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The chains which are part of the hydraulic lifting arms on the vehicle are attached to the lifting lugs in the skip - making swift work of moving them on and off our vehicles. Chain lifts are used for skip sizes ranging from 3 to 16 cubic yards.
Any customer whose waste is produced as of any type of business operations falls into the category that we class as “commercial”.
A commodity broker is someone who uses their network and connections to sell on materials for a client, the broker then takes a commission on this for their work. In the case of Brown Recycling, we purchase commodities - recyclables such as cardboard - with value attached from many of our customers, and then sell this in bulk to a commodity exporter.
When we say “domestic” we mean at your home, acting on your own behalf as a private individual. All non-commercial clients fall into the domestic category.
Metals which are ferrous contain iron, the name itself is derived from the latin for the word iron.
Hazardous waste is defined as being potentially harmful to people and animals in the vicinity, as well as the surrounding environment. Some hazardous waste can be dangerous to touch, ingest or inhale - this type of waste must be kept separate from regular waste.
Commonly used to deliver and collect large skips, a hooklift system uses a hydraulically powered arm with a hook to push and pull the skip slowly into place with the aid of roller on the rear of the container. Hooklift vehicles are used for skip sizes ranging from 20 to 50 cubic yards.
This refers to the 1999 EU directive to regulate landfills and ensure that they have as little impact on the environment as possible - including waste handling factors.
Our midi skips are essentially our medium size skip with a drop door function - ideal for domestic customers but also used for small commercial projects - they are also referred to as 4 cubic yard skips.
This is our smallest skip size at 3 cubic yards in size, and is ideal for domestic customers getting rid of small amounts of waste.
This skip has a few names; maxi skip, builders skip or 8 yard skip. It’s ideal for bigger projects at home or for any commercial project.
These are metals which don’t contain any iron. These can often be more valuable depending on the market at any given time, due to a higher level of demand and lower quantities available.
This type of system involves a lorry with a hydraulic-powered mechanism to lift various sizes of trade waste containers. This is in order to empty the waste from the container up over the front of the vehicle into the hopper at the top. Similar to a dustbin lorry, this vehicle allows for multiple collections to be made in one trip and scheduled collections for customers.
Residual waste is the material left over when all the waste has been processed and recyclables have been removed. This residual material can often be used as a fuel or aggregate in other industries.
This is the same as a hooklift but often know as roll-on, roll-off (RORO). A RORO skip is a larger skip suited for commercial purposes with sizes upwards of 20 yards. This type of skip and vehicle is referred to as a roll-on, roll-off because of the rollers on the rear of the container, which are used in conjunction with the lifting arm of the vehicle, allowing the container to roll in order to load and unload onto the vehicle.
These sites are points at which waste is delivered and deposited to. There it can be sorted into segregated waste streams before each stream is moved to the appropriate designated site or area, helping to improve recycling rates.
This stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The specific WEEE recycling initiative is designed to encourage people to recycle their electrical items and avoid them doing harm to the environment.
This initiative does exactly what it says - it is a dedication to sending zero waste to landfill, ensuring where possible that all waste is recycled, repurposed or reused.
"As part of our review process we visited Brown Recycling's operation and were impressed with the overall setup and operation. We were particularly impressed to see all the incoming waste streams being segregated to be recycled." Merlin Entertainments is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Merlin runs 99 attractions in 22 countries across four continents, including Alton Towers located in Staffordshire, England. Alton Towers aim is to deliver unique, memorable and rewarding experiences to millions of visitors across their estate, so ensuring they have an efficient waste disposal service to keep their site environmentally friendly, clean, and safe is essential. Brown Recycling were honoured to be the chosen waste disposal company for the multi-national award-winning entertainment group, winning our partnership with Alton Towers not only on price, but also for our established reputation as a leading waste company in the UK for the ‘waste to fuel’ markets. Alton Towers was a major challenge not only because it is such a large site to organise effective and timely services for, but it is also a difficult place to access based up in the Staffordshire Moorlands, and with the traffic flow issues surrounding the development, we had to factor in timed deliveries that would suit the requirements of our client best. We provide the ultimate solution to the sites waste management needs, providing a dedicated account manager who is also on hand to provide support for their detailed waste management plan, delivering a bespoke service that is exclusive to the needs of Alton Towers.Read more testimonials
We’ve made booking a skip simpler than ever with our online skip booking form. All you need to do is fill in the relevant details, such as your postcode and the date you’ll need the skip. We can even sort out a permit for you.
