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As you may know, AMS (Avon Material Supplies) is far more than just an aggregate supplier and we now provide a range of services, which includes:

  • Waste collection services incl. skip hire, grab truck hire, fly tip clearances and hazardous waste management through AMS Environmental
  • National procurement services for AMS clients who require UK wide building materials or waste management solutions through AMS Nationwide
  • Supply of primary, recycled and secondary aggregates through AMS Aggregates

We aim to provide a ‘one call does it all’ service to our customers.

Our services are available to tradespeople, contractors and members of the public located in our operating areas. To find out how we can help you with your next project, please download our latest e-brochures by clicking on the below links:

Prefer to talk to us?

If it’s easier for you to discuss your next project over the phone, please contact a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team on 01202 810938

How to dispose of home renovation waste

How to dispose of home renovation waste

Improving your home over the summer? Getting rid of all your home renovation waste can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are pulling down a wall or two to achieve an open plan living space, upgrading your bathrooms or just ripping up those carpets that have down for far too long! You will be creating a volume of waste that won’t be suitable for disposal at your local tip.

Here at Avon Material Supplies, we work hard to make removing home renovation waste as simple as it can be. Our waste collection services are low cost and can often be completed on a same or next day basis in Poole, Bournemouth and throughout the BH postcode area. 

Here are some questions we are asked frequently asked regarding the disposal of renovation waste:

How should I organise my renovation waste?

Most wastes are accepted in our mixed waste containers, however this does come with some exceptions, including:

  • No electrical items (e.g. TV’s, fridges and kitchen appliances)
  • No hazardous materials (e.g. aerosols and gas bottles)
  • No plasterboard waste
  • No liquid waste

By law, these materials must be segregated from mixed waste streams and disposed of in accordance to the particular laws that govern the particular waste type. If you do plan to dispose of any of these materials, please get in touch with our team on 01202 810938. to discuss your options.

What size container would you recommend for renovation waste disposal?

This completely depends on the size of your project and the volume of waste it will create. If you are planning to just renovate a small area of your house, such as one room, you may only need to order one or two Easy Skip Bags. These can carry up to 1 tonne of waste, so are perfect for smaller projects.

If you are planning a larger size renovation then hiring a 6 or 12 yard skip would be ideal. These can hold the equivalent of around 60 or 120 black bin bags. We can deliver, exchange and collect skips in all BH postcodes, and our skip hire service can include obtaining the necessary on-road permit, signage, cones and lamps if and when required.

I am also landscaping my garden, can garden waste be disposed of in the same bag or skip?

Yes! As long as it’s not hazardous, garden waste can be mixed with domestic or renovation waste.

If you require more information about renovation waste disposal, please call our expert team on 01202 810938, they will be more than happy to help. Alternatively, contact us for a quote on enquiries@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk.

Size Matters!

Whether you’re sorting out your garden, renovating your home or your large business is moving offices, we have a licensed waste disposal solution to suit you.

Important things to consider when dealing with waste

Understanding your waste disposal needs is essential and an important step to help ensure you save money where possible and act in a compliant manner. Common questions our expert team can help you to answer include:

  • How much waste do I have to dispose of?
  • Is any of my waste hazardous?
  • Can I put all my types of waste in a single container?
  • Would I save money by segregating my waste?

For free advice, call our waste collection team on 01202 810938

Once you have a better understanding of the waste you need to dispose of, the next decision you will face is what container is most suitable for your needs.

To help you make this decision, we have outlined below the most common waste containers AMS provide in Poole, Bournemouth and throughout Dorset.

What waste containers do AMS offer?

