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Locked down gardeners trigger huge growth in demand for topsoil

December 9, 2020

Scott Bros is working flat out to meet a sudden surge in demand for topsoil during the lockdown period. Normally the Stockton-based firm would fill and deliver up to five one-ton bags of its high-quality topsoil per day – but in recent weeks that figure has rocketed to 30 bags per day. The huge rise in orders is being fuelled by those in self-isolation now able to devote all their time to tending their gardens and yards, creating new beds,

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Scott Bros experiences huge demand for skips as it continues to build up stock

Scott Bros has seen a huge increase in skip hire as householders busy themselves around the home during the current coronavirus lockdown. Demand has been exceptional as people embark on DIY projects, tidy the garden or declutter the garage, that there is currently a five-day waiting list for its smaller midi skips. It is also experiencing a big rise in orders for the home delivery of top soil and sharp sand. Meanwhile, the Stockton-based firm is continuing to invest in

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North East Times – Burning Issue

Bob Borthwick’s recent interview with the North East times was regarding recent investments such as Verisure UK’s recent 1000-job North Tyneside announcement, the Newcastle Helix and Riverside Sunderland projects, Business Durham’s economic growth strategy and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen’s vision for south of the region, the North East is increasingly positioning itself as a prominent UK business hub. As an existing regional firm, what do you think makes the area such a great place to invest in and do

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Scott Bros’ sponsorship bullseye aids Teesside’s young darts talent

Scott Bros has announced its continued sponsorship of Cleveland Youth Darts and its support for the creation of an accredited youth darts academy on Teesside. The family-run business currently sponsors the team £200 per season while director Peter Scott makes Thornaby Sports and Social Club available free of charge for all home matches. It is also backing the team’s coaches Marie Bulmer Dobson and her husband, former darts professional, Kenny Dobson, as they seek accreditation from the Junior Darts Corporation

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Scott Bros provides ‘concrete’ demonstration of circular economy benefits

January 20, 2020

Recycling experts Scott Bros is demonstrating the benefits of Teesside’s circular economy as it expands its composting operation – using recycled materials to reduce the amount of waste generated. The family-run firm is using sharp sand it has previously reclaimed from excavation and construction waste as part of a project to extend the impermeable concrete pad used in the curing process. Once the work is complete, it will increase the amount of green waste able to be converted into commercial

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Scott Bros. helps tackle community centre ‘jungle’

December 19, 2019

Skip hire specialist Scott Bros. has come to the aid of a community centre overwhelmed by thick undergrowth. The volunteers who run Marton Community Centre in Middlesbrough called the family-run firm for help to remove a mass of bushes and shrubs which had grown up to form an impenetrable barrier around part of the building. The undergrowth was so thick that its removal even revealed original paintwork on a drainpipe previously hidden from view. Recently the committee agreed to replace

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Teesside recycling experts Scott Bros launches Christmas tree initiative

December 12, 2019

Eco-friendly folk on Teesside are urged to ensure their unwanted Christmas trees are disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner. Leading recycling business Scott Bros is inviting people to bring their wilting firs and spruces to its facility on the outskirts of Billingham for recycling. The trees will either be converted into fuel for a £750,000 biomass boiler, reducing the reliance on harmful fossil fuels, or they will be transformed into high quality compost for use in the DIY, gardening and

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Scott Bros. prepares to invest £3m in Teesside’s circular economy

December 2, 2019

Recycling experts Scott Bros. are preparing to make a major £3m investment in Teesside’s circular economy. The family-run firm is looking to install a second and much larger ‘urban quarry’ to convert construction and excavation waste into high quality sand and aggregates for use in the construction industry. It is estimated the state-of-the-art wash plant would create an extra 12 jobs and further secure the future of the company’s current 120-strong workforce. The move follows the success of a £1m

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Scott Bros launch plastics research project with Teesside University

November 6, 2019

Scott Bros. has agreed a new research partnership with Teesside University to discover new and innovative uses for discarded plastics. The Stockton-based waste and recycling experts are hoping academics can find a commercial use for a wider range of plastics which are difficult to reuse. One of the possibilities to be investigated is whether the plastics, which can end up in landfill, may instead be used in the manufacture of construction materials, including concrete. The family-run firm is already working

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Scott Bros makes significant investment in vehicle fleet

September 24, 2019

Scott Bros has invested £250,000 in upgrading its vehicle fleet as part of its long-term investment programme. The leading Teesside haulage and plant hire business has taken delivery of two new road sweepers and a grab lorry which replace vehicles drawing to the end of their working life. Scott Bros. operate four market-leading Johnson road sweepers available on both short and long term hire from Leeds in the south to Edinburgh in the north. The dual sweep vehicles are equipped

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