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What happens to non-recyclable waste in skips?

Posted on 12/11/19, filed under News, Recycling, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

What happens to non-recyclable waste in skips?

When you’ve had a big garden overhaul, moved to a new house, or undertaken some renovation works, you’ve probably created a skip full of waste. But when the skip is collected, what happens to all the rubbish next?

Recyclable waste is redirected

When you hire a skip from Rabbit, we don’t send… read the rest of “What happens to non-recyclable waste in skips?”

What are the most innovative recycling initiatives?

Posted on 22/10/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

What are the most innovative recycling initiatives?

The problems caused by excessive waste are well documented and firmly in the public eye. And while efforts are being made to tackle this growing problem, there isn’t one simple solution. Here, we look at some of the innovations around the world, big and small, that will contribute to a better future.

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How to have an eco-friendly Halloween

Posted on 08/10/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How to have an eco-friendly Halloween

Two years ago, we talked about the frightening truth about Halloween waste. The stats were alarming, including that 12,500 tons of Halloween costumes get sent to landfill each year.

But with the popularity of Halloween appearing to grow each year, how can you join in on the fun, but make sensible choices that… read the rest of “How to have an eco-friendly Halloween”

Easy ways to waste less

Posted on 24/09/19, filed under News, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

Easy ways to waste less

The global waste crisis has gained more and more traction over the past several years, with high profile campaigns, celebrities, TV shows and the media revealing the devastating impact of waste on the planet.

While change needs to happen on a large scale, there are also small changes that we can make as individuals to… read the rest of “Easy ways to waste less”

What is Recycle Week and why is it important?

Posted on 10/09/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

What is Recycle Week and why is it important?

Recycle Week 2019 starts on 23 September. It’s an initiative run by the national government recycling campaign Recycle Now, that’s part of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Rabbit Group is proud to be an active member of WRAP.

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How Rabbit sorts the contents of skips

Posted on 27/08/19, filed under News, Skip Hire | No Comments

How Rabbit sorts the contents of skips

The problems of waste and the environment are well-reported and growing. Issues around the hazardous by-products of landfills and the alarming problems arising from single-use plastics, clothing over-consumption and the difficult disposal of coffee cups have schools, communities, businesses and entrepreneurs striving to find innovations and strategies that will help improve… read the rest of “How Rabbit sorts the contents of skips”

Are there any landfill sites in West Sussex?

Posted on 13/08/19, filed under News, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

Are there any landfill sites in West Sussex?

A landfill is a structure built into the ground where layers of solid waste are filled and compacted, usually an old quarry, chalk pit or clay pit. West Sussex’s previous six landfill sites are now closed and maintained by West Sussex County Council, along with the numerous privately operated sites which are monitored… read the rest of “Are there any landfill sites in West Sussex?”

How are metals handled after they’ve been skipped?

Posted on 23/07/19, filed under News | No Comments

How are metals handled after they’ve been skipped?

Metals can form a large proportion of waste in skips. Old pipework from home renovation projects, furniture with metal frameworks, old bins, car parts and metallic home decorations are commonly found in skips. And while some items could be donated to charity or re-sold, fortunately, those that end up in a skip… read the rest of “How are metals handled after they’ve been skipped?”

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.

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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?”