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How is hardcore recycled?

Posted on 09/07/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How is hardcore recycled?

Hardcore is low absorbency, solid material. Made of large aggregates such as construction waste, bricks, rubble, tiles, rock and gravel, hardcore often ends up in skips from construction and demolition projects.

Can hardcore go into a skip?

Although some items cannot go into a skip, hardcore can. Once a skip is full and taken away… read the rest of “How is hardcore recycled?”

How to clear out your wardrobe

Posted on 25/06/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How to clear out your wardrobe

The task of clearing out a wardrobe can be a daunting one. Years and years of unworn clothes can lurk in its depths. Crumpled and neglected items might be strewn on the bottom. And further clothes could be crushed into drawers. But in just a few hours, your wardrobe can be transformed and clutter-free, making… read the rest of “How to clear out your wardrobe”

Rabbit Group support the transformation of a Sussex charity garden

Posted on 11/06/19, filed under News | No Comments

Rabbit Group support the transformation of a Sussex charity garden

Rabbit Group has supported Willmott Dixon Construction to transform the garden of the Sussex MS Centre in Southwick to make it into an inspiring and accessible space for its users.

The Sussex MS Centre is a charity that supports Sussex residents with Multiple Sclerosis by providing drug-free treatments, exercise classes… read the rest of “Rabbit Group support the transformation of a Sussex charity garden”

Planning a garden overhaul this summer?

Posted on 21/05/19, filed under News, Waste | No Comments

Planning a garden overhaul this summer?

As the days get warmer and longer, it’s the time of year that we can start enjoying our gardens. If you’re planning a garden revamp this summer to maximise your outdoor space, make sure you’re ready for the work ahead.

Plan and prepare

Whether you’re getting a landscaper on board or going it alone with… read the rest of “Planning a garden overhaul this summer?”

Things you need to know when hiring a skip

Posted on 14/05/19, filed under News, Skip Hire | No Comments

Things you need to know when hiring a skip

Before hiring a skip, think carefully about what size you’ll need. Our handy size guide can help steer you in the right direction. If in doubt, it’s best to go up a size, remembering how much access room you have available on site. If access space is tight, we can… read the rest of “Things you need to know when hiring a skip”

How big does my skip need to be?

Posted on 23/04/19, filed under News, Skip Hire | No Comments

How big does my skip need to be?

When it comes to hiring a skip, one of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is – how big? But along with size comes considerations about weight, position and access too.

Think about the job

Skips come in different sizes, from two yards to twelve, that are suitable for different jobs. If… read the rest of “How big does my skip need to be?”

The Easter Bunny’s plastic problem

Posted on 09/04/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

 

The Easter Bunny’s plastic problem

Over the past few years, excessive packaging around Easter eggs has come under scrutiny. The cute little mascot of the season, the Easter Bunny, has a lot to answer for. As we all become more aware of our plastic consumption, how can we reduce our plastic this Easter?

Avoid ‘flow-wrap’ and vacuum plastic

Try… read the rest of “The Easter Bunny’s plastic problem”

What can (and can’t) go in a skip?

Posted on 26/03/19, filed under News, Skip Hire | No Comments

What can (and can’t) go in a skip?

Whatever size skip you need, whether it’s a mini for a spring clean, or a 6-yard builder skip for a major home renovation, the rules about what can and can’t go into it stay the same.

Most things can be safely disposed of in a skip. If you’re renovating your… read the rest of “What can (and can’t) go in a skip?”

Sorting out for Spring?

Posted on 12/03/19, filed under News, Recycling, Skip Hire | No Comments

Sorting out for Spring?

When March rolls around, there’s a glimmer of longer days and warmer weather on the horizon and thoughts turn to spring cleaning. This annual ritual can be a cathartic time, throwing open windows to let fresh air in and having a good clear-out of things no longer needed.

This year, spring cleaning is expected to be… read the rest of “Sorting out for Spring?”

8 ideas for reusing common household plastics

Posted on 26/02/19, filed under News | No Comments

8 ideas for reusing common household plastics

As a nation, we are getting better at recycling. But, while recycling is undoubtedly better than sending plastics off to landfill, the environmental benefits are increased when we find ways to reuse plastics instead.

