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Job vacancy: Yard Foremen

We are looking to recruit a Yard Foremen to join our busy team at Canford Recycling Centre.

Principle job responsibilities

Canford Recycling Centre deals with commercial, industrial, domestic and hazardous waste from a variety of customers from the general public, house clearance and local builders to multi-national waste companies.

This role will ensure waste is sorted efficiently in order to maximise recycling and revenue, and to reduce costs. The role will also include taking responsibility for the safe operation of the site and employees within this area.

Job particulars

  • Hours: Contracted hours – 52 ½ hours per week average. Monday to Friday 7.00am – 5.30pm, Alternate Saturdays 7.00am – 12.00pm. Half hour lunchbreak unpaid
  • Pay Rate: Basic rate £11.50 per hour – Equates to annual salary of £31,395.00. Overtime rate £17.25 (Time and a half)
  • Additional: Foreman Allowance £135.33 per month (Guaranteed). First Aid Allowance £50.00 per month (Subject to holding or gaining FAW qualification). H&S Allowance £50.00 per month (Subject to holding or gaining IOSH/NEBOSH qualification)
  • Location: Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3BW

Reporting relationships

  • Reportable to: Area Operations Manager
  • Responsible for: Approximately 10 staff (Machine operators, labourers & agency staff)

Key responsibilities 

  • Completion of daily paperwork including:
    • Daily Site Diary
    • Load Inspections
    • Permits to Work
    • Induction of Agency staff
  • To ensure waste is sorted efficiently in order to maximise recycling/recovery rates, reduce waste to landfill, and therefore maximise revenue and reduce costs. To visually monitor incoming loads and contact the weighbridge to let them know about any mis-description of waste, or undeclared additional items which could be charged to increase earnings (tyres, gas bottles, paint tins, etc). Oversee incoming customer vehicles use the site safely, and are quickly off loaded.
  • Help maintain and operate the site in accordance with the Environmental Permit, Working Plan and Fire Prevention Plan. To monitor litter and ensure the site and its environment are maintained in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Book outgoing transport for the movement of waste and ensure that all vehicles are loaded promptly.
  • Maintain a high level of awareness for Health, Safety, welfare and security matters, and lead by example taking a pro-active approach to ensuring best practice and compliance. Oversee the health, safety and welfare of employees, customers, contractors and visitors whilst they are on site including completing Permits to Work and monitoring the use of PPE in line with Company Policy.
  • Identify any training needs in liaison with the Area Operations Manager. To carry out Tool Box Talks, and ensure regular communication with site staff to encourage feedback and share new ideas. Assist with staff disciplinary meetings.
  • Report all accidents, near misses and damage using the company reporting procedure.
  • To ensure customer queries and complaints are dealt with promptly and professionally.
  • Ensure that mobile and static plant is operated in a safe manner in compliance with company procedures. Oversee completion of ‘Daily Plant Check Sheets’ by machine operators, report any defects and to ensure defects are recorded and rectified, then file when completed.
  • Any other duties as requested within your skills and competency as required by the Company.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Basic understanding of waste recycling operations, health and safety, plant and vehicles.
  • Aware of the legal requirements relating to waste operations. (Training can be given)
  • Understanding of basic logistics in order to optimise the operations.
  • Ability to work as a leader and team member.
  • First Aid at Work Certificate, or willing to go on a first aid course.
  • Health & Safety qualifications (NEBOSH, IOSH, etc), or willing to work towards a qualification.

How to apply

If you know of anyone who might be a good fit for the role please send CV’s to

Recycling Solutions for the Construction Industry

Commercial Recycling is a privately owned business that provides affordable waste disposal facilities and services to construction businesses across Dorset and Somerset.

Our aim is to help construction businesses, including main contractors, sub contractors and tradespeople to benefit from convenient waste disposal solutions that save money and ensure high levels of their waste is recycled and not sent to landfill.

We accept and process over 6000 tonnes of construction waste per year. With over 90% of all construction waste received being recycled.

For waste disposal prices, please visit our prices page.

Read on to learn why Commercial Recycling and the facilities it operates should be your go-to for construction waste disposal.

Specialist inert waste disposal

Inert wastes are undoubtedly one of the most common types of waste found within the construction industry. At Commercial Recycling we offer highly affordable disposal for common inert wastes such as:

  • Concrete
  • Hardcore
  • Rubble
  • Broken bricks
  • Soil

If you can’t, or simply don’t have the time to bring your inert waste to us, we highly recommend the inert skip hire, grab lorry and tipper truck hire services provided by our friends at Avon Material Supplies.

