Jack in the Green 2024 - Hastings May Day Festival

Jack in the Green Hastings 2024One of Jack's Bogeys from the Hastings parade. Image courtesy of Nicklott


Article last updated February 22nd 2024

There's not long to go until JITG ushers in the summer of 2024!

It's that time of year again when we're dreaming about those luscious, longer summer days that are just around the corner. With this in mind, we turn our attention to the streets of Hastings and the much-celebrated JITG annual tradition that's once again taking place this year in May 2024.

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Eastbourne Airshow 2024 (Airbourne) - Dates, Parking & Info

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be at the Eastbourne Airshow 2024Photo: Cpl Phil Major ABIPP/MOD, OGL v1.0OGL v1.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Airbourne returns from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August 2024

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

Updated 29th January 2024 - We're delighted to let you know that Airbourne 2024 is happening once again this year

2024 marks yet another milestone for Airbourne as it celebrates its 30th year. As usual, the event and takes place over a four-day period from Thursday 15th August to Sunday 18th August 2024.

Unlike many other airshows, one of the best things about the Eastbourne Airshow is that you can watch the air display completely free. One of the prime viewing spots is right in the thick of things at Eastbourne Seafront. 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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The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 2024

blue tit sussex

It's that time of the year again and, if you live in East Sussex, the RSPB wants your help. It'll only take an hour of your time and will provide valuable data for the RSPB's nationwide study in 2024.

The first Big Garden Birdwatch was held in 1979, and ever since, the RSPB has conducted this survey each year. Its purpose is to monitor the trends in bird populations and identify which species are flourishing in our gardens and which ones are on the decline. Last year, over half a million people took part so why not add your name for 2024?

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Winter Promotion - Get £20 Off Until 15th Feb

Winter promotion. Save £20 on a 6-yard skip

Due to the enthusiastic reception of our New Year discount offer, we're thrilled to inform you that we've chosen to prolong it. We are delighted to declare an extension of this offer:

Save £20 when you order a 6-yard skip for delivery up until 15th February 2024.

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Our opening times over Christmas 2023 & New Year 2024

christmas opening times

As another year draws to a close, we'd like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all our loyal customers for their continued support throughout all of 2023. We'd also like to remind you to get your skips ordered now if you're having a clear-out over the holiday season to make a fresh, uncluttered start to 2024.

Holiday opening times

We're closed from 24th until the 27th of December.

We're then open until 30th December.

We're then closed until 2nd January 2024.

We wish you all a relaxing Christmas & hope you have a great New Year.

Tidy up for Christmas: Unwrap £20 Off with Expert Skip Hire!

Christmas special offer. Get £20 off

Finally, the countdown has begun, and it's the perfect time to have a festive clear-out. To help you get your home ready for the holidays, we're excited to announce a special Christmas promotion - £20 off on 4, 6, and 8-yard skip deliveries in December 2023.

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Ice skating at Brighton's Royal Pavilion Ice Rink Christmas 2023

ice skating rink brighton pavilion Christmas 2023

Please note - We're not affiliated with Brighton Pavilion (we're just big fans!) so are unable to answer your questions directly.

You may think that Brighton is one of those places that only sees tourists during the hot, steamy months of summer. However, Brighton also provides a great reason to warrant a day trip during the winter months as well. So, what are you waiting for? - Get your skates on and get down there!

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Halloween Special Offer - £20 Off!


Special Offer - £20 off for selected postcodes

If you order a 6, 8 or 12-yard skip for delivery between Friday 20th to Tuesday 31st October 2023, you will receive £20 off on the delivery.

(*Please note that any further bins ordered will be charged at the standard rate).

This offer is valid whilst stocks last and is only available to customers in the following postcodes:


BN1, BN2, BN3, BN6, BN7, BN8, BN9, BN10, BN20, BN21, BN25 & BN26


Please state the discount code "HALLOWEEN 1" when you are booking in the new delivery.


Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival 2023

Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival 2023

If you love seafood and adore wine then we've got just the thing for you this September 2023 in Hastings.

The Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival takes place this year over two days on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 20123 (11am to 6pm) at

Stade Open Space
Hastings Old Town
East Sussex
TN34 3AR

The Stade (near the historic Net Huts), will play host to this year's event and you'll be able to sample a dazzling array of food and wine together with live music and themed activities to keep you busy over both days.

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New POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) Regulations

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) government regulations

If you've just come across the term POPS (Persistent Organic Pollutants) on our website or elsewhere on the internet you may be wondering what the acronym means. POPS are certain chemicals that take a very long time to break down. As such, they can cause harm to the environment if they aren’t identified and disposed of appropriately.

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Elevate Your Senses On Eastbourne's Giant Ferris Wheel

 The Eastbourne Eye - Eastbourne's big ferris wheel

Get ready to "elevate your senses" this Summer 2023 in Eastbourne because the UK's largest transportable Ferris wheel is back in town, Offering unparalleled panoramic views of the coastline from a towering height of over 160ft, it's a thrilling experience that you won't want to miss. The observation "Big Wheel"  or Eastbourne Eye is the ultimate way to take in the breathtaking sights of Eastbourne and you can find it located on Western Lawns next to Bistro Pierre all summer so pop down and join the queue!

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Ovenden's Mill (The Polegate Windmill)

Ovenden's mill is also known as the Polegate Windmill and is in East Sussex

It's been a while since we've penned an article about some of the unique features that grace our East Sussex landscape so today we thought turn our attention to one particular such feature in Polegate. Ovenden's Mill (aka the Polegate windmill) is a Grade II listed historic windmill that was built in 1817. It operated as a mill right up until the early 1900s and produced flour for the local community. It's 70 feet tall and has a diameter of 22 feet at the base. Ovenden's Mill is located on a hilltop (as many windmill are) and offers panoramic views of the surrounding Sussex countryside.

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2023

Decluttering for the year ahead

After saying goodbye to 2022, we can now turn our hope and attention to what lies in store for us this coming year in 2023. 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. With a larger percentage of people now working from home than ever before, it makes sense to invest some time in 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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5 Tips to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption This Christmas 2022

plastic free wooden toys

Do we really need to use so much plastic?

We published this post last Christmas but thought we'd revisit it for 2022 as it's perhaps even more relevant than ever before.

With Christmas 2022 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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Clear up your garden before the cold weather 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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No More Ghost Hunting At Redoubt this Halloween

No more ghost hunting at the Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne for Halloween 2022Image courtesy of The Voice of Hassocks - Own work, CC0, Link

Eastbourne's Redoubt Fortress Twilight Tours Are Over!

As we normally update this post every Halloween with the latest times and dates for the Redoubt's annual Halloween Ghost Hunt, we thought we'd share the sad news that there won't be any spine-chilling spooky goings-on in 2022.

Eastbourne locals will already be aware that the Redoubt has been closed for quite some time but if you've arrived at this page because you were hoping to book your ghost-hunting tickets for 2022 and are travelling from further afield, we're sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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The Right Way to Dispose of Building Waste

house renovation skip waste

Once your construction project is finished, it’s important to follow the appropriate steps for disposing of any building waste left behind. Assuming it's not a DIY project, this may sometimes be included in your building contract, while in other cases the responsibility will fall on you entirely. In any case, you should verify that you’re following all necessary steps to avoid any unpleasant fines or even worse consequences.

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Pensioner fined £21,000 for storing waste illegally for 2 years

burning rubbish waste pile

As a reputable skip hire and rubbish collection company we're required to operate as a registered waste carrier. This means we're legally allowed to carry out certain activities in line with the services we provide to residents and businesses throughout East Sussex.

However, not all companies or individuals operate this way. For example, this is the story of a 75 year old Lincolnshire man who has been fined after he pleaded guilty to operating a waste site without permission and allowing others to fly-tip there.

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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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