With over 30 years of experience and one of the largest Skip and waste management companies in Devon its no surprise we have a bank of satisfied customers.
EMS are the first choice for all your domestic or commercial waste removal requirements and we benefit from an unrivaled level of service.
Our skip hire services cover the whole of Devon, part of Cornwall and Somerset and are part of a definitive waste disposal package that extends across all locations.
We have a great reputation based on our extensive experience and can assist with all aspects of waste management and recycling. We can even help with organising permits from your local authority, and offer expert advice on getting the most from the capacities of our skips. We are licensed waste carriers with an outstanding reputation built on trust, reliability and strong business ethics.
Our family run business prides itself on the level of service we offer and the measures we take for ongoing improvements. Our name is synonymous with professional skip hire but we never let the size of our company or our reputation change the way we approach waste management.
We strongly believe that it’s important to build great relationships with customers and clients, whilst maintaining competitive prices on our skips. All of these things combined is what has our customers returning to use us for skip hire on a repeat basis.
Domestic Skip Hire
Our Domestic skip hire service offers our customers a fast and convenient waste disposal solution. Even if you’ve never hired a skip before its easy and you can use our services for home and garden clearances safe in the knowledge that we’ll always deliver the best advice on capacities, collections and disposals.
We understand that it can be daunting and choosing the right size of skip isn’t always easy, which is why we have a handy size guide on our website so you can compare the sizes and make an easier choice for your convenience.
If you don’t have the space for one of our skips at your home then there’s no need to panic. EMS can advise how to get a permit which then allows our domestic customers position their skip on the roadside for a limited amount of time.
NB. There are certain things you can’t put in your skip.
* Any mattresses placed in a skip or bought into the yard will be charged £20 + VAT each
* Certain types of waste CANNOT be placed in general waste skips under any circumstances.
Including the following:
There are many types of hazardous waste.
The best advice we can offer is that if you’re unsure about anything please give us a call and one of our team can help.
Commercial Skip Hire
When it comes to Commercial skip hire in the Westcountry, EMS offer an unrivaled service. We make site clearance problems easy to manage with a bespoke plan that meets all of your business requirements. We can deliver as many skips as you need to site. When you want them, where you want them and in the capacity required to do the job.
Even if you need multiple deliveries on a daily basis. We have more than a sufficient number of units available to cope with the demand. We can also make multiple daily collections if required.
From a large-scale multiple property development and factory clearances to small-scale waste product from local traders, we collect and dispose of your unwanted waste materials in the most environmentally responsible way possible. We pride ourselves on recycling over 95% of all waste collected at our in house recycling plant in Exeter.
if you would like more information about any of our services please feel free to give one of our team a call.
It’s been another busy month here for us at EMS Waste Services across all three depots. Not that we’re complaining we’ve had some cracking jobs come in for both new and regular clients.
We regularly update our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep our followers up to date with whats going on so we thought we’d also share a bit of a snippet on the website.
If you would like to book a skip you can either give us a call or go to the website where you can use our handy size guide to ensure you get the right size skip for your project. You can also book and pay for your skip online too! We’re all about making life easy for our customers.
So heres what we’ve been up to in May!
Here’s one of our Plymouth jobs! OH DEAR MIGHT HAVE NEEDED A BIGGER SKIP Make sure you get the right size skip for the job or it could cost you! Check out this collection in Plymouth today
Words escape us
HERES HOW NOT TO LOAD A SKIP One of the collections from Torbay today. If you’re unsure what you can put in or how to load give us a call
DID YOU KNOW WE CURRENTLY RECYCLE OVER 95% OF ALL WASTE BROUGHT IN?Well it’s the constant commitment and new equipment that allow us to achieve this!Our new Middleton bailer has been installed at our Exeter transfer station. This will ensure we can recycle more of your waste and continue to divert less material to landfill.
WOW WHAT CAN WE SAY? MARCH HAS BEEN A MANIC ONE! VOLVO HAVE HAD A BUMPER MONTH AND EMS EXETER, PLYMOUTH AND TORBAY YARDS HAVE ALL BEEN KEPT BUSIER THAN EVER!