Did you know – Wherever possible, we recycle the inert waste tipped with us back into materials that are used in the construction industry. For example, we produce 6F5 Crushed Concrete for trench fills and Type 1 Recycled for road and path construction!

Hassle-free, speedy tipping

Both of our recycling centres offer:

  • Smooth surfacing throughout (our Wimborne Recycling Centre has just been reconcreted)
  • Wide turning spaces
  • Automated weighbridges
  • Clear signage
  • Convenient opening hours Monday to Friday (Somerset) and Monday to Saturday (Dorset)

Because of this, our sites are suitable for all vehicle types including vans, lorries, pickups, and cars with trailers that may be used to bring waste to us for disposal.

Our automated weighbridges are manned by experienced, helpful operators. This means that the process of weighing in is quick and easy so you can be on your way home or back on site in no time.

Wide range of other waste types accepted

We also accept a variety of other commonly produced waste by-products of construction projects. These include:

Can’t see the waste type you’re looking for? It’s highly likely that we are able to accept any waste types that you produce, so please feel free to give us a call on 01202 331560 to check. You can also view our full waste disposal price list for more information.

Hazardous waste specialists

There will undoubtedly be times when you’re working on a site and will come across some expected or unexpected hazardous waste. As you will know, due to its risks to health and the environment, all hazardous waste MUST be disposed of legally at a fully licenced facility, such as Commercial Recycling.

We have a dedicated in-house hazardous waste team who are onhand to provide advice and assist with permits.

Common types of hazardous waste that our construction clients trust us with the disposal of include:

Did you know – In certain cases, our hazardous waste experts can conduct site visits to assess your hazardous waste in situ.

Learn more about hazardous waste disposal with Commercial Recycling.

Please notehazardous waste disposals must be pre-booked by calling us on 01202 331560. This ensures that we are ready to safely dispose of the waste, and that we can prepare your paperwork in advance.

Trade accounts

If your industry sees you regularly producing waste that is your responsibility to dispose of, why not enquire about our trade accounts? These net monthly credit accounts offer great rates for customers that tip with us often.

To apply today, call 01202 331560 or email

Did you know – If you set up a credit account with us, we can set you up with an Avon Material Supplies account at the same time! This makes it even easier to dispose of waste, buy aggregates, order skips etc.

Alternatively, we accept cash and card payments onsite too.

Pick up aggregates while you visit

We’re not just a waste disposal site. Conveniently, you can also collect a range of recycled and primary construction aggregates at our inert facility which is also located on the same site as our Wimborne Recycling Centre. Some of the most popular construction aggregates we supply include:

  • Recycled topsoil alternative
  • Sharp sand / grit
  • Building sand
  • Type 1 limestone
  • Type 1 recycled
  • 6F5 crushed concrete

You can pick up these aggregates (and more) in bulk bags or loose loads by the tonne whilst you’re onsite. Just give us a call beforehand so that we can ensure the aggregates are ready for you when you arrive.

Learn more or contact Commercial Recycling

If you would like to learn more about any of the waste types we can help with, please feel free to browse our website, call us on 01202 331560, or email

We pride ourselves in offering comprehensive, affordable construction waste disposal services, so hope to see you soon!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our LinkedIn or Facebook for important service updates.


The 2021 Guide To Our Wimborne Recycling Centre

Our Wimborne Recycling Centre is an ideal alternative to a Bournemouth tip due its convenient location on Magna Road that is easily accessible from Bournemouth and Poole.

We greet customers from all over Dorset due to the numerous advantages that our purpose-built disposal facilities offer over other local disposal companies.

Below is some more information about our centre, the latest improvements we have been making, as well as the benefits that you can expect on a visit…

Latest news and offers from Wimborne Recycling Centre

Concreting works on the yard
Mid January 2021, we started undertaking a new project to concrete more of our yard to improve the facilities for our customers. To keep an eye on the progress, check out our Facebook page.

Cardboard recycling offer
We are currently running a discount on tipping cardboard waste with us. The special price is just £50.00 per tonne of cardboard (with a minimum charge of ¼ tonne at £15.00 incl VAT).
View our cardboard tipping offer >>.

Large volume discounts
For businesses who regularly tip large volumes of waste, we may be able to offer discounted disposal rates. Get in touch with our sales team to discuss your requirements.
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COVID-19 precautions
While Commercial Recycling remains fully operational, we have put extra precautions in place for the safety of our customers and staff. These include contactless payment, screens at the weighbridges, and hand sanitizer stations throughout the site.

