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Transport Coordinator Vacancy

We're hiring for an assistant transport manager

Join our team – Transport Coordinator 

We are delighted to be recruiting for the full-time role of Transport Coordinator. The successful candidate will be based at our offices within Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3BW.

Principal job responsibilities

To work with the existing Transport Coordinator to provide a high standard of service to customers, whilst effectively utilising drivers and vehicles. To efficiently programme and route the fleet of approximately 27 vehicles, comprising of tippers, grab loaders, skip loader, RoRo lorries, Volumetric Concrete and support vehicles.

Job particulars 

  • Hours: Full-time role, contracted hours – 47 ½ hours per week
  • Holiday Entitlement:   31 days (incl public holidays & 3 days compulsory Christmas shut down)
  • Pay Rate:  From £23,000 subject to experience.  

Key Accountabilities, Responsibility & authority

  1. To provide excellent levels of customer service dealing with customer orders. A good telephone manner, tidy mind and an ability to work under pressure is essential.
  2. Efficient answering of incoming calls and entering of accurate orders onto the company’s order systems. A basic understanding of Excel, Word and common computer programmes will be required.
  3. To efficiently manage the drivers working day, producing Drivers Daily Work Sheets and process delivery notes ready for invoicing.
  4. Ensure all orders are completed and correct details placed against each job such as vehicle registration, vehicle type, driver, waste description, weight, ticket number, etc.
  5. To ensure that daily rounds are routed in a way which is most economically advantageous to make the best use of driver hours and mileage costs, thus maximising profitability.
  6. To ensure the Daily Work Record is kept up to date and accurate.
  7. To provide sufficient support of colleagues within the Transport Department.
  8. Assist the Transport Manager in maintaining compliance of the vehicle fleet and its drivers.
  9. Assist the Transport Manager to ensure that all vehicles and drivers operate within the guidelines of VOSA and the law.
  10. Ensure that the policies of the company are adhered to at all times.
  11. To comply with current company Health & Safety Policy and help maintain and improve Health & Safety standards.
  12. To comply with all environmental legislation.
  13. To ensure that drivers are informed and they maintain Health & Safety standards and Environmental Legislation.

Skills, Knowledge and experience

  • Previous vehicle routing experience would be preferable.
  • Waste industry experience would be preferable, but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge of drivers working time directive.  
  • Knowledge of VOSA vehicle regulations/Operators License requirements.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety.
  • Knowledge of applicable Environmental Legislation.
  • Enthusiastic and committed person capable of working with others.
  • A good team player.
  • Capable of operating IT systems including MS Office word processing, MS Outlook emails, Excel.

Please Note: Training can be provided to meet the requirements stated above

More information and how to apply

For further details or to apply, please email  Please include all information relevant to why you would be suitable for the role.

How to rent a skip – helpful advice from AMS, your local skip company

How To Rent a Skip | AMS News

There are times when ferrying rubbish back and forth to the dump can become tiresome, and hiring a skip could be an easier, more efficient, low-cost option. Especially if you are carrying out larger DIY projects, home renovations or full scale sort outs in the garden or garage.

The great thing about renting a skip is that, other than filling it, most of the hard work is done for you! Read on to learn how to rent a skip, as well as useful tips from AMS (Avon Material Supplies), the skip hire specialists in Bournemouth and Poole.

Why would you need to rent a skip?

There are many different reasons as to why you may find yourself in need of a skip. Whatever you need to discard of, AMS is likely to be able to provide you with a suitable skip hire solution.

Our skips can be used for disposing of the following waste types:

How can I save money when it comes to hiring a skip?

One of the best ways to reduce the cost of skip hire is to only place a single waste type in the skip. This avoids you paying a higher price as mixed waste skips are more expensive to dispose of due to the additional sorting that is required at the disposal facility.

Tip – if the majority of the waste you need need to get rid of is one type with just a small amount of something else, such as wood, why not use a skip bag?

To learn more about skip bags please visit

Avoid placing restricted items in your skip.

You will have been given a skip hire price based partly on the type of waste you’re disposing of, so if you don’t want to face additional fees, avoid putting restricted items into your skip. Even if you’re tempted to hide them amongst other things, it’s not worth the risk. In many cases, the hiring company and/or waste disposal site will go through your skip to check there are no items in it that shouldn’t be there.

Commonly restricted items include liquids, hazardous items, electrical equipment, computer towers, monitors, television screens, paint cans, mattresses, tyres, batteries, fridges and freezers.