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Yesterday 19th January I called for a skip and requested if possible the driver could wait while i loaded the skip and then take it straightaway. Today Ray the driver called to let me know he was 10 m...2 days ago
Brilliant customer service rang on day of delivery to change skip size to larger skip and upgraded with no problems the delivery driver (Ray) was fantastic offering advice on how to maximise use of th...1 month ago
Ray delivered our skip very carefully and was really polite and helpful. Great service. Would highly recommend....2 months ago
Ray delivered our skip, placing it exactly where we wanted it. Very friendly and helpful....2 months ago
I would recommend. Easy to book skip online with online guide on skip sizes. Delivered when they said they would. Driver Ray friendly, polite and managed to manoeuvre lorry in impossibly tight shared ...2 months ago
Thanks to Ray for the great service when dropping off our skip, he was friendly and helpful and put it where we asked....2 months ago
I'm really happy with Ray i had no idea someone can be so polite and helpfull even with just simple skip delivery,sadly he had to fix my first driver mistake who failed to deliver right sized ski...2 months ago
Excellent service provided from the telephone call to book the skip to the delivery of the skip by Ray who couldn't have been more helpful. Have used Browns Skips several times and would highly r...2 months ago
Had skip delivered today. Ray was very helpful and thoughtful ensuring that the skip was delivered on time, and ensuring that it was positioned in the best spot for convenience and for the surrounding...2 months ago
Christie has been very supportive during the transfer of our waste management contract to Browns. She always responds promptly to queries, is approachable, friendly and helpful. A great ambassador for...3 months ago
Ray the driver delivered the skip. Really pleasant guy who couldn't have been more helpful...good ambassador for the company. Replacement orered yesterday morning which arrived this morning aroun...3 months ago
Excellent service, ordered before 12, delivered as required following afternoon. Collected within 2 days of when asked for. If all delivery drivers were as pleasant and cheerful as Ray the world would...3 months ago
The first time using browns skip hire was effecient and the prizes were explained clearly and I chose the medium skip which was more than enough for my house clearing and my friend's too who was ...3 months ago
The skip was delivered promptly it was easy to book and clarified conditions of the order and helped me to chose the appropriate size. Skip collected efficiently and Ray who collected the skip was ...3 months ago
Having shopped around, Brown's were the most reasonable. Rang them back to order skip and within 2 hours it was delivered by Ray. Very friendly and professional and would highly recommend....3 months ago
Extremely good customer service from a gentleman called Ray - friendly and professional on collection and delivery of our skip....4 months ago
We contacted Browns as competitor had canvassed us for business. I contacted the office and spoke to Dave Cooper and asked if he could visit us at our site. During the meeting we had asked & inqui...4 months ago
As a business we require a reliable waste removal service. Browns always deliver and remove on time without any hassle and at the right price. Thank you to Dave our business manager for looking after ...4 months ago
Just renewed our waste contract with Browns. Collections always on time, no hassle whatsoever. Customer service excellent, Christie always on hand with any queries not that there has been many! All...4 months ago
Worked with Christie to help remove our waste oil. Informative and swift in responses. Collection booked....4 months ago
Ordered the skip online on Sunday evening and it was delivered around 9 on Wednesday morning as arranged. The delivery driver was polite and also careful to protect the driveway. It was picked up ...4 months ago