Sky’s the limit for portable toilet delivery

Tardis Environmental are proud as Punch to announce they are the first environmental company to begin deliveries of portable toilets to site by drone.

Portable toilet delivery by drone

Five years in the development to get the mechanics right. Squadron leader Ade Boydon said today, “We’ve finally cracked the weight issue by removing the liquid element in the portable toilet unit prior to delivery. Further weight reductions have been achieved by employing a carbon fibre toilet seat and thinner toilet paper”.

Ade Boydon - Squadron Leader

Ade Boydon – Squadron Leader

“A revolutionary new powdered bio-chemical compound is part of the delivery, the client simply adds plain tap water and BOOM, you’ve a fully operational portable toilet”.

At the moment, due to the CAA ruling on drone activity near airports, we are unable to operate a delivery by drone service inside the M25 circle or within 5 miles of any major airport.

Drone deliveries are set to commence on Saturday April 1st launching from our Cannock Road depot in Wolverhampton.

The maiden flight will be marked with a ceremony where a bottle of Prosecco will be broken against the hull of the flying Tardis toilet prior to take off.

Route and destination details will be programmed from Tardis mission control in Brownhills where state of the art fly by wire navigation equipment has completed testing.

For further details of this revolutionary delivery service click here or telephone the flight desk on 0800 731 0589.

Glitter and glitz at the Sparkles & Suits WaterAid Ball

WaterAid BallIn the winter edition of the Tardis Times last month, we mentioned we’d be attending the Sparkles & Suits WaterAid Ball on 28th January, hosted by our friends at South Staffs Water.

The event at the Hilton St. George’s Park was an overwhelming success, raising almost £44,000 for WaterAid and beating the previous year’s total of £25,000 and incidentally, the charity Tardis also proudly sponsors.

This significant sum of money will support the three year project in Central Madagascar that will reach over 35,000 people providing safe water and upwards of 8,800 people with improved sanitation and hygiene.

A particular highlight of the evening was our own Chris Boydon winning a signed Wolves shirt in the auction much to his delight as a life long Wolves fan.

Wolves Shirt

More information on WaterAid’s life changing projects around the world is available at www.wateraid.org/uk

 

If you need a portable toilet or shower for your New Year’s party, book it now

If you’re planning a bash to see in 2017, depending on the location you may want to think about the facilities, especially when your guests are knocking back the Tizer like it’s going out of fashion.

When we’re quoting our events clients who are expecting hundreds or even thousands of visitors to their event, we always ask if there will be alcohol served as this increases demand on toilet facilities.

Tardis portable toilet hireSo, even if your New year party is just twenty or thirty people, imagine the number of people all wanting to use the loo after a few sherbets.

There’s still time to arrange a portable toilet for an event at home or on a larger scale.

We’ll discuss you needs, make our recommendations and then you can relax in the knowledge that you’ve catered the perfect party. One where there’s no loo queue.

If you’re organising say a rugger event where the lads outnumber the lasses, we’ve urinal units. Our 6 bay even comes in its own little tent.

Portable urinal unit

6 Bay Portable Urinal Unit

The Tardis crew will be operating nationwide at normal capacity until 5 o’clock on Friday 23rd of December, when it’ll be time to put on the glad rags and party with the rest of you.

Of course, we still have the emergency cover, but for things like toilet hire, we do suggest you arrange your delivery well in advance so everything is in place and all you have to do is PARTY HARD.

One of our hire desk girls was curious when talking to a Scots client.

“Is anything worn under the kilt” she enquired.

“Nay, it’s all in working order” came the reply.

So now you know

Call us free on 0800 731 0589

Finally, wherever you are, have a wonderful new year and here’s to a fantastic 2017.

From all of us at Tardis Environmental and H2O on site.

 

Tardis raises money for BBC Children in Need

On Friday 18th November, Tardis HQ held the annual Great Tardis Bake Off, and this year all office staff came to work in our onesies too. Our efforts were in aid of a very worthy cause, BBC Children in Need.

Children in Need Group Shot

The official Children in Need group shot 2016

Nikki in her onesie

Hire Desk Manager Nikki modelling her new onesie

Natasha in her onesie

Natasha shows her tail end

Shannon the bear

Shannon the bear, Pudseys pal

There were cakes and baked treats a plenty, although we didn’t get a photo before people tucked in. Here’s a couple of highlights.

Staceys cakes

Stacey’s red velvet cupcakes went down well

Shannons cupcakes

Another favourite, chocolate orange cupcakes

Together, the Tardis team raised £94.85 towards the Children in Need fundraising appeal.

We’re always looking to do our bit for charity, next up, Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children on Friday 16th December.

 

The Tardis 4 bay portable shower trailers make their debut

We are pleased to announce that we now have two shiny, new gas portable shower trailers just in time for the 2016 summer events season.

Their durable construction also makes them ideal for construction use.

The self-contained trailers allows up to 4 people to shower in complete privacy, with ample space for changing and keeping clothes dry. There’s even a mirror and interior lighting.

Portable Shower Trailer

Set up is straightforward taking less than 10 minutes. Simply connect to electricity, bottled gas for the boiler and water supply in and out and all you need is towel and your shower gel to bathe in complete comfort.

Take a look at our short video to see just how easy the set up is.

Each shower cubicle comprises of a shower curtain, stand in tray, bench seat, ceiling light, coat hooks, mirror and thermostatically controlled built in shower head.