If you’re unsure whether the waste you need to dispose of is permitted in a skip, please phone our expert team on 01202 579579.

Choose the best skip size for the job.

Another great way to keep down the cost of renting a skip is to hire the correct sized skip. It’s common sense, but most normal sized skips are now being charged at an ‘all in rate’. This means that if your skip is left half-empty, you are effectively paying to have fresh air to be disposed of! In contrast, ordering a skip that is too small can be a costly mistake because you will likely need to hire an additional skip to deal with the surplus waste that didn’t fit in the first skip.

There are several skip sizes to consider:

Small skip

A 4-yard skip is the ideal choice for small domestic or maintenance jobs or for use in sites with limited space. They are the smallest skip we offer and can hold around 30 – 40 bin bags of waste.

Medium skip

The most commonly requested skip size we offer is a 6-yard skip. These are sometimes referred to as ‘builder’s skips’ and can hold around 60 black bin bags of waste which makes it the perfect option for most DIY projects or household clearances.

Large skip

8-yard skips will hold an average of 80 rubbish bags and are very popular with our trade clients. This size of skip is often the preferred choice among builders as it can be effective in the disposal of construction waste and heavy materials that are often creating during mid-size home or garden renovations.

Largest skip size

A 12-yard skip holds a lot more than the other three options, with on average between 125 and 135 average-sized rubbish bags fitting in. These large skips are most commonly used for commercial projects as they are a perfect choice for disposing of various types of bulky commercial and construction wastes.

If you are unsure of the best skip size for your next project, get in touch with our skip sales team on 01202 579579.

How much does it cost to rent a skip?

The price of hiring a skip can vary greatly depending on a number of factors including:

  • Size of skip
  • Waste type(s) being disposed of
  • Location of where the skip is required
  • Length of time the skip is required for

At AMS skips, we always try to provide the most competitive skip hire rates for all our customers. Because of this, and due to the nature of the market, we advise all customers to call 01202 579579 to receive the very best prices.

Why should you rent your skip from AMS?

AMS is a well-established company that can offer you many benefits including:

  • Operating from Canford Recycling Centre makes AMS the ideal skip hire company for businesses, individuals and tradesmen looking to rent a skip in Bournemouth, Poole and throughout the BH postcodes
  • We are often able to provide same-day or next-day skip deliveries, exchanges and collections
  • Our skips can be hired as part of a scheduled waste management solution or on an ad-hoc ‘one-off’ basis. Whatever suits your needs best
  • Customers receive a single point of contact to help legally and safely coordinate all aspects of the skip hire. The service includes organising exchanges and collections and if required, obtaining on-road permits, cones and lamps.
  • All of our skips and skip lorries are modern and in good working order – no scruffy skips here!

“The quote was the best I got and the service was polite and timely. I would not hesitate to use this firm again or recommend this company to anyone else.” – Charles Hunter

Do you need to rent a skip?

Renting a skip from AMS is easy. To start the process, simply get in touch with a member of our team on 01202 579579 or email We look forward to hearing from you.

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Easy 4 yard skip hire in Bournemouth and Poole

Are you looking for 4 yard skip hire in the Bournemouth and Poole area? 

Avon Material Supplies (AMS) provides 4 yard skip hire to individuals, businesses or tradespeople requiring 4 yard skips in the BH postcode area. 

The experienced skip truck drivers we employ are regularly delivering, exchanging and collecting skips from:

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

Who can hire our 4 yard skips?

The affordable and reliable skip hire service offered by AMS is available to both general public and trade customers on a ‘one off’ basis or as part of regular service, i.e once a month.

If you’re looking for the lowest hire rates, phone our friendly team on 01202 579579.

Will a 4 yard skip be big enough for me? 

4 yard skips are the smallest of all the different sized skip we offer. Therefore it can only hold approximately 30-40 filled bin bags, whereas the more common ‘builders waste’ 6 yard skip, can hold around 60 filled bags. 

The approximate dimensions of our 4 yards skips are: 

  • Length– 6′
  • Width – 4’3″
  • Height – 3’2″

If you’re unsure which size of skip you need, get in contact with our team who will gladly advise you on the best-sized skip for your project.

What waste can be placed in our 4 yard skips?

With 4 yard skips often being the preferred choice for smaller domestic or maintenance jobs,  such as renovating a bathroom or decluttering your home its ideal that mixed waste can be placed in these skips. 

