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Buying AMS services on account

Commercial recycling account holder

If you are a Commercial Recycling account holder, you are entitled to order aggregates and waste collection services from our associated company, Avon Material Supplies

AMS (Avon Material Supplies) offers a range of bagged and loose construction materials which can normally be delivered to you or your site the next day*. Popular materials include; crushed concrete, recycled tarmac, building sand, screened soil, all in ballast and type 1 recycled. 

In addition to supplying aggregates, AMS also offer same day deliveries* of many sizes of skips, tipper trucks and grab lorries.

To learn more about Avon Material Supplies services please visit www.avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk. Or download this handy introduction guide >>

Orders and quotations

If you would like a quote or wish to place an order with AMS, please download our ‘Useful Contacts guide’ to see what phone number is best for you to use.

Useful contacts at AMS and CRL

*Subject to availability Monday to Friday. 

Helpful Guidance on Asbestos Disposal

Our guide to Asbestos Disposal


Asbestos is a hazardous waste and requires specialist treatment. Therefore businesses, tradespeople and waste contractors are extremely limited when it comes to safely and legally disposing of their asbestos waste.

Should I transport my asbestos waste or have it collected?

The easiest solution is to have our specialist team collect the asbestos because it reduces your handling of the waste and eliminates the difficulties of you transporting a hazardous waste.

If you do choose to transport the waste yourself, please ensure you are aware of all the challenges involved before getting started and that you have the appropriate container for the waste and PPE (personal protective equipment).

BE AWARE! – If you use a third-party contractor it is your responsibility to ensure they are a licensed waste carrier and permitted to transport asbestos.

How should my waste asbestos be contained?

If Commercial Recycling is collecting the asbestos you will be provided with the appropriate sized, fully enclosed container for the waste being disposed of. If you or your licensed contractor are transporting the waste to Canford Recycling Centre, it must be double wrapped or bagged (outer layer should be transparent) and sealed with no holes.

Things you need to check before tipping at Canford Recycling Centre

Asbestos waste is hazardous and for it to be accepted at Canford Recycling Centre the following steps must be completed prior to setting off.

  • All wastes must be sealed and double wrapped or bagged in 1000+ gauge plastic.
  • Ideally, the waste must be pre-booked in at least 24 hours in advance of tipping.
  • A hazardous waste consignment note must be partially completed to enable it to be finished and signed when the load is tipped. A member of our team can start this process once the load is pre-booked.

Please note asbestos waste disposed of at Canford Recycling Centre 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.

Your local centre for asbestos disposal in Dorset:

Canford Recycling Centre, Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3BW

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (Saturday AM only)
  • T: 01202 331560

How much does it cost to dispose of asbestos?

Asbestos is an expensive waste stream to dispose of, so to keep costs down our minimum weight charge is just 250KG. The collection rates we charge are also very competitive because we use our own fleet of vehicles.

For waste disposal prices, please email us or call 01202 331560 opt. 3

Asbestos disposal near me?

Businesses and individuals often pose the question; where can I go for asbestos disposal near me?

Asbestos waste is hazardous and requires special processing, which means businesses, tradespeople and waste contractors are extremely limited as to where they can go to safely and legally dispose of their asbestos waste.

There are a handful of landfill sites in the counties that surround Dorset, which can accept asbestos waste but they all have different acceptance conditions and are only really geared for larger lorries.

The availability of local landfills accepting asbestos waste will be further reduced when Pound Bottom Landfill is closed on the 31/01/2018.

If I can’t use a landfill, where can I go?

Now we have established that in most cases landfill sites don’t offer a suitable answer to the question of ‘asbestos disposal near me?’. It seems fitting to introduce Canford Recycling Centre, a fully licensed facility in Wimborne, Dorset, that can accept asbestos waste.

Asbestos disposal at Canford Recycling Centre

To dispose of asbestos waste at Canford Recycling Centre, businesses and individuals must ensure their waste is double wrapped, pre-booked in for tipping and accompanied by a hazardous waste consignment note.

For further information see our article ‘How to dispose of asbestos waste in Poole and Bournemouth’. Or alternatively, please call one of our friendly experts on 01202 331560.

Please note asbestos waste disposed of at Canford Recycling Centre 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.

Asbestos disposal prices

As a type of hazardous waste that requires special attention and processing, it is expensive to dispose of when compared to other commercial wastes. To help keep the costs down for our customers, the minimum weight charge for asbestos is just 250Kg.

For the latest rates, please visit our ‘Prices’ page or call 01202 331560.

Other useful information:

Most common forms of asbestos we accept are:

  • Asbestos ceilings
  • Asbestos roofs
  • Asbestos floor tiles
  • Asbestos cement

Additional asbestos related services we offer:

  • The supply of the appropriate asbestos PPE (Personal, Protective, Equipment)
  • Free asbestos advice
  • Sourcing of specialist asbestos containers including enclosed skips and double bagged systems
  • Asbestos collection service – for further details please call a member of hazardous waste team on 01202 331560

Battery disposal sites near Poole and Bournemouth

Disposal of batteries can be an inconvenient chore and often causes confusion with regards to how various batteries should be disposed of and/or recycled.

