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Improvement work at Canford Recycling Centre in 2019

We have now reached the half-way point of the year, and so far, we’ve been busy upgrading our Canford Recycling Centre to further improve the disposal services we can offer to businesses, tradespeople and waste contractors operating in Poole and Bournemouth.

Where is Canford Recycling Centre? It is on Arena Way, off Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3BW

In this article, we cover a number of the key improvements made to the site, as well as some of our future plans and upcoming developments.

The addition of new bays

We’ve added some new concrete lego block style bays to allow smaller ‘Man & Van’ type vehicles to be segregated from the larger commercial vehicles who use the site.

It is expected this particular improvement will make it easier for tradespeople, contractors and businesses to better utilise our Wimborne Recycling Centre in various commercial vehicles, such as; skip lorries, transit vans, pick-ups, tippers and trucks.

New concrete areas

A large 1700m2 area, towards the rear of our site, has now been concreted to provide better driving conditions throughout the site. This enhancement should also contribute to a reduction in tipping turnaround times.

The concrete used in this project was supplied by AMS Concrete and benefited from the inclusion of recycled aggregates, which were produced at Canford Inert Recycling Centre.

New weighbridge for 2019

We finished the installation of a brand new replacement weighbridge in May 2019. The work was essential to ensure all loads continued to be weighed accurately and vehicles can turnaround quickly to reduce queues and waiting time.

What is a weighbridge? It is a large set of scales installed to weigh road vehicles and their contents.

At all our local tipping facilities, vehicles are weighed before and after tipping, this process ensures the weight of the waste being disposed of is accurately calculated and charged accordingly.

Affordable, efficient waste disposal service where customers only pay for the weight of the waste they actually tip!

New waste recycling system

In June 2019, to aid us in moving closer to a zero waste to landfill position we commissioned a new waste recycling system at Canford Recycling Centre. The market-leading system includes screeners, wind sifters, overband magnets, ferrous metal recovery and a five bay picking station for improved manual and mechanical waste sorting and recycling

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Upcoming improvements

Although we’ve already achieved a number of great results this year, we still have a few key projects in the pipeline…
MATA Construction are currently carrying out a 24 week refurbishment programme of ‘Building 2’ following the major fire back in July 2018. You can read more about this incident on our news page here.

The refurbishment is due to be completed in October 2019

The role of this building will be to allow Commercial Recycling to successfully process, recover and recycle higher volumes of waste, which are generated through the fulfilment of various contracts.

Building 2 will allow for larger volumes of locally produced waste to be dealt with, which will help to minimise the amount of ‘waste miles’ currently undertaken.

Keep up to date with CRL

If you’re interested in keeping up to date with all of Commercial Recycling’s improvements and news, please follow our Facebook page.
Alternatively, contact our waste experts onsite at Canford Recycling Centre. They will be pleased to provide you with free advice concerning the disposal of general, construction and hazardous waste. Contact our waste experts today for further advice by calling 01202 331560 or by emailing enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

Hazardous wood waste, what is it?

Hazardous wood waste disposal

What are hazardous woods?

Wood that is used in commercial and industrial applications is commonly treated with preserving chemicals. This protection is applied to help safeguard the wood from threats that include insect attacks and fungal decay. Certain wood treatment chemicals can pose a risk to human health, and the environment, which is why the treated waste wood may be classed as a hazardous waste.

For help in determining if your waste wood is hazardous, please call our team on 01202 331560.

In this article, we explain what hazardous woods are, how to identify them and what steps should be taken to correctly dispose of waste wood that has been treated.

Hazardous wood waste is commonly produced when treated wood is removed from service.

Recognisable forms of treated ‘hazardous wood’ waste include; railway sleepers, telegraph poles and creosote treated wood. Typically, it is not possible to dispose of treated woods at standard commercial and household recycling centres.

Treated wood that is hazardous needs to be disposed of at a special facility, which is licensed to accept hazardous waste.

How do you identify hazardous woods?

As a general rule, treated wood is easy to recognise. Wood that is treated with creosote or chlorophenolic formulations is often darker in colour and will have a ‘chemical’ or ‘smoky’ odour. Whereas wood that is ‘pressure treated’ with inorganic preservatives can usually be identified by a characteristic ‘greenish’ colour.