What are the benefits of using our Bournemouth tip alternative?

Many businesses are choosing Commercial Recycling’s Wimborne Recycling Centre as their preferred tipping facility due to the range of benefits it offers, such as:

  • Great location and easy access
  • Suitable for all vehicle types including, cars, vans, lorries etc.
  • Large turning spaces and hard standing surface throughout the site
  • Licensed to accept multiple waste types including hazardous waste disposals
  • Low minimum weight tipping charges
  • Automated weighbridges
  • Friendly, helpful staff on-hand
  • On site sale and collection of primary and recycled Dorset aggregates (bagged and loose)
  • Competitive pricing
  • Contactless payment and other measures for COVID-19 safe operation
  • Credit accounts available

Where to find our Wimborne tip?

Our Wimborne tip is in a great location just a short drive from Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne town centres. It is located off of Magna Road, near Bearcross, and offers easy access for all types of vehicles.

Find the full address and a map on our Wimborne tip page.

What waste types do we accept?

At our Wimborne tip, we are licenced to accept numerous waste types for disposal including the following:

These are just some examples of the types of waste we manage, but please get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to enquire about other waste types.

How do I arrange to tip my waste?

Our Wimborne site is suitably equipped for all customers and vehicles to deliver their waste directly to us. The long opening hours of Mon – Fri 7am-5:30pm and Saturday mornings 7am-12pm contribute to ensuring the site is accessible to all.

If you’re able to transport your waste to us for disposal, you can simply drive straight onto one of our automated weighbridges. There is no need to pre-book to tip with us unless you wish to dispose of hazardous waste. This must be pre-booked by contacting us.

Alternatively we can arrange a waste collection service as ‘one off’ or regular collection options by calling our team on 01202 331560.

Contact our team

You can contact our team for help with tipping a wide variety of waste types, or to arrange a waste collection directly from your premises. We’d also be happy to help you plan your waste management for 2021.

Waste Types You May Not Know We Can Accept

Whether you’re currently using Commercial Recycling for waste disposal already, or you’re completely new to our recycling centres, chances are we can help you to dispose of a lot more waste types that you might think!

Commercial Recycling are experts in providing its clients with a complete range of waste disposal solutions, including zero waste to landfill services, WEEE disposal and hazardous waste processing.

The most common waste streams disposed of at our waste management facilities in Dorset and Somerset are:

Although the aforementioned forms of waste do make up the majority of wastes we receive, there are plenty of other types of waste we can help with. Read on to learn more about some of the less common wastes we process, which we are often asked whether we are able to accept.

Disposal of gas bottles

Due to the potentially dangerous nature of the substance held inside, the disposal of gas bottles must be carried out by a qualified party. At Commercial Recycling, we have the appropriate infrastructure, licenses and certified staff to be able to accept waste gas bottles and cylinders for recycling. Gas containers we frequently receive include fire extinguishers, BBQ gas bottles, camping gas bottles and patio heater cylinders.

As gas bottles are considered hazardous, please call us on 01202 331560 in order to pre-arrange a disposal time slot. This will ensure that we will have all of the required documents ready for you, making your disposal as convenient as possible.

Paint can disposal

Did you know that paint is also classed as a hazardous waste? Therefore, to ensure the waste paint is disposed of in a compliant manner and the appropriate paperwork can be provided to the business, contractor or tradesperson, it must be segregated and processed at a licensed facility such as our Canford Recycling Centre.

Whether you’re using paint regularly as a contractor, decorator, or simply have a can or two that require disposing of, we can help. To keep things simple, our paint disposal rates are charged per tin. For larger quantities we may be able to provide a bulk disposal rate. To enquire, please call 01202 331560 opt. 3.

Aerosol can and solvent disposal

Most aerosol cans, if they still contain some substance, are treated as hazardous waste. Our Wimborne Recycling Centre is fully licensed to accept hazardous waste streams including partially full aerosol cans.

Similarly, solvents and resins are also considered hazardous, and can be found in many commonly used items such as cleaning products, varnish, adhesives and ink.

As mentioned above, you’ll need to book disposal for any hazardous wastes in advance. Give our team of hazardous waste experts a call on 01202 331560 to discuss your aerosol disposal requirements.

Commercial WEEE waste disposal (waste electrical and electronic equipment)

Examples of WEEE waste we can accept include (but are not limited to) computers, white goods, TVs, monitors, printers and car batteries. Whatever type of WEEE items you have, they must be disposed of in an appropriate manner by abiding to the regulations emphasized in the WEEE Directive. Anyone using alternative disposal methods are liable to prosecution and will be fined.

