- About us
Basingstoke Skip Hire started in 1982 when Mick Mercer and his wife Ellie set up the then Oakley based company to provide a cost effective local skip hire facility.
The fast, efficient service at a reasonable price proved extremely popular with local businesses. A growing base of satisfied customers meant that the company expanded rapidly and soon outgrew its original site. So, in 1990, Basingstoke Skip Hire moved to its current home in Wade Road, Basingstoke. The new depot allowed the company to expand its profile of services. It was now able to offer prospective customers a full range of waste management and recycling facilities. A new waste transfer station was opened, as was a weigh-bridge. The fleet expanded to include roll on/off lorries for bulk waste disposal and articulated lorries for aggregate haulage, thus Southern Waste Management was born.
Today Basingstoke Skip Hire and Southern Waste Management Ltd is a major supplier of waste management solutions throughout the South. Its fleet of green and white liveried vehicles have become a familiar sight to the people of Basingstoke and Mick now has over a quarter of a century’s experience in waste management. The family run business includes his daughters Laurie, Leah and Kelly, who are involved in the daily running of the office. Laurie is also one of the main directors who helps Mick with the day to day running of the company and will eventually take over when Mick retires.