Skip bin suppliers tend to see the same kind of plain old rubbish most of the time, but every now & then they’ll stumble across something interesting or just downright weird…
1) WW2 Artillery Shell
This was found in a skip in Cornwall, UK in 2006. After the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Squad quickly came to investigate, the shell was found to still be live (just meters from a petrol station too!). Subsequently, they carried out a control explosion in a nearby quarry & nobody was injured.
Someone actually tried to dispose of a caravan by dumping it on top of a skip. Of, course it didn’t fit, but we’ll give you a gold star for effort.
3) 100 Million Pounds Worth of Stolen Artwork
5 pieces of modern art thought to be worth approx. 100 million were found in a skip bin in Paris. The pieces were stolen from the Paris Museum by art thieves who got caught & wanted to destroy the evidence.
4) Two old film canisters long assumed to be lost
These weren’t just any films, but the two long-lost Peter Sellers films: Death of a Salesman & Insomnia is Good for You. Both these films were assumed to be lost until they were plucked from a nearby skip by a site manager.
A coffin was found in a skip in Norwich, UK in 2007. Luckily, it was empty, however the mystery remains who put the skip there & why…
On a lighter note, if you require skip bin hire, bookabin is your website. Simply choose the dates for pick-up & drop-off, the size you require & what you wish to put in your skip bin. We’ll do the rest.