Our Commercial Recycling sites are licensed to accept waste electrical equipment from both individuals and businesses. Also, we can collect WEEE items through our man and van waste collection service.

Tyre disposal

We accept tyres on or off the rim, and charge a competitive ‘per tyre’ or ‘per tonne’ disposal rate. This is particularly popular with local garages who may have bulk loads of car, van or motorcycle tyres to dispose of.

Simply bring your scrap tyres to our recycling centre (there’s no need to pre-book), or we can arrange a tyre collection.

Asbestos disposal Bournemouth

We all know that asbestos is dangerous, but did you know that asbestos waste containing more than just 0.1% asbestos is classified as hazardous so must therefore be disposed of in a safe, compliant way?

Our Canford Recycling Centre is fully licenced to accept and properly dispose of asbestos waste. If you’d like some guidance on asbestos waste disposal, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01202 331560. We can also supply you with the appropriate PPE and containers required for safe asbestos removal.

Commercial Recycling can also help with all the legalities and compliance that comes with handling hazardous waste from registering your premises with the Environment Agency to completing the relevant paperwork to ensure your waste is handled in the correct way.

These are just some examples of the other types of waste we manage, but please get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to enquire about other waste types.

How do I arrange a waste disposal delivery or collection?

All of the waste types mentioned above, and more, can be disposed of either by tipping them at one of our sites or by arranging a collection service. Our collection service can be on a ‘one-off’ basis or as part of a scheduled waste management service.

Trusted and used by hundreds of businesses from both the private and public sector, our Commercial Recycling staff are trained, insured and certified to collect and handle a wide range of different waste types.

To arrange to dispose of your waste at one of our tipping sites or to book a collection service, please contact our friendly team on 01202 331560 or or email us on


Used PPE Disposal Update

In recent months, Dorset’s lockdown restrictions have eased meaning that many businesses have now welcomed their employees back into the work space. As a result, it’s not surprising that the usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), face coverings and cleaning materials in the workplace has increased significantly.

But did you know that once PPE has been used, it is considered hazardous?

Ensuring employee, visitor and customer safety whilst following government guidance is a key responsibility for business owners and managers. When it comes to PPE, this means that it is vital to provide compliant supply AND disposal.

As this process may be new to many businesses, we have written this article to explain the correct process of PPE disposal and how Commercial Recycling can help with your hazardous waste disposal.

What are a business’ responsibilities when it comes to PPE?

The governmental agency Health and Safety Executive states that PPE must be provided to any worker who may be at risk in the workplace.

In the current pandemic, this means that anyone who is unable to maintain social distancing while working should be equipped with the appropriate PPE.

The responsibilities of the employer do not end there; correct PPE disposal is also their responsibility and the hazardous waste disposal must be done at a licenced facility, such as Commercial Recycling.

Can’t transport your waste yourself? We can provide man and van waste collections.

Tips for compliant PPE use

Of course, simply providing and disposing of PPE as you would any other waste is not enough. You must make sure that you are complying with government regulations in doing so. Following these tips will help to ensure that you are up to standard in your use of PPE.

Provide separate bins in the workplace

As stated before, PPE can not be thrown away with your normal commercial waste. Face coverings and other types of PPE can not be recycled in conventional ways, therefore they can not be put in any recycling or general waste bins.

If you are looking for a secure, compliant bin for your PPE, our hazardous waste boxes are the ideal solution. Just give us a call on 01202 331560 to order your hazardous waste box.

Ensure that PPE is worn only once

‘When should PPE be disposed of’ is a common question. The answer is simple; if the PPE you are supplying is the type that can only be worn once, then it should be disposed of after its first usage. After this first wear it becomes hazardous waste and you should follow the hazardous waste disposal regulations. As an employer, you must make sure that your staff know this information and reinforce this rule.

Empty bins regularly

Although this might seem obvious, the bins need to be regularly emptied so that staff always have a place to correctly dispose of their used PPE. If bins are close to or full, users may be more inclined to retain the PPE so that it can be disposed of at a later date, or even reused.

Empty, easy to use bins are likely to encourage your staff members to comply with PPE disposal rules.

Work with a waste disposal partner, such as Commercial Recycling

Your hazardous waste disposal must take place at a facility that is licenced to receive and process hazardous waste. Canford Recycling Centre and Southwood Recycling Centre are able to handle a wide variety of waste, including your PPE disposal, at a competitive rate.

