Jack in the Green Hastings 2022 May Day Festival

Jack in the Green Hastings 2022One of Jack's Bogeys from the Hastings parade. Image courtesy of Nicklott

Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May 2022

Article last updated March 29th 2022

YES - The 2022 JITG is going ahead this year!

There's no doubt that the last couple of years has been a rocky road for the Hastings Jack in the Green festival. We won't dwell on the past as it's the time of year when we're looking ahead to warmer and longer days. With this in mind, we're delighted to see that, so far, it appears that this long-celebrated tradition unique to Hastings may actually take place this year - Yes, in the real outdoors, with real people, real spectators, real, live acts and of course... Real Ale!!

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Eastbourne Airshow set to return for 2022 (Airbourne) - Dates, Parking & Information

Avro Lancaster Bomber at the Eastbourne AirshowImage courtesy of Terry Ryder

Airbourne returns from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st August 2022 - don't miss it!

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

Updated 28th Feb 2022 - We're delighted to let our readers know that Airbourne 2022 is now officially back on the cards this year. We've really missed this fabulous, free event which hasn't graced Eastbourne's skies since 2019.

2022 marks the 28th event and takes place over a four-day period from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st August 2022

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.

Whilst we've tried our best to make sure all the info below is accurate, we advise that you check the official website to confirm everything if you're planning on attending Airbourne 2022

 

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More colourful RoRo bins

Colourful RoRo skip bin

Following on from our previous blog gallery, here is another crop of colourful skip bins to add to our collection. Let's face it, most standard RoRos are usually pretty drab and dreary when you see them outside factories or on building sites but, as you can see, ours are a bit different. Once again, our talented graffiti artist takes things to a whole new level.

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Contaminated recycling rates on the rise

contaminated recycling waste bin

Despite this story not coming from our neck of the woods, this interesting article posted recently in the Lowestoft Journal documents how nearly 5,000 tonnes of waste was put in the wrong recycling bins last year. It's probably fair to say that most councils up and down the country face the same kind of dilemma each year, including East and West Sussex.

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Skip Hire Tips and Information

skip hire tips

Hiring a skip is a great, easy way to get rid of your waste materials quickly and efficiently and this post is a general guide to some of the more common aspects of the skip hire process. One of the first things that people consider when hiring one of our skips is what size they'll need to complete the task of getting rid of all their unwanted waste.

The very smallest size we provide is our 2 cubic yard skip, which is commonly referred to as a mini skip. These are mostly hired for minor domestic jobs such as a small garden clearance or a bathroom or kitchen refit.

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Our opening times during Christmas 2021 / New Year 2022

christmas opening times

After yet another tough year for us all, 2021 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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We're feeling festive!

As the holiday season is now upon us, we thought we'd begin the fun by getting our favourite graffiti artist to add a dash of the Christmas spirit to one of our skip bins. Watch the video below as it begins its journey around our local area. It's just a bit of fun that we hope puts a smile on a few faces of the residents of Sussex.

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5 Tips to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption This Christmas

plastic free wooden toys

With Christmas just around the corner, some of us will (or have already started) doing our Christmas shopping. Whether it's toys for the kids, gadgets for the guys or makeup box-sets for the ladies, there's usually a ton of packaging involved and, as you'll no doubt know from experience, this leads to a heap of rubbish to dispose of on Boxing Day.

Whilst the cardboard boxes that the items often come in isn't a problem, the huge amounts of plastic that's usually part of the deal certainly can be. We've written extensively about the dangers of plastic waste on our blog so, with this in mind, let's take a look and see if there are practical ways to reduce or even eliminate our festive plastic consumption this year.

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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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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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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".

Source

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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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