Skip Hire Info
When it's time to clear waste or rubbish away, you have 3 main options;
1. find a new home for it
2. Take it to the council tip
3. Hire a skip
Option 1 is always best, it's cheaper, is better for the environment and it can do a good turn for someone else.
Option 2 is fine if you can get the waste to the tip and its not trade waste. If the waste is too big for your car then you will need a van, (please see our van hire page) however many councils require a permit before you can take a van to the council facility.
This leaves Option 3. When you hire a skip from us, you will get excellent service at a competitive price. As a waste producer you have legal responsibility to ensure your waste is only picked up by a licensed waste carrier and disposed of at a licensed facility.
Scanlan's Plant Hire has both of these licenses so you can be assured that your waste is handled correctly and wont find be disposed of in any unregulated way eg 'fly tipped'.
We take waste very seriously, recycling what we can and sending waste we can't recycle to other treatment facilities and reducing the requirement for landfill space.
Trade waste and domestic waste is sorted through our waste transfer station using both mechanical and physical sorting. The waste is sorted in to what we can use to recycle, eg wood goes to a wood reprocessing plant, green waste goes for composting. Concrete is screened and crushed to produce a sub base material classed as 6F2 and soil is screened and recycled back into gardening applications.
The 6F2 has to conform to the WRAP quality protocol, to give users the confidence to know that the 6F2 they receive from us is of an equal or better standard to any 6F2 the obtain from and alternative source.
The Waste Hierarchy
We undertake to observe the waste management hierarchy. The Waste Hierarchy refers to the five steps included in article four 4 of the Waste Framework Directive.
Prevention - Using less material. Preventing and reducing the amount of waste produced.
Reuse and preparation for reuse - giving the products a second lease of life before they are classed as waste by cleaning, repairing, refurbishing items or spare parts.
Recycle - any operation by which waste materials are reprocessed and converted into materials, substances or products. It includes composting and it does not include incineration.
Recovery - recovering energy from waste. Includes anaerobic digestion, incineration with energy recovery, gasification and pyrolysis which produce energy (fuels, heat and power).
Disposal - Any process to finally dispose of the waste by landfilling or incineration with out energy recovery and any other finalist solutions