There is a range of battery types which can be recycled, these include but are not limited to;

  • Household batteries including ‘button’ batteries from watches
  • Battery packs from laptops, mobile phones, power tools and remote control units
  • Car batteries

Some councils make the collection of batteries a service inline with household waste, however, in most areas you will need to take them to a licensed recycling centre.

Why are some batteries classed as hazardous?

Effectively, all batteries are classed as hazardous waste because they can contain corrosive materials such as sulphuric acid or potassium hydroxide, or heavy metals such as cadmium and lead. Under certain conditions, these materials can be explosive and very dangerous. Source: Recycling-Guide.org.uk and G P Batt

However, some household batteries such as Duracell AA, maybe alkaline and if labelled so can be disposed of safely at home as these are not potentially dangerous. As directed by their website: “Alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste.”

How do I recycle my old batteries?

If you have batteries to dispose of, our recycling centres at Commercial Recycling can help you.

In order to complete the disposal of your waste batteries at one of our recycling centres you will need the following:

  • A consignment note that is pre-completed and ready for final signature. Alternatively, you will need to sign a hazardous waste declaration form to confirm that the items originate from a ‘separately collected domestic fraction’, in this case, there is no need for the consignment note.
  • A pre-booked slot for disposal – simply get in touch with a member of our staff to do this.
  • Effectively and securely packed the batteries so they can be safely transported and tipped at one of our sites.

How much does battery disposal cost?

At Commercial Recycling, we offer a competitive battery disposal service and charge our service at a per KG rate. Please get in touch to find out our latest price list.

Where is the closest battery disposal site?

Canford Recycling Centre in Wimborne, Dorset is a fully licensed facility that allows contractors, organisations and tradespeople to safely dispose of their batteries. This recycling centre is an ideal location for businesses working in Poole and Bournemouth:

  • Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Wimborne Dorset BH21 3BW
  • Tel: 01202 331560
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 17:30 Monday – Friday and 07:00 – 12:00 on Saturdays

View our dedicated blog post for more information on Canford Recycling Centre.

If your business is located in Somerset we do have a recycling centre at Evercreech, BA4 6LX, near Shepton Mallet. This site is open Monday to Friday between 07:30 – 17:00. Please note, this recycling centre only accepts non-hazardous batteries. For further information please call 01749 830899.

Unable to transport your batteries?

At Commercial Recycling we also offer the collection of battery waste in Poole, Bournemouth, all BH postcodes and surrounding areas. Get in touch with our team to find out more, call 01202 331560.

Further information on battery disposal sites near Poole and Bournemouth

If you require more information on our services at Canford Recycling centre or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Christmas opening hours 2017

During the 2017 festive period, our recycling centres will be operating with adjusted opening hours. To allow for you and your business to easily prepare for Christmas, we have pulled together a breakdown of the hours of service on specific dates for each of our sites.

Please find our festive opening hours here.

We hope this advanced notice will allow for less inconvenience and if you would like further clarification or information, please contact us on 01202 331560.

Temporary closures at local household recycling centres

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

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

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

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

Dates of Household Recycling Centre closures:

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

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

Our recycling centre in Wimborne, Dorset

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

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

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

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

Further information and tipping Fees

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

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

We now offer a dedicated hazardous waste collection service!

As a result of recent investments and specialist training, we are now licensed to safely collect and transport various types of hazardous waste.

What areas does our hazardous waste collection service cover?

Our collection service for hazardous waste is available to businesses and commercial premises with a BH postcode or located within the immediate surrounding areas such as Blandford. Areas we visit regularly include:

  • Bournemouth
  • Poole
  • Ferndown
  • Wimborne
  • Ringwood
  • Christchurch
  • Blandford

Common types of hazardous waste we collect

You may come across the following items in your business that are classed as hazardous waste when requiring disposal:

There are many more which you can read about here.

Depending on the volume of each waste type, we can provide one of our range of specialist containers to allow the waste to be securely stored and then collected once filled. 

Containers we supply include; 50L drums, 205L drums, 1000L IBCs and fluorescent light coffins. For further information, please contact our Hazardous waste team on 01202 331560 or hazwaste@commericalrecycling.co.uk.

How can our hazardous waste collection service help your business?

The licensed service we provide means you will avoid the inconvenience and possible dangers of transporting the waste yourself. Also, you have the benefit of knowing the waste is being safely disposed of at our fully licensed and secure recycling centre near Wimborne in Dorset.

Did you know? We can offer you a free hazardous waste site survey at your business! Get in contact today on 01202 331560

Is our waste collection service compliant? 

Yes! Our hazardous waste collection service is fully compliant with the Environmental Agency standards and our processes ensure the appropriate paperwork, including a hazardous waste consignment note, are completed and issued correctly. 