As you all know we’ve been fortunate enough to continue work as normal throughout the last 12 months. Last March was busy but this one has been absolutely manic! We’ve kept up with demand though and maintained our high standards across all businesses. EMS have been absolutely inundated across all three yards. Delivering and collecting across the whole of the Southwest area.
Here’s a snapshot of whats been keeping us busy!
If you’d like some more information about any of our services including the Volvo side, landfill or skip hire, recycling and waste management give us a call. Our team are always on hand to help and offer advice.
There’s a lot people don’t realise when it comes to disposing of your unwanted commercial waste items. The quickest way by far is to hire a skip, chuck it all in and let us come and take it away.
But you may have been told that there’s certain things you can’t put in your skip. Wood isn’t one of them but its one of the more complex items to recycle and its not quite as basic as you’d think!.
We thought you might want to know a bit more about the process?
HOW IS WOOD RECYCLED?
Well wood is mainly recycled by being reused. It’s such a widely used and versatile material which can be cut to size, sanded, re-painted etc in order to have its appearance drastically changed to suit a wide range of different functions.
From a construction point wood can also be recycled and turned into man-made medium-density fibreboard – MDF as it is commonly known as. This is made by basically compressing and processing different wood residuals.
RECYCLING WOOD WITH EMS
‘Scrap wood’ that’s come from home improvements for example, along with other untreated wood has a number of uses for recycling. It can be chipped and used in compost or mulch or be turned into particleboard or chipboard lumber.
Wood that has been treated, painted, varnished or otherwise finished is not good for recycling. It should also not be burned in a fireplace due to the toxic chemicals found in the wood treatment solutions. You should dispose of this type of wood at your local landfill or recycling centre. We accept this type of wood in a skip or you can bring the waste to the recycling facility in Exeter.
Most construction projects produce some level of wood waste. No matter how big or small the project it is EMS can advise you on the best way to properly dispose of, or recycle wood. If not disposed of properly it can be a harmful action for both your business and the environment.
IF YOUR WORKPLACE PRODUCES ANY WOOD WASTE AND YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WITH IT, READ OUR USEFUL TIPS BELOW ON THE BENEFITS OF RECYCLING:
REDUCE FIRE RISK
Large piles of wood waste close to any property or facility is a huge fire hazard. Idle piles of wood pose tempting to vandals and are a flammable danger that can not only affect your business workplace but also other workplaces or residential areas surrounding.
We’d advise either hiring a skip to keep everything together and away from the buildings and to contact a professional recycling facility like EMS.
We offer the perfect solution to any of the waste disposal needs of your business across the whole of the Southwest and this includes wood. We run an efficient service with trade accounts available and we pride ourselves on the levels of waste we recycle and the positive impact this has on the environment.
PRESERVE NATURAL RESOURCES
As we all know replanting trees takes decades before they reach maturity again. The more we can recycle the less we need to impact on the environment. When you choose to recycle wood waste, you extend the product’s life and reduce the need to cut down more trees
Our team of recycling experts in Exeter, Plymouth and Paignton offer advice on wood disposal. We have a special service for trade customers at our Waste Transfer Station based in Exeter. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about recycling any of your business or domestic waste.
WELL HERE WE GO AGAIN! WHAT CAN WE SAY? LOCKDOWN NUMBER THREE IS UPON US.
After what can only be described as the most bizarre year ever we were really hoping that by now things might have started to return to normal but it appears we were being way to optimistic.
We were one of the fortunate companies that continued to trade as normal during last years chaos and we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers once again for the support you showed us. It was a horrible year for many of us and being separated from our loved ones was the hardest part so we were very grateful to still have some normality regarding work.
SO LOCKDOWN NUMBER 3 HERE WE COME!
Well the good news is that we’re still allowed to keep trading as usual for the majority of the business. So Volvo are still open, the farming and property side and mainly EMS so we’ll be here for all your Skip Hire, Waste Management and Scrap Metal requirements.
Remember you can book your skip online to save time. Just go to the book online button and choose your size and area and we’ll do the rest!
If you need any of our services we are following very strict social distancing guidelines for the safety of both our staff and customers. For further help and advice please give the office a call. We’re always happy to help.
In the meantime stay safe and healthy and lets hope they manage to get this awful virus under control very soon.
WE JUST WANTED TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A SAFE, HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.
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!