  1. Refill plastic containers

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Our take on Brexit

Posted on 12/02/19, filed under News | No Comments

Our take on Brexit
Rabbit Skips, and the Rabbit Group in general, are in the fortunate position of not being impacted by the uncertainty and potential challenges posed by Brexit. We understand that waste, as a broader industrial sector, is affected by the political changes underway. While reassuring our customers that we can continue trading without impact, we wanted to give an… read the rest of “Our take on Brexit”

Getting ready for a big home renovation

Posted on 22/01/19, filed under News, Skip Hire | No Comments

Getting ready for a big home renovationWith so much lingering uncertainty around Brexit, 2019 could be the year that many would-be home buyers decide to make the most of what they’ve got, rather than move to a new house.

Perhaps it’s an extension over your garage to give a much-needed extra bedroom. Or knocking through to give you that open-plan layout… read the rest of “Getting ready for a big home renovation”

Move or renovate? What’s the smart choice in 2019?

Posted on 08/01/19, filed under News, Skip Hire | No Comments

Move or renovate? What’s the smart choice in 2019?
We’ve arrived in 2019 with some ominous questions if you’re looking to move to a new house this year: what will happen with Brexit? What does it mean for the economy? How will it affect the value of your home? What will the implications be for lending and moving costs?

What do

7 things to do with an unwanted Christmas gift

Posted on 27/12/18, filed under News | No Comments

7 things to do with an unwanted Christmas gift
We’ve all been there: unwrapping a gift only to find it’s something you’ve already got. Or even something you simply don’t like. Christmas can be full of moments like this, so what should you do next?

  1. Donate it to charity
    Your trash is another’s treasure – so give your gift a

Can all Christmas cards be recycled?

Posted on 11/12/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

Can all Christmas cards be recycled?

Rumour has it that Christmas cards are becoming passé, and we are sending fewer than ever before. That said, in 2017 the Greetings Card Association estimated that over a billion Christmas cards were sold, so it’s certainly not a fast decline. Designs are more varied and elaborate than ever; some feature glittery embellishments, some even… read the rest of “Can all Christmas cards be recycled?”

The big autumn garden clear-up

Posted on 27/11/18, filed under News, Recycling, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

The big autumn garden clear-up

Autumn is a busy season for gardeners. It’s the time of year where the focus is on clearing up, undertaking some routine maintenance and making sure your garden is in the best condition to thrive once spring arrives.

Clear fallen leaves

If you’ve got a lot of deciduous trees, you might have piles of leaves to… read the rest of “The big autumn garden clear-up”

What can be safely put on a bonfire?

Posted on 01/11/18, filed under Litter, News, Recycling | No Comments

What can be safely put on a bonfire?

Guy Fawkes night is nearly upon us and as thoughts turn to toffee apples and dazzling firework displays, you might also be gathering things together to create a spectacular bonfire. But what can be safely burned on a bonfire and what should be avoided?

Items that are suitable to burn on a… read the rest of “What can be safely put on a bonfire?”

How do you dispose of plastic bags and plastic film?

Posted on 23/10/18, filed under News, Waste | No Comments

How do you dispose of plastic bags and plastic film?

As a nation, we’ve done pretty well at reducing our use of plastic bags, crucially since the introduction of the 5p plastic bag charge back in 2015.

In fact, plastic bag usage dropped 80% following the introduction of the charge. It forced us to look at our plastic bag habits… read the rest of “How do you dispose of plastic bags and plastic film?”

How do you recycle paints and solvents?

Posted on 25/09/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How do you recycle paints and solvents?

If you’re just finishing up a major home improvement project, chances are you have some opened tins of paints lying around. And while these can be useful to store away for future touch-ups, tins that are nearly finished or you just don’t need any more are best disposed of.

Can paints

How do you recycle electricals?

Posted on 11/09/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How do you recycle electricals?

When you’re having a spring clean, renovating your home or moving to a new house, a skip can come in handy for getting rid of stuff you don’t need anymore. But while Rabbit recycle as much material as we can from your skip, not all items are allowed to be disposed of

11 fascinating facts about water

Posted on 28/08/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

11 fascinating facts about water

A hot summer makes us mindful of conserving water to avoid droughts and hosepipe bans. Although the reality is that rain in the winter and spring filled the UK’s reservoirs and supplies are good despite the longest dry spell in the UK for 40 years. However, reducing the amount of water we use (and… read the rest of “11 fascinating facts about water”

How do you save water in a heatwave?

