Your Recycling: Where Does It Go?

We at Stabler Waste Management have made a commitment to the environment. We’re dedicated to sustainable, efficient waste management practices and are proud to enforce a zero percent waste to landfill initiative – But, what does this actually mean for your recycling? 

In short, once your waste is collected by us, it is brought back to our licensed transfer station in Carnaby, East Yorkshire, where it is sorted into individual components and transported for recycling.

Let’s break it down further:



Cardboard is compacted into bales on site, then sent away for processing so it can be used to create more cardboard products. This involves shredding the cardboard into small pieces and mixing it with water to create a pulp. The pulp is then cleaned and refined to remove any remaining impurities. Finally, the clean pulp is pressed and dried to create new cardboard sheets or boxes.



Glass is a particularly sustainable material as we can recycle it again and again without sacrificing quality. This process is carried out by a specialist glass treatment plant, where the glass is sorted by colour and washed to remove any impurities before being crushed and melted. Now the glass is able to be moulded into new products like bottles, jars and even brick manufacture.


Green Waste

Green waste refers to any biodegradable materials that may grow in your garden, such as plants, bark, grass cuttings and hedge trimmings, etc. When green waste is left to decompose in a landfill, high quantities of an environmentally-unfriendly greenhouse gas called ‘methane’ is released into the atmosphere. To combat this, we send all of our collected green waste to a processing centre where it can avoid becoming landfill and be turned into compost.



Almost all metals can be recycled with incredible quality and speed. The metal waste is processed on site and sent away in our walking floor articulated trailer for treatment where it undergoes shredding, decoating, melting, and casting.



Plasterboard contains a material called gypsum that creates a toxic gas called hydrogen sulphide when mixed with general waste. For this reason, plasterboard is banned from entering UK landfills and the material must instead be segregated from other waste and recycled separately. The components present in plasterboard have the potential to be reused in other industries, or remanufactured into new plasterboard sheets.



Plastic begins its recycling journey by being segregated on site and sent away in our walking floor trailer for processing. After being sorted, the plastics undergo treatment and are then able to be reused in a wide variety of applications.



Polypropylene (or just PP for short) is a synthetic resin material used for a wide array of household and industrial applications. Some of the most common PP items we collect include builders sacks and farmers fertiliser bags, which our team then bales and sends away for recycling. The polypropylene is melted and cooled, then formed into pellets for manufacturers to utilise in their production processes.



PVCu, AKA Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, is a lightweight plastic commonly used in the construction industry for windows, doors and piping. With the potential to be used in up to ten rounds of recycling, PVCu can retain its quality and be repurposed within manufacturing processes – even after 300 years!

At Stabler Waste Management, we always recycle PVCu where possible to ensure that this valuable and versatile material avoids landfill.



Rubble is transported to our inert recycling centre where it is crushed by heavy machinery into smaller pieces and processed into aggregate for resale. This can be utilised in construction applications as a substitute for natural aggregates, serving as backfill or for constructing road and pavement bases. Any metals or materials within the rubble can be separated and recycled individually to ensure minimal wastage.



Tyres undergo various recycling methods, such as thermal processing to produce gas and oil for energy production, chemical recycling to break down the rubber for further use, and mechanical shredding to create raw materials for new applications like playground surfaces, rubber mats, and road surfaces.



Wood can be recycled in numerous ways, such as mechanical recycling, which involves shredding or chipping wood for use as fuel for heating or electricity generation. Additionally, wood can be reused as a building material for construction or raw material for furniture and other wood products. Wood waste can also be transformed into compost or mulch through grinding and can be utilised in gardening and landscaping applications.



Any residual waste that cannot be recycled is transported to waste to energy plants. This way, we ensure that as little as possible goes to landfill.

We believe that it is important to take responsibility for our waste and do everything we can to reduce its impact on the environment. By recycling as much as possible, we hope to contribute to a more sustainable future.

So, the next time you recycle with us, you can rest assured that your waste will be processed responsibly and efficiently, with as little as possible ending up in landfill. Thank you for doing your part in helping us create a greener future!


The Dangers Of Overloading Your Skip (And How To Avoid It)

Skiphire is undoubtedly one of the most efficient ways of dealing with the aftermath of your clearout, renovation or construction project – but are you aware of just how easily a skip can become a significant hazard?

