What happens to your waste when you use Alan’s Skip Hire?

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Over the last few years, the focus on recycling and reusing materials has never been more prominent, so, what actually happens to the waste when you hire a skip from us?

At our depot in Bretton, all skips are delivered to our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) once collected from you. We then sort through 100% of the waste collected.

Our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) is equipped to allow our team of highly trained operatives to categorise the materials and identify the potential for reuse and recycling. Resources such as wood, metal, cardboard, plastic, green waste, plasterboard, soil and stone is all segregated, bulked and transported to secondary sites for processing, therefore ensuring maximum diversion from landfill and helping our customers to reduce their carbon footprint.

The MRF works by the following process:

  • Collected waste materials are loading into a trommel (a mechanical screening machine used to separate materials)
  • The finer particles (trommel fines) fall onto a small conveyor
  • Magnets are used to separate out metal material for recycling
  • The remaining larger materials are fed along a conveyor system and the different material streams are segregated
  • The segregated materials are then bulked up, ready to be recycled at secondary sites
  • The non-recyclable materials are then used to create refuse derived fuel to create energy and heat within the UK

Our secondary process allows us to further segregate the ‘trommel fines’ for recycling. This process uses a series of conveyors, magnets and wind sifters to create four distinct material streams for recycling and recovery, which traditional operators would send to landfill; soil, stone, metal and a light fraction containing paper and card.

So, whenever you use Alan’s Skip Hire, you can be sure that you are not only using the No.1 Skip Hire company across the area, but you are also contributing to protecting the environment too!