The new Middleton Baler to join our already impressive collection is an absolute beauty and will make life a lot easier and much more productive. Purchased from Middleton Engineering in Glastonbury, another family run company.

We pride ourselves on trying to keep business as local as possible and contribute to our own economy.

Check out our ME2R80F Twin Ram Recycling Baler

This baler has the flexibility to manage the widest range of waste materials, including hard plastics from TV and consumer electronics. The twin ram design produces denser and heavier bales.


Middleton Engineering are a unique company that specialises in the waste recycling industry. They understand the demands of the industry are always looking for ways to improve waste baling solutions. Their clients include local authorities, major UK supermarkets and leading distribution centres.

Everything that they make is produced here under one roof. Their design engineers use the latest 3D design software, they have a CNC machining department, large fabrication facilities, service workshops and an extensive storage department housing over 20,000 spare parts for a full range of recycling equipment including their specially designed hydraulic cylinders.

They handle a wide range of projects, ranging from simple refurbishments and service contracts to large scale turnkey installations.

In 2015, Middleton Engineering celebrated 40 years of business. They have a reputation for quality of work, excellent service and design innovation, which has established Middleton Engineering as a major supplying force within the industry, both nationally and worldwide.

Their highly skilled management team and service engineers work in partnership with their clients to ensure projects are completed within the agreed programme, to the highest standards.

In today’s consumer-driven society, we believe, it is the responsibility of the manufacturing community to lead the way in environmental sustainability. Middleton Engineering is committed to an environmentally and socially positive work ethic. We are constantly working to ensure our business ethos is always in keeping with the basic principles of conserving resources. Reducing waste and emissions through recycling and other energy conservation measures.

We are committed to sourcing materials and consumables from suppliers that, like us, follow these ideals, reinforcing our sustainability. Our products are built with these same sustainability ideals in mind. So you know that when you purchase a Middleton Engineering baler, you are supporting a positive commitment to climate protection and preservation through energy efficiency and waste reduction.



A very Merry Christmas to all our customers from the team at Stuarts

A very Merry Christmas to all our customers from the team at Stuarts


Well what can we say? 2020 has possibly been the most bizarre year ever!

We’ve been fortunate enough to continue business as usual but we appreciate that many of our friends, families, customers and colleagues have been affected massively by this horrible virus.

The future is still looking uncertain but we wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all the support and well wishes we have received.  We couldn’t have done it without the support of you all.

Here at Stuarts we pride ourselves on our high levels of customer service and the fact that we’ve been allowed to continue working means we’ve been able to uphold that service.

We will be closing for the festive period at midday on the 24th December and resuming business as usual on the 4th January 2021.

Let’s take advantage of our one day to see loved ones on Christmas Day and stay safe and well.

Here’s to an amazing 2021 for everyone and we look forward to working with you again and really appreciate and value the ongoing support you have shown us.

On behalf of Stuarts team, we hope your festive period is filled with happiness and fun, and we wish you all a very healthy and prosperous New Year!

EMS recognised by Google as one of the top 3 Rubbish removal companies in Exeter!

EMS recognised by Google as one of the top 3 Rubbish removal companies in Exeter!

Wow it’s not every day you get an email like this! We are so pleased to have been recognised as one of the top 3 rubbish removal companies in the Exeter area.

Here at EMS we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and strive to keep improving our service to our customers in anyway we can. Being recognised for our efforts makes all the hard work worthwhile. We thought we’d share this with you as it really is something to be proud of.

Thank you to anyone who has left a positive review for us. We really do appreciate your custom and look forward to working with you all again in the future.

Top 3 Rubbish Removal in Exeter
EMS Waste Services
Unit 9/10 Hill Barton Business Park Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, UK EX5 1DR  
You are now listed as one of the Top 3 Rubbish removal in Exeter.
We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high-quality service in your area of business. Our review team either approved or updated your business listing using our rigorous 50-Point Inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust, cost, and general excellence.

View your business at https://threebestrated.co.uk/rubbish-removal-in-exeter Verify all the data now, if you want to update any of your business information for free, contact us immediately. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of the business information.
Most Important Field: Unique description of your business. Written to appeal to potential customers. Write detailed unique things about your business, that makes you different from other businesses. You can provide Price, High-Resolution Photos (up to 3) and Video in reply to this email. You can also display special discounts. Three Best Rated® was created with a simple goal to find you the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants, health care providers, etc., in your city. We display only businesses that are verified by our team since customers deserve only the best.

That’s not all… Businesses do not pay us to list them ever. You do not pay us for the listing any time. We believe that local businesses provide better and personal services locally. Local businesses know your city better since they live there too. Our policy is free to list because if you can pay to list, then is it really the best business?

It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with you. Share this exciting news!

Melinda Crawford,

EMS promote Recycling and how we can impact on the environment at Farmwise in Devon

EMS promote Recycling and how we can impact on the environment at Farmwise in Devon

EMS at Farmwise

The 2019 Farmwise event was a fun, family-friendly event held in Devon. Its main aim was to educate children (and their parents!) a little more about where food comes from and also how key proper waste recycling is to protect the environment. It was also designed to help enthuse the next generation of farmers coming into the sector and help to emphasise the importance of farming to rural economies. EMS Waste Management was only too happy to attend after being invited down by the event organisers. It not only allowed us to share our expertise around waste management with others but also to help make the event more fun for all.

