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How Skip Waste Is Recycled

17th Apr 2020

Here at Mr Rubble Skip Hire recycling is one of our top priorities, in fact, we recycle 98% of the waste we collect. This means that when we take a full skip away, we don’t just tip the rubbish into a hole and forget about it; we actually separate and sort the waste in order to reuse as much as possible. The less that goes to landfill the better it is for all of us, fortunately our recycling centre helps to make the recycling process that much easier, but you may be wondering what actually happens to the 93% of recycled waste. Below we’ve outlined the main materials that will be separated and recycled:

Paper Materials

Any paper and card in our skips will be washed and pulped in order to ready it for being used again. The pulp will be used to make more products such as newspapers. It sounds simple and unimportant until you consider that 73% less air pollution is produced when making products with recycled paper compared to making new paper from raw materials.


Glass can be recycled time and time again. Once separated from other materials, the glass is often melted down so it can be remoulded and reused. The creation of new glass from old glass means it will always have a purpose when it is recycled. It is important that we stop glass from going to landfill as it would remain there for a very long time without breaking down.

Biodegradable Materials

If you require Sheffield skip hire or Rotherham skip hire and are planning to throw out garden waste, rest assured knowing we will recycle any biodegradable materials and it will be shredded and turned into compost.


Any aluminium cans found in our skips will be recycled where they will go through a shredding and melting process before being turned into new cans, a process that uses only 5% of the energy that would be needed to create a new can from raw materials. Any ferrous and non-ferrous metals will be melted down at a treatment plant in order to be used to make new items.


It is not unusual to have plastic products in the skip waste we receive. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade and if it goes to landfill it will stay there so we want to do our best to ensure all plastic items go for recycling. The plastic can then be reprocessed and made into new plastic items such as bottles.

Aggregates & Soil

Any brick, rubble and soil that comes to us is recycled. The rubble is crushed and reused for building material and construction projects. The recycled soil goes to civil gardeners and landscapers.


Wood is recycled and used to make new chipboard and fibreboard (MDF).


Cable is stripped for copper before being disposed of.

Book a skip with us

At Mr Rubble, we are committed to helping to care for the environment and that is why we try to recycle as much waste as possible. The more we can recycle, the less waste ends up in landfill. To book a skip online with us, click this link.