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Portable Shower Trailers Coat Hooks

 

 

 

 

 

Portable Shower Trailer Mirror

Portable Shower Trailer Running Water

 

 

 

 

 

Running Stats

  • Power consumption: 3.7amps
  • Water consumption: 32ltr per minute max
  • Gas consumption: 3.86kg per hour max

The Tardis team can advise on the choice of water feed and waste water drain off which can include pillow tanks hire, water bowsers or waste tanks as part of the hire package. We’ve skilled Tardis fitters who can take care of the plumbing and connections leaving you with a facility that’s ready for use.

One free number nationwide, 0800 731 0589 will connect you with the Tardis Hire Desk Team who can make all the arrangements tailored directly to your needs.

These superb shower trailers make an excellent accompaniment to our famous Tardis portable toilets, allowing you to provide a complete bathroom facility for your event or construction project.

Tardis announces Wi-Fi enabled toilets

Tardis announces new Wi-Fi enabled portable toilets for hire.

Tardis Environmental are delighted to announce a new free service to its client base, establishing the company as leaders in portable toilet hire for construction, events and festivals.

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Tardis are the first company in the UK to feature a Wi-Fi connection in all new rental toilet units delivered to site from April 1st 2016.

What’s more, the service is entirely free of charge, with unlimited bandwidth on offer so occupants can enjoy social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Skype as they perform their daily ablutions.

Tardis Environmental’s Head of Internet Features I.B. Fuller Flannel said earlier today “This is the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for. Everyone’s connected these days with smartphones and tablets, now when they’re on the throne. they’ll be able to enjoy free unlimited 4G broadband service all care of Tardis Toilet Hire”.

The new Wi-Fi enabled Tardis Toilets are currently being rolled out across the country, but we expect demand to be high, so customers seeking a connected commode are advised to book ahead.

Further details on the new Wi-Fi enabled Tardis Portable Toilet can be found by clicking here…

Hazardous Waste Legislation Change

As of 1st April 2016, the Environment Agency will be implementing changes to hazardous waste regulations.

Premises in England will no longer need to register as hazardous waste producers, regardless of the amount they produce or store on site.

Hazardous waste is generally that which is considered harmful to human health, animals or the environment including:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Solvent-based inks and paints
  • Pesticides
  • Oils (excluding edible oils)
  • Equipment containing ozone-depleting substances. e.g. fridges
  • Hazardous packaging waste

A completed consignment note must still accompany any hazardous waste destined for disposal, although changes will affect the format.

  • The accommodate the removal of premises registration the producer will need to amend the first six characters of the consignment note code (currently the premises registration number), replacing them with the first six letters or numbers (not symbols) of the business name. The producer should ensure consistent use of the business name.
  • ‘EXEMPT’ will no longer be used.
  • The second set of characters will continue to be the five numbers of letters of the producer’s choosing. (This may sometimes be followed by an additional 1 or 2 letters.

Consignment Note Changes

The decision to remove the requirement has been made by DEFRA (The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), as part of the Smarter Environmental Regulation.

More than 21,000 regulations and rules are currently under review by the government, with the intention of either improving or deletion.

For information on the hazardous waste services we provide, follow this link to our website.

 

Last day of Land Rover Defender production

68 years after production of the classic model began; the last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line in the West Midlands, today January 29th 2016.

The four wheel drive vehicle has been produced since 1948 in Solihull by various owners including British Leyland, BMW, Ford and now Tata through Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

The Defender, which got its name in 1990, represented the continuation of the very first Land Rover modeled on the wartime jeep.

Since its launch, more than 2 million Land Rovers and Defenders have been sold, with 308 model derivatives. The Defender has featured in films such as James Bond movie Skyfall, has been a long-running supplier to the royals as well as a vehicle used by British troops.

The Land Rover was originally marketed as the “go anywhere” vehicle option, “for the farmer, the countryman and general industrial use”.

JLR are now working on a replacement for the Defender.

Tardis now has ten of the recognisable off-road vehicles in our fleet.

Tardis Land Rover

Tardis Land Rovers are suitable jobs in hard to reach or off-road areas:

Tardis Land Rover towing Fuel Bowser

Tardis Land Rover towing Fuel Bowser

Changes to Hazardous Waste Registration effective April 1st 2016

From April 1st 2016, premises in England will no longer need to register as a hazardous waste producer, regardless of the amount they produce or store on their site.

Hazardous waste is generally waste that is considered harmful to human health, animals or the environment, this includes:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Solvent-based inks and paints
  • Pesticides
  • Oils (except edible ones) e.g. car oil
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Equipment containing ozone-depleting substances e.g. fridges
  • Hazardous packaging waste

Some premises are exempt from the registration requirement.

When registering your premises, you are given a unique ‘premises code’ which is only valid for 12 months from the date of registration. There is a fee for each site you register.

The decision to remove the requirement to register has been made by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Good & Rural Affairs) as part of the Smarter Environmental Regulation Review (Red Tape Challenge).

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Red Tape Challenge

 

These changes do not apply until April 1st 2016.

You should always use an authorized business such as ourselves, to collect, recycle or dispose of your hazardous waste, to view our waste carriers license please click here.

John is running the London Marathon!

Last year we reported that John Babb (Hire Desk Manager at Tardis Environmental) had ran the Birmingham Half Marathon. We all helped him raise an impressive £490 for his chosen charity, the British Heart Foundation.

This year, John has decided to push himself even further, as has signed up to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24th April 2016.

This time, John has decided to raise money for different charity still very close to his, and his family’s heart, Heart Research UK.Heart Research UK

With training already underway for the gruelling 26 mile course, he now has the mammoth task of raising a minimum of £1750.

If you would like to show your support and help John reach his target, please follow this link to be taken to his Virgin Money Giving page.

Good luck John!

London Marathon 2016