Depending on the wood treatment method used, cresols, chromium, chlorophenols or arsenic may be present in high enough concentrations to exceed UK regulatory limits for disposing of the wood waste in ‘ordinary’ mixed waste disposal consignments, such as general waste skips or roro (rollonoff containers).

To learn more about how to identify and safely dispose of your waste, please call our friendly team on 01202 331560.

What about other types of wood waste? How is wood recycled?

The appropriate methods and locations required in the management of wood waste are dependent on the ‘grade’ of wood requiring disposal. According to the Wood Recyclers Association, most waste wood will fall into one of the following four main grades:

Grade A ‘Clean Wood’

Common sources include – pallets, packaging, distribution, retailers and secondary manufacturing.

Types of waste wood accepted as Grade A include – hardwood packaging, scrap pallets, packing cases, solid softwood, off cuts and cable drums.

How to dispose of Grade A waste wood? This type of wood waste can typically be disposed of at any recycling facilities that accepts wood waste. Grade A wood can be recycled and is often used to produce animal bedding and mulches.

Grade B ‘Industrial Feedstock Grade’ (Grade A) +

Common sources include – construction, demolition and transfer stations.

Types of waste wood accepted as Grade B include – building waste wood, demolition waste wood and domestic furniture made from solid wood.

How to dispose of Grade B waste wood? This type of wood waste can usually be disposed of at any recycling facilities which accept wood waste. Grade B wood can be recycled to produce panelboard.

Grade C “Fuel Grade” (Grade A, B) +

Common sources include – recycled and municipal collections.

Types of wood waste accepted as Grade C include – flat pack furniture, fencing, chipboard, MDF, plywood and fibreboard.

How to dispose of Grade C waste wood? This type of wood waste can typically be disposed of at any recycling facilities which accept wood waste. Grade C wood can be reused to produce biomass fuel.

Grade D “Hazardous Wood Waste” (Grade A, B, C) +

Common sources include – chemical treated waste wood and contaminated woods.

Types of wood waste accepted as Grade D include – railway sleepers, transmission poles, fences and cooling towers.

How to dispose of Grade D ‘hazardous’ wood? This type of wood waste can only be disposed of at specialist facilities that are licensed to accept hazardous waste, such as our Canford Recycling Centre, Wimborne, Dorset.

How do you dispose of Grade D ‘hazardous woods’ safely?

The Environment Agency regulatory position statement (RPS 207), Classifying Waste Wood From Mixed Sources, specifies that you must segregate hazardous waste wood and consign it as hazardous. Consigned hazardous woods must be correctly transported and disposed of at an appropriate facility, such as our recycling centre in Wimborne.

Unable to transport your waste to a licensed facility? If you are a business or individual in Dorset with hazardous wood waste that requires disposal, we are able to collect the waste from your site or home and transport it to Canford Recycling Centre. For more information on our hazardous waste collection service, please call our knowledgeable hazardous waste experts on 01202 331560.

Railway sleepers, hazardous wood waste

Commercial Recycling can safely dispose of hazardous wood waste

Our local recycling centre in Wimborne, Dorset, can accept all major types of hazardous waste,  including: 

Common types of hazardous waste wood accepted at Canford Recycling Centre include:

  • Railway sleepers
  • Utility poles
  • Telegraph poles
  • Creosote wood waste
  • Demolition wood waste
  • CCA wood waste (chromated copper arsenate)
  • Tanalised wood waste (plywoods, chipboard and MDF)
  • Marine timber waste

If you have hazardous waste wood that you would like us to dispose of, or would like to know more, call our friendly team of experts on 01202 331560, or click to contact us online.

Fluorescent tube disposal near me in Dorset? How to dispose fluorescent tubes safely

Fluorescent tubes and fluorescent bulbs are classified by the UK Government as waste that is always hazardous. Essentially, this means that if they are not disposed of in a safe and compliant way, fluorescent lighting tubes can be harmful to the environment, wildlife and to people.

In England, you have a legal ‘duty of care’ to make sure that hazardous waste produced or handled by your business is managed in a manner that will cause no harm or damage.

