Who Invented The Skip?

Who invented the skip

The Skip Invention

You may have heard the question ‘Who invented the skip?’ be asked during a radio show episode of I’m Alan Partridge, and have no answers cleared up by the comedian. Well, stress no more… We have the answer!

The Skip Was Invented By Edwin Walker

The skip was invented by Edwin Walker in 1922 who worked as an employee of a lorry manufacturer called Pagefield. This idea sparked from finding an alternative to the horse drawn cart for the waste disposal of materials which quickly filled up and required multiple trips to and from waste sites.

How Was The Skip Created?

Edwin had a meeting with a borough engineer where they discussed the issue of transporting waste to the landfill site. The solution found was a horse drawn skip, which could hold the capacity of approximately 100 bin bags. This was then hauled using a Pagefield lorry to be transported to the disposal site.

Modern Skip Hire Services

In 2022, we have a huge variety of skips available for domestic and commercial use, with a large range of sizes. We also have containers suitable for specific waste types, making the choice endless for our customers. With such vast options, you can find the perfect cheap skip for your requirements and have your waste disposed of efficiently and quickly.

Hire A Skip With Bailey’s Skip Hire

If you are looking for a skip to assist you with your domestic or commercial project, you have come to the right place. We provide a world of skip sizes for both households and businesses, meaning you can find the right choice for your waste needs.

Our team can even offer same day delivery and collection subject to availability, meaning you can have your project underway and completed in no time. Get in touch with our waste management team today by emailing info@baileysskiphire.co.uk to book your delivery, or simply have any questions answered regarding skip sizes.


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