An overloaded skip can cause damage not only to the skip and those working with it, but to the public in general. It is crucial to be aware of these dangers so you can take steps to avoid it. In this post, we’ll be going over some tips to help you properly load your skip:

1. Determine Which Size Skip You Need

One of the main dangers of an overloaded skip is that it can lead to tipping over, which can cause substantial property damage and injury to those nearby. Additionally, an overloaded skip forces an excessive amount of pressure on the skip loader or vehicle transporting it, leading to potential mechanical failures and even road accidents.

It’s for these reasons that it is important to select the appropriate size and determine the amount of waste that needs disposing of before hiring a skip. If you aren’t sure, consult with your skip hire company and they’ll be able to advise you on the best size to match your requirements.

2. Do Not Overfill The Skip

Regardless of size, a skip should never be filled above the top edge of its sides. This is because overfilling can cause debris to fall out during transportation, another potential cause of harm to people or property.

Every skip has a maximum fill line indicating the height to which it can be filled. If you spot your waste level starting to go beyond this line, it’s important to get in touch with your skip provider right away. They will be able to advise and arrange additional waste removal services if necessary. While this may result in further costs, it’s important to remember that an extra skip is less than the expenses associated with property damage or injury to bystanders!

3. Distribute Waste Evenly

When filling your skip, make sure to distribute the waste evenly. You want to prevent one side from becoming heavier than the other as this leads to instability. To optimise space usage, we recommend arranging your materials by weight. Begin by placing any lighter materials (i.e. polystyrene, cardboard) at the bottom of the skip and breaking down any waste where possible. Add the heavier items on top to compress the waste below and create more room in the skip as you go on.


What Happens If I Overfill My Skip?

Any reputable skiphire provider will refuse to take your skip away if they see that it has been overloaded.

This is because health and safety must remain top priority at all times and overloading your skip is actually illegal due to the numerous threats to safety that it poses. By not co-operating with these standards, waste removal companies run the risk of endangering the public, breaking the law and being on the receiving end of a hefty monetary fine.

It’s important to note that when you hire a skip, you are also agreeing to maintain this degree of responsibility; As such, not following the rules on overloading can also personally put you at risk of being fined by your local council.

This brings us to our final tip:

4. Hire A Reputable Skip Hire Company

It is essential to hire a trustworthy skip hire company that adheres to safety standards and can legally dispose of your waste. Check online reviews or ask for references to ensure you choose a reliable company.

If you’re based in either the East or North Yorkshire area and require reputable and affordable skip hire, contact Stabler Waste Management today. We have over 60 years experience providing expert waste removal services to both domestic and commercial clients across the region – from Scarborough and Bridlington to Filey, Hornsea, Driffield, Beverley, Malton, Pickering & beyond!

We have a range of skip sizes to suit all projects and are happy to advise on the right option for you.


3 Reasons You Need Professional Asbestos Removal

While asbestos isn’t harmful when undisturbed, if the material is handled or broken it has the potential to release dangerous fibres. These can then become trapped in the nose, the throat’s mucus membrane, and the lungs — which can eventually lead to serious diseases.

Asbestos is no longer used in properties, but it was a popular insulation choice between 1950 and 1980 and is often found throughout older properties (in roofs, insulation boards, etc.)

If you’re a contractor and discover asbestos in a home that you’re working on, professional asbestos removal is crucial for a few reasons…


Hiring a professional to remove your asbestos will ensure that it is taken away in the safest way possible. At Stabler Waste, we’re able to provide an enclosed and lockable container ensuring safe transportation and disposal.

Inhalation of fine asbestos dust is symptomless — it does not cause you to cough, sneeze, or itch. This can lure people into a false sense of security when they discover it. This being said, do not try to remove the asbestos yourself if you are not fully trained or have the correct protective equipment (this is a legal requirement).

Unfortunately, our team can’t remove the asbestos for you, but we can take it away safely and quickly. If you are not sure whether you have encountered asbestos or need it removed from its exact location, you’ll need an asbestos surveyor to take a look. Not all asbestos needs removing. In fact, it can sometimes be safer to leave it (and just continue monitoring it) if it isn’t damaged or broken. A specialist will be able to conduct an asbestos survey and advise you (and the homeowner) on the best course of action.


You cannot put asbestos into household waste, recycling collections, or standard skips. Only certain licensed sites accept asbestos. When disposed of incorrectly, asbestos fibers can negatively affect the surrounding environment or cause a health hazard to others.

