Our History

EMS Waste Services is a family run business with family values running through the Company from Director to Operator, focusing heavily on service, image and customer commitment.

Welcome to EMS Waste Management and Skip Hire. Part of the Stuart Group, EMS is a leading waste management company providing turn key solutions for business. Providing bespoke waste management solutions for industry our clients trust us to provide the right solution first time every time.

 

 

The EMS Waste Services story dates right back to the 1940s, when Mr Alf Stuart bought a second-hand Dodge and began to transport cattle. From here, a family business was born.

By the time that brothers, Roy and Ross, were leaving school, the business had expanded enough to bring them on board and sales were thriving.

In 1968 the Stuarts were one of the first to buy one of the brand new Volvo F88s, marking their growth and the success of the cattle haulage operation. They used the F88 to pull the first double deck articulated cattle transporter in Great Britain, which was designed by Roy and Ross Stuart

In 1977 they were ready to expand again – opening a new garage repair business, Stuart’s Commercials, which became the official Volvo Truck Dealer for Devon.

Volvo photo shoot

By the 1980s, Stuart’s was ready to move out of the cattle haulage business and began growing their fledgling storage business – boosted unexpectedly by the Miner’s Strike of 1984.The enterprising family didn’t stop there however and by the end of the 80s, Roy had opened up an Inert Landfill Site at Hill Barton, spotting future growth opportunities in waste management.

In 1990 Roy’s son Troy joined the partnership to manage the Arable and Farm contracting.

Volvo photo shoot
Volvo photo shoot

This left Roy responsible for buying and managing the Beef units. Each year over 2500 cattle are finished providing Top Quality Beef to suppliers

Building on earlier success, the Stuarts’ garage business took over the Volvo Dealerships at Saltash and Redruth in Cornwall in 2004, relocating the Saltash depot to a new workshop in Plymouth and investing in improvements at the Redruth site.

Volvo photo shoot
Volvo photo shoot

The next milestone was during the summer of 2009. The recycling side of the business was hotting up, and the Stuarts acquired EMS Waste Services Ltd . Between 2012 and 2015 they brought Devon contract waste skips, AJS skips, ASAP skip hire and Bay skip into the fold, along with a new scrap site, strengthening the range of services offered to Devon customers.

2013 saw the introduction of a Vehicle operating Standards Authority (VOSA) Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) unit with two lanes at Hill Barton Business Park, Exeter which will eventually replace VOSA’s Facility in Exeter. This was fully operational by July 2013 and now
Stuart’s Truck and Bus services cover the entire South West peninsula, spanning Bridgwater, Bridport and through to Land’s End.

Volvo photo shoot
Volvo photo shoot

Stuarts acquire Dusty Bin, County skips and a couple of small, local Skip companies. This further increased the coverage of the skip company with transfer stations in Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth. EMS now operates 40 lorries employs over 120 staff and processes over 150,000T of the South West’s waste.

The Future

Never sitting still, the Stuarts are now looking to the future of renewable energy and have secured planning permission to build a new waste to energy plant. This will incinerate waste for electricity generation rather than sending it to landfill – reducing greenhouse gas emissions and recovering valuable energy.

Welcome to EMS Waste Management and Skip Hire. Part of the Stuart Group, EMS is a leading waste management company providing turn key solutions for business. Providing bespoke waste management solutions for industry our clients trust us to provide the right solution first time every time.

 

 

The EMS Waste Services story dates right back to the 1940s, when Mr Alf Stuart bought a second-hand Dodge and began to transport cattle. From here, a family business was born.

By the time that brothers, Roy and Ross, were leaving school, the business had expanded enough to bring them on board and sales were thriving.

In 1968 the Stuarts were one of the first to buy one of the brand new Volvo F88s, marking their growth and the success of the cattle haulage operation. They used the F88 to pull the first double deck articulated cattle transporter in Great Britain, which was designed by Roy and Ross Stuart

In 1977 they were ready to expand again – opening a new garage repair business, Stuart’s Commercials, which became the official Volvo Truck Dealer for Devon.

Volvo photo shoot

By the 1980s, Stuart’s was ready to move out of the cattle haulage business and began growing their fledgling storage business – boosted unexpectedly by the Miner’s Strike of 1984.The enterprising family didn’t stop there however and by the end of the 80s, Roy had opened up an Inert Landfill Site at Hill Barton, spotting future growth opportunities in waste management.

Volvo photo shoot

In 1990 Roy’s son Troy joined the partnership to manage the Arable and Farm contracting.

Volvo photo shoot

This left Roy responsible for buying and managing the Beef units. Each year over 2500 cattle are finished providing Top Quality Beef to suppliers

Volvo photo shoot

Building on earlier success, the Stuarts’ garage business took over the Volvo Dealerships at Saltash and Redruth in Cornwall in 2004, relocating the Saltash depot to a new workshop in Plymouth and investing in improvements at the Redruth site.

Volvo photo shoot

The next milestone was during the summer of 2009. The recycling side of the business was hotting up, and the Stuarts acquired EMS Waste Services Ltd . Between 2012 and 2015 they brought Devon contract waste skips, AJS skips, ASAP skip hire and Bay skip into the fold, along with a new scrap site, strengthening the range of services offered to Devon customers.

Volvo photo shoot

2013 saw the introduction of a Vehicle operating Standards Authority (VOSA) Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) unit with two lanes at Hill Barton Business Park, Exeter which will eventually replace VOSA’s Facility in Exeter. This was fully operational by July 2013 and now
Stuart’s Truck and Bus services cover the entire South West peninsula, spanning Bridgwater, Bridport and through to Land’s End.

Volvo photo shoot

Stuarts acquire Dusty Bin, County skips and a couple of small, local Skip companies. This further increased the coverage of the skip company with transfer stations in Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth. EMS now operates 40 lorries employs over 120 staff and processes over 150,000T of the South West’s waste.

The Future

Never sitting still, the Stuarts are now looking to the future of renewable energy and have secured planning permission to build a new waste to energy plant. This will incinerate waste for electricity generation rather than sending it to landfill – reducing greenhouse gas emissions and recovering valuable energy.

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EMS WASTE SERVICES EXETER

Hill Barton Business Park
Sidmouth Road
Clyst St Mary
Exeter
EX5 1DR

Tel: 01395 233 748

Email: info@emswasteservices.co.uk

Emergency Mobile:
Jack Stuart – 07814 731 526
Jason Parsons – 07814 661 459

 

OPENING TIMES

EMS Exeter

Monday - Friday opening hours for Weighbridge 07:00 – 17:00
Saturdays 07:30 – 12:00
Monday - Friday opening hours for the Office 07:00 – 17:30

Saturdays 07:30 - 12:00

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EMS WASTE SERVICES PLYMOUTH

Unit 1,
6 Central Ave, Ind Est,
Ivybridge
Devon
PL21 9PE

Tel: 01752 691169

Email: info@emsplymouth.co.uk

Emergency Mobile:
Jack Stuart – 07814 731 526

OPENING TIMES

EMS Plymouth

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Saturdays - 08:00 - 12:00

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BAY SKIPS PAIGNTON

2 Blackthorn Way
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 7QY

 

Tel: 01803 526 777

Email: sales@bayskips.co.uk

Emergency Mobile:
Jack Stuart - 07814 731 526
Jesse – 07525 669 159

 

OPENING TIMES:

Bay Skips Paignton

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Saturdays - 08:00 - 12:00

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* Please note - American Express is only accepted when paying via PayPal. We do not accept American Express when paying direct.