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Recycling in Bolton

One easy way to make the world just a little bit greener is by playing your part in recycling. When you dispose of rubbish via a skip with J Dickinson & Sons, we’ll sort through the recyclable materials for you.

Today, there is more and more reason to recycle and re-use plastics and various other materials as people grow increasingly more environmentally conscious. This has led to many businesses and individuals making huge policy and lifestyle changes to benefit everyone.

Plastic pollution is still a huge talking point, especially since Sir David Attenborough brought it to national attention in the 2018 ‘Blue Planet II’ documentary. This led to notable policy change within the UK surrounding alternatives to plastic products such as straws and packaging.

Despite this, there are still many that continue to fly-tip and behave in a ‘out of sight, out mind’ way – despite the risk of significant fines and the environmental impact.  That’s where we at J Dickinson & Sons come in.

Recycling in Bolton – What you need to know

At J Dickinson & Sons, we have a 17-acre on-site facility to help recycle and separate materials so they can be recycled or disposed of. Whenever we collect your waste, it is sorted through our picking facility to make sure all recyclable and non-recyclable material is dealt with correctly.

We are dedicated to recycling and disposing of waste in the most efficient and cost-effective way. This benefits the wider environment and that of local communities. We believe it is a company’s moral responsibility to manage their waste disposal appropriately, and our services allow you to do so.


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Our responsibilities

As landfill sites slowly begin to close around the UK, all of us have more of a social and ethical responsibility towards each other and our local communities to ensure we are recycling properly. Companies are under increasing scrutiny to observe better environmental practices and produce corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies that outline their commitment to waste reduction.

Whilst this may be added stress for companies, we want you to know that we are there to offer support all the way. At J Dickinson & Sons, we believe that the act of doing is simply not enough anymore – we need to look at educating the good people around us too. That is why we offer guidance on the materials that can have a second life after being disposed of.

Look at bio-waste such as manure and vegetable waste as an example. These materials can generate electricity through a process of anaerobic digestion at bespoke sites across the UK, producing cleaner energy for our homes and offices.

If you would like to find out more about our recycling facilities, our schemes and how we can help you individually or your business with your recycling, please call us on 01204 696446, alternatively, email us on sales@jdickinson.co.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a skip?

Generally, the larger the skip you require, the more you’ll have to pay. You’ll also pay more depending on how long you want to hire the skip. At J Dickinson & Sons, we can save you money by covering the cost of delivery for your skip.

Bear in mind, though, if you don’t have enough room on your premises for a skip and need to park it on the road, you will require a permit from your local council. We can arrange this for you when you book your skip

Permit prices vary depending on your local council. If you’re unsure if you need a permit and want to find out how much it’ll cost, please don’t hesitate in asking us when you call to book your skip.

What can you put in a skip?

Here’s a break down of the types of waste we accept and do not accept in our skips:

We accept:

  • General Waste
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Clay

We do not accept:

  • Batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Medical waste
  • Electrical appliances & equipment
  • Gas canisters and gas bottles
  • Hazardous & toxic materials
  • Liquids
  • Petrol, diesel
  • Paint cans

If you’re still unsure, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01204 696 446 and we’d be happy to give you more details.

What size skip do I need?

This depends on the job you need a skip for in the first place.

For example, if you need to hire a skip for a small household job, a 2 cubic yard skip will be ample.

But for a large, heavy-duty building project, an 8 cubic yard bucket skip would be more fit for purpose. In short, it all depends on the job.

Lastly, it’s important to make sure you have enough waste to put in your skip before you hire it. Otherwise, you risk paying over the odds for a skip you don’t really need.

How long will it take to deliver my skip?

Here at J Dickinson & Sons, we aim to arrange a next-day delivery service upon request. Simply speak to a member of our team to confirm a delivery date and time (AM or PM) that best suits you.

Is hiring a skip good for the environment?

Absolutely. And as part of our ambition to achieve zero landfill, we aim to recycle 100% of the waste we sort. So, by hiring a skip from us you’re doing your bit to help the environment too.

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