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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

AMS handy guide on Iphone

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.

Ordering aggregates in bulk bags

Aggregates in bulk bags

Bagged aggregates – collections and local deliveries

Do you require aggregates for your next construction or renovation project in Dorset? If you do Avon Material Supplies are now able to supply its range of primary and recycled aggregates in bulk bags.  

What are bulk bags?

Bulk bags, sometimes referred to as builders bags or 1 tonne bags, are heavy duty bags that can hold up to 1 tonne of material. They are frequently used in DIY projects and on building sites with limited space, or where the required aggregate is only needed in a small amount.

What aggregates can be supplied in bulk bags?

aggregate in bulk bag being lifted Our entire range of primary and recycled aggregates can be placed in bulk bags. The most popular materials we sell in builders bags are:

To see the full range of AMS aggregates, please visit the ‘Materials’ section of our website.

Unsure on the best aggregate for your project and how much to purchase?

We can offer you a sample of any aggregate that you are thinking of purchasing

To receive samples of our primary and recycled aggregates, please contact our on-site team on 01202 579579 or email enquires@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk.

Estimating the number of builders bags required to complete your task can sometimes be difficult. Our staff can complete an estimation calculation for you, simply call 01202 810938 and let us know the width, length and depth of the area you wish to fill.

Local deliveries and on-site collections available

Our bagged aggregates can be collected directly from the Inert Facility at Canford Recycling Centre by businesses or tradespeople with the appropriate vehicle at their disposal. The site is open all day Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings, but please note all bagged collections must be pre-booked, to do this please call our on-site team on 01202 579579.  

Alternatively, our extensive grab truck fleet can complete bag deliveries throughout the BH postcode area, Monday to Friday. To see prices or for online orders, please visit our sister website, easy-bag.co.uk

Orders and further advice

To place an order or for further information about our aggregates in bags, please call 01202 810938 and we’d be happy to help answer any questions you have or assist you in ordering.

 

Choose AMS for your event waste management

Choose AMS for your event waste management!

With the festival season now over for another year, as a show organiser you will already be thinking about next summer’s event.

Amongst the many things you and your team will be organising, one of your key considerations will surely be how to better manage the waste that the event will generate.

In recent years we have invested in our staff and infrastructure to allow our organisation to provide a comprehensive range of waste management solutions throughout Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire.  

Our flexible festival waste management services can be tailored to suit the needs of the organiser and their event. Typically, we will provide waste containers and collection services for principal waste streams, including:

  • General waste
  • Food waste
  • Bulk waste
  • Recyclable waste

Containers and collections AMS can provide include:

AMS at Bestival 2017

We recently worked with Critical Waste at Bestival music festival in South West England to provide the organisers with a fully managed waste disposal solution. Onsite we provided and serviced a number of waste containers as part of the ‘Keep Bestival Tidy’ recycling scheme, which was implemented to ensure high recycling levels could be achieved.

Did you know? At Glastonbury Festival in 2015, there was an estimated 1,650 tonnes of waste left behind. This includes, abandoned tents, cans, plastic bottles, food and gazebos!*

Talk to our event waste management team

As every event planner will know, organising a festival is hard work, but we can take the stress out of your hands when it comes to the waste. For more information on our one-off festival and event waste management solutions, give our friendly team of experts a call on 01202 810938 or email us on enquiries@avonmaterialsupplies.co.uk.

*https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/01/glastonburys-rubbish-green-ethos-ruin-festival-worthy-farm-tents

Latest brochures for AMS services

New AMS brochures

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 small 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: 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.