12 months of Skip Hire - A round up of 2017

04th January 2018

12 months of Skip Hire - A round up of 2017 It’s certainly been a busy 12 months for us here at The Waste Group, with a lot of new achievements and developments, including new equipment, specialist certifications and rebranding. Read on below for a summary of what we have been up to in the last 12 months... 

New name - Same great service


This biggest news, of course, being the rebrand from A&D Skips to The Waste Group. The name may have changed but we still offer the same great service with a fresh focus on professionalism, technology and sustainability. Along with this rebrand came the new website thewastegroup.co.uk with new content and regular blogs with the latest news.

Expert accreditations


It has been a bumper year for us in terms of gaining accreditations. As well at Site Manager Dave Grady (The D from A&D Skips) receiving his Operator Competence Certification (demonstrating competence, knowledge and skills) from Wamitab, the company itself has achieved a suite of other accreditations…

  • Constructionline member – Pre-qualifies businesses on their ability to complete projects through a range of assessments
  • Acclaim – demonstrates compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Achilles – shows credibility in terms of industry and regulatory standards
  • ISO9001 – International quality management standards
  • ISO14001 – International environmental management certification
  • OHSAS18001 – International certification in Health & Safety Management
  • Considerate Constructors Supplier – Agreement to abide by the Code of Considerate Constructors Practice
  • FORS Bronze (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) – accreditation for good practice and compliance

New Equipment - Efficiency & safety


This year has also seen the arrival of 4 new skip transport vehicles, all with remote controls for safer skip transport and placement. These new vehicles are also compliant with the latest EURO6 Emission standards. A new JCB telehandler is also streamlining the management of waste in our dedicated recycling facility


Here's to another 12 months of exciting developments; there's already plenty of plans in the pipeline. Keep an eye on the blog or sign up for our email updates for the latest news – The Waste Group email updates