Lydney Skip Hire is dedicated to recycling as much waste as we possibly can. In fact, our target is to send zero waste to landfill. We have a dedicated waste transfer station on site where all waste is categorised into materials that can and can’t be recycled.

skip full of rubble

What is recycling?

Recycling is the process of recovering reusable materials and sending them to specialist facilities where they can be recycled into raw materials. The recycled raw material can be used in the manufacture of new goods.

Recycling is beneficial as it saves perfectly good material from being sent to landfill. In addition, it saves on the amount of raw material that is taken from natural resources, meaning that we deplete resources less quickly.

What materials do we recycle?

We recycle as much as possible and recyclable materials include:


Soft Wood, MDF, Melamine, Hard Wood, Chipboard, Timber Pallets

Paper & Cardboard 

White Paper, Cardboard, Envelopes, Manila Folders, Binder Dividers, Glossy Brochures, Coloured Paper, Newspaper, Magazines, Shredded Paper, Telephone Books, Photocopy Paper, Books.

Construction & Demolition 

Concrete, Bricks, Tile & Rubble, Hardcore, Metal, Timber, Plasterboard, Soils, Green Waste.

Electrical Waste

Televisions, Monitors, Desktop Computers, Laptops, Tablets, Printers, Scanners
Fax Machines, DVD & Video Players, Mobile Phones & PDA’s, Power Tools
White Goods


Plastic – Bags, Plastic – Rigid, Plastic – Wrap, Plastic – Scraps, Plastic – Strapping, Plastic – Pallets, Containers & Packaging, Bulka Bags

Green Waste

Landscaping and garden waste, Soils, Tree waste



Ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals including, steel, lead, iron, copper

Interesting facts 

  • UK government target is for every household to recycle 50 % of all waste by 2020
  • UK packaging waste recycling is on the up to 71.4% in 2016  compared to 64.7% in 2015.
  • Plastic items can take up to 500 years to decompose
  • Aluminium cans can go from the recycling bin to a new can within 60 days
  • All steel cans are recyclable
  • Using recycled materials to make products often uses less energy than using fresh raw materials