Need hazardous waste collected from your business?

If you require hazardous business waste to be collected, do not hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team to discover how reliable and competitively priced we are. Email us on enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk or call us on 01202 331560.

How to dispose of gas bottles and cylinders

Gas bottles are used by individuals and businesses for a range of purposes, with the most common uses including; BBQs, heating, camping, cooking and powering forklifts.

Once the gas bottle or cylinder is finished with and no longer of use, what do you need to do to ensure it’s disposed of correctly?

Although some are not hazardous, gas bottles are often termed as a ‘difficult waste’ to dispose of due to the substance contained in the bottles. So when it comes to disposing of any redundant bottles or cylinders we would encourage you to first see if the empty bottle can be used by anyone else. There is often a desire for bottles amongst campers and outdoor enthusiasts because an empty bottle can be used to purchase a full bottle at a heavily discounted rate.

What to do if disposal is the only option?

We can accept empty gas bottles and cylinders at our recycling centres in Dorset and Somerset. The disposal process is easy; simply drive on the weighbridge during our opening hours and make the operator aware of the number of bottles you have to dispose of. You will then be given clear direction on where to go to leave the waste.

Please note you will need a hard hat, high viz jacket and safety footwear to enter the site. We can loan out a hard hat and high viz jacket if you do not have them.

Our local Recycling Centres

Canford Recycling Centre

  • Address: Arena Way, Bournemouth, Wimborne, BH21 3BW
  • Phone: 01202 331560
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5:30pm | Sat 7am – Midday  

Southwood Recycling Centre

  • Address: Evercreech, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6LX
  • Phone: 01749 830889
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5:30pm

Did you know? We can collect your gas bottles!

If you can’t get to one of our recycling centres then we do offer a local pick up service. Get in touch with one of the team to organise collection via our contact page or by calling us on 01202 331560.

Need further help?

For advice or assistance in gas bottle disposal and other difficult or hazardous waste please contact our on-site Hazardous expert on 01202 331560 or by emailing hazwaste@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

New ‘more efficient’ weighbridge up and running at Canford Recyling Centre!

 

New weighbridge at Canford Recycling Centre in Wimborne

Weighing in and out is now easier and quicker at Canford Recycling Centre!

The Directors and staff at Commercial Recycling are delighted to announce the newly upgraded, extra-wide weighbridge is now fully operational at Canford Recycling Centre.

The brand-new weighbridge and its operating system have been manufactured and installed by Weightron Bilanciai, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial weighing equipment and software.

This improvement is just one of many on-site initiatives being implemented to ensure tipping customers receive a better experience and reduced downtime due to a quicker turnaround of vehicles.  

We would like to thank all our valued customers for bearing with us whilst the essential construction work to accommodate the new weighbridge was completed.

For more information on all the improvements occurring at Canford Recycling Centre or to learn more about Westco Bilanciai and the weighing systems they install throughout Southwest England, please call our friendly team on 01202 331560.

Where should I dispose of asbestos in Dorset?

Asbestos disposal in Dorset

The hazardous and harmful properties of asbestos mean that it must be handled, transported and disposed of safely at a fully licensed disposal facility in accordance with all appropriate legislation.  For further information on the regulations regarding asbestos disposal, please visit the HSE website.

Did you know? Our minimum tipping weight charge is just 250kg. For rates please visit our tipping prices page

Where can I dispose of Asbestos?

Our fully licensed facility at Canford Recycling Centre in Wimborne, Dorset allows organisations, tradespeople and contractors to dispose of their asbestos waste in an efficient and safe manner. The location of the site at BH21 3BW also makes it ideal for businesses working Poole and Bournemouth.   

  • Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Wimborne Dorset BH21 3BW
  • Tel: 01202 331560
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 17:30 Monday – Friday and 07:00 – 12:00 on Saturdays

For more information on Canford Recycling Centre, view our dedicated blog post here.

If I am bringing the waste in, what do I need to know?

Asbestos waste is hazardous and therefore any individual bringing it to Canford Recycling Centre must ensure the following actions are completed.

  • All wastes must be double wrapped or bagged using a strong, 1000+ gauge plastic that can be sealed and has no holes.
  • The waste must be pre-booked in at least one day before being brought to Canford Recycling Centre.
  • A hazardous waste consignment note must be partially completed to enable it to be finished and signed when the load is tipped. *A member of our team can start this process once the load is pre-booked over the phone.

Please note asbestos waste disposed of at Canford Recycling Centre 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.

What happens if I can’t or don’t want to transport the asbestos waste?

Commercial Recycling also offers an asbestos waste collection service in Poole, Bournemouth, all BH postcodes and surrounding areas. Depending on the requirements of the client we can provide an open or enclosed skip, rollonoff container or man and van service. For collection prices please call 01202 331560.

Further information on asbestos waste disposal at Canford Recycling Centre

If you require any further information about our asbestos waste disposal service, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with our experienced and friendly team on 01202 331560, or email us on enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.