In this article, we look at what makes fluorescent lighting potentially hazardous and how you can safely dispose of fluorescent tubes and bulbs in Dorset or Somerset.

Safe fluorescent tube disposal near you in Dorset and Somerset

If you’re looking for safe fluorescent tubes disposal in Dorset or Somerset, Commercial Recycling can help. If you’re in Dorset, our specialist facility, Canford Recycling Centre, near Wimborne in Dorset, is fully licensed to accept hazardous waste. Should you or your business be near Shepton Mallet, our Somerset Recycling Centre in Evercreech is a wise choice for fluorescent tube disposal in Somerset. Each of our facilities is easy to use and authorised to accept waste fluorescent lighting. 

Commercial Recycling take all necessary precautions to ensure that the waste tubes we accept for disposal are safely stored prior to transportation to a specialist recycling facility.

Why does fluorescent tube disposal need to be conducted safely?

Certain components within fluorescent tubes pose a danger to people, animals, and the environment, this is because fluorescent tubes contain small amounts of mercury, also commonly known as quicksilver, which is highly toxic.

If fluorescent tubes are disposed of incorrectly, for example, if they are placed in mixed waste, mercury could be released into the atmosphere and contaminate wildlife or water, increasing the risk of mercury poisoning in humans.

Did you know… mercury is most commonly dissipated into the atmosphere when it’s incinerated

How can I safely dispose of fluorescent tubes in Dorset or Somerset?

As with all hazardous waste, fluorescent tubes must be stored, collected and treated in accordance with strict guidelines, to ensure that they don’t cause harm.

Commercial Recycling can help you dispose of all hazardous waste, but please note, our hazardous waste disposal service must be pre-booked before arrival on site. For guidance on what hazardous and difficult wastes are accepted at our recycling centres, please contact our expert team on 01202 331560.

We strongly recommend all customers requiring hazardous waste disposal first contact our head office, by calling 01202 331560, before visiting either site. This is because our Southwood site is not licensed to accept all types of difficult waste.

If you require us to, we can arrange to collect the fluorescent tubes or bulbs from your premises by providing a hazardous waste removal service. When collecting your hazardous waste, in most cases, we will provide a specialist lightweight ‘fluorescent tube coffin’ that can be filled to allow the hazardous waste to be transported safely.

To enquire about hazardous waste collections in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset and Somerset please contact the team on: 01202 331560 or enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

How to safely dispose of a broken fluorescent tube

In the event of any breakage, it’s really important to limit the number of people who are exposed to a broken or damaged fluorescent tube. If you do accidentally break or damage a fluorescent tube in your business premises, doing the following can help to keep everyone safe:

  • Ask anyone in the room to leave.
  • Turn off the air conditioning or central heating system to prevent any toxins from spreading further.
  • Open the window to air the room.
  • Transfer fragments of the broken tube into a disposable container; be careful not to touch the tube directly, use cardboard or paper to move it instead.
  • Collect smaller shards with sticky tape.
  • Avoid using a vacuum cleaner as the mercury powder can be spread the next time you hoover.

If you have a broken fluorescent tube that you need to dispose of, contact the Commercial Recycling team on 01202 331560, we are happy to advise on what you need to do to dispose of broken fluorescent tubes safely.

Fluorescent tube disposal for commercial contractors in Dorset and Somerset

If you are a commercial contractor that requires frequent fluorescent tube disposal in Dorset or Somerset, call our sales team on 01202 331560 to find out about the discounts we offer to tradespeople and contractors.

Hazardous waste advice and additional information

Our hazardous waste experts, onsite at Canford Recycling Centre, are able to provide free advice about safely disposing of fluorescent tubes to businesses, tradespeople and individuals. Click to contact our hazardous waste experts today for further advice, by calling 01202 331560 or email enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

Motor oil disposal near me in Dorset? How to safely dispose of motor oil

Motor oil is classed as a hazardous substance and therefore must be disposed of safely in accordance with the appropriate legislation. In this article, we illustrate a legal method to dispose of waste oil, which is both affordable and efficient. It also covers who to contact for free advice on motor oil disposal in Dorset.  

