Recycling – where the waste goes

Recycling – where the waste goes

Recycling – where the waste goes


At EMS, we understand the growing importance of effective recycling schemes, so we do our best to be a part of the solution, rather than the problem.

Whenever we work with clients, we try to ensure that all recyclables and non-recyclables are separated at source. In turn, this allows us to maintain the highest quality of recycled products.


Doing our bit for the environment


Being based in such a naturally spectacular part of the UK, we know first-hand the dangers that a lack of recycling can do to the environment.

We aim to do our bit to maintain the stunning Devon coastal culture that we all know and love. That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure our waste recycling process is as environmentally friendly as it possibly can be, and we keep Devon’s impact on the environment to a minimum.

This means employing highly trained staff who understand the ins and outs of effective recycling processes, as well as using modern equipment and machinery.

This allows us to deal with waste removal services for small domestic dwellings, as well as larger commercial purposes. We now offer waste management programmes, scrap metal recycling and skip hire, and here are some of what we recycle:

• Wood
• Plastic
• Metal – both ferrous and non-ferrous
• Paper
• Cardboard
• Glass
• Garden and green waste
• Inert waste


What happens to the non-recyclable waste we collect?


Even non-recyclable waste can be put to good use, instead of clogging up local landfills and harming the environment. That’s why the majority of our non-recyclable waste goes to MVV in Plymouth.

They have an EFW CHP facility in Devonport which aims to create sustainable benefits for the local community, such as:

• Their safe and reliable technology allows us here at Bay Skips to avoid our waste going to landfill
• Provides more affordable heat and electricity for homes and businesses across Devon
• By using waste to make energy, it stops the need for more fossil fuels
• Their services reduce the levels of Co2 emitted in Devon every year by 72,000 tonnes. This saves more than 700 hectares of forest, roughly the size of 1,000 football fields.


If you have any waste removal needs and would like to join us in becoming a part of the solution to environmental damage, then get in contact today.

Our friendly staff are on hand to help you find a solution that suits both you and the beautiful Devon countryside.

Some Interesting Recycling Facts!

Did you know?

  • 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
  • 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
  • 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
  • 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
  • Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled.
  • On average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish.
  • As much as 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be composted.
Our new depot in Cornwall is officially open!

Our new depot in Cornwall is officially open!

South West-based Volvo trucks dealership, Stuarts Truck & Bus has opened a new Dealerpoint near Roche in Cornwall.


The recently redeveloped seven-acre site is adjacent to the main A30 expressway at Victoria Business Park and represents a six-figure investment for the company, which covers the entire Devon and Cornwall peninsula with their other established Volvo Dealerpoints in Exeter and Plymouth.




Stuarts Truck & Bus opened the Victoria Dealerpoint on 16th October 2017 when its former site in Redruth was closed.


The new facility offers greatly increased space and includes an eight bay, drive-through workshop neighbouring a fully stocked parts department.

An integral office block contains both the workshop and parts reception desks, in addition to a driver waiting area and welfare facilities.



Justin Fisher and Martin Williams, Sales Directors at Stuarts Truck & Bus, will provide new and used Volvo truck sales for the area.

“Our new Victoria site strengthens our commitment to existing and new Volvo truck and bus customers in Cornwall,” reports Ryan Stuart, Operations Director at Stuarts Truck & Bus, adding “We are scheduled to have an Authorised Testing facility (MOT) bay open soon and the feedback from the local community has been extremely positive. People are pleased to see investment in the Cornish economy.”

Depot manager, Chris Knowd heads up the team at Victoria Dealerpoint, which offers a full Volvo service facility that includes a tachograph centre, Volvo Action Service 24-hour breakdown cover and pre-MOT checking, including roller brake testing. The well-equipped workshop also includes two full length inspection pits and vehicle hoists.

“The new Victoria Dealerpoint offers us a much increased capacity in addition to a more convenient location. Most of our customer base will literally pass the door when using the A30. At present our opening hours are day-shift based, but our intention is to move to 7am to 11pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings as soon as possible,” declares Ryan Stuart.

In 2004 Stuarts took over the Volvo Dealerships at Saltash and Redruth followed by the start of new and used Volvo truck sales in 2013, after decades of operating a service and repair franchise.
“Those additional properties and the start of truck sales really changed the way we did business,” recalls Ryan Stuart. “We are now pushing towards 30 per cent market share for Volvo Trucks in Devon and Cornwall and our goal is continue and grow our position as the strongest truck dealership representation in South West England.”