What is Inert Waste?

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Inert materials are unreactive, both biologically and chemically. This means that when inert waste is disposed of it takes a long time to decompose or doesn’t decompose at all.

This type of waste will not pose a threat to the environment, animals or human health and will not endanger the quality of water courses. But when there is a large amount of this type of waste, it can become an issue as it takes up a lot of space.

Commercial Recycling makes the most of inert waste by recycling it into aggregates that can be used for a wide range of purposes or alternatively inert waste materials can be used as a capping layer on landfill sites, in restoration works or in the creation of acoustic bunds.

Types of Inert Waste

Examples of inert waste that are accepted at our inert tipping facilities in Hampshire*, Somerset and Dorset:

  • Clay
  • Sub soil
  • Chalk
  • Concrete
  • Hardcore
  • Rubble

*Please note concrete, hardcore and rubble cannot be accepted at our Apsley site near Andover in Hampshire)

Our sites that accept inert waste

Commercial Recycling has sites that are licensed to accept inert waste streams. These sites allow for soil disposal Somerset, rubble disposal Somerset as well as inert material disposal in Dorset.

Our inert waste disposal facilities are:

Transporting Inert materials to our sites

All of our inert sites benefit from good access and are able to accept various vehicle types including tipper trucks, grab lorries, skip lorries and roro vehicles.

If you or your contractor cannot travel to one of our sites, then through trusted and reliable companies including Avon Material Supplies, we can arrange for tipper trucks or grab lorries to collect the waste from your site. For further information about our inert waste collection service contact us on 01202 331560.

If you have any enquiries about disposing of inert waste with Commercial Recycling, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01202 331560.

Local tip near Shepton Mallet

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Tips near Shepton Mallet in Somerset

Individuals looking for a tip near Shepton Mallet in Somerset can choose to use either household recycling centres (HWRCs) in Wells, Glastonbury or Castle Cary or our Commercial Recycling centre in Southwood.

HWRCs are often the ideal solution for homeowners disposing of small amounts of household waste but they can be an expensive option when tipping certain waste types in volumes exceeding ¼ tonne.

Charges at HWRCs in Somerset

According to www.somersetwaste.gov.uk local residents wishing to dispose of any of the following waste types will be charged.

  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard
  • Gas bottles
  • Soil and hardcore
  • Motor vehicle tyres

For details of charges please visit https://www.commercialrecycling.co.uk/index.php/charges-at-recycling-centres/ or https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/sites/conditions/charges/

Comparing tipping rates

(To help interpret the below information we would suggest half a tonne is the approximate weight of material you could place in a small single axle car trailer)

Southwood Recycling Centre  Price Somerset HWRCs Price
Soil (per tonne) £30.00 Soil (per tonne) £60.58
Hardcore (per tonne) £10.00 Hardcore (per tonne) £60.58
Gas Bottles (per bottle) £15.00 Gas Bottles (per bottle) From £5.16
Plasterboard (per 1/4 tonne) £25.00 Plasterboard  (per sheet / rubble sack) £3.33

Prices quoted are correct as of 23.09.16 according to www.commercialrecycling.co.uk/prices and www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/sites/conditions/charges/ Please note prices are exclusive of VAT and could be changed without prior notification.

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Using Southwood Recycling Centre

Southwood Recycling Centre benefits from easy access, wide roadways, hard surfaces throughout and a separate inert tipping area, which provides an efficient tipping service to users with an average turnaround time of just 8 minutes.

In addition to cheaper tipping rates* for soil, hardcore and plasterboard, there are no requirements for visitors to pre-book waste or pay before tipping.

How to use our tip near Shepton Mallet

Southwood Recycling Centre is open for tipping Monday to Friday between 07:30am and 5:00pm. Members of the public are very welcome and accepted vehicle types include cars, cars with trailers, transit vans, tippers and pick-ups.

Payment options available on site are cash, credit / debit card or an approved nett monthly credit account.

