Reasons to choose us if you live in Eastbourne

Why we are number one in Eastbourne

If you live in the Eastbourne area and need a skip delivered fast, then Expert Skip Hire are the best company to call. We're based in Seaford and as you'll probably know, Eastbourne is a mere stone's throw away at around 9 miles distance. This means that we can usually get a skip delivered to your door in lightning-fast time.

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Skip hire safety - How to avoid a potential fire

fire engine skip fire safety

Now we're at the peak of the 2021 summer, the warmer, drier weather can bring about a particular type of hazard that is less common in the winter when it comes to hiring a skip. With this in mind, it may not cross your mind to think about what you can do to minimize the chances of a skip fire breaking out.

Although it's a rare occurrence, it can happen either through carelessness or even a deliberate act of arson. It can also end up being a very costly experience if the fire isn't put out immediately. So, here's a brief overview of some of the basic precautions you can take to help prevent a fire from breaking out in the first place.

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Why recycle?

Ducks in a polluted river

We all need to improve our habits drastically when it comes to becoming more eco-friendly and recycling is one way that we can all make a big difference to the planet. Although strides forward have been made in recent years to increase the amount of household recycling we produce, unfortunately, our overall rates are still far below the 50% target set by the EU.

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A brief history of Worthing

Worthing Victorian shelter on the promenade

Some fascinating facts about Worthing

It's thought that Worthing has been inhabited for around 6,000 years and you may not know that it contains Britain's largest concentration of Stone Age flint mines, which are some of the earliest mines known of in Europe. The Iron Age hill fort of Cissbury Ring lies within the Borough and is one of the largest currently known in Britain.

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New palm oil warning for dog walkers on Sussex beaches

Cooden Beach near Bexhill

Palm oil spotted at Cooden Beach and Galley Hill near Bexhill

As we're based very close to the beach in Seaford, East Sussex, we thought we'd post a brief article today to warn local dog walkers to keep an eye on their pets if they decide to take a stroll by the sea anywhere along the East Sussex coastline.

Back in November of 2015, a white, waxy substance that was thought to be palm oil was found on the beach in Seaford. A similar story has hit the papers again back in 2017, but on that occasion, the same substance was found along the coast between Newhaven and Brighton. There were also previous reports at Rottingdean and Saltdean beaches

Today, in 2021, palm oil lumps have once again been spotted, but this time it's at Cooden Beach and Galley Hill near Bexhill.

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Talented graffiti artist adds a splash of colour to our ro-ro bins

 Roro (roll on - roll off) graffiti art on our skip bins

From time to time, most companies that hire out skips and ro-ro bins find that they've been the target of a graffiti artist or two. It goes without saying that some graffiti artists are more talented than others! Most of the time, it's just a signature scrawled on the side which, we're sure you'll agree, doesn't really qualify as anything resembling art. However, that's not always the case.

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Non-recyclable wind turbine blades ending up in landfill

A broken wind turbine blade

Renewable energy is seen as the way forward for us all when it comes to future "green energy" solutions. Both solar and wind farms are perhaps two of the best ways of producing an almost limitless supply of electrical energy to power our homes, businesses and preferred modes of transport. While there is still some debate as to whether electric cars are a viable alternative to their diesel and petrol counterparts, there's little contention when it comes to clean sources of renewable energy.

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Jack in the Green Hastings 2021 May Day Festival

One of Jack's Bogeys from the Hastings parade. Image courtesy of Nicklott

Friday 30th April - Monday 3rd May 2021

Following the cancellation of the main outdoor JITG celebrations last year, 2021 now sees a different kind of May Day celebration.

Similar to 2020, the 2021 event will still be held... sort of. Although there won't be the normal large outside gathering of attendees this year, you can still celebrate Jack in the Green, Hastings 2021 ONLINE. The event organisers are working closely with local community group Isolation Station Hastings and will be streaming a series of events via theirs and Isolation's Facebook page.

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2021

Decluttering for the year ahead

As we say goodbye to the awful year that was 2020, we can now turn our hope and attention to what lies in store for us this coming year.

On that note, it's a well-known fact that one way of keeping your spirits up is to focus less on the unpleasant things in life and more on the positive aspects of it. Since we're a waste management company and not a team of psychologists, we won't dwell on this but, suffice it to say, clearing out the old, unwanted rubbish that clutters up our homes is a great way to signify a fresh start and a new beginning. Since many of us have spent more time at home than usual in recent months, it makes sense to invest some time on making it a more comfortable and spacious environment to live in. So, if you're into New Year Resolutions, decluttering your life is a good one to start with!

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Our opening times during the festive holiday 2020

christmas opening times

The year is coming to a close and we'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our loyal customers for your continued support through what has been a very challenging time for us all.

As we charge headlong into the holiday season, we hope you've done all your shopping and wrapped all your presents - But, if you're anything like us, there's still lots to do (including buying a few rolls of Sellotape for starters!).

We'd also like to remind you to get your skips ordered pronto if you're having a clear-out to make way for the relatives popping over, or if you're still working hard on a few home improvements.

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Real vs artificial Christmas trees

Real v artificial christmas tree

Once you've decided to have a Christmas tree, the first thing you must decide is whether to buy a natural tree or an artificial one.

In purely environmental terms, natural is by far the most responsible choice - The CarbonTrust has this to say:

"A real pine or fir tree naturally absorbs CO2 and releases oxygen. The Carbon Trust estimates that a 2-metre artificial tree has a carbon footprint around 40kg CO2e: more than ten times that of real trees that are burnt".