A licensed asbestos removal contractor, like us, will be able to dispose of your asbestos legally, in a way that’s safe for other people and the environment. Is your asbestos already safely contained? Instead of using a collection service, you can send it to us. Double wrapped asbestos can be delivered to our licensed transfer station in Carnaby, East Yorkshire — we’ll handle everything from there.


If asbestos needs to be removed, it’s a matter of urgency.

If continuing work while it is still in the property could harm the health of you or your team, you will need to stop working until it has been fully and safely removed. As our service is efficient and easy to arrange, you and your team will be able to resume your renovation work with peace of mind. You’ll be able to continue your work with minimal interruption, saving you time and money.


Asbestos requires careful disposal. At Stabler Waste Management, we provide more than skip hire. We offer a fully comprehensive asbestos removal service to ensure safe, effective disposal. Our service includes all relevant paperwork so you meet your legal obligations in line with the waste hierarchy.

We are a family run business with 60 years’ experience, covering Bridlington, Hornsea, Scarborough, Beverley, Driffield, Filey, and Malton. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your project.


7 Reasons to Use a Local Skip Hire Company to Dispose of Your Scrap Metals

Rather than allowing scrap metal to build up on your site, bring it to a licensed scrap dealer such as stabler waste management, we will buy all grades of scrap metals, both ferrous and non ferrous at competitive rates. All you need to bring is a photo ID and your bank details

If you’re a contractor working on a building project, hiring a local skip hire company simply makes sense, if your skip hire provider also buys scrap metal. Stabler Waste Management offer this as a fully integrated solution
Here are seven reasons to use a local skip hire company to dispose of your scrap metals.


Transporting metal to a nearby recycling centre is time-consuming. First you have to pack and move the items. Next comes the backbreaking task of unloading. That’s without mentioning the return trip so you can repeat the process.
Hiring a local skip hire company can save you time and energy so you can focus on getting your client’s job done quickly and efficiently.


Use a local skip hire company and you’ll save more than time and money. You’ll also have the opportunity to protect the environment. That’s because scrap metal can be recycled to produce a lower carbon footprint.
By sending your scrap metal to a local scrap merchant, like us, your waste will be in the best hands for reuse or recycling. We can collect your industrial scrap metal by skip, and pay top price for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
This brings us to our third point…


As skip hire experts in Scarborough, we pay top prices for recyclable scrap metal. You can choose from two options:
  • Deliver your metal to our recycling centre.
  • Hire a skip, in which case we’ll drop it off at your site at a convenient time.
All we ask is that you provide photo identification so we can pay you by cheque or transfer money into your nominated bank account.


Whether you’re working on a large or small commercial project, we can provide a skip to handle your volume of waste. See our range of skip sizes to find a cost-effective size for your needs.


Google ‘skip hire near me’ and several firms will appear in your results. But wouldn’t you rather deal with a local firm than a nationwide provider? That all-important personal touch is so important. You can speak to someone who knows you by name and understands your company’s needs.


Businesses often dispose of scrap metal using a ‘man with a van’. The cost is often cheap, but the consequences can be dire and financially crippling. Cowboy companies like these often fly tip items illegally.
Usually, it’s the business owner who faces a penalty – because the firm they were using disappears without a trace. Check whether your skip hire company is licensed to dispose of waste before hiring them.


If you’re clearing a site, you’ll probably have other things to dispose of – such as aggregates, non-hazardous materials, and bulky or lightweight items. Hiring a skip hire company to do the hard work will make the site clearance and removals process easier. Many companies also have experience in handling contaminated waste, too.


If you’re looking for a skip hire company in the Scarborough area, you can count on Stabler Waste Management. We’re a family-run business with over 60 years experience in waste management, and we offer affordable, reliable service.
To book a skip contact one of our friendly team members. We can even help if you need to make an out of hours booking.

Top Tips For Helping You Choose The Right Skip Sizes For Your Needs

Confused by skip sizes and not sure which one to hire? With so many options to choose from, it’s no wonder people struggle when trying to find a suitable container for their commercial or domestic refuse. Whether you’re having a home clearout or renovating a large building, the type of skip you’ll need will vary.

Let’s look at the different skip sizes available, so you can estimate which one best suits your needs.


If you’ve finished clearing out your garden or undertaking a small household project, a 3-4yard skip may be big enough to hold your unwanted rubbish. Sometimes referred to as mini skips, these containers don’t take up much space. As a rough estimate, the hold 30-40 black bin bags respectively.


