nov 2017

    History We were caught by an interesting article on the Independent website from October 1994, portraying the demise of the rag-and-bone men. The article catches up with four “survivors” of the trade in London. Back in in 1994 the article told of the changes in regulation from Europe requiring stricter regulation on waste and that rag-and-bone men should comply with the then London Waste Regulation Authority rules (the London Waste...[ read more ]

  • 07 Nov 2017

    Working Against Commercial Fly-tipping For the year 2016/17 local authorities in England have reported that fly-tipping has increased 7% from the previous year. That’s around a million incidents. A third of which is reported to be commercial non domestic waste. A report from the Department for Environment & Rural Affairs explains that the most common size category for fly-tipping incidents is equivalent to a ‘small van load’ which totalled 33%...[ read more ]

  • 04 Jan 2017

    The decorations are down, the mince pies have all been eaten and all the fireworks have lit up the sky. It’s now 2017 and you’re probably thinking about a big clear out. There’s nothing quite like the sorting you do, in a new year – it seems to be much more brutal than your average spring clean. There might still be boxes lying around from Christmas presents or maybe your...[ read more ]

  • 08 Dec 2016

    The most wonderful time of the year is in full swing! The trees are up, the lights are on and the list of ‘things to do’ is getting longer by the day. As the days get shorter, sorting out everything in time for the big day can dampen your Christmas spirit – and here at TopSkips, we don’t want that to happen! With all the presents you’re buying, the parties...[ read more ]

  • 17 Oct 2016

    Remember when we told you about skip swimming pools? Well we’ve discovered something even better: a wedding skip. That’s right – someone has converted a skip into a wedding carriage. It’s hardly the most glamourous of transportation, but Cinderella did travel via glorified pumpkin. Whatever floats your boat, after all. [caption id="attachment_1179" align="aligncenter" width="300"] source: daily mail[/caption] It was transformed by the groom, Nick Kearns, who had promised it to...[ read more ]

  • 04 Oct 2016

    Just when you think things can’t get stranger, we’re swimming in the garbage. Of course, when it comes to hiring skips, there are certain rules and regulations on what you can and can’t put in a skip. But, I suppose, if you own a skip – why not turn it into a swimming pool during the summer months?             It all began with Oliver Bishop-Young, an English artist, who had...[ read more ]

  • 20 Sep 2016

    Across the UK, fly-tipping is getting worse. Apparently, councils are spending £67m to clean up the public land and are prosecuting anyone they catch. [caption id="attachment_1023" align="aligncenter" width="660"] source:[/caption] What is fly-tipping? Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It is deposited onto a site where the land is without a license to accept waste. It can be anything from a bin bag, to tires, to mattresses. It's been...[ read more ]

  • 09 Dec 2014

    Skip hire firms are faced with a huge problem throughout Blackpool as a new rival council service is coming to town. Earlier this week, Blackpool council announced that they are introducing a new scheme which will be a low-cost service for all the public to use. Blackpool council see this as great potential to tackle their big problem on fly-tipping. The new scheme has been designed with the intentions that...[ read more ]

  • 09 Sep 2014

    Hackney council previously set out an extensive advertising and education campaign throughout the London Borough warning residents that if they do not recycle properly, they could face a hefty fine of up to £1,000.Hackney’s recycle scheme mirrors the same scheme that Barnet have put into place. Barnet residents have been recycling efficiently and Barnet council said they have yet not fined anyone, and they hope to keep it that way,...[ read more ]

  • 23 Jun 2014

    This is a short and simple explanation of the size and useage of the 2 cubic yard Mini Skip Hire available for hire across the UK from [video width="640" height="360" mp4="" preload="auto" autoplay="true"][/video]   This is the 2 cubic yard mini skip. As you can see it is about 2 foot 6 inches high, 4 foot long and 3 foot wide and this is the smallest skip we do...[ read more ]