June 2016 - Avon Materials Supplies

Grab lorry prices

Grab Lorry Prices in Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire

Grab Lorry Prices in Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire

Avon Material Supplies have a fleet of grab lorries that are available for hire in Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire. The cost of hiring a modern grab lorry from us is extremely competitive, we are often chosen by tradesmen, contractors and individuals to carry out site clearances.

Waste collected by our grab lorries is more often than not taken to a licensed recycling centre close to the home or site where the waste is grabbed from.  

Recycling centres commonly used by Avon Material Supplies include; Canford Recycling Centre, Aspley inert landfill tip and Southwood Recycling Centre.

Common uses of our grab lorries

The specially adapted grab arm on our grab lorries make them the perfect choice for collecting waste from places with limited space, access or no machinery onsite for loading tipper lorries.

If you have waste that needs to be cleared, hiring one of our grab lorries is a far easier alternative to renting a skip.

As AMS is a fully licensed waste carrier, our lorries are frequently used for clearing waste from sites and projects of all sizes. The waste streams that our grab lorries can collect include: clean hardcore & concrete, inert spoil, clay, green waste and builders & site waste.

Our fleet of lorries can also collect skip bags filled with waste and deliver aggregates such as topsoil and building sand.

Range of grab lorries available

  • 4 wheel – carrying capacity up to 8 tonnes
  • 6 wheel – carrying capacity up to 12 tonnes
  • 8 wheel – carrying capacity up to 16 tonnes

Price of hiring a grab lorry

The price of grab lorry hire varies dramatically depending on the following factors:

  • Size of grab lorry (4, 6 or 8 wheeler) required – A smaller grab lorry will have a lower ‘per load’ price
  • Type of waste being collected – Inert wastes and clean concretes are far cheaper than garden or mixed site waste  
  • Number of hires – If a grab lorry hire is required multiple times on the same job/site it is likely that the price per hire will be reduced
  • Location of waste – Grab hire prices are affected by how far the vehicle will need to travel to dispose of the waste it is collecting

Thanks to our extensive fleet, AMS can often offer a same day service throughout Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire.

Requesting a grab lorry price

For a free quote or to arrange the hire of a 4, 6 or 8 wheeler grab lorry from Avon Material Supplies contact us today on 01202 579579.

Removing sand from Bournemouth beach

AMS help clear the way

At the end of April a section of cliff along Bournemouth beach collapsed, crushing a toilet block and covering part of the promenade. Fortunately the landslide occurred early in the morning and nobody was harmed by the falling debri.

Landslide debris

Avon Material Supplies were contracted by JT Mackley Ltd to help in the clearing effort, supplying tipper lorries over two weeks to move the 4000 tonnes of sand that had become dislodged, falling down the cliff-face and onto the walkway below.

Once cleared from the site of the landslide, the sand was transported to a nearby facility where it has been recycled into a product that can be used locally for a number of applications.

If you would like to learn more about our tipper trucks or recycling processes please contact the AMS team today on 01202 579579.

Who uses our topsoil Dorset and what for?

Topsoil Dorset

Topsoil alternative from Avon Material Supplies

The topsoil alternative we supply is manufactured at Canford Recycling Centre in association with Commercial Recycling. It is a screened soil that can be purchased in loose loads on a price per tonne basis or in bulk bags.

Common uses for our topsoil alternative

The soil product we produce is purchased by individuals for small-scale activities such as creating plant beds or repairing lawn damage and is also used by contractors and businesses that require numerous tonnes at a time for large-scale landscaping tasks such as turfing.

Local businesses that choose our topsoil

AMS deal with a wide range of businesses and individuals in Poole, Bournemouth and across Dorset and Hampshire.

One such example is Sherborne Turf who are a leading Dorset based turf manufacturer and longstanding client of AMS. They and other turfing professionals recognise the screened soil we supply is an excellent product that is more affordable and environmentally friendly than standard topsoil.

Other local businesses that purchase manufactured soil from us include Holmes & Son, Steve Blake Landscape and JH Rose & Son.

Currently, AMS is supplying around 15000 tonnes of screened soil to businesses and individuals throughout Dorset and Hampshire, with some suppliers purchasing in excess of 1000 tonnes per year.

Projects that have used topsoil from AMS

Notably, our topsoil alternative was selected by Landscape 2000, the subcontractor who assisted with landscaping the new Farmhouse Inn at Nursling near Southampton.

Thank you to all at AMS, you have delivered an exemplary service for our Farmhouse Inn job in Southampton. Without your assistance we would not be where we are today, many thanks to all concerned and involved.” Lester Haworth, Owner, Landscape 2000.

Our version of topsoil is also used for various other commercial landscaping jobs, for example the preparation of gardens on housing developments.

Ordering soil from AMS

Our screened topsoil is available in 10mm and 20mm sizes and can be collected from Canford Recycling Centre or delivered throughout Dorset, Somerset and West Hampshire.

If you would like to know more about our screened 10mm & 20mm topsoil or our other aggregates contact AMS today on 01202 579579.

Avon Material Supplies 2nd Annual Golf Day

On Thursday 2nd of June 2016 at the prestigious Remedy Oak Golf Club near Wimborne the Directors and staff of Avon Material Supplies welcomed invited guests to their 2nd Annual Golf day.

Attendees to the event were treated to refreshments on arrival, a challenging round of golf in the sunshine followed by a sumptuous 3 course meal in the luxurious club house.

The day was enjoyed by all, with many of the golfers being delighted to be given the opportunity to play at the exclusive club, which has been voted the 3rd best golf course in the South of England.

The team made up of Ian Mariner, Steve Welch, Brian Henderson and Antony White were victorious on the day with a winning score of 77 points.