What are Skips in British English?

Jump in British English (skp) is a noun that refers to a large open container used for transporting construction materials, garbage, and other waste. This type of container is commonly seen on UK roads and originated in Germany in the 1960s. It is also known as a garbage container or waste box, although these terms are not accurate equivalents in North American English. The term 'skip' is mostly found in British, Australian, Irish and New Zealand English.

It is believed to have been derived from coal mining jumps due to their resemblance. Skips are designed to be loaded onto a special type of truck for transportation. They are usually made of metal and come in various sizes depending on the purpose they are intended for. Skips are an essential part of waste management and are used by both businesses and households for disposing of large amounts of waste.

They can be hired from skip hire companies who will deliver the skip to the required location and collect it when it is full. Skips are also used for recycling purposes as they can be filled with recyclable materials such as paper, plastic, glass, and metal. This helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill sites.

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