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Norfolk skip hire depot goes up in flames

Last night, a skip hire depot in Norfolk went up in flames; a devastating eventuality for the rental business as well as its staff. Based in North Walsham, the fire took place at an industrial estate. This saw two crews of firefighters make their way to the scene. Reported as a ‘ferocious fire’, the two crews were battling the flames through the night, still combatting the element as the sun rose this morning (Sunday 18th February).

Speaking this morning, a Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service control room supervisor said that the two crews from Massingham and Sheringham were still making attempts to put the fire out on Cornish Way. He also confirmed that Lyngate Road, the road that surrounds the hire depot, remained shut until further notice. While an inconvenience for some, safety is now the priority for the emergency services.

Reported to them at 9.30pm, news of the fire quickly spread across their local community, with many waiting patiently for the ten appliances to put out the fire. At the height of the flames, the scene saw 60 firefighters do their best to settle the fire; using a whole range of specialist equipment when doing so. This included aerial ladders, a water carrier, control unit as well as main and hose reel jets.

Eager to manage the impact of the fire, firefighters were heavily concerned about the safety of local residents following the blaze. Instructing those living by to keep windows and doors shut, the atmosphere of the area was tense to say the least.

Firefighters are expected to be damping down for most of the day; a true testament to the emergency services here in the UK.

So, who are Drurys Skip Hire?

Drurys Skip Hire is a skip rental company based in Norfolk. As a family-run business, they are proud to offer a quick, efficient service across Norfolk and the Norwich area.

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Skip hire entrepreneur launches junk recycling business

A Welsh skip hire boss based in Newport, South Wales, has launched a brand new venture offering convenient junk collection and recycling services in the region. From removing unwanted to sofas to clearing out old garages, Junk4Joy plans to compete with the domestic skip hire industry by offering an environmentally friendly means by which to dispose of waste as they aim to recycle 90% of the junk collected.

James Norvill has a wealth of experience in the waste management business having operated the skip hire company, GD Environmental Services, for many years. It is this experience which led the businessman to note a gap in the market for an eco-friendly solution to the disposal of domestic junk.

Initially Junk4Joy will employ eight full time staff with two specialist vehicles operating in the South West Wales region, Mr Norvill revealed in a recent interview with a Welsh newspaper. The new service has already undergone a full trial in the area where it undertook a highly diverse range of jobs, discovering there was definite call for the service in the area.

As well as offering an environmentally friendly alternative to disposing of unwanted household items, as Junk4Joy aims to recycle 90% of the waste collected, the new scheme also hopes to help reduce the problem of fly tipping which cost Welsh taxpayers £2.29 million last year alone.

Skip hire boss makes final journey on one of his own lorries

A popular skip hire boss from Dorset made his final journey on the back of one of his own lorries more typically used to transport the skips he offered for hire as part of his business.

John “Butch” Nash was described as a legend in the town of Portland in Dorset where he lived and his company was based. It was only fitting, therefore, for the 64-year-old to take a final tour of the town he loved so much before being finally laid to rest.

Butch, as he was known to many, died following a battle with cancer. One of his last requests was for one of his skip hire lorries to transport him as he made his way through Portland for the very last time. The skip hire lorry was decked out with flower wreaths and the banner “John ‘Butch’ Nash – off for a doss- 1947-2011” hung over the back of the vehicle.

The skip hire company founder was a well-known figure in the town having previously acted as a councilor, and he even has a stand named after him at the local football club.

Portland Stone Ltd was founded by Mr. Nash in 1997, specializing in waste management, stones supplies as well as skip hire and machinery rental services. His son, 25-year-old Danny Nash, will now take over the running of the business.

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Skip hire company being investigated after bonfire reports

Skip hire company being investigated after bonfire reports

A skip hire company in Lancashire is being investigated after the fire services were called to extinguish a fire reported to be related to the skip firm, which was causing acrid smoke to pollute the area.

Residents complained when a large bonfire was set alight on the A1 Skips Holme Road site in Clayton-le-Moors last week, with the residents claiming that carpets and plastics were being burned which as causing the area to become engulfed by acrid smoke.

However the skip hire company at the centre of the allegations argued that the land on which the bonfire was burning did not belong to them and was completely unrelated to their skip rental business.

According to local newspaper reports, the residents had complained previously to councillors over bonfires which they claim were being started by the skip hire company to burn waste.

The fire service revealed that they were called to extinguish the fire after the Environment Agency tried and failed to get A1 Skips to put out the bonfire which was causing big black clouds of smog to hang over the area, distressing the residents. The bonfire was burning on an area of land approximately 150 square meters in size, a mixture of commercial and domestic waste was found set alight.

The Environment Agency are now reportedly carrying out an investigation into the large scale bonfire and attempting to establish whether or not the skip hire company are involved as the residents suggest.

Cardiff skip hire company signs up with Anything for Hire

Leading Cardiff based skip hire company, Green’s Skip and Fill Service, are the latest high profile signing for the influential online business directory Anything for Hire. The South Wales based skip hire firm plan to benefit from an improved ranking on all major search engines to help boost their online profile by getting onboard with the specialist business directory.

Offering a whole host of skip hire and waste removal services throughout Cardiff and the South Wales area, Green’s Skip and Fill Service can provide skips of all sizes for all types of customers. Whether you work in the construction or demolition industry and require skip hire on a regular basis, or if you’re planning a renovation project or house move and need a skip to get rid of the rubble or junk, Green’s Skip Fill Service is your local Cardiff based skip rental specialist.

Anything for Hire are extremely skilled at helping to create high ranking profiles for all of the companies who advertise their rental services on the listing, which is good news for the Cardiff Skip Hire Company who’ve recently signed up to the directory as an enhanced ranking will help them get ahead of their local competitors as consumers will come across their company before others.

Greens Skip Hire Services covers the following areas: Adamstown, Birchgrove, Caerau, Canton, Cardiff, Cardiff Bay, Castleton, Cathays, Culverhouse, Cyncoed, Dinas Powys, Ely, Gabalfa, Grangetown, Heath, Leckwith, Lisvane, Llandaff, Llandeym, Llandough, Llantrisant, Llanishen, Llanrumney, Maindy, Marshfield, Penarth, Pentwyn, Penylan, Peterstone, Pontprennau, Rhiwbina, Roath, Rumney, Splott, St Mellons, Thornhill, Tremorfa, Trowbridge, Wentlooge, Whitchurch.

Learn more about the skip hire services in Cardiff offered by Green’s Skip and Fill service now by checking out the new company profile on business directory Anything for Hire.

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