Why is motor oil hazardous?

Motor oil is hazardous due to the many contaminants that it picks up when it’s run through an engine such as lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenic, and benzene. These chemicals can be very harmful to humans, animals, and the environment.

Why should I dispose of motor oil properly?

In order to prevent waste motor oil ending up where it is not permitted or wanted it must be transported to a facility where it can be accepted and disposed of correctly. Depending on the local disposal site used, the waste oil will either be bulk stored and then transported to a specialist recycling centre for further treatment or it will be cleaned, refined and recycled onsite.

Did you know? If you are in possession of waste oil or materials contaminated with oils, it is your duty to take every step to ensure that the waste items are stored securely and transported safely and legally to a licensed disposal facility, such as Canford Recycling Centre.

How should I dispose of motor oil correctly?

Firstly, decant your unwanted motor oil into a suitable container, then get in touch with your local recycling centre to book in your disposal and/or collection service.

If you are in Dorset or Somerset, you can dispose of your waste oil through Commercial Recycling. For further information and contact details, please see our local recycling sites.

It’s important to remember what to do in the case of any spillages:

  1. Always wear gloves when dealing with motor oil
  2. Don’t use detergents or water when cleaning up motor oil spills because they can react with the hazardous substances
  3. Use an old rag to clean up the spillage, then dispose of the contaminated rag at the recycling centre along with your motor oil

Did you know that just one litre of motor oil can contaminate a massive one million litres of water? Be sure to recycle properly to avoid harmful pollution.*

Motor oil disposal with Commercial Recycling

Due to the hazardous nature of motor oil, we do require you to pre-book a disposal slot, ideally 24-hours prior to visiting one of our local recycling centres. If you’re unable to transport your waste motor oil to our recycling centre, we can pick it up for you.

For collection and disposal prices, you can give our team a call on 01202 331560 or email us at hazwaste@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

*http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/publications/factsheet-why-we-should-recycle-used-motor-oil

Adam Neil joins our team

Adam Neil Business Development Manager Commercial Recycling

Experienced Business Development Manager joins local waste disposal organisation, Commercial Recycling

Adam Neil is the latest, highly skilled professional to join the management team of leading Dorset based recycling organisation, Commercial Recycling (CRL). 

The role of Business Development Manager will see Adam performing various important tasks at the specialist recycling facilities operated by CRL in Dorset and Somerset. Key areas of business operations Adam will oversee, and report to the Board of Directors about, include;

  • Recycling, recovery and disposal options
  • Tenders and bid management
  • New business opportunities for contracted waste disposal

To succeed in his new role, Adam will be drawing upon the many years he has spent working in leadership roles at significant businesses that include; Savills and New Earth Solutions. In addition to benefitting from Adam’s hands-on experience, CRL will also hope to gain an advantage in the tender application process with Adam having significant experience in Local Authority tendering and contract management.

“CRL is a forward-thinking and respected waste management service provider that is well-placed to continue to evolve to meet the needs of its current and future customers. I look forward to working with the CRL team to deliver the vision of a truly circular waste economy centred upon the principles of recovery and reuse.” – Adam Neil, Business Development Manager

“We are excited to have someone on board that understands the vision we have for the business in the next 5 years. Adam’s experience gives me a lot of confidence in how Commercial Recycling will grow in the future.” –  Ian Mariner, Director

With a solid foundation in place, a clear understanding of its target audiences and future investments already planned, Commercial Recycling is fast becoming a leader in the South West waste disposal sector. To learn more, please contact the team on 01202 331560.

Temporary closure of local Bournemouth Recycling Centre

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

How could the closure affect you or your business?

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

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

  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard
  • Tyres
  • Gas cylinders

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

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

Our local recycling centre is less than 10 minutes away!

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

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

Waste streams accepted

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

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

Visit our recycling centre near Bournemouth

We are less than 10 minutes from Millhams.

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

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

Further information

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

Fire at Canford Recycling Centre

Latest update regarding the fire at Canford Recycling Centre

**Update – Canford Recycling Centre will reopen at 7 am on 26.07.18

On Monday 23rd July at 9:42 pm a member of the ‘out of hours’ onsite security team at Canford Recycling Centre contacted the Fire and Rescue Service to report a fire in our principal waste processing shed.