In addition to be suitable for the disposal of mixed general, commercial or domestic waste, hirers can also use 4 yard skips to dispose of any of the waste types below: 

  • Wood waste 
  • Garden waste 
  • Inert spoil e.g. rubble, broken bricks etc
  • Plasterboard
  • Asbestos (hazardous waste)
  • Metal 

Please note: Unfortunately there are certain types of waste that cannot be placed in our 4 yard skips. These include batteries, hazardous wastes, asbestos, paint, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), tyres, fluorescent bulbs, medical waste and compresses gas bottle cylinders. 

If you’re unsure about what type of waste is accepted, phone our team on 01202 579579 who can offer their assistance. 

We make 4 yard skip hire easy for you 

At AMS, when an individual or business hires a skip, we give them a single point of contact who will help to coordinate all aspects of the skip hire safely and legally. 

This service can also include supplying signage, lamps and cones or obtaining an on-road permit from the local authority. Just make our team aware of your skip hire needs, and they’ll be more than happy to assist you. 

How long can I hire a skip for?

The fee we charge for hiring a single skip includes delivery, collection and a hire period of up to 2 weeks. If you need a skip for a longer period this is easily arranged, but please note this may incur an additional rental charge. 

How do I arrange the collection or exchange of my skip? 

To book your skip collection or to arrange to have your full skip exchange for empty one (additional charges apply) simply call our skip hire team on 01202 579579. Alternatively, if its easier for you, the AMS team can also be reached on WhatsApp – 07881744932 or by emailing

How to book a 4 yard skip

If you have decided that a 4 yard skip is the best option for you, AMS would be delighted to help you.

Our booking procedure is easy and convenient, just get in touch with a member of our team on 01202 579579 or email

WhatsApp AMS

AMS on WhatsAppWe’re now on WhatsApp

Avon Material Supplies are now up and running on WhatsApp Business. Between 7am – 5pm Monday to Friday you can reach our sales team on WhatsApp. Outside of these hours, you can still message us and we will respond ASAP. 

Why should you use WhatsApp to contact AMS? 

The simple answer is that it will make your life easier, and save you time when it comes to sending us details of what you need onsite.

Share pictures, videos and voice messages with our team to receive instant answers to common questions such as;

  • What will my waste be classified as? E.g. commercial, general, inert, green etc
  • What size tipper truck will fit down my road?
  • Will your grab be able to reach my waste pile?
  • Can your concrete mixer be onsite tomorrow at 7am? 

In addition, you can make use of the ‘share your location’ feature to help AMS find your site if its a little off the beaten track. Never used this feature before? Visit here to learn more.

To get started, save our phone number 07881744932 and then send us a quick hello through your existing WhatsApp account.

Relief Drivers Wanted!

Looking for some extra work that fits around you?

Due to an ever increasing demand for our services, we are now looking for reliable expert relief drivers to join our busy team on a zero hours contract. 

Principal job responsibilities

The vehicles we operate vary in size and purpose, so it is essential you are confident in driving grabs, tippers and delivering or collecting skips in the local area. Primarily the role will require you to cover holiday and sick leave shifts and to help us out during our very busy periods.

Role requirements

Due to the nature of the vehicles involved, our application requirements include:

  • You must be 25 years or over
  • Minimum class C (HGV 2) driving licence
  • 2 years’ HGV driving experience (preferable on tippers/grabs,)
  • Valid driver CPC and Tachograph card
  • Current HIAB ticket with clam shell
  • Confidant  with a manual gearbox

More information and how to apply

For further details or to apply, please email Please include all information relevant to why you would be suitable for the role.

What to look for when choosing concrete in Bournemouth

AMS delivering concrete in Bournemouth

Choosing the best concrete in Bournemouth

When it comes to DIY concrete jobs, there isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. So, whether you’re building a shed base, setting a few fence posts, or laying a new patio, it’s a good idea to keep the following things in mind to ensure you choose the best concrete Bournemouth has to offer.

Tight for time? Call our concrete experts on 01202 579579 opt.3 for advice.

Volumetric vs ready mixed

At Avon Material Supplies (AMS), we operate our own volumetric concrete mixer trucks, as well as organising ready-mix concrete in Bournemouth, and there are pros and cons for both of these options.

Traditionally, tradespeople and contractors have often opted to use ready-mixed concrete that is batched at a plant and then delivered to site using a mixer truck.  This approach is still popular, however, it is worth noting if you order the wrong amount of concrete you are likely to incur additional charges and possibly the inconvenience of not being able to complete the job. 

