Recycling - new facility 2018

Our new waste recycling centre, operational in February to March 2018, at the heart of East London and Essex, is set to be a cutting-edge material recycling facility with the ability to recycle 98% of waste which would otherwise end up in landfill. We are able to process a large volume of waste with our modern machinery and recycling technologies, and are fully committed to helping towards protecting the environment for the benefit of the people, wildlife and plant life of the local area.

Our recycling centre in Rainham is licensed as a waste transfer station, and the entire operation is run by a large team of fully trained and accredited personnel. The new centre works will have a thorough process.

All waste that enters the site will be pre-sorted by a 360 machine. Waste is fed into the process, where large recyclable items are initially separated from smaller items. The larger items are fed to picking line staff standing by to remove reusable and recyclable materials. Smaller recyclable items, mixed with inert material, are separated again in a second process which results in the production of clean inert material. This leaves the remaining smaller items to be fed back to picking line staff to remove reusable materials again. The process ends with an air separation chamber separating very small rubble from light non-recyclable residue.

Residue waste is shredded and exported as refuse derived fuel, mitigating the need for excessive use of landfill sites. Indeed, we work as hard as possible to reuse all waste, with fast processing times to ensure that we are able to render all of it valuable for new uses.

The problems associated with landfill sites are myriad. For example, they can release a host of harmful toxins into the air and soil due to dumping of electronic waste, they can emit harmful greenhouse gases, and the time for waste to degrade can take many, many years. Because of this, more precious space has to be taken up by ugly landfill sites, something we aim to tackle through our work. Indeed, we meet all Environmental Agency regulations, and are doing everything in our power to re-use all types of materials in the waste that enters our depot, thereby tackling mounting problems associated with toxic waste and landfill.

Skip Hire

Sharp Skips offer skip hire throughout London, Kent and Essex from our established base in Rainham. We have been delivering skips for nearly 35 years, so we know exactly what the customer expects. With a reliable, modern fleet of vehicles, and experienced drivers, you can be sure that you are dealing with the skip experts who wont let you down. Skip Sizes range from 2 yard to 12 yard open and enclosed containers to take a look at the skip gallery here

We understand that sometimes you want to get rid of waste in a hurry, which is why we offer same-day delivery. If you have got a time critical deadline to meet, we also offer other fast response services which we think you will be interested in.

Wait And Load

If time is key, or you cant have a skip sitting around, we offer a 'Wait And Load' service. We deliver you the skip you need, and our driver waits with you for up to one hour while you load the skip. This is an ideal solution if you have already organised the waste to go into the skip, or are clearing a small area.

Same Day Pickup

For jobs that will be completed quickly, we have got the skip hire service to accompany your working day. We can deliver you a skip first thing in the morning, and return for it during the afternoon. Its a great choice if you cant have a skip left overnight at your site or property, and can avoid inconveniencing residents.

As a responsible organisation, we take our commitment to the environment seriously. Our recycling levels are currently at 95%, which means nearly all the contents of your skip will be re-used, recycled, or transformed into something useful.

Roll-on-off hire container hire

Waste management has to be part of the planning when working on a large project, and we've got a couple of options that have you covered, even if you have a small site with limited space. 20 cubic yard and 40 cubic yard open or enclosed containers can be delivered throughout London, Kent and Essex, see the containers here

Up to 2 weeks hire

We provide a highly reliable Roll-on-off service for larger sites. With this service, containers can be left with you for up to 2 weeks to load at your leisure and then taken away when you are ready, allowing for rapid and large volume waste extraction.

Wait and Load

Should site space be tight, we also offer a Wait and Load service where our driver can deliver your skip and wait for up to one hour while you load it, before driving away with your waste and leaving your site cleared and tidy, ready for work to continue. This is an ideal service for sites where space isnt at a premium, such as construction sites in inner cities where the working area is constrained by other buildings, traffic and commuters.

Both services benefit from the fast service and same day delivery provided by our modern fleet of vehicles, offering convenience, reliability and the security of knowing that your waste will be contained and dealt with while you carry on with the job in hand.

Are you filling your container with timber only? We offer a price reduction. If your container is being filled with Metal only, we can transport it to a Metal recycling facility and rebate the value directly to you.

Grab Loader Hire

Our grab loader hire service offers customers an efficient and cost-effective way of extracting, loading and shifting waste from one site to another in and around the London, Kent and Essex areas. For anyone hoping to shift a large amount of soil, rubble or rubbish, hiring a grab loader is a great move.

This is a great alternative to hiring a skip as the vehicle is able to load waste onto itself, unlike the latter which requires manual loading. In this way, our customers are able to save money on labour costs while also saving on time, as the machines are able to complete the loading quickly.

Our vehicle drivers are all seasoned professionals, and Sharp Skips is recognised under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and is Crossrail Certified. Therefore, you can rest assured that you have hired a safe pair of hands and that the job you need doing will be completed safely and efficiently. Our fast response times mean that jobs can be seen to in under 2 hours. Our cranes also have a reach of 20ft, meaning any waste that is difficult to reach can usually be extracted.

Sharp Skips cares about the environment and its local area, so we ensure that any waste we move is taken to our recycling depot, which is able to recycle around 95% of all waste. With over 35 years experience in the business of waste removal, we are dedicated to making sure that your waste has as small an impact on the environment as possible, so you dont have to worry about potential ethical issues.

Tipper Hire

If you need a large quantity of inert material or rubbish collected and moved, hiring a tipper may be just the solution. We offer an efficient and reliable tipper hire service for customers in need of help shifting material around the London, Kent, and Essex areas.