Within minutes firefighters from the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and began tackling the well-developed fire. Resources used to fight the fire throughout the night included 13 fire engines, 2 water carriers and 1 aerial ladder platform.

Shortly after firefighting activities commenced members of the Commercial Recycling Management and Operations teams were on site to assist the firefighters and to begin implementing the company’s incident management plan.  

Early in the morning on 24th July, further specialist individuals attended the scene to provide additional support in managing and resolving the incident. Organisations represented included Environmental Agency, Local Authority Liaison Officer and Local Authority Building Control.

The shed that contained the fire held between 300-400 tonnes of non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste. Although not all of the waste caught fire under the instruction of the District Commander skilled staff from Commercial Recycling aided the firefighting efforts by removing all the waste from the shed to allow it to be doused with water.

Although initially described as a ‘well-developed fire’ various assessments conducting by experts from the Fire Rescue Service, Environment Agency and Public Health England confirmed the incident did not pose a risk to public health. This verdict was reached partly due to the fact the smoke being omitted wasn’t hazardous and the wastewater running off was being fully contained onsite.

The fire investigation officer in attendance was Jason Roberts, District Commander – West. After reviewing CCTV of the event and conducting various activities at the scene of the incident, it was concluded the fire was caused accidentally by the careless disposal of certain items, most likely a portable BBQ, which was disposed of within the mixed waste collected from local camping sites.  After sharing his verdict, Mr Roberts then made himself available to talk with the media to remind members of the community of the dangers involved when not disposing of BBQs and other hot products safely, particularly in extremely hot and dry weather conditions.

Moving forward, the onsite staff, supported by representatives from key organisations are working with the remaining firefighters to get the site back to normal operations at the earliest possible opportunity.

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Commercial Fridge Disposal: How to dispose of your fridge safely and legally!

Is your workplace looking to revamp its rest area(s), or maybe your trusty office fridge has finally reached the end of its life? If so, you’re likely to be asking yourself how to dispose of a fridge used at a business.

Below we answer some of the questions we are frequently asked around commercial fridge disposal, including how to dispose of workplace fridges correctly, what fines can be imposed for not following the legislation and where you can take your fridge for disposal.

Why should I dispose of my fridge correctly?

If your fridge is now unusable and donating or selling it isn’t an option, then disposing of the fridge is the only real remaining option.

Disposing of your redundant commercial fridge at a compliant recycling centre, such as Canford Recycling Centre, will ensure you receive the appropriate paperwork to show you have acted legally and in an environmentally responsible manner.

What happens if I don’t use a compliant commercial fridge disposal company?

As well as acting in an irresponsible manner that could damage the environment further, you are also risking a large fine!

Failure to comply with the Hazardous Waste Laws could leave you liable for a fine in excess of £5,000 not just to the company, but the directors as well.*

Did you know, regardless of whether or not you believe you are acting in the correct manner, as the waste producer it’s your responsibility to ensure that hazardous waste from your business is disposed of legally. Therefore if you can’t transport the commercial fridge yourself to a licensed facility, such as Canford Recycling Centre, you must use a certified waste carrier.

Commercial Recycling offers a compliant Hazardous waste collection service, see below for more information.

How do I know the company I am using for my commercial fridge disposal is compliant?

Any company that you employ to remove and dispose of your commercial fridge must have a waste carriers licence and the correct permits to be able to transport hazardous waste. In addition, they should also be able to provide or assist you to create the correct consignment note.

Don’t risk going with a provider who isn’t licensed! If you’re unsure, contact our hazardous waste team for further advice on 01202 331560.

Once I’ve disposed of my fridge, how is it recycled?

As a commercial fridge counts as a hazardous waste, there are some elements that cannot be recycled. However, at Canford Recycling Centre all domestic and commercial fridges are securely stored on-site and then transported in bulk to specialist facilities where each unit is carefully broken down to ensure all parts that can be safely reused are recovered and recycled.

Fridge parts and materials usually recycled include; oils, liquids, plastics & metals.  

Can you collect my fridge for me?