If you would like to know more, our team would be happy to answer your questions, just call us at 01202 331560.

You can learn more in our recent article on the implications of Covid-19 on waste disposal.

How we can help

Commercial Recycling can help your business in many ways, but especially with your hazardous waste disposal.

We can supply your business with one of our hazardous waste boxes. These are the ideal place to dispose of used PPE, and will allow for redundant PPE to be separated from your general waste. They can also be used for a variety of other hazardous waste types. See the full list of hazardous wastes we accept.

We have two disposal sites that are fully licenced to accept PPE disposals and hazardous waste; Canford Recycling Centre and Southwood Recycling Centre in Somerset

If you are unable to drop off your hazardous waste, you can request a collection. We can either do this as a one off, or we can set up a scheduled collection.

For whichever option you choose, it can only be done if you pre-book a disposal slot, so simply contact us online or phone ahead on 01202 331560 to make an appointment.


Our guide to plasterboard disposal for DIY enthusiasts and local builders

If you’re using your time in lockdown to undertake some much needed DIY projects, or perhaps you’re continuing to carry out essential work in the building trade, you may find yourself in need of plasterboard disposal.

Disposing of plasterboard waste isn’t as simple as placing it into the skip you’re already using or taking it to your local tip for free disposal. There are legislations in place to govern the disposal of plasterboard that everyone must adhere to, whether you’re a business or individual.

What is the legislation around plasterboard disposal?

Back in 2009, European legislation around the disposal of plasterboard was changed meaning plasterboard could no longer be landfilled within mixed waste. This change means that all producer(s) of plasterboard waste must separate this waste type from any other wastes they have produced, and also ensure it is disposed of correctly at a licenced disposal facility, such as Southwood Recycling Centre in Somerset.

Did you know? As the waste producer, if you choose to use a local waste collection service it is your responsibility to ensure that they are a licensed waste carrier and they dispose of your waste legally.

You can read the full legislation on the Environment Agency’s website.

What options are available for plasterboard disposal?

Although plasterboard disposal comes with responsibilities, there are a number of established plasterboard disposal methods available to ensure that you remain compliant and your waste is disposed of safely and in accordance with legislation.

To help you to choose the best plasterboard disposal solution, it may help to start by answering two simple questions, which are: 

  1. Do I need the waste collected or am I happy to transport it to a disposal facility? Remember, if you are using a waste collection service they must be licensed to transport and dispose of your waste. Locally we work with and recommend Avon Material Supplies.
  2. How much plasterboard waste will I need to dispose of?

Answering these questions will help you to identify which of the common solutions outlined below would be best for you.

Skip bags
Being much smaller than a skip, but still large and strong enough to hold up to 1 tonne of plasterboard waste, skip bags are an extremely convenient plasterboard disposal method. This is especially true for domestic users who may not have much driveway space or tradesmen who carry out property maintenance/repairs or small renovations .

For the building trade where multiple waste types are being produced, utilising a skip bag for plasterboard disposal can also be a cost-saving solution. We recommend hiring a mixed waste skip for the majority of your waste, and a skip bag for the plasterboard. This is cost-effective because it avoids the need to hire separate skips for mixed waste and plasterboard.

We have an established relationship with AMS Bag Services, local skip bag providers, simply contact them to order a delivery of an empty skip bag and then ring them when it’s full. They’ll collect the bag of plasterboard from you and transport it to our recycling centre in Wimborne for compliant disposal. To learn more, please visit:

Disposal at your household waste recycling centre (HWRC)
Most HWRCs do take separated plasterboard waste, but not for free like other waste types. The price of plasterboard disposal is usually charged at a per bag or per sheet basis, which can make disposing of larger volumes of plasterboard expensive when compared to a local commercial tip. To help you out, below are links to the plasterboard tipping prices in Bournemouth in Poole.

*These links are to 3rd party websites so we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the content or prices provided.

Disposal at a licenced commercial waste disposal site
If you or your business produces regular amounts of plasterboard waste or you have one large amount to dispose of you may prefer to use a licenced recycling facility such as Canford Recycling Centre in Wimborne, or Southwood Trade Waste Recycling Centre in Somerset.

In addition to competitive tipping prices, users will benefit from easy access, wide roads with a number turning spots and use of an automated weighbridge allowing for a quicker turnaround and accuracy calculation of disposal charges.

Plasterboard waste collections
If you would like your waste collected, our friends at Avon Material Supplies (AMS) have been helping businesses legally dispose of their plasterboard waste for many years in a couple of ways:

  • Plasterboard skip hire – AMS can transport a dedicated plasterboard skip to your business premises, home or site. They offer flexible hire periods, so once the project is complete or the skip is full, simply give them a call to arrange a collection or skip exchange.
    As tempting as it may be, do not try to hide your plasterboard waste in with other waste types. Although you may think it’s unnoticeable in the middle of your mixed waste skip, when it’s processed the plasterboard will be uncovered and you could face additional charges and/or prosecution.
  • Grab lorry hire service – If you’ve produced a lot of plasterboard waste that you want gone quickly, a grab lorry is the best choice for you. They have 3 sizes of grab lorry in their roster, so give them a call on 01202 579 579 to confirm which is best suited for your job or for a quote.

Whichever option you choose, your waste will make its way over to us at Commercial Recycling for processing.

Helpful advice always available

If you’re unsure of how much plasterboard waste you have to dispose of or which method of disposal would be best suited to your needs and budget, please call our friendly team on 01202 331560.

Our team of waste disposal experts are always happy to offer advice over the phone and if required may be able to visit your site or home to provide further guidance.

Our plasterboard recycling sites

We have two fully licensed commercial waste recycling centres that are able to recycle and dispose of plasterboard waste in compliance with legislation:

Canford Recycling Centre
Arena Way
Magna Road
BH21 3BW

T: 01202 331560
Visit the Canford page

Southwood Trade Waste Recycling Centre
Shepton Mallet

T:01749 830889
Visit the Southwood page

For more information, visit our main plasterboard disposal webpage.


Why choose a local man and van hire as your waste collection solution?

Are you looking to arrange a safe, legal waste collection and disposal method? Perhaps you’re:

  • A homeowner undertaking a much-needed clearout
  • Tackling a DIY project
  • A business going through an office revamp
  • A contractor who produces regular amounts of waste

If you do have waste that requires disposal and you don’t want to transport it yourself, what options are available to you? Well apart from the obvious choices such as skip and grab lorry hire, you could also utilise a local man and van rubbish clearance service.

Read on to discover the principal benefits of hiring a licensed man and van service, like the one provided by us at Commercial Recycling.


Saving yourself time and hassle shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to choosing your waste collection solution. Not having to look at (and more importantly handle) that pile of rubble or old furniture anymore could be a real weight off your mind.

Our local man and van hire service is quick and easy to book, and more often than not, one of our trained operatives could be loading and clearing your waste within 24 hours!

To get started or for prices, simply fill in our handy online enquiry form or call us on 01202 331560 opt. 3.

We collect almost any type of waste

Unsure whether the waste you have accumulated is appropriate for a man and van removal? Fear not! As a specialist recycling facility, we really can accept almost any type of waste.

This includes all forms of commercial, general or household rubbish, garden waste, furniture, and WEEE (waste electrical electronic equipment). We are also fully licenced to safely collect, transport and dispose of asbestos and various other types of hazardous waste.

Amount of waste to remove

A man and van can remove far more waste than you might think. At Commercial Recycling, our modern tipper vans can comfortably transport up to 1 tonne (1000kg) of waste in a single trip.

So, if you had thought that using a man and van hire service for that hefty broken fridge-freezer would be too much of a stretch, think again!

Of course for bigger loads of rubbish, there’s nothing stopping you booking multiple trips or arranging for a skip or roro container to be provided. For more information or for larger waste collections, please contact our team on 01202 331560 opt. 3

Opportunity to save money

For many people, hiring a skip may seem like the go-to option. Although this is often a suitable waste removal solution for larger clearances or for use on construction sites, in many other instances, it can be overkill.

If you don’t completely fill a skip, you won’t be getting your money’s worth. Not only that, but you could be stuck with an ugly looking skip in your driveway or carpark for a while before it’s collected.

Local man and van hire could be a quicker and more affordable alternative to skip hire.

With our service, each job is priced individually depending on the site location, waste type, and weight of waste to be collected. This means there’s no risk of overpaying for a ‘one size fits all’ costing structure that has to be set high to accommodate all collection eventualities.

With us, your quote will always be competitive and a fairly price for the job at hand.

Commercial Recycling also offers extremely low minimum weight charges from as little as 0.25 tonnes, so you don’t need to worry about filling the van to the brim. You can request a free, no-obligation quote by filling in our online enquiry form, or by calling 01202 331560.

Expert assistance

As mentioned above, our local man and van hire service can collect almost any waste, even larger items such as commercial fridges or mattresses. If you were considering trying to dispose of one of these, or any other heavy item yourself, you may find yourself either at a dead-end, or worse, with an injury.

Licenced man and van drivers have undergone specific training and are specialists in safely removing all types of waste, which means you can sit back and relax whilst the hard work is done for you.

Don’t forget our trained operatives are also certified to remove hazardous items such as bonded asbestos. So why risk the health concerns associated with some waste types for the sake of saving a few pounds? Contacting professionals will be well worth the money.

Book local man and van hire today

Think that a man and van waste collection service could be the ideal solution for your requirements?

Our friendly team would be happy to answer any questions that you may have, arrange a removal quote, or get your collection booked in! Simply fill in our online enquiry form, or call 01202 331560 today to get started.

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How to recycle your commercial waste in the New Year

Depending on your industry, Christmas may be one of your busiest times of the year. If that’s the case for you, the seasonal uplift in business is likely to come with an unavoidable increase in waste being generated.

Now that the Christmas dust has settled, and the new year is here, it might be time to think about how best to legally dispose of your commercial waste.

This article will guide you through how to prepare your Christmas waste for disposal at our local recycling centres in Dorset and Somerset as well as facts about how much waste is accumulated over the Christmas period.

Disposing of your commercial waste

It is your duty as a business to ensure your commercial waste is disposed of in a safe and legal manner. So, if you have excess waste from the festive period and you now require a low-cost, fully licensed tipping facility, read on to learn about our Evercreech and Wimborne recycling centres.

Our Wimborne and Somerset recycling centres are the perfect option for the disposal of all types of commercial waste. Each site benefits from low minimum weight charges, automated weighbridges, concreted surfaces throughout and safe turning places.

We accept most waste streams including;

Do you need your waste collected? We offer a low-cost reliable man and van services and can also arrange skip, roro and grab truck hire. For prices and information, please call 01202 331560 opt. 3.

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Top tips on how you can be more green with your Christmas waste

Even if it’s your old Christmas decorations or cards that you’re looking to get rid of, we have outlined some expert tips to help you dispose of your commercial Christmas waste.

Christmas cards

It always seems a bit sad to put your Christmas cards in the bin when you come back to work, as chances are, someone would have taken the time to choose, write and send the card to your business.

If you don’t have time to be arty with your old cards, it’s always best to recycle them instead of putting them straight into the bin. However, please remember to remove all embellishments and glitter, and any batteries from musical cards as these cannot be recycled.

Wrapping paper

If you’re lucky enough to receive Christmas presents from your clients, or you choose to do an office secret Santa, you might end up with rubbish bins full of wrapping paper.

It’s important to note that not all wrapping paper can be recycled. Like Christmas cards, check for things like laminated surfaces, glitter or embellishments as these cannot be easily recycled. Also, remember to remove sticky tape and plastic bows before taking it to your local recycling centre.

Christmas trees

If your commercial space opted for a real Christmas tree instead of an artificial one, you might be looking for a suitable way to dispose of it.

Christmas trees that are sent to landfill take years to decompose, which some experts believe to leave damaging effects to the environment. Instead of sending it to landfill, allow it to be composted by taking it to our Wimborne recycling centre, where they recovered and recycled. 

Did you know? Facts about Christmas waste:

Waste disposal company Enviro Waste has reported the following facts about general UK Christmas waste:

  • It has been estimated that the Royal Mail delivers around 150 million cards during the pre-Christmas period, with at least one billion cards ending up in the bin after December 25th.
  • 277,000 miles of Christmas wrapping paper is used to wrap presents which is roughly enough to stretch to the moon!
  • 125,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from gift sets and children’s toys will be thrown out, rather than recycled.
  • 6,000,000 trees are thrown out after Christmas, creating more than 9,000 tonnes of additional waste.
  • 6,711 tonnes of fresh turkey and 12,472 tonnes of frozen turkey are cooked each Christmas which amounts to around 4,200 tonnes of aluminium foil being thrown away every Christmas.
  • 13,350 tonnes of glass is thrown out in the UK after Christmas.

Visit our Evercreech and Wimborne Recycling Centres

Our Wimborne and Somerset recycling centres are suitably equipped for all customers and vehicles; tradesmen in vans and skip lorries, businesses or individuals in cars. Our site is fully licenced which means you can trust us to look after your waste, and provide you with the appropriate documentation.

If you’re looking to dispose of your commercial waste after Christmas, our team of friendly advisors will be able to help you book in your disposal slots. From Christmas trees to glass disposals, we can help ensure your waste is disposed of legally, safely and for competitive prices.

Contact our team here:

Wimborne phone: 01202 331560 opt.3
Evercreech phone: 01749 830889

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Guide to asbestos disposal near me

If you’re searching for asbestos disposal near me, Commercial Recycling near Bournemouth in Dorset might be the solution you’re looking for.

This article guides you through the process of disposing of asbestos, as well as introducing the processes and legislation that governs how hazardous wastes are managed at our local recycling centres.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a material made from six naturally occurring minerals, which are composed of many microscopic ‘fibrils’.

Up until 1999, when the use of the material was banned due to its proven link to serious illnesses including asbestosis and cancer, asbestos was widely used in construction because of its insulation properties and resistance to heat.

Asbestos is classified as a hazardous waste and therefore requires specialist treatment. This means businesses and individuals are extremely limited when it comes to disposing of their asbestos waste legally.

Common uses of asbestos

Asbestos has been used in various ways, but is commonly found in items that include;

  • Roofs
  • Ceilings
  • Floor tiles
  • Gutters and pipes

If you’re unsure whether we accept your type of asbestos disposal, please give our hazardous waste team a call on 01202 331560 who will be able to further advise you.

For further information, please see this leaflet on places where asbestos could be hiding >>


Due to the hazardous nature of asbestos, it must be specially managed to prevent people from contracting illnesses in the future. If you are responsible for the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises, you have a legal duty to manage any risks associated with asbestos.

The UK Government’s website states the full legislation that must be met when disposing of hazardous waste commercially and should be referred to if you’re unsure.

Read more information here >>

Asbestos Waste

Asbestos waste occurs when building materials and equipment are exposed to dangerous asbestos minerals. As it cannot be decontaminated, the waste will be categorised as ‘hazardous’ if it came into contact with the minerals.

According to the 2012 control of asbestos regulations, if your waste contains more than just 0.1% of asbestos then it should be disposed of appropriately and according to the Government’s legislation. This means that it’s highly likely that any asbestos waste you come into contact with will be hazardous.

Disposing of your asbestos waste at Canford Recycling Centre

If you know you have waste materials containing over 0.1% of asbestos, you’ll need to ensure they are disposed of in a correctly licensed waste facility. Our Dorset site, Canford Recycling Centre, is one of only a few facilities in the local area that offer businesses and contractors a convenient and affordable location where they can easily dispose of their hazardous waste.

For the full list of accepted waste streams, including hazardous items, please click here >>

Our recycling centre is open Monday – Friday 07:00 – 17:30 and Saturday mornings between 07:00 – 12:00. Find our site at; Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3BW

For 2019 Christmas opening hours, please see here >>

How do I prepare for my asbestos disposal?

To dispose of asbestos waste at Canford Recycling Centre, you must first pre-book your disposal slot with our team. This is an essential step because it ensures your waste will be accepted and all the appropriate paperwork is prepared prior to you arriving on site.

Before transporting your asbestos waste to our facility, it first must be double wrapped in a 1000 gauge plastic. If you are not sure what this means or where to source a suitable material to wrap the waste, please contact us on 01202 331560.

Please note – asbestos disposal waste must be manually offloaded on-site, therefore we strongly recommend sheets of asbestos are individually wrapped and sealed bags of asbestos weigh no more than 25kg each.

For further advice, please call one of our friendly experts on 01202 331560 who will be able to help you pre-book your disposal slot, as well as provide any further guidance you may require.

How much does it cost to dispose of asbestos?

To keep costs down for businesses, our minimum weight charge is just 250kg. For current tipping rates prices please visit our prices webpage. Alternatively, for an individual quotation or for the full details of the waste disposal process, please phone our team on 01202 331560.

Collection services

To help tradespeople and businesses who are unable to transport their asbestos waste, we are able to arrange for a specialist waste container or man & van service.

The asbestos skips and roros (rollonoff) we offer are transported by our partner, Avon Material Supplies. Containers available to hire include;

  • 8 yard enclosed asbestos skips
  • 12 yard enclosed skips
  • 35 yard enclosed roro

Contact Commercial Recycling

This guide has outlined the basics of disposing of asbestos at our Canford Recycling Centre. If you have any questions or would like a competitive quote, please get in contact with a member of our team;

Phone: 01202 331560 opt.3
Email: or for hazardous requirements

Other disposal guides we’ve covered include;

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

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, and a member of our team will book you in for your commercial battery recycling.

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