At AMS Concrete, we are seeing more and more tradespeople, contractors and individuals choose our volumetric service because concrete is mixed to order ‘live’ on site, which means it is at its freshest and the mix can be adjusted in real-time, if required.

The right option for you really depends on the job at hand and your personal preferences. Find out more about volumetric concrete mixers vs. ready mix concrete by reading our recent article here. Alternatively, get in touch and one of our advisors will be happy to help.

Quality of concrete

When investing in concrete for a project, large or small, you want to make sure you’re getting the highest quality product for your money. Whether you’re a professional builder in the local area or you’re working on a DIY project at home, the last thing you want is to be forking out for is costly repairs later down the line because you invested in an inferior product.

To get the best concrete in Bournemouth, be sure to look out for quality products, a choice of mixes and the support of an experienced team. Here at AMS, we are a leading aggregate and building materials supplier in the Bournemouth, Poole and wider Dorset area, and have been for over 25 years. Our concrete mixes are independently ‘strength tested’ to suit almost any application.

Different concrete mixes for the job

From industrial foundations and roadworks, to a brand new patio for the garden, you’ll need to consider which mix is most suitable for your project.

For domestic non-reinforced foundations, look out for the C10/Gen1 mix. If you’re after some new paving for external steps or paths, you might consider PAV1. Whereas if you are creating reinforced foundations for houses and garages we would normally recommend an RC35 mix.

By using volumetric trucks, AMS concrete can mix on-site and dispatch a complete range of different mixes. If you’re not sure what the ideal concrete mix will be for your project, that’s not a problem. Let us know and our team of experts will be happy to advise you.

At AMS Concrete we’re dedicated to providing you with the best concrete and service for your needs.

Bournemouth concrete suppliers

Now you’ve chosen the right concrete for your job, you’ll need to find the best place in Bournemouth to buy it. At AMS, we are leading suppliers of ready mix concrete and volumetric concrete mixer trucks to businesses, construction sites and domestic users in Poole, Bournemouth and the BH postcode area.

For detailed advice tailored to your specific concrete needs, or to place an order, please contact our expert team online or call us on 01202 579579 opt.3. Our team are on hand all day Monday – Friday to answer any of your concrete questions.

Volumetric vs Barrel Mixed Concrete – Which is best for your construction project?

Volumetric mix onsite concrete lorry

Avon Material Supplies now offer volumetric concrete mixer trucks, for onsite concrete orders, to complement the ready mixed concrete services currently offered through AMS Nationwide.

“Volumetric mixers have revolutionised the construction industry and we are pleased to add modern volumetric ‘mix onsite’ concrete delivery trucks to our fleet.” Richard Clarke, Commercial Manager

Our volumetric trucks enable concrete to be mixed ‘live’ at the site, which has advantages for many construction projects, compared with the traditional barrel delivery method. With concrete orders dispatched using barrel trucks, batches are ready mixed at the plant and then delivered to site ready to use, which is OK assuming the volume ordered is spot on and won’t result is under ordering, wastage or part load charges.

With the recent launch of our volumetric mixer service, we thought that it would be helpful to take a look at the important advantages of both mixing methods for different jobs. In this article, we highlight the benefits of each system, to help you better understand whether ready mix or volumetric mixed concrete is best for your needs.

Benefits of ready mix (barrel mixed) concrete

There are some benefits to working with ready mix concrete, depending on the needs of the particular job:

  • Speed – ready mix concrete delivered in barrel trucks is a good choice when time is super critical, as the material can be dispatched instantly upon arrival.
  • Consistent quality – as ready mix concrete is prepared in advance at the plant, rather than onsite as is the case with volumetric, there is less scope for an inconsistent mix to be produced. However, a properly trained operative (as supplied by AMS) will ensure that volumetric mixing is also conducted to the highest standards at-site, to produce a consistently high-quality concrete mix.

Considerations of ready mix concrete

There are some important considerations to bear in mind when working with ready mix concrete, including:

  • Time-limited – depending on the mix, you may only have a couple of hours to use the concrete from the time the batch is mixed at the plant.
  • Cost to return – if unused concrete needs to be returned for disposal this will almost always incur additional costs to the user.
  • Only one mix per batch – you only receive the same mix as was loaded.
  • Requires an accurate estimation to order – as the concrete is mixed in advance, precise ordering is required to ensure you only receive the right amount of concrete for the job.
  • Cannot change the mix design onsite – once batched, the concrete must be dispatched in a ‘as is’ state, which means on-the-spot changes, such as adding additives, is not possible.

