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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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Glass recycling near me – A guide to commercial glass disposal

If your business provides window fitting or services around the manufacturing of plate glass windows, you will undoubtedly have a requirement for a reliable and affordable glass waste disposal service.

When choosing the appropriate waste glass disposal or recycling service, it’s important to consider certain factors, such as:

  • The legislation that governs the disposal of glass waste
  • Is there a local glass disposal facility near you?
  • Does the glass tipping site recycle the waste glass?
  • Does the plate glass element need to be removed from the frame of the window prior to disposal?
  • How much will it cost to tip the glass? Are window frames chargeable?

Read on to learn more about the process of plate glass disposal, as well as how Commercial Recycling can help you recycle your glass waste.

Why does glass need to be recycled?

Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. Glass seems to be one of the most common items that can be recycled, particularly in households, but it is almost never recycled into new glass products. Instead, it is often recycled into raw materials like sand and gravel.

The process of recycling glass hugely reduces CO2 emissions and energy use. In fact, British Glass claims that every tonne of glass that is re-melted saves up to 246kg of CO2 emissions and accounts for up to 95% of raw materials.

At Commercial Recycling we provide many businesses with a reliable, low-cost glass waste disposal solution. Types of businesses who trust Commercial Recycling include;

  • Window/glass manufactures
  • Mirror/glass/glazing companies
  • Window companies/fitters
  • Conservatory companies/fitter
  • Double glazed window companies]
  • Home improvement companies
  • ‘Handy man’ type companies
  • Property maintenance companies

Do you need commercial glass disposal? If so, contact our friendly team on 01202 331560 for more information.

Current legislation around plate glass disposal

As stated on the UK’s Government website, when carrying out commercial glass disposal, you must consider the following;

  • Businesses must try to reuse, recycle and recover waste to try and keep commercial waste to a minimum.
  • Any waste must be sorted and stored securely until it is time for disposal.
  • Whenever waste is disposed of, a waste transfer note must be given by the waste carrier. This must be done for each load of waste that leaves your premises and it is the responsibility of the business (waste provider) to ensure this happens.
  • Ensure that your waste carrier is legally registered to dispose of waste and is tipping your waste at a correctly licensed facility. If your waste carrier disposes of your waste illegally, you must report them.
  • You have extra responsibilities if you’re dealing with hazardous waste, such as when a glass frame has been coated in a hazardous substance (i.e. adhesive or paint.) In this scenario, the disposal of the hazardous waste would need to be arrange separately by contacting our sales team on 01202 331560 or enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

Please note: in general, the large majority of plate glass is not classified as a hazardous waste. To learn more about hazardous waste, please click here.

Where can you go for plate glass disposal

If you are unable to reuse the redundant glass product and require a local disposal, please contact Commercial Recycling and we’d be more than happy to help you.

Our local recycling centres are located in Wimborne, Dorset and Evercreech, Somerset.

Canford Recycling Centre
Arena Way
BH21 3BW
01202 331560

Southwood Waste Recycling Centre
Shepton Mallet
01202 331560

The process of recycling glass at our Recycling Centres

  1. First, you’ll want to take your glass to one of our recycling sites. Each site has great access, wide roadways and hard surfaces throughout so can be accessed using either a car, car and trailer, van or lorry.

If you are unable to transport the waste glass yourself, we can arrange for the appropriately sized vehicle or container to be provided to collect the waste for you. Phone 01202 331560 for more information.

2. When your waste glass comes to any of our sites, it will be sorted into the appropriate, separate waste types. For example, we do not ask our window waste tipping clients to remove the glass from the UPVC items they are tipping, as this creates a safer, more user-friendly service.

3. Once the waste is segregated, it is bulk stored onsite in preparation for transportation to one of our specialist partners where it is recycled. Common products created from the waste glass this is successfully recovered and diverted from landfill include; windows, bottles, mirror glass, automotive glass, or it is often recycled back into sand for use as aggregates and water purification. 

Contact Commercial Recycling

If you have plate glass that requires disposal, speak to our friendly team at Canford Recycling Centre. With years of experience dealing with safe, legal waste disposals, we’d be more than happy to help you complete yours.

To learn more, book your disposal, or arrange a collection, please contact our team on 01202 331560 or enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

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A simple guide to tyre disposal

If you work in a commercial industry, such as a mechanic in a car garage, your business may have an abundance of damaged, redundant tyres that need disposing of.

If this is the case, you may be wondering how to dispose of your those tyres legally and safely, as well as what happens to them afterwards. This article covers all of this, plus some helpful tips and advice to guide you through your tyre disposal.

Why do I need to tyre disposal?

Whole tyres were banned from landfill sites around 2002, but end-of-life tyres were only forbidden from UK landfills as a result of the 2006 EU Landfill Directive. Since this initiative came into place, the UK has progressed to the point where nearly 100% of waste tyres are recovered and recycled. – The Guardian

The Government’s aim was to move the UK towards becoming a ‘zero waste economy’ which essentially means reducing, reusing and recycling all valuable resources (wherever possible). This is necessary to conserve resources, save money for businesses and households, and reduce negative environmental impacts.

The tyre disposal and recycling facilities Commercial Recycling offer in Wimborne, Dorset and in Evercreech Somerset are available to businesses and all members of the public.

If you need help with the legislation surrounding tyre disposal, contact us on 01202 331560.

What tyres can be disposed of?

At our local recycling centres, we accept various tyre disposals, including:

  • Car and motorcycle tyres
  • Tractor and trailer tyres
  • Van, truck and lorry tyres

It is also important to note that tyres are not classified as hazardous waste. This means that they don’t need to be accompanied by a consignment note. However, like all other waste types, they do need to be supported by a Waste Transfer Note. This will be organised for you afterwards.

Please note that we can accept tyres that are either on or off the rim. If you’re still unsure whether we would accept your waste tyres, please contact us on 01202 331560.

What is the cost of tyre disposal?

The competitive prices Commercial Recycling charge for tyre disposal are calculated on a price per tyre basis with a different rate for each major size of tyre e.g. car, lorry etc. The fees we charge are also dependent as to whether the tyres requiring disposal are on or off rim.

For businesses with large numbers of tyres to dispose of, we can offer e a ‘price per tonne’ disposal rate.

For current tipping rates, please visit our ‘Prices’ page or contact our team of experts on 01202 331560.

What happens to my tyres after I have disposed of them?

Tyres that are disposed of at our centres are bulk stored and then transported to a specialist company for tyre recycling. As tyres are made of a mix of steel, rubber, oils and other chemicals, they are notorious for being more difficult to recycle.

However, through our partnerships with specialist recyclers, our tyres can be recycled into reusable products. For example, tyre rubber is generally recycled using one of these three methods:

  • Used in refurbishing, e.g. re-treading an old, used tyre
  • Broken down and reconstituted for use in new products
  • Incinerated to produce energy for use in manufacturing

Dispose of your unwanted tyres at Commercial Recycling

If you have unwanted tyres that need disposing of, why don’t you take them to Commercial Recycling? Either visit Canford Recycling Centre near Wimborne, or Somerset Waste Recycling in Southwood. If you would like to arrange your disposal in advance, simply give our team a call on 01202 331560 or email us at enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

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Where do I go for commercial battery recycling near me?

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

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

Why do batteries often need specialist disposal?

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

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

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

Types of batteries we recycle at Commercial Recycling

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

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

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

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

How to recycle batteries

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