Sustainability at Rabbit Skip Hire

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Rabbit Skip Hire, our dedication to environmental stewardship is at the core of everything we do. As a vital part of the Rabbit Group, we embody the Group's commitment to sustainability, with a specific focus on revolutionising skip hire to minimise environmental impact. Our practices are designed not only to serve our customers but also to protect and preserve our planet for future generations.

Innovative Waste Management

Rabbit Group’s Energy Recovery Facility: A Cornerstone of Our Operations

Rabbit Skip Hire is proud to process waste through Rabbit Group's state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility. This advanced system allows us to convert non-recyclable waste into green electricity, effectively reducing landfill use and generating clean energy. Here's how we do it:

  • Recycling and Recovery: All waste collected by Rabbit Skips undergoes rigorous sorting at our automated materials recovery facility. We salvage recyclable materials such as soil, bricks, metals and plastics, directing them to appropriate industries for further use.
  • Energy Generation: The remaining biomass is transformed into super-heated steam, powering turbines that produce up to 5 megawatts of green electricity - enough to supply approximately 8,000 homes.
  • Low Emissions: We ensure that emissions are kept below permitted levels, with 24/7 monitoring to maintain our commitment to environmental compliance. Additionally, the by-product ash is recycled into aggregate, further minimising waste.

Beyond Energy Recovery: Our Comprehensive Approach

Rabbit Skip Hire goes beyond the energy recovery process to ensure every aspect of our service promotes sustainability:

  • Wood-Only Skip Hire: We specialise in wood-only skips, ensuring wood waste is either recycled or used as biomass fuel, aligning with our zero-waste-to-landfill ethos.
  • Maximising Recycling: Leveraging the comprehensive sorting and recycling capabilities of the Material Recovery Facility, we ensure that as much waste as possible is diverted from landfills, reinforcing our commitment to a cleaner, greener planet.
  • Reducing CO₂ Emissions: By processing waste locally and minimising transportation to landfills, we significantly reduce our carbon footprint, contributing to cleaner air and a healthier environment.

Integrating Group-Wide Sustainability Initiatives

Group-Level Environmental Practices:

  • Transition to Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Aligning with Rabbit Group's initiative, Rabbit Skip Hire is part of the transition towards a greener fleet, incorporating electric and hybrid vehicles where viable to reduce our carbon footprint and lead the way in eco-friendly waste management solutions.
  • Paperless Operations: We have embraced the Group's move towards digitalisation, minimising paper use in our operations. From electronic invoicing to digital records for staff training and services, Rabbit Skips is at the forefront of leveraging technology for environmental benefit.

Visit the Rabbit Group's sustainability page to learn more about our group's approach to sustainability.