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How to reduce excessive Amazon delivery packaging

How to reduce the amount of packaging in an Amazon parcel delivery

With the way things currently are, more and more people are now ordering their goods online. Whilst internet shopping may be more convenient, and good for the likes of companies like Amazon, is it a problem from an environmental perspective?

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Clear up your garden before winter arrives

Clear up the garden before winter arrives

It's around this time of year that many Sussex residents will be out and about in their gardens; not for sunbathing opportunities of course, but to get their gardens ready for the frosty winter days that lie ahead. If this is what you're currently up to then you'll be familiar with the ubiquitous piles of leaves, grass trimmings and the like that are no doubt scattered around the garden. Or, perhaps you're a tad more organised and have your green garden waste all stacked up neatly in a corner of the garden.

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Plans emerge for a Deposit Return Scheme by 2023

Deposit return scheme vending machine in a supermarket

Way back in 2017 we wrote about the possible plans to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme for used drinks bottles so it's high time we revisited the topic to see how things have progressed.

In late August of 2020, the Government updated the outcome of its consultation (which was open for 12 weeks between 18th February and 13th May 2019) on the subject, so let's take a quick look and see what it reveals.

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View Of Comet Neowise From East Sussex Beach

neowise

Sussex astronomy buffs were no-doubt thrilled by the unexpected arrival of Comet Neowise which graced our sky during mid-July 2020. The comet, which was first discovered by a NASA space telescope in March, was visible to the naked eye for a few precious nights up and down the country as it passed close to the earth on its return journey to deep space. However, the comet was only visible if you had a good, uninterrupted view of the northern night sky AND there was virtually no light pollution. This meant that Neowise was tricky to spot without binoculars unless you were a reasonable distance from towns, villages and, of course, street lights.

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Endangered Spiked Rampion Plant Thriving In East Sussex

Spiked rampion flowers in East Sussex

Described by Plantlife.org as critically endangered, the rarely-seen spiked rampion wildflower is having a bit of a resurgence in East Sussex. Much to the delight of local environmental experts, this beautiful plant with creamy-white spikes is flourishing by a roadside in Hadlow Down, close to Uckfield.

Although fairly common throughout much of the European continent, spiked rampion (a.k.a. 'phyteuma spicatum') is typically only seen in the wild in eight places in Sussex and as such, it's a criminal offence to pick or destroy it intentionally.

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Useful tips for a garden clearance

Useful tips for a garden clearance

Useful tips for a garden clearance

At the time of writing, many of us are facing the problem of getting rid of our unwanted garden waste due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although many local authorities up and down the UK offer free 'green waste' collections, some do still charge householders a fee. This is fine if you only accumulate a small amount of organic waste on a weekly basis but if it's more, or you're having a major tidy up outside, you could run into problems if you're planning a trip to your local recycling centre.

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Eastbourne Airshow 2021 (Airbourne) **CANCELLED** Dates, Parking & Information

Avro Lancaster Bomber due at the Eastbourne AirshowImage courtesy of Terry Ryder

UPDATE: The 2021 eastbourne airshow has been cancelled - pLEASE DISREGARD THE REST OF THIS POST

Airbourne will be back on Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th August 2021 - don't miss it!

***Please note - We're not affiliated with the Eastbourne Airshow so we can't answer any phone or email questions

Older information below regarding times and parking which are usually the same or similar each year although prices for 2021 may be slightly higher and some other coronavirus restrictions may also apply. We'll try and update this page nearer the time in the Spring of 2021 

As we're now firmly into 2019, it's around this time of year that we to turn our attention to the 2019 Eastbourne Airshow. This year's 27th event takes place over a four-day period from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August 2019

You can watch the air display completely free from the prime location of Eastbourne Seafront and as always, this event is extremely popular so expect to be part of a large crowd!

If you don't want to be in the thick of it, there are plenty of opportunities to view from further afield - The air display line stretches a colossal 2 miles so anywhere within a mile radius of Eastbourne's seafront will still give you a great vantage point.

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Get Some Exercise On The Cuckoo Trail, East Sussex

The Cuckoo Trail in East SussexBy Ron Strutt, CC BY-SA 2.0, LinkWith the current lockdown continuing for the time being, you may have already developed your own daily exercise regime to keep you fit (and sane!). Although this clearly won't entail going to your local gym at the moment, you may already be working out at home, going out for a long walk or taking a ride out on your bicycle.

So, if you haven't considered it, or don't know about it, why not make use of your free time with a ride along the East Sussex Cuckoo Trail?

So, if the weather's good and you're in the mood for a day of activity whilst surrounded by the very best that nature has to offer, this is our top tip for residents of East Sussex.

On the Cuckoo Trail, there's no shortage of things to see and it'll also give you the opportunity of spending some much-needed time away from home whilst still spending time with the rest of the family if you're all normally cooped up indoors together.

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Recycled plastic used to make roads in India

Road made from plastic in India

A while ago, we posted a story about Beachy Head Road in Eastbourne being recycled. The process involved skimming the existing surface off, reprocessing it and laying it back down again. Amongst other things, this saves on the cost of new raw materials and consequently saves money.

There are derivatives of this idea happening around the world, where plastic waste is now mixed into the tar used for the new road surface before it is laid down.

One such example came from India, where Jambulingam Street in Nungambakkam, Chennai first came to the attention of the recycling world by being one of the first streets to undergo the process.

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