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22nd April

Last month, Skip Hire Magazine set up their Whack-A-Bin campaign to prevent deaths occurring during bin collections.

24th March

Visiting the eagerly anticipated WASTE’14 couldn’t be easier. We tell you how to get on board.

20th March

A story of how one dustcart had a fight with a parked traffic safety vehicle – and won.

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Northampton says farewell to a “Brilliant” Skip Boss

April 23rd, 2014

The streets of Northampton came out in force to pay tribute to skip hire boss Ray Bell whose funeral in late March.

Bell who was described by workers as “one of the best bosses you could ever wish for” passed away on 7th March aged 71.

The cortege consisted of eleven Rolls Royces and carried some humorously designed wreaths including a floral pack of cards, a skip truck and a bottle of beer.

One of the wreaths had a written message on it, which reads: ‘To my Daddy, I will never forget you. I miss you every second. Love you always from…

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Recycling Lives Wins Second Queen’s Award For Sustainable Enterprise

April 22nd, 2014

Recycling Lives queenAfter winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2010, recycling and waste management firm Recycling Lives has just scooped the award for the second time.

On this occasion, it was the company’s recently launched Flat Panel Display recycling and employment project at HMP Kirkham that impressed the judging panel.

By establishing a busy recycling centre within the prison, and integrating the training and work experience opportunities there with the six-stage charity programme available at its own premises, Recycling Lives offers prisoners at HMP Kirkham…

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Skip Hire Magazine Reports

So, what’s the Pig Idea?

April 21st, 2014

Since the Foot and Mouth Outbreak of 2001, our food waste is no longer being fed to pigs. The Pig Idea Campaign is seeking to change this.

pig 3Pigs were originally domesticated by people because of their ability at eating leftovers and converting it into valuable food and manure. In the late 19th century, using food waste for pig feed declined because large volumes of cheap grain were available from the Americas. However, the practice of feeding food waste to pigs persisted alongside, and was critical in times of…

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