Where do I go for commercial battery recycling near me?

With so many different types of battery used in the workplace, and various legislation governing how to dispose of unwanted batteries, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to local battery disposal.

To help, below we’ve outlined some key pieces of information you’ll need to know regarding battery recycling, along with details on the types of batteries that can be disposed of at our Wimborne recycling facility.

Why do batteries often need specialist disposal?

Batteries are classed as a hazardous waste, and therefore need to follow the appropriate disposal protocols. Although you may wonder how batteries can be grouped in the same category as many other more seemingly harmful wastes, it’s important to know that they can actually become explosive in certain conditions.

Technically, even your standard household batteries (such as AAAs) are considered hazardous. This is because batteries contain dangerous chemicals such as sulphuric acid, potassium hydroxide, or heavy metals such as cadmium and lead. However, as these household batteries are alkaline, they can legally be disposed of alongside your normal household waste.

For all other battery types, it is your duty to dispose of them in a manner compliant with current legislation. One option is to choose battery recycling using a fully licensed facility that is able to safely store and process hazardous wastes, such as Canford Recycling Centre.

Types of batteries we recycle at Commercial Recycling

At our recycling centre in Wimborne, we can accept a variety of battery types for recycling. Even if they are unable to be recycled, we can dispose of them as a hazardous waste in the appropriate, legal manner.

Batteries we accept for recycling include, but are not limited to:

  • Household batteries such as AA, AAA, D etc.
  • Coin / button battery varieties (such as those found in watches and car keys)
  • Plug-in battery packs (such as chargers for laptops, mobiles power tools etc.)
  • Car batteries

If you can’t see the type of battery that you’re looking to recycle above, please give our friendly team a call on 01202 331560. Alternatively, why not take a picture of the battery in question and email it to our team using enquiries@commercialreycling.co.uk.

How to recycle batteries

As batteries are a hazardous waste, you’ll need to book your disposal in advance. Simply give us a call on 01202 331560, or email enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk, and a member of our team will book you in for your commercial battery recycling.

Temporary closure of local Bournemouth Recycling Centre

Local tip, Millhams Community Recycling Centre, will be temporarily closing for a month to complete legally required drainage work. The work will be undertaken “in order to comply with the site’s environmental permit”.

How could the closure affect you or your business?

From Monday 13th August 2018 the Millhams site, which is located at Ringwood Rd, Bournemouth, BH11 9LQ, will be offering a limited service to local individuals and businesses.

During its period of limited operation, Millhams can accept some wastes but the tip will not be able accept the following waste streams:

  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard
  • Tyres
  • Gas cylinders

Following the time of providing a reduced service, the recycling centre will then be entirely closed from 24th September for 4 weeks until 21st October 2018. During this time, no waste will be accepted at Millhams tip, therefore customers will need to travel to alternative centres.

Read more about the closure on Bournemouth Echo and Bournemouth Borough Council.

Our local recycling centre is less than 10 minutes away!

To help overcome any issues caused by the closure of Millhams, businesses can benefit from the services offered at our Canford Recycling Centre, which is close to Wimborne, Bournemouth and Poole.

Our fully licensed recycling centre can accept a variety of waste streams including general waste, recyclables, hazardous waste, asbestos, plasterboard, tyres and gas cylinders. To see a full list of the waste we accept click here.

Waste streams accepted

Tipping of general waste is available from just £40.00+VAT

The site benefits from quick turnaround times and hard surfaces throughout making it suitable for most commercial vehicle types. If you have any questions about accessing our recycling centre, please give our team a call on 01202 331560 .

Visit our recycling centre near Bournemouth

We are less than 10 minutes from Millhams.

Address: Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3BW

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 07:00 – 17:30 and Saturday 07:00 – 12:00

Further information

To view our waste disposal prices please click here. If you require any further information on waste disposal near Bournemouth, please don’t hesitate to call our friendly team on 01202 331560 .

Waste tyres receive a new life at Ashley Infant School

Recycled tyres at Ashley Heath School

We were delighted to be able to help Ashley Infant School recently, through the donation of a large number of waste tyres. 

The waste tyres were from our Canford Recycling Centre which is located near Wimborne in Dorset. The tyres we donated would have normally been bulk stored and then transported to a specialist processing centre where they would be recycled into a reusable item such as; rubber crumb for use in play park flooring.

To learn more about how the children and staff of Ashley Infant School have used the waste tyres, please click here to visit the school’s blog

If your school, pre-school or youth group would also like to explore the opportunity of receiving a donation of tyres, please contact Stuart Mariner on 01202 331560 or on stuart.mariner@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

Tyre recycling at Ashey Infant School

Temporary closures at local household recycling centres

According to the Bournemouth Echo article, from the end of November to March 2018, many Household Recycling Centres in Dorset will be closing for a period of time to allow for ‘deep cleaning’ to be completed.

Whilst the cleaning is taking place, the individual recycling centre will be inaccessible for a few days.

Read on to see how Commercial Recycling and Avon Materials Supplies can help you during the closures

Luckily the sites are not all to be closed at the same time, so it is hoped the inconvenience caused to local residents and businesses will be kept to a minimum.

Dates of Household Recycling Centre closures:

  • Swanage: 29th – 30th November 2017
  • Wareham: 6th – 7th December 2017
  • Shaftesbury: 24th – 25th January 2018
  • Blandford: 7th – 8th February 2018
  • Sherborne: 28th February – 1st March 2018
  • Wimborne: 7th – 8th March 2018
  • Christchurch: 21st – 22nd March 2018

Please also note the HRCs are not open on Christmas day, boxing day or new year’s day.

