Concrete skip hire, here is what you need to know

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Everything you need to know about concrete skip hire

Concrete skip hire is a popular option for homeowners who are making large-scale structural changes to their home, or by businesses and tradespeople that take on building projects.

Outlined below are some frequently asked questions regarding concrete skip hire and placing waste concrete in skips.

What size skips do you offer for concrete waste?

Concrete is a heavy inert waste, therefore, due to lifting restrictions our concrete skip hire service is only available using 6-yard ‘builders’ skips.  

Depending on the volume of waste concrete you need collecting, a single 6 yard skip may be ideal because it can hold the equivalent of 60 black bin bags.  

For larger clearances, you can easily hire multiple skips. Or alternatively if required, AMS can provide roro (roll on roll off) containers or collections using grab lorries and tipper trucks.

For further advice contact our expert sales team on 01202 579579 opt. 2, who will be happy to provide advice over the phone or pop out for a free site visit.

What if I also need to dispose of other waste types?

We do offer the option of mixed waste skips, but please remember that you will save money by segregating your waste and disposing of each type separately.  

If you don’t have enough concrete or rubble to fill up a whole skip, you could consider our skip bag service. This simple low-cost solution will allow you to dispose of up to 1 tonne of waste in each bag, which is collected using one our grab lorries. For more information on our skip bag services, please visit our sister website, easy-bag.co.uk.  

What happens to my concrete once I’ve ‘skipped’ it?

Once collected, your concrete skip will be tipped off at Canford Inert Facility where 100% of the waste concrete will be recycled. This is thanks to our relationship with Commercial Recycling and the market-leading crushing, screening and washing plant machinery they use to create recycled aggregates.

In most cases, concrete waste will be crushed down and reused within the base layers of various local building and landscaping projects… so you know you’re doing your part for the environment!

How much will concrete skip hire cost?

Costs can vary depending on if you are planning to just dispose of concrete, or if you are using a mixed waste skip.

If you are just looking for rubble or concrete skip hire, then the cost is likely to be around 50% less than the cost of hiring a mixed waste skip. For our best rates please call our sales team on 01202 579579 opt. 2.

Please note, hire costs will differ depending on your location, so please have your postcode to hand when enquiring about prices.

Did you know our skip hire prices include a 2 week hire period? This way you can take your time filling the skip during your home renovations or building project.

Where can AMS deliver skips for concrete?

We regularly deliver our skips to most BH postcodes, including Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne. Avon Material Supplies also have the benefit of being able to offer same day and next day delivery (STA). Get yours today!  

How do I order a concrete skip for hire?

Our concrete skip order process is simple and to request please call our sales team on 01202 579579 opt.2 to discuss your options.

Helping the businesses and residents of Dorset, one 5-star review at a time

Positive feedback for AMS

Helping the businesses and residents of Dorset, one 5-star review at a time

Recently, at random we asked our clients for feedback on the various services AMS offer in the local area! The results have been fantastic and our Avon Material Supplies Facebook page is now full of wonderful 5* reviews, which have kindly been submitted by various AMS clients.  

It’s all about the aggregates!

From topsoil to building sand and crushed concrete, our aggregate deliveries across Dorset and West Hampshire are particularly popular with both homeowners and businesses. See for yourself below;

“Very good service, one of the best value for money we found when looking. Would definitely recommend and use again.” – Stephanie, reviewed on 25th April 2018

“The AMS team were professional, polite and provided expert advice. The ordering process was extremely efficient. From my initial enquiry through to the delivery of the aggregates ordered, everyone at AMS was genuinely pleasant and happy to help. We now have a beautiful gravel path.” – Gina, reviewed on 6th April 2018

“The sales team I deal with all seem very pleasant and exceptionally helpful. Nothing is ever a drama. Timescales are always pretty accurate, and the drivers are always on time and nice to work with while they deliver the product whether it’s a few tons of hardcore or a full load of concrete. Prices are competitive too.” – Daniel, reviewed on 4th April 2018

Affordable and reliable skip hire!

With various skip options to choose from, we’ve got something for everyone. Look at what our customers have to say;

“Skip delivered on time, driver very helpful and positioned the skip so easy for us to fill. Rang up during the day and collected same day. Well done.” – Matthew, reviewed on 21st February 2018

“Great service, skip was delivered the next day and after filling it up within 2 hours, we had it picked up the following morning. Very efficient! Thanks so much!”– Georgie, reviewed on 27th October 2017

Need more convincing?