With experience in completing material deliveries and in transporting contaminated waste, our friendly tipper operators are more than happy to help with a variety of requests and services. Indeed, our quick response times enable us to clear as much muck away as fast as possible on any given day, while staying at the top of our game and leaving all of our customers happy with the service we provide.

All of our eight-wheel tippers can carry up to 20 tonnes of waste and are capable of transporting a whole range of materials from and to your specified destinations. They are all of a high-spec and modern design, are equipped with tracking equipment, are driven by highly experienced drivers, and are compliant with the latest emissions requirements. To make the most of our great service, many customers decide to use our aggregate deliveries to site, with extract waste loaded during the same visit.

All of our vehicles are free to enter the London Congestion and Emission Zone, meaning that no request is too far or too complex provided it falls within our main vicinities of operation. We are fully compliant with all regulations under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), so you can rest assured that our service is recognised as being safe and environmentally sound. In the past, we have serviced a number of high-profile sites including the Olympic Village and various Crossrail Projects. The fact that customers keep returning demonstrates that we are highly regarded within the sector, so why not give us a call today and we will endeavour to help as quickly as possible.

Aggregate Supplies

How often have you ended up behind schedule and struggling to meet your project's deadlines because your aggregates haven't turned up when you need them? With over 35 years of experience behind us, we are the aggregate provider of choice for companies that need fast delivery.

Our same-day service ensures that your building materials and aggregates are on site exactly when you need them. We have a fleet of modern vehicles, ready to take your order where it needs to go. We can deliver your materials with our tippers, grab loaders or even with your skip.

    Our aggregate sales include:
  1. - Type 1 granite
  2. - Type 1 crushed concrete
  3. - Crushed concrete 75mm
  4. - Premium top soil
  5. - Sharp sand
  6. - Builders' sand
  7. - Concrete sand
  8. - Shingle 20mm
  9. - Shingle 10mm
  10. - Ballast

If you're not sure exactly what you need, our expert team are always on hand to advise. Any volume of aggregate available for same-day delivery.

We keep stock levels high, ensuring that whether you need several tonnes of material, or simply a few bags for a smaller project, we can fill you order. Need more than one lorry load? Not a problem. We have enough delivery vehicles to ensure almost any order is delivered the same day.
Fast, dependable and cost-effective, call us now for same-day aggregate and building supplies delivery.

Contaminated Waste

Disposing of hazardous or contaminated waste is a vital process in ensuring that people and the environment are kept safe from potentially harmful substances. Indeed, this sort of protection is written into legislation, which means it is vital that organisations pay attention to the intricacies of waste disposal.

We offer a specialised same day contaminated waste disposal service capable of dealing with this issue efficiently and effectively, meaning you can rest assured that your waste products are dealt with in a responsible fashion.

We are equipped to deal with a variety of materials and substances. The main types of contaminated waste we dispose of include contaminated soil, oil rags, tyres, Japanese knotweed, pigeon foul, and shotblast material. This list is not exhaustive, however, so please get in touch if you have any queries about the kinds of material you would like to get rid of.

The process of waste disposal initially starts with customers providing a sample of the material for analysis. We will be able to advise on a local partner company to carry out such a task.

Based on the analysis, we will be able to provide a quotation, and quickly set about getting rid of your waste. Our same day skip delivery service means that the whole process can be done in a very short space of time and with little fuss. Once your skip is filled, we will dispose of it and provide you with a hazardous waste consignment note, meaning that you can verify your responsible waste disposal processes. Contaminated material can be collected on skips, grab loaders or tippers. Rest assured that we abide by Environment Agency regulations to complete this kind of work safely.

Confidential Shredding

As hacking technology grows increasingly sophisticated and more businesses fall prey to data infiltration, the importance of data protection is becoming increasingly urgent for organisations around the world. No matter how small your company, or whether your data is stored digitally or on paper, the ramifications of a data breach can be devastating, potentially even signalling the end of an otherwise thriving enterprise.

While this may seem a daunting prospect, our confidential security shredding services are available to make sure this aspect of data protection can be dealt with efficiently and securely. Our same day service ensures confidential document destruction, carried out via enclosed, secure skip containers. Your documents will not see the light of day outside of these containers; once you have filled them with all of the documentation you wish to dispose of, it will be thoroughly shredded and destroyed, after which you will receive a certificate to prove this process has been done.

This sort of shredding is important for all businesses for documentation related to accounting, or indeed anything confidential or sensitive. For businesses storing data sensitive information about customers such as credit cards or personal information, however, it simply cannot be stressed enough how vital secure document disposal is. It is a given that customers should be able to put their trust in a company they invest their time and money into, and indeed this is written into governmental legislation. Confidential document destruction is one way for businesses to hold up their end of this deal and avoid any penalties.

For more information about data protection and how our services will be able to help your business, do not hesitate to get in touch today, either by calling 01708 555666, or by filling in the form on our 'Contact' page.

Caged Vehicle

At some commercial and residential sites, space and movements are restricted. Thats why a caged vehicle is an ideal solution, when waste is light in weight and items are bulky. Our driver will help you to load, giving you a maximum of 1 hour.

The option is cost effective if you have the labour available to load and is great for locations where a skip cannot be placed. We have frequent calls from shop-fitters, office rip out projects and builders in busy locations in and around London, where parking and loading is highly restrictive.

The capacity of our caged vehicles are 10 cubic yards / 8 cubic meters and can carry approximately 1 tonne of waste. The solution is particularly suited to furniture and office clearance, residential waste removal and garden waste.