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:
- Mixed waste
- Construction & demolition waste
- Garden & green waste
- Commercial & industrial waste
- Soil, rubble & brick waste
- Clean concrete
- Wood waste
- Asbestos waste (this waste must be disposed of separately and therefore cannot be placed in a mixed waste skip)
- Plasterboard (this waste must be disposed of separately and therefore cannot be placed in a mixed waste skip)
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;
- Hazardous waste (batteries, WEEE, fluorescent bulbs, chemicals, paint etc. See the full list here)
- Liquid waste
- Electrical items / WEEE waste
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.