Avon Material Supplies is one of the leading suppliers of construction aggregates, grab & tipper trucks and skip hire in Bournemouth, Poole and throughout Dorset and West Hampshire. We pride ourselves on providing great customer experience, take a look at our Facebook page to read all our 5-star reviews.

If you have any questions about any of our services or wish to make a booking, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our sales team on 01202 579579 or email us at enquiries@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk.

Where can I find skip hire in Bournemouth and Poole?

Hiring a skip in and around Bournemouth

If you are a business, contractor or individual looking for skip hire in Bournemouth and Poole, then you’re in the right place! At AMS (Avon Material Supplies), we offer a comprehensive skip hire service which is suitable for a variety of waste management needs.

What size skips do we offer?

Our skip hire service in Bournemouth and Poole includes the following size skips:

  • 6 yard skips – equivalent to 60 black bin bags*
  • 8 yard skips – equivalent to 80 black bin bags*
  • 12 yard skips – equivalent to 120 black bin bags*

*Please note these figures are estimations and meant for guidance only. For further help with ordering the correct sized skip, please call our friendly team on 01202 810938.

If you’re looking for something larger, we can provide RoRo container hire and grab and tipper truck site clearances, for more information speak to our sales team.

Where can I find skip hire in Bournemouth and Poole? Skip hire serviceBenefits of using skips from AMS

We offer a complete skip hire service in the local area that covers all aspects, including the provision of off-road permits and supplying safety cones, lamps and/or signage, if necessary.

In most cases, we can offer same day deliveries of skips in Bournemouth and Poole, and filled skips can normally be collected or exchanged on next day basis (STA). Also, skip hire can be organised on an ad-hoc basis or as part of a scheduled waste management package.

Read our top tips for choosing a skip in our latest blog here >>

Waste types collected by our skip hire in Bournemouth

In Poole and Bournemouth, we can collect skips filled with a vast range of different wastes. Waste streams we collect in skips on a daily basis include:

  • Mixed waste
  • Plasterboard
  • Wood waste
  • Garden / green waste
  • Commercial and industrial waste
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Inert waste (8 yard & 12 yard skip hire not available for this waste type)
  • Clean concrete (8 yard & 12 yard skip hire not available for this waste type)

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Get in touch with our team to find a suitable waste management solution for you. Call us on 01202 810938.

How much is skip hire in Bournemouth?

We aim to provide very competitive prices, therefore we ask you to contact us directly to get a quote. Please call us on 01202 810938.

Learn more about Skip hire in Bournemouth and Poole or book your skip today.

What can I put in a skip?

Before hiring a skip through Avon Material Supplies you should consider what waste you need to be removed… is it all one type? Is it recyclable? Can it be segregated into separate skips or containers to save money?

What are common waste types accepted in AMS skips?

The skips we provide are suitable for use in the disposal of most residential and commercial waste types. Skips we hire out on a daily basis are often filled with one, or a combination of the following wastes:  

For more information, view our brochure here.

What can’t go in AMS skips?

Most waste streams are allowed in our mixed waste skips. However, some are required by law to be segregated and treated in a special manner, these include;

  • Plasterboard
  • Hazardous waste (batteries, WEEE, fluorescent bulbs, chemicals, paint etc. See the full list here)
  • Asbestos
  • Liquid waste
  • Electrical items / WEEE waste

If you require a waste collection service for any of the above, please give us a call on 01202 810938 or email enquiries@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk and we can provide alternative solutions.

Save the environment (and your bank balance) by segregating…

We can offer reduced rates of skip hire if you know you are only throwing out one type of waste stream, or if you are happy to hire multiple containers so waste can be separated into different ‘dedicated’ containers on-site. By segregating your waste, if it can be recycled, it is far more likely to be recovered and diverted from landfill.

Did you know that the UK is targeted to recycle at least 50% of household waste by 2020?* Stats from 2016 show we recycle just over 45%, but you can help do your part by simply segregating your waste properly when hiring a skip from Avon Material Supplies.  See the governement website here

Where does my waste go?

Once you’ve finished with your skip, our team will collect it on a day that suits you and we will take it to our recycling site near Wimborne in Dorset (please note certain hazardous wastes may be taken directly to a specialist facility). As well as mixed waste, they accept hazardous waste, so you can rest assured your waste will be segregated and recycled where possible. You can find out more about the recycling facility here.

Canford Recycling Centre regularly achieves recycling rates of over 80%.

Order your skip today

If you are ready to order a skip, the team at AMS are on hand to assist you with any enquiries you have. There are various different sizes of skip available, which will suit most requirements, and if you need something a little bigger we’ve also got the solution.

