Recycling your waste

Proskips is part of the Prowaste Management Services
Group of Companies.

Our approach to recycling has been developed on principles of economic and environmental sustainability. We are very proud to be a supporter of the halving waste to landfill scheme and we always aim to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill wherever possible each year. At Proskips we are committed to working with our residential and commercial customers to increase the quality and quantity of materials that are removed through the provisions of our skip hire services throughout all of the UK. Our depots across the country separate the different waste streams and have the ability to recycle all of the material listed below and in some cases more.

Wood recycling

Proskips process waste and woodchips through our waste sorting and transfer partners, mainly for use by the particle board manufacturing industry.Other wood chippings are produced for animal bedding, golf courses, paths and gardens, children’s playgrounds and horse arenas. Coloured chips are also sold to garden centres and other retail outlets.

Metal Recycling

Proskips aim to recycle metal 100% of the time. Metals recycling protects the environment and saves energy. The material is separated into ferrous and non ferrous for recycling. Nearly all metals can be recycled into high quality new metals. This process varies for different metals, but generally produces metals of equivalent quality.  Recycling secondary raw materials uses fewer natural resources than would otherwise be needed to make new metal compounds- such as iron ore in steelmaking; nickel in stainless steel; or alumina and bauxite in aluminium smelting. There are also considerable savings in energy and reduced CO2 emissions in production methods that use recycled materials.

Cardboard and paper Recycling

Proskips uses its sorting partners to separate paper and cardboard material from mixed collections. Without any plastic coating cardboard is ultimately biodegradable and compostable, as long as there isn’t too much ink on it. In its shredded form cardboard can be used for animal bedding and to insulate houses. It is also being used in the green marketplace for biodegradable coffins. Cardboard is an excellent material for use in the developing area of waste to energy: creating fuels and power from waste products. It releases twice as much heat per pound of waste compared to other sources, doesn’t release toxic poisons and its only by-product is ash.

Inert or Aggregate Recycling

All inert waste or aggregates including soil, concrete and bricks are reprocessed and reused for future construction projects.

Plasterboard Recycling

Proskips uses a regional network of plasterboard recycling partners that segregate the gypsum core from the backing paper to then be crushed down. The main products from plasterboard recycling are recycled gypsum and shredded paper. This whole process avoids sending waste to landfill and replenishes the stock of primary gypsum material. Recycled Gypsum is also commonly used in agriculture when growing wheat and potatoes, in mushroom framing and in creating lawns or golf greens.

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