Our recycling centre in Wimborne, Dorset

To help overcome any issues caused by the closures, businesses can use the tipping facilities at our Wimborne Recycling Centre, which is close to both Bournemouth and Poole.

Canford Recycling Centre is fully licensed to accept a variety of waste streams including inert, hazardous and waste electrical items. The site is suitable to most vehicle types because it has hard surfaces throughout.  

Opening Hours: Open Monday – Friday 07:00 – 17:30 and Saturday 07:00 – 12:00

Address: Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Off Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3BW

Further information and tipping Fees

To view and download our waste disposal rates, please visit our ‘Prices’ webpage.

If you require any further information of tipping in Dorset, please call our friendly team on 01202 331560.

Closure of Apsley Landfill Site, Hurstbourne Priors, Andover, Hants.

Apsley Farm Landfill Site

From 4pm on Friday 27th, October 2017, Apsley Landfill site will permanently close for the tipping of inert spoils.

As we have now commenced the final phase of the restoration works at the site, during October we will only be accepting soil material.

The Directors and staff of Commercial Recycling would like to take this opportunity to thank all the customers who have helped and supported this project over the past 3 years.

If you require further information on Apsley Landfill Site, please do not hesitate to contact our head office on 01202 331560.

Canford Site improvements

Wimborne Recycling Centre

Our Wimborne recycling site has recently undergone significant works to improve the access to and functionality of the available facilities.

One of the most notable enhancements of the site has been the creation of a new tarmac road leading to the inert recycling facility. This means that any vehicle, from a lorry to a car with a trailer, are able to easily access this part of the site without having to worry about incurring any damage or punctures.

Further improvements to Canford Recycling Centre include the installation of an automated weighbridge at the inert facility and new offices with a meeting room for our associated company, Avon Material Supplies.

An overview of the updated site can be viewed on one of our site map posters that are positioned around the site and display the road links between the various facilities that are found at Canford Recycling Centre.

You can download and view the site map by clicking here.

If you have any queries or would like some assistance, please contact our team on 01202 331560.

The ‘easy’ hippo bag alternative

Hippo bag alternative in Bournemouth and Poole

The popular hippo bag alternative service, ‘Easy- Bag.co.uk’ uses Canford Recycling centre as their preferred waste disposal partner in the Bournemouth and Poole area.

Easy Bag choose Canford Recycling centre because of its high recycling levels and central location, which allows them to easily serve their extensive Bournemouth and Poole customer base.

In addition to a convenient location, Canford Recycling Centre also provides this

hippo bag alternative service with high recycling levels and the opportunity to collect bagged Dorset aggregates on-site.

To find out more about Easy Bag and the bagged waste collection service they offer in Poole and Bournemouth please contact their customer services team on 01202 810935.

If you are looking to find a cheap bagged waste collection service and dont have a hippo bag discount code why not visit easy-bag.co.uk

Topsoil alternative now in bulk bags

Alternative Topsoil in bulk bags now available

The popular topsoil alternative we manufacture onsite using our soil screening plant is now available in 1 tonne bulk bags.

The soil bulk bags at Canford Recycling Centre are available for collection and delivery Monday to Saturday (STA).

Substitute topsoil bulk bag collections

Please note, due to variable stock levels we request that bulk bag collections are pre-ordered to avoid any delays. To reserve a soil bulk bag(s) for collection please call 01202 331560.

Substitute topsoil bulk bag deliveries

To arrange a soil bulk bag delivery in the BH postcode area please use our delivery partners, Easy Bag. To place a delivery order please call 01202 810935 or visit: easy-bag.co.uk

Other bulk bag products

The other high demand products we produced such as building sand, sharp washed sand (grit) and 20mm all in ballast are also available in bulk bags at Canford Recycling Centre. To see our full range please visit: www.easy-bag.co.uk/product-category/aggregate-deliveries

Taking the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to the extreme

Epic Ice Bucket ChallengeOn 10th September 2014, a number of brave ladies from leading Dorset based recycling organisation, Commercial Recycling, took part in an epic 5000 litre Ice Bucket Challenge.

Not wishing to be outdone by the people they were nominated by, the fearless ladies persuaded the Operations team from Commercial Recycling to tip more than 5000 litres of iced water over them. The huge volume of water was dispensed from a great height using the company’s own 32 tonne loading shovel. Commercial Recycling operate a water recovery solution at their Canford Recycling Centre, which enables water to be reused throughout the site and with its aggregate washing plant.
The impressive event was held at Canford Recycling Centre on a sunny September evening and was witnessed by a large crowd of family, friends and colleagues of each of the girls.
The spectacle was captured and shared on various social media platforms and so far has attracted hundreds of views on YouTube.

This unique take on the ever popular charity challenge was the brain child of Sales Executive Amy Flaherty and when interviewed seconds after her icy shower she commented:
“We are delighted to be able to do our little bit for charity. The Charities behind this social media craze, which include motor neurone disease association, are close to my heart. I am hoping that everyone the girls and I know will dig deep and donate to show their appreciation for the entertainment and laughs we have provided”
Amy went on to say “We have nominated a couple of ex-colleagues and the staff of Travis Perkins branches in Windndham Road and Salisbury who have promised to top our Ice Bucket Challenge”

To learn more about Motor Neurone Disease and how to donate please Google ‘Ice bucket challenge MNDA’. To see the video of the girls from Commercial Recycling please visit: https://youtu.be/7-Z6W_Kvamc
To find out more about Commercial Recycling please visit www.commercialrecycling.co.uk or call 01202 577944

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