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Commercial waste collection Devon

Companies in Devon can benefit from lower commercial waste costs by segregating waste and arranging for separate collections of the following waste streams:

<h3>Commercial recycling Devon</h3>

Commercial recycling Devon

Engaging with local mixed recycling collection services can efficiently recycle paper, plastics and glass waste, significantly lowering the cost of disposing of general business waste. Benefit from various recycling centres in north and south Devon.

<h3>Hazardous waste disposal Devon</h3>

Hazardous waste disposal Devon

Companies, including Molton Brown, a luxury beauty company based in Devon, benefit from hazardous waste collection to ensure the chemicals used in producing their products are appropriately managed.

<h3>Confidential waste disposal</h3>

Confidential waste disposal

Devon Contract Waste’s Data Destruction Centre on the Lee Mill Industrial Estate ensures that all Devon businesses that rely on strict data protection have a solution.

<h3>Commercial food waste in Devon</h3>

Commercial food waste in Devon

Devon hosts Ixora Energy, which manages Anaerobic Digestion facilities across the county. Commercial food waste collected in Devon is delivered to these facilities to generate biofuel.

<h3>Commercial glass recycling Devon</h3>

Commercial glass recycling Devon

Commercial glass waste is a precious commodity, and it can be recycled without losing quality. Businesses in Devon that arrange for separate glass collections benefit from reduced costs or even waste rebates.

<h3>Commercial cardboard recycling in Devon</h3>

Commercial cardboard recycling in Devon

Devon County Council offers a cardboard recycling scheme that allows small businesses to dispose of cardboard waste at public recycling centres, including Barnstaple, Seven Brethren and Bideford.

Business waste in Devon

According to Devon Delivers, Devon’s economy is bigger than that of Britain’s second-biggest city Manchester. Devon’s businesses span various sectors, with a Fintech hub in Exeter, a large tourism industry on the North and South coasts, and a significant agricultural sector inland.

In this section, we’ll cover some of the key waste management challenges for Devon’s most common companies:

<h3>Cafe waste management Devon</h3>

Cafe waste management Devon

Devon is home to the Devonshire Cream Tea, and the tourism industry supports hundreds of cafes, coffee shops, and tearooms across the county.

Review our in-depth guide to cafe waste solutions and explore waste collection quotes for your cafe today.

<h3>Restaurant waste collection Devon</h3>

Restaurant waste collection Devon

Devon is a top destination for foodies, famous for its local produce and seafood. The county currently boasts three Michelin-starred restaurants.

Compare Devon’s restaurant waste collections to find the most affordable options for food waste, mixed recycling, and general business waste collections.

<h3>Pubs waste management Devon</h3>

Pubs waste management Devon

Devon’s coastal villages attract millions of tourists each year. These villages maintain their traditional village pubs, often serving food sourced from local farmers and fishermen.

Devon’s pub landlords need to manage large volumes of glass waste. Local waste providers offer regular commercial glass waste collections at significantly lower prices than general business waste.

Commercial waste providers in Devon

Businesses in Devon have a variety of options for managing their commercial waste. In our guide to business waste in Devon, we cover: We Compare Devon’s trusted commercial waste collection providers:

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Devon Contract Waste</a></h3>

Devon Contract Waste

Devon Contract Waste (DCW) are waste management experts operating across Devon and Cornwall. DCW offers flexible services, providing wheelie bins, skips, and hazardous waste drums to store a wide range of segregated waste streams.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Coastal Recycling</a></h3>

Coastal Recycling

Coastal Recycling is an employee-owned waste management company based in Exeter that offers bespoke waste management services across Devon. Coastal Recycling provides customers with a dedicated account manager and detailed waste reporting as standard.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Biffa</a></h3>


Biffa is Britain’s best-known waste provider. They offer a range of business waste and recycling collections across Devon, including hazardous waste collection. Biffa operates from hubs in Newton Abbot and Crownhill, on the outskirts of Plymouth.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Peake</a></h3>


Peake is one of the oldest waste disposal companies in the South West of England, dating back to 1846. Peake specialises in the collection of Hazardous, clinical waste, and sanitary waste for Devon’s companies.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EMS Waste Services</a></h3>

EMS Waste Services

EMS offers a complete waste management solution for businesses in Devon. They collect business waste from customers, transport it to their local facilities for sorting, and then manage all aspects of waste disposal and recycling.

Commercial waste collection with Devon County Council

In Devon, waste collection services are the responsibility of individual district and city councils.

Our business waste experts have summarised the commercial waste services currently offered by Devon’s district councils.

  • East Devon: No commercial waste collection service (except for primary schools).
  • Mid Devon: Comprehensive commercial waste and recycling collections.
  • North Devon: Comprehensive commercial waste and recycling collections.
  • West Devon: Commercial waste service for holiday lets only.
  • South Hams: Regular collections of general business waste, mixed recycling and food waste.
  • Teignbridge: Grudgingly offers a business waste service but openly discloses it’s cheaper to use a local commercial waste collection firm.
  • Torbay: Swisco provides domestic and commercial waste collections in Torbay on behalf of the local council.
  • Torridge: – No commercial waste collection service.

💡The commercial waste collection costs offered by local councils are often uncompetitive. Compare Devon waste collection costs today.

Commercial waste disposal in Devon

In this section, we’ll review commercial waste disposal options for businesses based in Devon:

Commercial recycling centres in Devon

This section will summarise the options available for Devon’s businesses that prefer to dispose of their own waste rather than using commercial waste collection services.

Devon County Council operates public recycling centres in Devon. These centres do not accept commercial waste, except for cardboard and garden waste disposals.

Instead, we recommend that businesses use local private commercial recycling centres.

⚠️ Businesses that transport their own waste must be registered with a waste carrier licence.

Private commercial recycling centres in Devon

Companies in Devon have several excellent choices for private commercial recycling centres. Our waste experts have summarised the locations of these centres:

  • Coastal Recycling – Deep Moor Trade Waste and Recycling Centre, High Bullen, Torrington, EX38 7JA.
  • EMS Waste Services – Hill Barton Business Park, Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DR
  • EMS Waste Services – Unit 1, 6 Central Ave, Ind Est, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9PE
  • Bay Skips – 2 Blackthorn Way, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7QY
  • Cuming Containers – Torr Quarry Industrial Estate, East Allington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7QQ
  • DCW – DCW Transfer Station, Thorverton Road, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8FS

The commercial recycling centres listed above will provide you with a Waste Transfer Note for any business waste you bring, enabling your company to demonstrate compliance with commercial waste regulations.