 Finding Southwood Recycling Centre

Southwood Recycling Centre is located in Evercreech near Shepton Mallet, just off the A371.

  • Address: Southwood Recycling Centre, Evercreech, Nr. Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 6LX
  • Phone: 01749 830889

*Savings are dependent on waste type and volume of waste being tipped and prices can be changed without prior notification.

Digger at Southwood inert tipping facility

 

Charges at recycling centres in Somerset

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Tipping charges at local household waste recycling centres

Did you know that most recycling centres, including the various household waste recycling centres (HWRC) in Somerset, are now having to levy a charge for the disposal of certain waste streams?

According to www.somersetwaste.gov.uk charges are now being applied to the disposal of hardcore, soil, tyres and gas bottles, as well as asbestos and plasterboard waste.

HWRC sites often excel at providing a free of charge disposal service to homeowners wishing to dispose of small amounts of general waste and mixed recyclables. This is due to the sites being carefully planned and operated in order to accommodate a constant stream of cars and small vans.

Difficulties and delays can occur at HWRC when residents or their appointed contractor wish to tip higher volumes of waste using a larger car with a trailer or a commercial vehicle.

Alternative solution for individuals and businesses in Somerset

Local residents and contractors looking for a more efficient way to dispose of larger volumes of wastes can use Southwood Recycling Centre in Evercreech near Shepton Mallet in Somerset.

The range of benefits available to users of Southwood Recycling Centre include:

  • Cheaper disposal rates for certain waste types – Please see below
  • Hard surfaces throughout with indoor disposal options
  • Automated weighbridge
  • On-site low cost inert (soil, rubble, hardcore etc) tipping facility
  • Easy access and wide roads throughout the site

Lower tipping fees

Southwood Recycling Centre is a commercial disposal facility that is geared up to manage large volumes of single waste streams and as a result can offer competitively priced disposal options.

When the HWRC and Southwood Recycling disposal charges are compared it is apparent that individuals can save considerable amounts of money.

(To help interpret the below information we would suggest half a tonne is the approximate weight of material you could place in a small single axle car trailer)

Southwood Recycling Centre  Price Somerset HWRC Price
Soil (per tonne) £30.00 Soil (per tonne) £60.58
Hardcore (per tonne) £10.00 Hardcore (per tonne) £60.58
Gas Bottles (per bottle) £15.00 Gas Bottles (per bottle) From £5.16
Plasterboard (per 1/4 tonne) £25.00 Plasterboard  (per sheet / rubble sack) £3.33

Prices quoted are correct as of the 23.09.16 according to www.commercialrecycling.co.uk/prices and www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/sites/conditions/charges/ However please note they are exclusive of VAT and could be changed without prior notification.

When to use disposal facilities operated by Commercial Recycling

If you have been undertaking a clearing project or a significant amount of work that has left you with more than a ¼ tonne of waste, you will save a sizeable amount of money by choosing Commercial Recycling.

Do you have household waste to dispose of, including hardcore, soil, tyres, gas bottles and plasterboard? If this is the case, contact our team today for more information and help. Call 01202 331560 / 01749 830889.

Southwood – Reduced Inert Tipping Prices

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The recent opening of an inert tip at our Somerset recycling centre means we can now offer even better disposal rates for inert wastes.

Large load costs:

£75.00 per 6 or 8 wheel load

For smaller tipping customers:

Waste Product Price per tonne
Mixed inert spoils £30.00
Clean hardcore / concrete / tarmac £10.00

Further discounts available for high volume tipping. Call 01749 830889 for further details

Our licensed facility offers customers a quick turnaround and benefits from easy access, hard surfaces throughout and an automated weighbridge.

Common vehicle types using Southwood inert facility on a daily basis include:

  • 6 and 8 wheel tipper trucks
  • 4, 6 and 8 wheel grab lorries
  • Skip lorries
  • Rollonoff lorries

Opening times and further information:

Our inert tip is open 7:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, if you require any assistance you can call Southwood on 01749 830889.

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