Give us a call on 01202 810938 or email us at enquiries@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk.

Things to keep in mind when filling and hiring a skip

Hiring a skip as part or all of your waste management solution is a convenient and affordable way to remove your unwanted waste. Whether it’s to finish a garden project that’s been going on a little too long, removing waste from a recent renovation project or your moving offices, it’s important to keep in mind a few pointers for when you are hiring and filling your skip.

Are you a size 6, 8 or 12?

We’re not talking about your clothes size, when hiring a skip, we offer 3 different sized skips, a 6 yard (sometimes refer to as a builders skip), 8 yard and 12 yard. It is important to think carefully about the size of skip you require because you don’t want to be left in a situation where you can’t fit all your waste into the skip you have ordered. Or equally as bad, you hire a larger sized skip when a smaller one would be perfect for the amount of waste you have to dispose of. If you are unsure and would like guidance, please contact our team who will be happy to provide you with advice on skip sizes to help you choose the right skip to hire.  

Keep us in the loop

Some customers find they hire a skip with us and within a day it’s already filled and we are picking it up again the next day. We understand that this isn’t the case for everyone, and we won’t charge more, regardless if you need to keep it for 2 days or for up to 2 weeks. All we ask is that you keep us in the loop, so once you know when it will be filled, we can schedule our team to pick it up ASAP.

We also appreciate understanding beforehand what your delivery situation will be like. Key information that can make delivering your skip easier could include; what is the access like, where would you like the skip situated, should someone be contacted shortly before the skip is delivered etc. This sort of information helps us to plan in advance to make the whole process of hiring a skip as seamless as possible.

Segregating is saving!

Did you know you can save some money by hiring the correct skip? If you’re only getting rid of one type of waste, let us know, and your quote will likely be cheaper. The reason for this is that it makes it easier when it comes to processing and if possible recycling the waste. For example, If you know the majority of your waste is going to be rubble or brick waste, then it is cheaper to hire an inert waste skip, plus an Easy ‘Skip’ Bag for those extra (non-inert) bits than paying for a mixed waste skip.

Understand exactly what you can put in your skip

It can be a costly mistake if additional charges are applied to your skip hire because the skip is found to contain items that are not permitted within the skip type you have hired. To avoid any unwanted expense, please contact our team who will be pleased to provide a full list of common waste types that can and can’t be placed in a skip. For example, mixed waste skips cannot be used to dispose of electrical items, liquid waste or hazardous materials, such as; aerosols, gas bottles, pesticides or TVs. Also, Plasterboard waste is also not permitted in mixed waste skips because by law it must be disposed of separately.

Speak to our team!

If you have any other questions about hiring a skip from Avon Material Supplies, our team are more than happy to discuss your options with you. You can contact us by calling 01202 810938 or via email here.

 

Who are you going to call?

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As an AMS account holder, you are entitled to order services from our associated company Commercial Recycling.

Commercial Recycling operates low cost, easy access disposal facilities in Wimborne, Dorset and Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet in Somerset.  

Each site benefits from convenient opening hours, hard surfaces throughout and is fully licensed to accept all common waste streams. In addition, Canford Recycling centre is able to accept a wide spectrum of hazardous wastes including asbestos, waste oils, clinical waste and much more.

Who are you going to call? See the full list of Useful contacts at AMS and CRL.

Visit our sites:

Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Off Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 3BW
T: 01202 331560
Opening hours: All day Monday – Friday and Saturday mornings

Southwood Recycling Centre, Evercreech, Nr. Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 6LX
T: 01749 830889
Opening hours: All day Monday – Friday

Learn more about Commercial Recycling services >>

For further information get in touch, see the full list of Useful contacts at AMS and CRL.

Teddy Rocks choose AMS as one of their waste management partners

Teddy Rocks festival homepage

AMS provides event waste Management at Teddy Rocks

As a leading provider of waste management solutions in the south, AMS Environmental Services is well known for assisting individuals, tradesman and businesses with all their skip, skip bag and roro (rollonoff) container needs.

On top of AMS’ usual workload, they often help to manage the waste at a number of Dorset events, which in the past has included The Bestival Festival. During 2018, in addition to providing event waste management at a number of smaller events, AMS are pleased to be one of the official waste and recycling partners for Teddy Rocks Festival in Blandford, Dorset.

Teddy Rocks Festival

The festival, which is taking place in May 2018, is a leading rock festival held to raise funds for local children’s cancer charity, Teddy20.