Easy bag

Easy bag

Product name: Easy ‘Skip’ Bag
Definition: 90cm x 90cm x 90cm ‘fold out’ Skip Bag
Accepted waste types: mixed domestic, plasterboard, garden, rubble, inert and clean concrete
Best used for: smaller house, patio or garden waste clearance projects
Pros: container is small and easy to place, no maximum hire period, free delivery of the empty Easy Bag in the BH postcode area
Cons: only available in BH postcodes, fills quickly if waste is bulky


Skip hire

Skip hire

Product name: Skip hire
Definition: 6 and 12 yard skips for hire in the BH postcode area
Accepted waste types: mixed, household, commercial and industrial, construction and demolition, plasterboard, wood, garden / green, inert waste (e.g. soil, rubble, brick waste) and clean concrete
Best used for: medium sized home or garden renovation projects, construction sites and mini on-site recycling points e.g. separate skips for commercial and plasterboard wastes  
Pros: same and next day deliveries, available in two different sizes
Cons: only available in BH postcodes, requires a suitably large space for locating, if left unsecured can be susceptible to abuse from other people who place their rubbish in the container. Cannot be located on public paths or roads without the suitable permit and safety equipment being present


Roro hire

Roro hire

Product name: RoRo (rollonoff) container hire  
Definition:
 large metal container that ranges in size from 15-50 yards, which makes this type of container suitable in the disposal of high volumes of waste
Accepted waste types: site, commercial and industrial, construction and demolition, wood, plasterboard, garden / green waste, inert spoil and clean concrete
Best used for: the disposal of large volumes of bulky, light weight commercial waste such as packaging. This service perfectly suited to manufacturing businesses
Pros: next day deliveries, available in four different sizes, charged on a haulage and tonnage rate as opposed to an ‘all in’ fee
Cons: containers are very big and require a suitable space to be sited. Sites or businesses wishing to hire a roro must be able to accept deliveries from 8 wheel trucks 


Grab lorry hire

Grab lorry hire

Product name: Grab lorry hire
Definition: Mini, 4, 6 or 8 wheel trucks with a mechanical arm that allows waste to be ‘grabbed’ and then transported
Accepted waste types: site, commercial and industrial, construction and demolition, wood, plasterboard, garden / green, inert spoil and clean concrete
Best used for: construction sites or locations of fly tips where waste is piled up loose and there are no on-site facilities available to efficiently load the waste into a container or truck
Pros: same and next day services, 4 vehicle sizes each with a different carrying capacity, ability to efficiently lift and load waste with no reliance on a 3rd party
Cons: slightly more expensive than equivalent sized tipper truck, not able to carry as much waste as the same sized tipper truck


Tipper truck hire

Tipper truck hire

Product name: Tipper truck hire
Definition: 6 or 8 wheel tipper truck
Accepted waste types: site, commercial and industrial, construction and demolition, wood, plasterboard, garden / green, inert spoil and clean concrete 
Best used for:  construction sites during grounds work phase
Pros: same and next day services, choice of 2 vehicle sizes each with different carrying capacity, cheaper than the equivalent sized grab truck service
Cons: requires a 3rd party to load the truck, typically offers a slower turnaround time when compared to a grab lorry service


I’ve used these guys a few times now for various types of waste. Always been fast, efficient and priced very keenly. I have given their contact to plenty of builders and home renovators in the course of my job and have yet to hear of a disgruntled customer.

If you need anymore information on the waste disposal solutions that we offer, get in contact with our team on 01202 810938.

 

We’ve just launched our new Environmental Services Brochure!

We’ve just launched our new Environmental Services Brochure!

Our new mini brochure allows you to quickly see what environmental services we have on offer, including details on what types of materials AMS can collect and disposed of.

It also includes some technical information on the sizing and volumes of our new skip and roro’s, which are now available to hire in the BH postcode area. 

Choose AMS for a fully compliant and licensed service that offers a range of grab and tipper trucks, skips, roro’s and fly tip clearances. 

To download your brochure today, click here.

Skip hire by AMS

Skip exchange in Bournemouth by AMS

We are delivering skips in Poole and Bournemouth

Today is a great day because our new Poole and Bournemouth skip hire service is officially open for business! The order book is filling up with skip deliveries throughout the BH postcode area. 

Skip sizes that are in stock and ready to go, are 6 and 12 yards skips. For prices and delivery details, please contact our friendly team on 01202 579579.

AMS donate to Little Trees Forest School’s new project

AMS donate to Little Trees Forest School

Little Trees Forest School is an extension of Sherborne Learning Centre and operates as a not-for-profit organisation.

The school delivers a unique educational programme, which allows students with anxieties and learning difficulties to improve through exploring their environment and taking positive (safely managed) risks.