The next in this sequence of skip sizes are the 6-8 yard waste containers, which are perfect for large outdoor or indoor projects. The most popular skip sizes with builders, they are often appropriately named “builders’ skips”. They can hold a lot of waste, including unwanted junk, garden trimmings, and debris leftover from interior renovation work. Expect these skips to hold roughly 60-80 respectively.


If you’re looking into larger skip sizes, the 12-16 yard bins have greater capacity and are ideal for commercial projects. 12-16 yard skips tend to be used by customers that produce large volumes of light/ bulky waste and come available optionally enclosed and lockable should you require it.


These range from 20-40 yards and come in two versions: open or closed. Enclosed hookloaders are used for storing confidential or hazardous waste that might cause harm to the public.

Hookloader skip sizes are larger due to the amount of waste they must handle – which is usually commercial in nature. Depending on the option chosen, hookloader skips can accommodate up to 400 black bags of waste.



Gather the waste into one easy-to-assess location. Then estimate whether a mini, maxi or hook loader skip will be needed for the job. How many bin bags would your waste fill?

If the debris forms only a small pile, hiring a small skip will be sufficient. If unsure, don’t guess. Speak to a reputable skip company, such as Stabler, and ask for some advice. They may ask you to email a photo for guidance.


Before looking at skip sizes, ask whether that’s the right solution for your problem. A wait and load service may be required should you not have sufficient space to place the skip

You may also want to consider your budget. If you need to keep costs down, take a look at our guide to finding the cheapest skip hire in Scarborough.


Having completed your checks, it’s time to identify which of the skip sizes available is right for the job and talk to your local supplier.


What if your skip hire company is closed and you need to shift rubbish in a hurry? Fortunately, we offer an emergency service for clients who need help outside normal working hours.


Contact our friendly team for domestic and commercial skip hire you can depend on. You’ll be in safe hands when you choose Stabler Waste Management.


Your Ultimate Guide For Finding The Cheapest Skip Hire In Scarborough

Hiring a skip can be a convenient and cost-effective way to deal with waste, whether you’re having a domestic clear out or working commercially. But how do you know what makes for the cheapest skip hire in the North and East Yorkshire area?

If you’re looking to rent a skip but want to know how to get the best deal, then read on! This is your ultimate guide to finding the cheapest skip hire in Scarborough.


The first thing that can affect how much you pay for skip hire is the size. Depending on your project and the space you have available, there are a number of skip sizes you can choose from. For example, at Stabler Waste Management, we offer everything from 3 yard domestic skips to 16-yard commercial options. We can even provide 40-yard hook loaders.

If you’re having a small domestic or garden clear out, a 3-yard skip should be ideal (these can hold 30-40 black bin bags). Smaller options are cheaper, so there’s no point ordering a huge skip if you know you won’t fill it. Equally, you don’t want to hire a skip that’s too small for your needs — overfilling can sometimes lead to extra charges.


Perhaps you and your neighbours are carrying out renovations at the same time. If so, you could consider a domestic skip share. Rather than each hiring a separate small skip, you could pool your resources and get a larger one. Not only will it save space, but skips also tend to cost less per cubic yard the bigger they are.


If you’re looking for the cheapest skip hire in Scarborough and have a driveway or accessible garden, then off-road skip hire could be your best bet. To park a skip on any public highway, including the road outside your property, you’ll need to get a skip permit or license and we offer this as part of our service. These can vary in price and are valid for two weeks — although you can apply for an extension.

However, if you can park the skip on your own land, you won’t need to get a permit. You can find out more about skip licenses and apply for a permit on the North Yorkshire County Council website, alternatively, we offer this as part of our service.


Another consideration when finding the most affordable skip hire is how quickly you need it onsite. Some skip companies may charge low prices but have delays in delivery. Alternatively, some may charge a vastly higher price for last-minute orders.

At Stabler, we pride ourselves on providing cost-effective solutions with fast delivery and unbeatable service. We even offer same-day delivery!


At Stabler Waste Management, we offer competitive rates and flexible services — including out-of-hours skip hire, which could benefit a range of projects. So if you require a skip outside of daily working hours, we can offer a range of different sized options in and around the Scarborough area. We also have enclosed lockable skips for your peace of mind.

Our family-run Stabler team members have years of expertise and can guide you on getting the most out of your skip hire. If you have any questions or wish to request an honest and affordable quote, feel free to contact us today.