At Commercial Recycling we offer an affordable collection service for businesses who are unable to or do not wish to transport their waste fridge or freezer.

If you choose a pickup service from Commercial Recycling our friendly team will arrange a date and time to suit your business and will also ensure that all legal matters are taken care of, including the correct consignment note being completed.

You can read more about the steps that you will need to follow if you dispose of yourself, once you are at the centre here.

How much will it cost my business for commercial fridge disposal?

For the exact cost to dispose of your commercial fridge, it’s worth giving our team a call on 01202 331560. Alternatively, you can take a look at our disposal price list here.

Contact Commercial Recycling for your commercial fridge disposal!

If you need more information on how to dispose of a fridge or would like to arrange your commercial fridge disposal with Commercial Recycling, then please get in contact with our team by calling us on 01202 331560 or email enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

* https://www.recycling4you.co.uk

Waste tyres receive a new life at Ashley Infant School

Recycled tyres at Ashley Heath School

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

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

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

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

Tyre recycling at Ashey Infant School

Waste containers for use in Asbestos removal

What is Asbestos

Asbestos is a fibrous silicate mineral, which was first used in commercial building in the 1800s and later became popular in house building during the 1980s. The material became desirable thanks to its physical properties including affordability, sound absorption, tensile strength and in particular, its resistance to fire, heat, and electricity. For these reasons, it was commonly used by manufacturers and builders and often mixed with cement or woven into fabrics.

In the UK and EU since 1999, the use of all asbestos in new construction projects has been banned due to the health risk the material poses to humans when its broken up or damaged.

Prior to being banned, asbestos was used in thousands of materials including roof tiles, ceilings, floor tiles and cement.

Importance of safe asbestos disposal

It is now known that all types of asbestos can cause serious health hazards to humans, with amosite and crocidolite being the highest risk. Inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious and fatal illness including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Those at the particular harm of these illnesses include carpenters, builders, plumbers, electricians and asbestos disposal workers.

Exposure to asbestos in the form of fibers is always considered dangerous, therefore the handling and disposal of asbestos material must be taken with the utmost care. The demolition of buildings containing any amounts of asbestos pose particular problems and has to be deconstructed piece by piece or builders have to remove the asbestos before the structure can be knocked down by mechanical or explosive means. Once a building is demolished, the construction team then face the difficulty of transporting and disposing of the redundant material on an approved route using adapted vehicles.

How can you dispose of asbestos waste

Asbestos waste is classed as a hazardous waste material and therefore must be disposed of separately from other waste streams and handled with caution.

The simplest way to dispose of asbestos waste once it’s removed is to organise a collection service from a licensed waste management company. Our sister company, Avon Material Supplies offers roro (rollonoff) containers and enclosed skip services, which are all fully compliant with managing hazardous waste. Learn more about the collection services offered by AMS here >>

Alternatively, you can use a local, licensed disposal facility such as Canford Recycling Centre in Wimborne, Dorset. When disposing of any asbestos material using your own means, please be aware of the challenges involved in transporting asbestos, the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) you should use and the appropriate container for the waste.

The following steps must also be completed before transporting the asbestos waste to Canford Recycling Centre:

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

Asbestos disposal with Commercial Recycling

At Commercial Recycling, we offer a fully compliant asbestos disposal service and our specially trained staff ensure all of our practices follow the health and safety legalities. Disposal of asbestos with us is a simple and safe process and we only request that the waste is pre-booked in at least 24 hours in advance of tipping.

Although asbestos is a costly waste stream to dispose of due to its difficulty to handle and process, you will find our services are extremely competitively priced thanks to the use of our own facility and fleet of vehicles.

Visit Canford Recycling Centre

Our Canford Recycling Centre near Bournemouth and Poole offers an ideal location for contractors, businesses and tradesman to dispose of waste asbestos. The site is equipped for all customers and vehicles and we have long opening hours of Monday – Friday 7am-5:30pm and Saturday mornings 7am-12pm.

  • Canford Recycling Centre, Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3BW
  • T: 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.

Want to know more?

Contact our team on 01202 331560, opt 3 or email our sales manager, Stuart, on Stuart.Mariner@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

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