What a busy few weeks it’s been at Buchanan Skip Hire…
Many changes, many achievements and we can’t wait to tell you about them.
Congratulations to our very own Bruce – He’s worked as a yardman for just over 3 years & has recently passed his HGV license. We are really proud & super excited to see him on the roads.
Our Facebook & Social media accounts posted a very successful Skip Hire Competition – the chance to win the hire of a 4yd skip. Thank you to all who entered and shared. Give us a follow and keep your eyes peeled for future competitions.
Upgrading our fleet
As we are upgrading our fleet, new trucks have arrived & more coming – Super exciting however it means we need to part with trucks we’ve had for some time. Some really fond memories of them. Queue the sad music – If you’d like to check out what we’re selling, please click the links below.
We are really happy to support these wonderful football clubs. Thanks for thinking of us & good luck.
100% Wood Recycling
We are proud to say we recycle on average over 𝟑𝟎𝟎 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐬 of wood every single month.
Wood is usually brought in mixed with waste in our skips, there are a number of steps we do to ensure it is sent for recycling.
Once the waste is tipped, the JCB Grab pulls out large pieces of wood such as pallets. The remaining mixed waste goes through our trommel and our yard people pull out smaller pieces.
Then, the telehandler Lieber scoops it up in bulk and transports it to our wood bay ready for collection from the walking floor.
Only about 60% of scrap wood in the UK is recycled each year, we need to improve that figure to avoid sending wood waste to landfill. Although wood is biodegradable, it takes a long time to break down so it can contribute to the ever-increasing size of our landfill sites.
It also reduces the number of new trees being cut down to create new raw materials. By decreasing the rate of deforestation, we can help to preserve the environment and natural habitats across the globe.
The majority of recycled wood is used as carbon neutral biomass fuel. About a quarter of recycled timber is made into panel boarding for use in construction, and most of the remaining products from recycling timber are made into landscaping materials and animal bedding.
Recycling timber and scrap wood involves several different processes and can be quite labour intensive. However, it is an important part of ensuring we protect precious natural resources and habitats, as well as reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.