We’ve come across an excellent new website that is a great resource for all you Upcyclers out there.

It’s called UnSkip.com and can be found at http://www.unskip.com. It’s founder, Adam Leone, gives us all the info;

Have you ever wondered what happens to the contents of most skips, especially when the stuff thrown away might be useful to somebody else? The sad thing is most of it goes to landfill. So how about a new scheme which shares information about what’s in the skips near you? The launch of UnSkip.com is designed to do just that, helping people to help themselves as well as making a vital contribution to the going-green revolution. UnSkip.com is not only a unique and friendly way to reduce skip hire costs, it also cuts the amount of waste at landfill sites and offers access to free local materials that would otherwise be thrown away. And it’s FREE!

The idea couldn’t be simpler:

How it works

If you’ve hired a skip and it’s getting full – register your skip for others to 

take whatever it is you no longer need. If you’re looking for free materials, pop in your postcode and find what’s available near you.

Reduce clearance costs

Others removing items and resources from your skip will reduce costs as you’ll then have more room in the skip for your own waste items and won’t need to order extra skips.

Access free materials locally

If you’re looking for materials to use in your garden, allotment or wherever – you can find items available near you.

Reduce landfill

Upcycling and recycling items in today’s skips reduces landfill – which is great for the environment.

The new website exploits a loophole in wastage laws in a green and friendly way, with users of the service declaring that the items in the skip are no longer classed as waste – but instead as a resource for others to acquire and use. Current waste laws, therefore, no longer apply with each submission.

Founder Adam Leone, based in Kingston Upon Thames, South West London says, “There’s arguably at least one skip on every road in London – that’s a lot of stuff going to landfill that could otherwise be put to good use.”

“The website makes use of the old saying – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I’m always looking in skips for stuff to use at my allotment, but I never know whether I have permission to take it. UnSkip is an environmentally friendly middle man that answers that question.”

“Everyone wins – skip divers, recyclers and upcyclers in the local community will gain access to resources. Anyone hiring a skip will have less costs as items will be removed from the skip and Skip hire companies will pay less in landfill tax.”

The website is a completely new start up and invites anyone who’s looking to recycle materials to make use of this free new venture.


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