Posted on 21/08/18, filed under News | No Comments

How do you save water in a heatwave?

So far, the summer of 2018 has surpassed most people’s expectations and it’s been long, hot and dry. While the south of England has yet to be hit with a hosepipe ban that restricts how people use water, it’s responsible to take steps to protect water supplies during heatwaves to avoid such bans… read the rest of “How do you save water in a heatwave?”

What to do with unwanted clothes

Posted on 24/07/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

What to do with unwanted clothes

We live in a time of fast moving fashion. Clothes are often seen as highly disposable with retailers like Primark and Topshop responding quickly to new fashion trends and bringing them quickly to market at affordable prices. For fashionistas, this means making room in their wardrobes and disposing of clothes, whether they’re worn out… read the rest of “What to do with unwanted clothes”

Supporting the work of the Worthing Community Chest

Posted on 10/07/18, filed under News | No Comments

Supporting the work of the Worthing Community Chest

Rabbit Group is proud to be supporting Worthing Community Chest, a local charity that support projects and activities in Worthing to enable social and economic wellbeing.

Rabbit will be rallying the support of our customers to help Worthing Community Chest’s latest fundraising initiative – the provision of clothes… read the rest of “Supporting the work of the Worthing Community Chest”

5 summertime recycling tips

Posted on 26/06/18, filed under Litter, News | No Comments

5 summertime recycling tips

The Great British Summer throws up its very own issues when it comes to recycling. So what should we be particularly mindful of through the summer months ahead?

1. Make sure you ‘grasscycle’
The UK’s landfill sites are under serious strain, so don’t contribute to the problem more than you need to by bagging and… read the rest of “5 summertime recycling tips”

The costly litter issue of summertime picnics and BBQs

Posted on 19/06/18, filed under Litter, News | No Comments

The costly litter issue of summertime picnics and BBQs

As we enjoy the warm summer months, we gather up picnic blankets and cool bags and head outdoors for some al fresco dining. And whether that’s sandwiches and ice creams in one of Britain’s parks or an impromptu BBQ along a beach somewhere, we all have a responsibility to leave our parks… read the rest of “The costly litter issue of summertime picnics and BBQs”

Celebrating 30 years of Rabbit Group

Posted on 22/05/18, filed under Energy from Waste, News | No Comments

Celebrating 30 years of Rabbit Group

2018 is a significant celebratory year for Rabbit Group – it’s our 30th anniversary. We take a look back at how far we’ve come over three decades, and how the Rabbit Group has grown…

The early years

Rabbit started way back in 1988 with just a single skip lorry and five skips, providing West Sussex… read the rest of “Celebrating 30 years of Rabbit Group”

5 easy ways to reduce your food waste

Posted on 14/05/18, filed under News, Recycling, Waste | No Comments

5 easy ways to reduce your food waste

Food waste is an enormous problem. In the UK alone, £13billion of edible food is thrown away every year. Food waste contributes to global warming and deforestation and increases unnecessary packaging waste. According to the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, a family of four could be saving £60 a… read the rest of “5 easy ways to reduce your food waste”

How to spring clean properly

Posted on 26/04/18, filed under News, Skip Hire | No Comments

How to spring clean properly

Spring cleaning is more than just digging the glass cleaner out of the back of the cupboard and giving the windows a once over. Proper spring cleaning means refreshing the house from top to bottom, and it should be a satisfying yearly ritual. So roll up your sleeves, throw open the windows to let some spring… read the rest of “How to spring clean properly”

What’s the solution to the coffee cup crisis?

Posted on 23/04/18, filed under Energy from Waste, Litter, News, Recycling | No Comments

What’s the solution to the coffee cup crisis?

There’s a chance you may be sipping a takeaway coffee as you read this. After all, 10,000 are consumed every two minutes in the UK.

The alarming environmental issues associated with takeaway coffee cups continue to build momentum as part of wider waste issues that have leapt to the top of the… read the rest of “What’s the solution to the coffee cup crisis?”