Epsom Skip Hire prides itself on being a green and environmentally-conscious company. Every year, we aim to further reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill sites in the South East. Our ability to reclaim more product through the use of new technologies sees our company maintaining current objectives to recycle at least 90% of materials collected from the skips we supply to customers in Esher and the surrounding Surrey area.
Here, we discuss some of the materials that we collect through skip hire in Esher, and explain how we go about recycling them at our own yard in Epsom or at similar licensed waste transfer stations across South London, Surrey and the South East.
Cardboard Recycling – Without the plastic coating, cardboard is 100% recyclable. In shredded form, tradesmen use cardboard to insulate houses and pet owners use it to provide bedding for animals. Cardboard is also a great resource for turning waste product into energy. Creating fuel from unwanted cardboard delivers far-reaching benefits because the only by-product of burning is ash – a very important consideration for the environment.
Cardboard collected from the skips we supply to customers and clients in Esher won’t release any toxins into the atmosphere. When you place cardboard into units or containers supplied by Epsom Skip Hire, you have the reassurance of knowing we only use the safest and most ethical processes. Our personnel receive advanced training in modern recycling.
Wood Recycling – Wood is one of the most recyclable materials we encounter and, when customers put it into our skips, it could end up in a variety of different places. One way to recycle wood is turning it into chippings, which skip hire, waste management and tree surgery companies sell on to landscapers, golf courses, animal owners, garden centres and retail outlets in Esher and Surrey. Very few wood materials ever go to waste.
Recycled wood also finds its way back into the production system and, in an age where recycling is so important, often end up as a new product such as flooring or furniture.
Plasterboard Recycling – If you deposit plasterboard into one of our skips, Epsom Skip Hire collects it from your Esher home or business and passes it down to waste transfer stations that separate the core from the backing paper then crush the rest of the material down. The result of this type of processing is recycled gypsum and shredded paper. Very little plasterboard ever ends up at landfill sites – another significant environmental benefit.
Recycled gypsum is also a common material used for growing wheat and potatoes on farms, and it also helps to create stunning lawns and golf course greens.
Aggregate Recycling – All aggregates collected from customers using us for skip hire in Esher undergo screening, processing and recycling. Waste such as bricks, mortar, concrete and hardcore end up as secondary aggregates which builders and landscapers use for future construction projects. Importantly, the creation of secondary aggregates derived from skips and our grab hire services significantly reduces demand for newly-quarried material.
On the subject of grab hire, muck away waste also undergoes intensive processing and, in addition to aggregates, recycled topsoil is another beneficial secondary product.
Metal Recycling – Another mainstay of construction site waste is metal. Skips and containers can sometimes be full of metal, which is one of the easiest substances to recycle. The ease of recycling metal creates large savings in energy costs and massive reductions in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. At Epsom Skip Hire, we are proud of the high recycling rates we achieve from metals collected skips in Esher and the surrounding Surrey area.
We are one of the few companies locally to accept ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal.