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Complete fly tip clearance services

The lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic has had effects on almost every industry. With fewer people being able to work and many public services being cut, people are looking for different solutions to everyday problems. Unfortunately, sometimes these solutions are negative, such as in the case of fly tipping of waste.

The Guardian has reported a staggering 80% increase on average of fly tipping cases across the country in wake of the coronavirus lockdown.

The initial closure of local tips (during stage 4 of the UK’s response to coronavirus), reduced waste collection services, and increase in people completing DIY projects at home have led to a pronounced increase in fly tipping as individuals and businesses become desperate to get rid of their waste. It’s unfortunately no longer uncommon to see unwanted furniture, construction waste or abandoned bin bags in public areas whilst out enjoying your daily exercise.

Fly tip removals

If a fly tip is discovered on public land, the local council should remove it (although this may take some time due to service availability). Unfortunately, if a fly tip is found on private land it becomes the responsibility of the land owner to have it removed by a licenced waste carrier.

Commercial Recycling, along with our long-established waste collection partner Avon Material Supplies, offer an efficient, affordable fly tip clearance service across Dorset and Hampshire. We will collect the fly tipped waste from your premises and ensure that where possible, the majority of the recovered waste is recycled at our licenced waste disposal site near Wimborne.

View our informative fly tip service flyer.

Fly tip solutions we provide

The two options we offer for fly tip clearances enable us to clear between 0.5 – 16 tonnes of waste in a single trip. Each of the fly tip removal services detailed below are fully licensed, and completed using modern vehicles operated by skilled operatives who are equipped with the appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

  • Man and van – in one trip our man and van operators can transport up to 1 tonne of waste. With this fly tip collection method we are able to offer quick response times and our team will load the waste into the van for you.
  • Grab lorry – our fleet of grab lorries includes 4, 6 and 8 wheeler grabs that are able to carry up to 16 tonnes of waste. Each has a varying grab reach, making this suitable for large fly tip clearances where access may otherwise be challenging.

Commonly fly tipped wastes we collect

  • Bulky general waste
  • Mattresses
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Garage, office and house clearances
  • WEEE (waste electrical electronic equipment)
  • Tyres

Can’t see the waste type you’re looking to have collected? Call our friendly team on 01202 331560 who will be able to advise you and where possible arrange a fly tip clearance.

Hazardous waste collections

As well as the waste streams mentioned above, our man and van operatives are also fully licenced to collect, transport and dispose of hazardous waste. Examples of hazardous waste that we can collect include:

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Contaminated packaging
  • Oil and oil filters
  • Paints
  • Solvents
  • Resins

Learn more about our hazardous waste disposal service.

Reporting fly tipping

It’s important to remember that fly tipping is a criminal offence that you should report to your local council.

If the person committing the crime is caught, they will be prosecuted and fined up to £20,000. They could even face a prison sentence.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council advise that if you see someone fly tipping to make a note of the following, and report it directly to them:

  • The day, date and time.
  • What you saw – who they were (if known), what they looked like, what vehicle was used (colour, make, licence plate number).
  • How much waste is there, what was tipped and where.

Report a fly tip to BCP.

Book a fly tip clearance

To book a fly tip clearance in Dorset or Hampshire, to learn more or for a quote, please call 01202 331560 or email enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

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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: amsskipbags.co.uk.

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.


How to dispose of your construction waste in Somerset

Somerset commercial waste disposal

Coronavirus update: we remain operational for essential businesses who require disposal facilities, for the latest update please see: https://www.commercialrecycling.co.uk/index.php/coronavirus-update/ or call 01202 331560. 

The UK construction industry has come a long way with its recycling initiatives, but with a little planning, we can do even more. The key is smart construction waste disposals, and for businesses based in Somerset; Southwood trade waste and recycling centre could be the solution.

Whether it’s from packaging or building materials used in a project, construction waste in many industries is inevitable. It is often underestimated and can be an expensive cost if not disposed of correctly. In 2016, 61% of waste generated in the UK was from the construction, demolition, and excavation industries (66.2 million tonnes of waste). However, these industries also managed to recover 60.2 million tonnes of this waste, which equates to 91% of this total. This means that, despite the UK’s high output of demolition and construction waste, our reuse and recycling processes are impressive.

Benefits of managing your construction waste correctly

To help maintain the high levels of recycling being achieved and to reduce how much waste we send to landfills, your business needs to understand how to manage its waste correctly. This is crucial in order to help the UK construction industry to minimise its environmental impact and the demands it places on our landfills.

In doing so, you’ll also improve your business’s sustainability, safety and cost-efficiency. Here are some of the added benefits of good construction waste management:

  • Compliance – Under The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011, it is a legal requirement for businesses to control their waste. This applies to any business that produces, imports or exports, carries or transports, keeps or stores, treats, or disposes of waste.
  • High standards of health and safety Proper waste handling protects your workers and members of the public from accidents. For example, leaving waste around that could fall onto people or cause a trip is a hazard and can result in a legal claim against your company.
  • Reduced costs Correct construction waste management reduces costs in several ways. You can reduce costs by reusing materials and you can prevent paying twice for a material; firstly when it goes to waste and secondly when paying to have it removed. Also, by segregating mixed waste into single waste streams and disposing of each of them separately, you will reduce the amount of mixed waste being disposed, which is the most expensive when it comes to disposal.
  • Improved reputation Businesses that demonstrate they’re doing their part for the environment will develop a positive reputation, which improves their relationships with customers and clients. It can even help you gain opportunities with government-funded projects, which often require certain standards of waste management to be in place.

Types of construction waste

Construction, demolition, and excavation sites all generate various types of waste, which The Waste Regulations 2011 requires you to properly manage and dispose of. The bulk of construction waste comes from inert wastes, which include:

  • Concrete, bricks, tiles, cement, and ceramics
  • Soil, stones, rubble and dredging

Other common materials include:

  • Plasterboard waste
  • Wood
  • Glass and uPVC
  • Metallic waste (such as pipes)

Did you know that Commercial Recycling can accept hazardous wastes at their disposal facility in Dorset, for more information please call 01202 331560

As well as having a positive impact on the environment, disposing of your construction waste correctly can help reduce your costs considerably. Waste can often account for 2-3% of construction cost, impacting significantly on profit margins and if not disposed of correctly, can incur heavy fines. Read this article: Waste firm ordered to pay more than £1.2m for waste offences.

Commercial Recycling is committed to helping businesses achieve sustainable waste management solutions that are cost effective and we currently recycle over 80% of all the waste we receive. 

It is also worth noting that virtually all the inert wastes received at Canford Recycling Centre are recovered, recycled and manufactured into various construction aggregates that are used extensively in the Dorset area.  

“We  believe our clients choose our sites because as an organisation we are committed to affordable waste solutions that ensure high recovery and recycling levels.” Stuart Mariner, Sales Manager, Commercial Recycling.

Our Somerset waste disposal and recycling site

Our Somerset waste recycling centre in Evercreech near Shepton Mallet in Somerset is a licensed disposal facility, which is open to businesses, tradesmen and contractors. The site is easily accessed via the A371 and benefits of this facility include:

  • Convenient opening hours: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 5pm
  • Inert tipping facility
  • Hard standing surface throughout the site
  • Licensed to accept multiple waste streams (please see below)
  • Automated dual weighbridge

Our Somerset trade waste and recycling centre is chosen by many local construction companies because we accept a wide range of waste streams including:

If you’re working in Somerset on a project with demolition, excavation or construction waste, ensure you take steps to reduce your landfill costs. Contact Commercial Recycling today on 01749 830889 and we will assist you.

Did you know we also have a recycling centre in Dorset? Based in Wimborne, near Bournemouth, our site accepts all sorts of waste including WEEE and hazardous waste. Customers visiting the Wimborne Recycling Centre are also able to pick up a wide range of aggregates that are produced by the state-of-the-art facilities onsite, and are able to order hazardous waste disposal boxes for the safe and compliant collection and disposal of small amounts of hazardous waste.

Get in touch to book your construction waste disposals with Commercial Recycling or follow our Facebook page for regular updates on our services, offers and operating hours.

The impact of the global commodity market

Are you aware of your waste’s full potential? With a strong focus on environmental stability, global responsibility, sustainability and renewables, the days when it was acceptable to send waste to landfill are thankfully long gone.

This article focuses on the impact of the global commodity market and how this has an effect on businesses who rely upon and/or operate within the waste and recycling industry.

What is the global commodity market?

The global commodity market works just like any other market. It’s a physical or a virtual space, where you can buy, sell or trade various commodities at the current or a future date.

Source: economictimes.com

What are recyclable commodities?

To put it simply, the recyclable commodity market refers to the most common recyclable materials that are put through treatments and processes, which turn them from waste into valuable commodities (materials) that can be sold at a profit.

What waste types can be accepted as recyclable commodities?

  • Paper and card – This waste resource can be made into new paper products such as newsprint, packaging, tissues and office items.
  • Glass – Glass can be infinitely recycled without losing any quality and so it’s often reused time and time again.
  • Plastic – Depending on which type of plastic, it’s often shredded or granulated to produce a material that can be recycled into new plastic products.
  • Metal – These can range from metal found in food and drink cans, to parts found in electrical items, which are then distributed to varying facilities to be melted and formed into new metal products.

Information on the decrease in value in commodities globally

Previously, waste managers across the world relied on China to import and process vast quantities of common recycling commodities like plastic, paper and glass. However, in early 2018, the ‘Chinese National Sword Legislation’ came into effect to ban imports of 24 types of waste material and set a tougher standard for contamination levels in the rest. At the time, it was regarded by many businesses as a ‘catastrophe’ that will have a ‘devastating impact’ on global recycling.

However, this didn’t mean that it was bad news for everyone. The pressure on Chinese waste processing acted as a catalyst for other global governments and recycling industries to explore alternative supply chains and provide opportunities for domestic waste sorting and recycling businesses around the world.

What does this mean for the waste and recycling industry?

While the ‘Chinese National Sword Legislation’ poses an immediate and continuing challenge to the global waste management and recycling industry, there is a bright future for recycling businesses.

The promise behind the changes comes from the design and implementation of breakthrough technologies, which will continue to ensure less waste is sent to landfills, reduced mining of primary resources and a decrease in environmental pollution for waste industries all over the world.

By investing more in sensor-based recycling sorting solutions, and having more knowledge of where the waste is being sent, the businesses producing waste can cut contamination and help encourage resources to be reused and recycled.

One key example of this is the new Viridor plastic recycling plant that they are building in Avonmouth. This shows how the UK is developing its recycling infrastructure rather than relying on exports. Read more here >> 

How has this change affected Commercial Recycling?

Due to the global market in commodities being very poor, in particular cardboard waste recycling, at the end of 2019, most trade waste disposal facilities, including our own, had to make the tough decision to increase the costs to tip certain recycling commodities, and no longer allow cardboard to be tipped for free. At this time, it appears the situation in the global market is unlikely to change, however, if the situation does improve our business is committed to reviewing the rate at the earliest appropriate moment.

The fall in global commodity rates makes it even more important to recycle, reuse and recover where possible.

External sources

Below we have listed some external resources which have additional information on the current recycling commodity market:

Contact Commercial Recycling for more information

If you would like more information regarding the condition of the global commodity or recycling commodity market, please give our team a call on 01202 331560.

Check out our current waste disposal prices here >>.

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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 enquiries@commerciarecycling.co.uk 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
Email: enquiries@commerciarecycling.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commercialrecyclinguk/

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 hazwaste@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

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
Email: hazwaste@commercialrecycling.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commercialrecyclinguk/

Hazardous waste disposal guides

If you’re interested in other aspects of commercial hazardous waste disposals, check out our range of blogs:

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
Email: enquiries@commerciarecycling.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commercialrecyclinguk/

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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: enquiries@commerciarecycling.co.uk or for hazardous requirements hazwaste@commercialrecycling.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commercialrecyclinguk/

Other disposal guides we’ve covered include;

A guide to legal paint disposal

Paint is often used in commercial businesses, whether that’s to update their own premises, or as part of the services they provide to clients such as property maintenance or car repairs.

Although attempts are often made to only purchase the exact amount of paint required for the task being completed, in many cases it is impossible to not be left with some excess paint. In these situations, if the redundant paint can not be reused it must be disposed of.

Since leftover paint can be hazardous, you are obliged to safely dispose of it in a legal manner. If you are unsure how to do this, please seek guidance from a professional waste disposal company, like Commercial Recycling.

Why is paint classified as hazardous waste?

Waste paint is considered hazardous as it contains materials that can leak into the ground, cause physical injury, or contaminate other materials. Most commercial paints fall into one of two categories: water-based or oil-based.

  • Water-based formulas are often referred to as latex, vinyl, or acrylic.
  • Oil-based formulas are normally referred to as alkyd, polyurethane, or varnish.

At Commercial Recycling, we regard both paint categories as hazardous waste because of the following;

  • Oil-based paints are hazardous as they contain heavy metals and are flammable, making them dangerous if not recycled correctly.
  • Water-based paints may contain mercury, which is also extremely hazardous.

For more information on the legislation that governs the disposal of hazardous wastes, please visit the UK Government’s website here: https://www.gov.uk/dispose-hazardous-waste/producers-and-holders.

Alternatively, get in touch with one of our knowledgeable Hazardous Waste Co-ordinators on 01202 331560 or email hazwaste@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

How to prepare your paint for disposal

1. If possible, try to pass your waste paint onto someone who can use it. As with almost all waste items, it’s always best to try and reuse the item as opposed to taking on the hassle and costs of disposing of the waste(s) you’re dealing with.

Could a neighbouring business make use of it? Or why not try listing it on the free section of Gumtree or a similar site.

2. If there’s no one who wants to reuse the paint, dry the paint out before you dispose of it. Paint is more hazardous when wet so it’s always best to dry it out either in the sun, under a heater or using a specific paint hardener before disposal.
3. Book your hazardous waste disposal with Commercial Recycling. After we have safely disposed of your paint and/or paint cans, we will provide you with the appropriate paperwork for your records, and if required a hazardous waste consignment note.

Please remember that paint cannot be placed in your household waste bin and must not be poured down the drain where it can cause damage and blockages.

Disposing of your waste paint cans

To ensure partially-full waste paint cans are disposed of in a compliant manner, they must first be segregated from general waste and processed at a licensed facility such as Canford Recycling Centre.

At Canford Recycling Centre paint disposal couldn’t be easier if you follow the steps below:

  • Contact our friendly waste disposal team to book a convenient tipping slot
  • Drive onto the inward weighbridge at our Canford Recycling Centre
  • Inform the weighbridge operator of the number of waste paint cans you will be disposing of
  • The operator will direct you to the specialist tipping point where you can unload your paint cans. You will only be charged for each can you dispose of
  • After your disposal, you will receive the required paperwork to prove that the waste has been disposed of legally and safely

What happens to the waste paint and paint cans once they have been disposed of?

The large majority of waste paint is recycled back into new paint, especially the water-based types. All the waste, metal paint tins are washed out and recycled at our site, and the majority of the clean plastic paint tins will also go for recycling.

The paint that can’t be reused or recycled gets transported to a specialist waste disposal site where it will undertake a high-temperatured hazardous waste incineration, along with its container. The common paints that aren’t recycled back into new paint are corrosive or flammable, which tends to be the oil-based paints. 

How much does paint disposal cost?

At Commercial Recycling, we can dispose of your paint, paint in cans, or empty paint cans. This is charged on a per can basis, or if you only require the actual paint to be disposed of, this will be charged using a per litre rate.

If you require larger quantities of paint to be disposed of, we can provide disposal rates for filled 205L drums and 1000L IBC containers.

For paint disposal prices and options please refer to our tipping price list.

Contact Commercial Recycling for your paint disposal

If you would like more information on paint disposals or would like to arrange a disposal with Commercial Recycling, you can give our team a call on 01202 331560 or email us at hazwaste@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

Due to the hazardous nature of paint, we prefer you to pre-book a disposal slot, ideally 24-hours before visiting one of our convenient recycling centres. Check out our waste disposal prices.

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