EMS at Farmwise Devon

On 15th October 2019, one of our experienced drivers headed down to the event in our state-of-the-art skip loader. The organisers had asked us to attend in order to give youngsters more insight into the waste society produces and how essential recycling is for the planet. Once there, our vehicle got lots of positive attention from the kids and also generated lots of questions. Amongst other things, we explained how waste is segregated on the EMS site, how certain materials are dealt with and where they go to be recycled. We also explained how waste can be turned into biomass fuel or other energy sources. Perhaps the biggest hit though was when the children were invited to sit in our truck! This was not only lots of fun but also helped them understand more about the work EMS does and how important it is for the environment.

Waste management services in Exeter and Devon

At EMS Waste Services, we provide reliable and effective waste management across the Devon region. Our professional and affordable service ensures that your waste is collected and dealt with properly.

Get in touch today for more details.

New waste transfer site now fully operational

New waste transfer site now fully operational

Our new waste transfer site in Exeter is running like clockwork

The opening of our new waste transfer site means that we start the New Year in a stronger position than ever to provide our customers with the waste disposal services they need. The new site is now fully operational, quickly processing multiple kinds of waste so that they can be recycled or disposed of appropriately. With a larger capacity than ever before, we are now able to serve more domestic and commercial customers across the South-West. Our fresh site allows us to operate even more efficiently, helping us to keep costs competitive without compromising on the service you receive.

Take advantage of the waste disposal services we offer

Our team provides a complete solution to your waste disposal: from garden clear outs through to large-scale construction waste removal (including the disposal of hazardous waste), we can get the job done.

The main types of waste which we are able to remove are:

– Green waste: this includes lawn trimmings, timber, hedge cuttings and weeds. Drop the waste off directly, or ask us about skip hire for larger quantities.
– Commercial waste disposal: we are able to provide skips in which to deposit your waste, as well as arrange pick-up and collection as required.
– Asbestos and hazardous substances: our team are able to remove asbestos safely and dispose of it appropriately.
– Scrap metal: we pay good money for a variety of scrap metals and can collect from the Exeter/Paignton area.
– Waste recycling: our comprehensive recycling facilities allow us to recycle glass, paper, timber, metal and much more. Currently, more than 90% of the waste which we collect is recycled in some form!

We also offer a huge range of skip hire options, as well as assistance with waste management.

Now that our new waste transfer site is open, we look forward to being able to provide an even better service to our South-West customers.

Confused about what can be recycled?

Confused about what can be recycled?

The things people wrongly assume they can recycle

As a nation, we are now more aware about the damage that we are causing to our planet through the use and disposal of plastic waste.

We are all encouraged to recycle as much as possible but we are still increasingly confused about the types of things that can be recycled. Especially when it comes to plastics.

Here at EMS we want to make things as clear as possible for our customers in Exeter and surrounding areas.



Confusion surrounding plastic recycling

A recent poll published by the Guardian newspaper unearthed just how confused us Britons are about plastic recycling and recycling in general.

The poll found that most of us believe that we can recycle plastics, such as plastic soap dispenser tops, and other items such as used kitchen roll and even wrapping paper. When in fact, none of these things can be recycled in our general household waste bins!

Although eight out of 10 of us now believe that recycling makes a huge difference to the environment, we are still confused about what we can and cannot recycle.

This is simply due to a lack of misunderstanding and misinformation. Ultimately, what this results in is more harm to our planet.


When it comes to recycling on a larger scale we can make things simple for you.


We’ve made a list to help clarify things.

When hiring a skip from EMS you are also hiring our extensive knowledge and expertise.

If there’s something not listed that you’d like to include in your skip please give one of our experts a call. We’re always available to help.



What can be recycled?


Cardboard recycling – Egg boxes, cereal boxes, toilet roll tubes etc

Glass recycling –glass bottles, jars, Windows, Windscreens

Plastic recycling – HDPE(drainage piping/road barriers), LDPE, Farm Plastic, UPVC Window Frames, PET Bags etc

Wood – Palets, off cuts and all general wood waste

Metal – Ferrous and non ferrous

Garden and Green waste – Grass cuttings, leaves and weeds, Christmas trees etc

Inert Waste – Soil and stone


What needs to be done?

Education and information are key, as well as clear and informative packaging.

All plastic packaging should clearly state if it can be recycled, and if not, where it is best placed after use.

Local councils can also play a huge role in alerting people to the relevant information about what items can be recycled, and where they can be recycled.

What is truly shocking is that 79 percent of all plastic waste is still with us, as we are unable to recycle and reuse this type of plastic.

The very clear message here is that so much more needs to be done to ensure that, eventually, we are able to recycle all plastic waste.

To learn more about our designated plastic waste collection and all other recycling services, then please do browse our website or call the office for more information.