Home Skip Hunks SKIP HUNK (OCTOBER): Thomas Dando from Ecogen Recycling Ltd, Winchester

SKIP HUNK (OCTOBER): Thomas Dando from Ecogen Recycling Ltd, Winchester

SKIP HUNK (OCTOBER): Thomas Dando from  Ecogen Recycling Ltd, Winchester

Autumn’s here, but so what if the weather is little on the chilly side, it’s not stopped Skip Hunk Thomas from flashing the flesh.

Well, well Thomas, you’re a rather fine specimen of a man. Tell us how old you are.

I’m 22

Just a young ‘un then. And what do you do?

I’m a Site Operative at Ecogen Recycling Ltd in Winchester.

So how long have you worked there?

11 months

Well they’re lucky to have such a well-rounded individual on the books. What’s the best bit of the job?

Working the machinery, and baling the different types of paper and plastic waste materials

Well you’re certainly pressing our buttons. What don’t you like about the job?

Being out in the cold and wet, whilst unloading the trucks

Might be less uncomfortable if you actually wore some clothes. However, who’s your favourite work colleague?

Mike our Yard Supervisor, or “The Boss”

The boss is our favourite too, especially on pay day. What do you get up to when you’re not working?

Going to the gym, or playing rugby.

Well, you didn’t get those looks sitting around doing nothing. Tell us what you wanted to be when you were growing up? 

A professional rugby player.

Say you could be an animal, which one and why?

A wolf, because I like being part of a team – but can stand alone when needed

We’re hungry like the wolf for more info. What’s your favourite film?

The Princess Diaries…  Just kidding! My favourite is The Hobbit films

Phew, had us going there. That said, we’re quite partial to a little blast of Julie Andrews now and again. Favourite food?

A good old, full English breakfast

Can’t beat a well cooked sausage. Favourite TV programme?  

My Family

A classic sit-com, we could tell you liked a good laugh. Tell us who your dream Skip Chick would be.

Kelly Brook, or Michelle Keegan

Let’s hope they like hi-vis vests. Where would you take them?

The rugby club

Sure they’d love to get in a good scrum with you. Now who should play you in a film based on your life?

Chris Hemsworth

We can definitely see the likeness.  Now tell us one interesting fact about yourself.

I play the violin to Grade 8 standard

Okay…  we weren’t expecting that. Finally, make us smile with a joke.

When I see lovers’ names carved in a tree, I don’t think it’s sweet. I think it’s surprising how many people bring a knife on a date.


Well Thomas, you’ve got the looks, you speak the music of love, and are a handy chap to have around in a ruck – even if you’ve lost your shirt. Thanks for being a great Skip Hunk.


Ecogen Recycling Ltd