Benefits of volumetric mix concrete

Volumetric mixing has revolutionised the industry and offers a number of economic and practical benefits for commercial and domestic projects, these include:

  • Onsite concrete mixing – offers the user the ability to adapt the mix and also ensures the volume of dispatched concrete is correct for its intended application. 
  • No waste – only the concrete that’s needed is mixed, eliminating the potential for waste materials.
  • Larger mixing capacity – volumetric mixers can typically store double the volume of concrete compared with drum mixers.
  • No time limit – with ready mix, there is a time frame within which the concrete needs to be used between mixing at the plant and arriving onsite. Volumetric mixers have no such limitations.
  • Ideal for larger projects – onsite mixing means that the volume mixed can easily be scaled up or down, depending on requirements. Volumetric mixers hold up to twice the volume than traditional drum mixers, which is ideal for large-scale projects.
  • Low minimum orders – AMS Concrete can dispatch as little as 0.4m3 on each visit, which makes it a great solution for smaller jobs because only the amount of concrete required for the job is mixed, avoiding any part load or return charges

Considerations of volumetric mixers

Volumetric mixing also has some important factors to consider, including:

  • Requires space onsite for the truck – concrete mixing trucks are fairly large plant vehicles, which obviously need some room onsite to park up and conduct the mixing.

Overall, volumetric mixers have many benefits and advantages over barrel mixing for most typical commercial and domestic applications.

Ready Mix and Volumetric Mixer Concrete Supplier in Dorset

Avon Material Supplies are leading suppliers of ready mix concrete and volumetric concrete mixer trucks to businesses, construction sites and domestic users in Poole, Bournemouth and the BH postcode area.

To learn more about our concrete services, please contact our expert team online or call us on 01202 579579.

New volumetric trucks coming soon

New volumetric trucks give AMS Concrete a solid foundation

AMS concrete volumetric truck mixers


AMS Concrete will be up and running in the new year

We are pleased to announce that following the purchase of two brand new volumetric trucks, Avon Material Supplies (AMS) will soon be giving its customers the opportunity to order and receive various strengths of high-quality concrete from AMS Concrete.

Our new volumetric trucks will be able to dispense ‘mix onsite’ concrete at homes and construction sites in Poole, Bournemouth and throughout all BH postcodes.

AMS Concrete clients will receive a range of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive prices
  • Onsite mixing to ensure customers are only required to pay for the amount of concrete discharged. MEANING NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR PART LOADS OR WASTAGE
  • Minimum order of just 0.4m3
  • Able to dispatch up to 9m3 concrete per visit
  • The freshest possible concrete because orders are mixed onsite and discharged instantly
  • Full range of concrete mixes available, including C8, C10, C15, C20, C25, C30, C45, Pav 1, Pav 2 and C35 Pump Mix
  • Independently tested and certified concrete strengths

Interested in AMS Concrete?

If you wish to learn more about AMS Concrete and wish to be one of the first to receive prices for concrete deliveries in your area, please call  01202 579579 opt.2

Why can I not put plasterboard in mixed waste skips? Safe plasterboard disposal in Dorset with plasterboard skips

Changing regulations around plasterboard disposal can be confusing. However, whether you are an individual, a tradesperson or are involved in a large construction project, there are clear legal requirements in the UK today that need to be followed to dispose of gypsum-based plasterboard correctly.

In this article, we explain why plasterboard can’t be disposed of in mixed waste skips. We also highlight your options for easy, affordable and safe plasterboard disposal in Dorset, for individuals, businesses and construction contractors.

Why you can’t put plasterboard in mixed waste skips

Plasterboard is typically formed by a layer of gypsum, sandwiched between outer layers of lining paper. It is the gypsum in plasterboard, which is potentially hazardous, that has prompted the Environment Agency to tighten regulations around plasterboard disposal.

Disposing of gypsum alongside biodegradable wastes that can often be found in mixed waste skips may lead to the production of odorous and toxic hydrogen sulphide gas. Separating plasterboard waste into a dedicated plasterboard skip prevents any risks of gypsum materials coming into contact with biodegradable waste.

Safely disposing of plasterboard in plasterboard skips

Legally, any waste containing gypsum materials, such as plasterboard or concrete, should be separated for recovery and recycling wherever possible. Plasterboard skips and plasterboard skip bags provide easy and quick solutions to keep plasterboard separate, ensuring that legal obligations are met and that waste plasterboard is disposed of safely.

