A Brief History of A. Brunton
At this time flat wagons were used to collect and deliver scrap to rail in Hull but in 1968 after an overnight storm the crane that unloaded the scrap blew down resulting in the load having to be unloaded by hand, this took most of the day, a new way had to be found, tipper wagons where considered, but peter had seen a new type of vehicle advertised in trade magazines, the 'Skip Loader'.
Although virtually unheard of at the time, the advantages in this type of vehicle were immediately obvious to Peter and he put the idea to his father, not being one to stand in the way of progress he agreed, and the very next day the first Skip Loader and one skip were bought starting a new chapter.
This vehicle was used initially for collection and delivery of scrap metal, but as local builders saw it enquiries soon came in to hire skips for general waste, extra skips were acquired to accomodate this new venture and A. Brunton Skip Hire was born. Later that year, Alan's other son John joined the business and an additional wagon had to be bought to cope with demand.
In 1984 saw another milestone when the first waste transfer station was built on the site (during the planning phase planning officers said the site was the tidiest scrap yard they had ever visited and quoted the site as a model scrap yard).
The company went from strength to strength constantly increasing its fleet and introducing new services including Roll on Off's and mobile compaction in the form of REL's (Read End Loader) to service the waste needs of industrial and commercial business.