The charity was founded by Tom Newton and his family after he lost his 10 year old brother Ted to a very rare bone cancer. Newton’s friends then organised a gig to raise money for the charity and since 2011 the music event has grown in size and popularity year on year resulting it becoming a rewarding fundraiser!

In 2017 the festival was moved to a larger site which facilitated car parking, camping and 4 epic stages and successfully raised £76,000! The event will be returning to Charisworth Farm in 2018 and AMS will be there to assist with the event’s waste management.

AMS Event Waste Management

As an official waste and recycling partner at Teddy Rocks, AMS are providing roro (rollonoff) containers which will be used to help manage the waste being placed in wheelie bins located at the festival. This approach, coupled with a team of volunteer litter pickers, should ensure the site is kept clean and all waste is safely stored prior to being transported and disposed of at a local recycling centre.  

“It’s great to be a part of such a special event; I myself love live music and it makes it even better knowing all the proceeds are going to Teddy20” Quote from AMS Sales Manager, Stuart Mariner.

Not sure what a roro is?

Roros, often known as rollonoff containers are large metal skip containers that commonly range is size from 15 -50 yards. Due to their size, they are ideal for storing and transporting large volumes of lightweight bulky waste, such as cardboard and packaging materials.  Learn more about our RoRo lorries >>

To learn more about AMS’ event waste management services, please get in touch with our expert team! https://www.avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk/AMS/index.php/event-waste-management/

Everything you need to know about hiring a grab truck near you

AMS 8 wheel grab truck

All you need to know about grab truck hire in Bournemouth and Poole

As the operator of one of the largest grab truck fleets in Dorset, we are busy every day grabbing waste in Poole, Bournemouth and throughout the BH postcode areas.

Our choice of grab trucks allows us to service businesses, construction sites and residential properties of most sizes.

Choosing the correct grab truck hire service, what to consider?

When it comes to grab lorry hire, it’s essential to choose the correct sized vehicle because waste collections are charged on a per load basis. Therefore hiring a larger truck than what is required will simply cost you more money.

Carrying capacity – how much waste do you need collecting?

The approximate carrying capacities of our grabs are as follows:

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

Placement of the waste to be grabbed?

For a waste pile to be safely removed it must be situated in a position the chosen grab lorry can reach and ideally in a location clear of any overhead obstacles. If you unsure what space our grab trucks require to operate in, please call our friendly transport team on 01202 579579.

What are the reaches of our grab lorries?

  • 4 wheeler – approximately 7 metres reach
  • 6 wheeler – approximately 5 metres reach when alongside material or waste
  • 8 wheeler – approximately 12 metres reach

Waste being grabbed?

Mixed site, household or commercial waste are amongst the most expensive waste types to have collected. Whereas clean inert materials, such as broken concrete, are the least expensive. We, therefore, advise our customers to segregate their waste if possible because it will not only save them money but will aid us when recycling the materials.

To help make the process of segregation as simple as possible, we can provide separate skips and skip bags to manage waste you don’t wish to have grabbed.  

The waste streams we commonly collect using our grab lorries are:

  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Mixed, general household waste
  • Green / garden waste
  • Inert waste
  • Concrete / hardcore

Location of site, business or home

We cover all BH postcodes and are in the following areas most days. Please note our rates do vary for certain postcodes, so for the best prices please contact our sales team on 01202 810938 for a quote.

Daily grab truck hire services available in:

  • Bournemouth
  • Poole
  • Parkstone
  • Wimborne
  • Ferndown
  • Ringwood
  • Upton
  • Hamworthy
  • Sandbanks

Further information and assistance

If you require any further information or guidance on hiring a grab truck, please contact our friendly team on 01202 810938.

Download our new Handy Guide

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What can you do for me?

This is s a question we are often asked, and with the answer sometimes being longer than the individual posing the question expected, we have decided to create a simple handy guide.

The new A5 ‘Handy Guide’ provides an introduction to the principal AMS services, which are grab & tipper truck hire, aggregate supplies, and skip hire & skip bags.

Download your handy guide here.

If you require further information or wish to order any of our services, please contact our friendly team on 01202 810938.

Opening hours for Christmas 2017

Our sites, transport operation and brokerage service have adjusted opening hours over the festive period. To aid our valued customers during the Christmas period, we have pulled together the opening/closing hours for each part of our business.

Please find our festive opening hours here.

If you or your business would like further clarification or information, please get in touch with our team. Call us on 01202 579579 or email us at enquiries@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk.

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