Although it is not classed as a hazardous waste, if gypsum is not disposed of correctly it can cause problems for the environment and wildlife.

Safe plasterboard disposal for individuals

Until 2009, the Environment Agency did not specify that separate disposal was a legal requirement for loads where construction waste contained small amounts of sulphate (up to 10%). However, current regulations require that even small amounts of plasterboard should not go to landfill with biodegradable waste. Therefore, to keep the process as simple as possible it’s recommended that plasterboard waste is separated onsite immediately.

AMS Environmental in Dorset offer ‘same day’ plasterboard skips in Bournemouth, Poole and BH postcode areas for individuals, businesses and contractors. For our best plasterboard skip hire prices please call the AMS team on 01202 579579.

Plasterboard skip bags by Easy Bag also offer a quick, easy and affordable way to dispose of your waste plasterboard in Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas. Visit or call Easy Bag on 01202 810935 for more information about skip bags in Dorset.

Plasterboard disposal for businesses

Businesses that fail to dispose of plasterboard properly can be fined by the Environment Agency. Canford Recycling Centre, near Wimborne in Dorset, is a trade waste recycling centre that is licensed to accept a wide range of waste types, including plasterboard and many other hazardous and difficult to dispose of wastes.

Large scale plasterboard disposal

Large scale construction projects are subject to even tighter controls with regards to the waste produced onsite. If your construction project is large enough to require a Site Waste Management Plan, plasterboard disposal will be an important factor that will need to be covered in the plan if plasterboard waste is generated.

Businesses and individuals have a legal ‘duty of care’ to ensure that waste is only passed to an authorised carrier, like Canford Recycling Centre in Dorset.

For further advice on tipping plasterboard waste, please call the waste disposal experts at Canford Recycling Centre on 01202 331560 or email for advice about the waste disposal requirements for your construction project in Dorset.

Quick, easy and safe plasterboard disposal in Dorset

The ‘same day’ plasterboard skip hire service by AMS Environmental provides an affordable, quick and easy service for individuals, businesses and contractors to safely dispose of plasterboard in Bournemouth, Poole and throughout the BH postcode areas. For plasterboard skip hire prices, call AMS Environmental now on 01202 579579.

Plasterboard skip bags also offer a quick, affordable and easy solution to have your plasterboard waste collected in Bournemouth, Poole and BH postcode areas. To find out more about plasterboard skip bag collections, call Easy Bag now on 01202 810935.

For plasterboard disposal in Dorset, Canford Recycling Centre near Wimborne is a licensed disposal facility that accepts plasterboard and a wide range of hazardous wastes including asbestos, electrical waste, oils, paints, aerosols and more. Call the hazardous waste experts for advice on disposing of plasterboard and other construction wastes on 01202 331560.

James Howarth joins the team

James Howarth joins AMS

 ‘Release the Howarth’ Industry expert joins Avon Material Supplies to source new disposal facilities

Highly skilled waste recovery specialist, James Howarth has joined leading Dorset based aggregate and haulage supplier, Avon Material Supplies (AMS) as their Project Development Manager.

This appointment allows AMS to directly benefit from the wealth of knowledge and practical experience James has accrued during his 10 years employment in the senior management teams at two of the UK’s largest waste management organisations. The ‘hands-on’ involvement James has had is underpinned by various accreditations, including; a certificate in NEBOSH, a health, safety & environmental practice and management qualification as well as the industry known certification in Six Sigma Green Belt.

Utilising his unrivaled experience and knowledge of the local area, AMS have high expectations of James securing short and medium to long-term disposal options, which will allow the organisation to recover and reuse waste materials that currently are not recycled at their Canford Inert Recycling facility. 

In addition to researching and opening new disposal channels, James is also expected to play a pivotal role in enhancing the existing strategy AMS relies upon to remain highly successful in the competitive marketplaces that AMS currently operates in. 

“I am excited by the opportunity to work in a fast paced environment where decisions and changes can be quickly implemented to allow Avon Material Supplies to achieve further positive results.” – James Howarth, Project Development Manager

“We are thrilled to have appointed James as our Project Development Manager and believe that his knowledge and enthusiasm will allow us to explore exciting new environmentally conscious opportunities for developing AMS and its large range of products and services.” – Ian Mariner, Managing Director

Founded in 1993, Avon Material Supplies is now in its 25th year of business and is regarded as one of the leading aggregate and haulage suppliers in Dorset, Somerset, and West Hampshire.