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The Formation of Topsoil: Natural vs Commercial

July 19, 2021

There is a big difference between how natural topsoil is formed compared to how commercial topsoil is created. The natural formation of topsoil is a much longer process than a lot of people may realise. Typically, it takes an average of 100 years per inch of soil to be produced. It is formed from rocks that have been weathered and, eventually, organic materials from decaying plants and animals, which enrich the soil and add essential plant-supporting nutrients. The breakdown of

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Scott Bros responds to Billingham Baby Bank appeal

December 9, 2020

Scott Bros has come to the aid of newly launched Billingham Baby Bank by providing it with a free skip service. The community project provides struggling families and individuals with much-needed baby and child essentials, including nappies, clothing, milk, and toys. The charity, currently awaiting registration, was founded just six weeks ago by two Billingham mums, Terri Milne, and Lucy Connor. Following an appeal, they have been astonished at the amount of generous donations left at its two collection points

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Scott Bros continues long term sponsorship of Tees Valley Mohawks

Scott Bros has confirmed it is continuing its long association with Tees Valley Mohawks, as main sponsor for the under-18’s team for the 2020/2021 season. The family-run firm has sponsored the ambitious NBL side for the past nine years and is keen to encourage its ongoing growth and development. Scott Bros director Peter Scott said: “As a local firm we are delighted to continue to support Tees Valley Mohawks because it’s very much a community-orientated club. “It is dedicated to

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Scott Bros expands wash plant operation to meet increased demand for sharp sand

Scott Bros is extending the operating hours of its ‘urban quarry’ to meet the huge rise in demand for sharp sand. The family-run firm has already created an extra job as it ramps up production of its £1m state-of-the-art wash plant which converts construction and excavation waste into high quality sand and aggregate. The demand is driven by an upswing in construction and has prompted Stockton-based Scott Bros to extend the plant’s normal weekday operation to include Saturdays. Director Peter Scott

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Scott Bros helps food bank prepare for winter

Family firm Scott Bros has helped Thornaby Food Bank prepare for the winter by installing an area of hardstanding outside its base. Due to the COVID crisis those picking up food parcels from the food bank, based at the town’s Baptist Church, can no longer go into the premises but have to queue outside. Instead, they have to stand on a grassed area, which has the potential to turn into a quagmire with the arrival of wetter weather. But Scott

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Scott Bros invests £750,000 in fleet following rise in demand

Scott Bros has invested more than £750,000 to expand its fleet as the family-run firm continues to target contracts in the road building and construction sectors.

The leading Stockton-based waste haulage and recycling firm has just taken delivery of four new DAF tipper wagons, two skip lorries and a low loader tractor unit.

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Scott Bros receives first UK virtual compost scheme accreditation

Scott Bros has helped to revolutionise a recycling industry accreditation process by being the first business in the UK to be certificated via video call. The family-run business based in Stockton trialled the virtual methodology at the beginning of lockdown to ensure it kept its PAS100 British Standard approval. The Compost Certification Scheme (CCS) for quality composts is a widely recognised standard within the recycling sector and independently verifies that the waste criteria has achieved product status and is no

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Scott Bros reacts to latest DIY demand for decorative chippings

Scott Bros has responded to a recent surge in demand by lockdown DIYers for decorative chippings. The family-run firm – more used to providing recycled aggregates for major construction projects – is now supplying a growing number of domestic customers with a traditional 20mm white Cotswold stone as well as 20mm black basalt chippings. Company director Peter Scott was so impressed that he himself has even used the chippings to construct an attractive outdoor area at Thornaby Sports & Leisure Club,

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Scott Bros skips to the aid of autism support charity Daisy Chain

Family-run firm Scott Bros has made a rather unusual donation to autism support charity Daisy Chain – several skips and a load of topsoil! It provided its skip service free of charge to help the Teesside-based charity prepare to reopen its superstore on Portrack Lane, Stockton, earlier this month. Scott Bros then found out the charity had a heap of problems at its Calf Fallow Farm in Norton, following a build-up of animal manure during the lockdown period. So, the

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Scott Bros urges householders to check first before using ‘man with a van’ to dispose of lockdown rubbish

Recycling experts Scott Bros. is urging householders to consider hiring a skip rather than using a ‘man with a van’ in a bid to reduce illegal fly tipping incidents across the region. While councils across the Tees Valley, County Durham and North Yorkshire have now reopened most waste recycling centres to the public, there have been reports of long queues due to the introduction of social distancing measures. Some householders are cautious about returning to such sites given that government

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