Environmentally friendly waste clearance
Carbon neutral and almost nothing goes to waste
At Skip Bag we are all about reducing our environmental impact whilst providing the customer with a fantastic level of service. From our two new UK forests with over 19,000 trees to our innovative lightweight chassis vehicles, we’re always working to make a positive change.
2 new forests created with 19,674 trees
landfill diversion rate on average UK wide
100+ locations reducing driving distance and co2
Our Forest Projects
Nether Kidston & Penrith
We have planted 19,674 trees since 2018 at two locations and created two new forests. Our first forest is in Nether Kidston and our second larger forest was planted in Penrith. Combined the two forests will offset a minimum of 5,670 tonnes of co2.
Additionally these two forest projects will improve local biodiversity to encourage and preserve wildlife and help improve flood mitigation in the local downstream areas.
The benefit of our forest
5,670 TonnesCO2 offset
It’s not just about
Whilst we offset more than 100% of our co2 we also actively work to reduce the total co2 we produce, as prevention is better than offsetting.
Our office is supplied by renewable energy only and all of our LED lights are on sensors and our new vehicles are built on a lightweight aluminium chassis with a custom body which can reduce the vehicle weight by as much as 500 kg. We deliver the skip bag service through a mixed fleet which means we can send a grab lorry when the bags are heavy or a ‘man and van’ when the bag is relatively light.
We don’t operate a traditional depot model which means our vehicles are spread all over the country. This really cuts down on miles per job and has reduced our co2 substantially.
We are also able to supplement our in-house fleet with specialist vehicles and HGV’s through our technology platform when it makes economical or environmental sense to do so.
vehicles ensures efficient routes and shortened drive distances
Recycling your waste
We use over 600 recycling locations across the country. This means we tip our vehicles at a local waste transfer station to keep vehicle weights low (which reduces co2) and reduces tipping mileage. When tipping our vehicles we grade Waste Transfer Stations based off of recycling rates which allows us to select the most efficient locations to recycle at.
>600 sites nationwide so we always recycle locally
>95% landfill diversion across the country, with 100% in London
100% sites audited to ensure quality and compliance