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I took this picture of a skip on a site I am involved with and was surprised at the variety of materials and items thrown out.
Building sites deal with a vast array of materials, there are tools which wear our, offcut materials, broken or damaged materials along with all the normal day to day waste (usually junk food wrappers and discarded newspapers).
What I personally would like to see is a scheme where sites are rewarded for separating out their rubbish into three or perhaps four compartments: metal, timber, plastic, other.
There must be money to be made by some enterprising skip company who could reduce the hire charge as an incentive and get the recoverable materials in return.
If anyone knows of a company doing this, please drop me an email, I’d be interested to talk to them about cleaning up future sites.