The project AMS helped with

Little Trees Forest School have created a new pond area which will be used for science projects involving, fish, frogs and insects. To be completed, the area required 40 tonnes of topsoil to allow surrounding areas to be landscaped to encourage wildlife and for new vegetable beds to be established.

IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING OUR TOPSOIL ALTERNATIVE, WE ALSO GIFTED THE SCHOOL 50% OF THE DELIVERY CHARGE.

“We were delighted to help Little Trees with such a locally important project. We hope it will help benefit a number of young people in the area that AMS operates within.” C Wilson, Marketing Manager

A word from the Project Manager at Little Trees Forest School

“Your offer of some topsoil for our project is very kind and very generous. It has enthused the group and invigorated our efforts to accomplish this ready for the Summer. Your generosity will enable us to put all our efforts into the fun project rather than trying to go on to raise funds to get started. Many thanks on behalf of all our young people.”

Take a look at the progress of the project so far:

Show jumping their way to victory

AMS director trained England team to victory

On the weekend 10th-14th May 2017, the Royal Windsor Horse Show took place. This event is one of the leading international competitions for Show jumping, Dressage, Driving and Endurance.

Ian Mariner, Our Director supported by AMS’s Business Coordinator Nicola Rogers managed the victorious England Team in the Pony Club Mounted Games. They successfully coached the riders to complete a range of challenging and highly entertaining races.

The team
The England team of 6 riders including local Dorset rider, Danielle Olliffe put on a great performance over the weekend. Danielle, from Christchurch, attends St Peter’s school and is a member of Poole & District Branch of The Pony Club.

The result
After a long weekend, the team were successful in winning the Pony Club Mounted Games! Well done to Ian, Nicola and the rest of the team for their success last weekend.

Take a look at a few pictures from the weekend:

Just 1 month until something BIG and BRAND NEW from AMS…

Just 1 month until something BIG and BRAND NEW from AMS…

Skip hire service on AMS skip lorry

Today marks just one month until AMS skip hire will be available to individuals and businesses around Bournemouth and Poole!

On the 6th of June 2017, customers will be able to hire new 6 and 12 yard skips from AMS environmental to help with site clearance projects. This reliable and prompt skip hire service will be carried out on our new DAF skip lorry and will be available throughout the BH postcode areas.

Learn more about our brand new service by reading our recent news post, or by speaking to one of the team on 01202 579579.

Have a closer look at the brand new DAF skip lorry:

Coming soon, AMS skip hire in Bournemouth and Poole

Coming soon, AMS skip hire in Bournemouth and Poole

skip hire in Bournemouth and Poole

To support our existing account customers and the growing numbers of the public who are choosing AMS for site clearance projects, from early June we will be offering a local skip hire service.

Customers of AMS Environmental will be able to hire new 6 or 12 yard skips. Deliveries, exchanges and collections will be completed by our expert skip lorry operative using a brand new, state of the art DAF skip lorry.

To ensure the skip hire AMS provides is in-keeping with its other reliable and prompt services, AMS will only be offering skips in the BH postcode area, principally Bournemouth, Poole, Parkstone, Ferndown and Wimborne.

Learn more about Bournemouth and Poole skip hire

To express an interest in the AMS Poole and Bournemouth skip hire service, please call our friendly team on 01202 579579. The team can also help with the answers to key questions, such as:

  • Do I need a permit to place a skip on the road?
  • What is the best size skip for my project?
  • What types of wastes are not allowed in a ‘mixed / general waste’ skip?

Take a glance at their new look:

Grabbing fly tipped waste

Cleaning up fly tips in Dorset and Hampshire

Fly tipped lorries in Norley Wood, New Forest

Recent law changes dictate that any vehicle found to be connected with a fly-tipping incident is liable to be impounded and crushed by the council. Read the recent article on Sky News.

You would have thought that this would put people off illegally dumping waste on the side of roads and in our beautiful countryside.

But it seems not…

Just the other day, Avon Material Supplies were on hand to clear a pile of old tyres that had been fly tipped at Norley Wood in the New Forest. Take a look at a few pictures of one of our 6 wheeled grab lorries in action, picking up the waste tyres before they were transported back to Canford Recycling Centre where they are being properly stored before being recycled.