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Spotlight on Southwood – Our Somerset Waste Recycling Site

Our Somerset waste disposal facility in Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet, is a commercial waste disposal facility that can accommodate tradespeople, contractors and businesses who need to tip small to large volumes of waste.

Visit Southwood Recycling Centre for convenient opening hours, competitive tipping prices and a quick turnaround.

With the closure of Dimmer Landfill site in Castle Cary, more businesses are now choosing to tip at Southwood Recycling Centre. With this in mind, we thought it would be useful to share some information about this site.

Closure of the Dimmer Landfill

As of March 2020, the Dimmer Landfill site closes its doors and no longer accepts any forms of waste. The good news is our Southwood Recycling Centre is located under 5 miles away and able to accept all major commercial waste streams, including general, commercial, construction and plasterboard. 

Where is our Somerset trade waste and recycling centre?

Just down the road from Shepton Mallet town centre, and the Bath and West Showground, our Somerset waste disposal centre is open to businesses, tradespeople and general members of the public. It benefits from a convenient location with easy access via the A371. Click here to view our Somerset site on Google Maps >>.

Benefits of our Somerset disposal facility

NEW reduced minimum weight for general waste tipping

To better accommodate the needs of businesses wishing to tip smaller volumes of general waste more regularly, the site now has a minimum weight charge of just 100kgs.

Our new minimum charge to tip general waste is now only £15.50 + VAT! Call our team on 01749 830889 for more information.

Continuous site improvements

To ensure that our Somerset waste disposal and recycling site runs efficiently and offers customers a quick turnaround in a safe environment, we are committed to continually maintaining and improving the site.

Benefits that users will receive at our local tip in Somerset include:

  • Hard surfacing throughout
  • Dual weighbridges
  • Large turning points
  • Directional signage

Team of friendly experts

Our team of experts are on hand to answer all of your commercial waste disposal questions. These may include questions around minimum tipping costs, site access, and types of waste accepted, to name a few.

Phone our team on 01749 830889 or email and a member of our team will be happy to provide you with expert advice.

Convenient opening hours

Similarly to our recycling centre in Dorset, Southwood is open at convenient times to allow busy tradespeople and businesses the chance to tip their commercial waste when it suits them. Our Somerset site is open from 7:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Accepted waste streams at Southwood Recycling Centre

We accept all common forms of waste created by local businesses, such as;

*Please contact our head office on 01202 331560 before bringing your hazardous waste for tipping.

Do you have commercial waste ready for disposal?

With the closure of Dimmer landfill, why not try out Southwood Trade Waste Recycling Centre for your next commercial waste disposal?

Our friendly team would be happy to answer any questions that you may have, arrange a tipping quote, or get your disposal booked in! Simply fill in our online enquiry form, or see our contact details below.

Visit our site at:
Southwood Trade Waste Recycling Centre
Shepton Mallet

Evercreech phone: 01749 830889

A simple guide to hazardous waste box removals in Dorset

If you’re looking for an affordable, easy solution for your small hazardous waste removals in Dorset, a hazardous waste box might be just what you’re looking for.

In this simple guide, we describe what our hazardous waste box service is and why it is ideal for Dorset businesses who produce small amounts of hazardous wastes, which need to be collected and disposed of.

What is a hazardous waste disposal box?

The hazardous waste box we use is a specialist container that provides a safe storage solution for ‘non-bulky’ hazardous wastes. When filled it can be secured and safely transported to a licensed disposal facility.

The hazardous boxes we use measure 53cm (long) by 30cm (high) by 36cm (wide) and have a capacity of 60L. Phone our experts on 01202 331560 for more information.

How does this type of waste disposal work?

It is always a challenge knowing how to correctly and legally dispose of hazardous waste, this is due to the associated health risks and strict Government legislations involved. To help avoid the headache, we have made our hazardous waste box service as user-friendly as possible.

Just follow this simple step-by-step process:

  • Firstly, phone a member of our team on 01202 331560 to organise your hazardous waste disposal. Depending on the quantity of waste you have, you might be eligible for our hazardous waste box. If not, we can organise a larger container or disposal method.
  • Once everything has been confirmed, you can arrange for your hazardous waste box to be delivered to your business.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to collect, you can do so from our Canford Recycling Centre.
  • Fill the box with your commercial hazardous waste and when it is ready for collection, give us a call on 01202 331560. We will then organise all of the appropriate paperwork associated with your disposal, collect, and transport the box to our hazardous waste recycling facility, always ensuring that it is dealt with safely and legally.

What waste can be put into a hazardous waste box?

Commercial Recycling is licensed to manage all common forms of hazardous waste, but our hazardous waste boxes are particularly suited to businesses producing smaller amounts of ‘non-bulky’ waste types, such as:

If you’re looking to dispose of a waste type that we haven’t listed above, please contact our expert hazardous waste team on 01202 331560, or email

Get in touch with our team to discuss your hazardous waste removals in Dorset

For enquiries relating to hazardous waste disposals, including the use of our hazardous waste boxes, please call our Environmental Coordinator on 01202 331560 who will be happy to help you with your enquiry. We can also provide site audits and on-site guidance.

Commercial Recycling can help with all of the legalities that come with handling hazardous waste, from registering your premises with the Environment Agency, to completing a hazardous waste consignment note.

However, please note that all hazardous waste must be pre-booked in advance of your collection/disposal.

Contact our expert hazardous waste team to book your disposals:

Wimborne phone: 01202 331560

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