When you are moving to a new house or remodelling the house that you live in, you need to consider many factors. Some of them are not even related to the moving process. You need to consider what you are going to be doing with all the waste that you will be leaving for the duration of your project.

The problem gets more complicated when you are too busy or you are working full time and you can’t handle all of this waste on your own. Fortunately, there are plenty of Skip Hire companies in the Plymouth area that will help you with that process.

To save you some time, we will provide general information on the 5 providers that we consider to be the best choices for this purpose. Do keep in mind that there are others, but we have chosen the ones that seem to meet the most important requirements with longevity and quality as the priorities.

Torpoint Skips

Coastline is a family owned business, and they have been leading providers of sustainable waste management and integrated recycling services. This gives the company and their staff a lot of experience in this field. They provide both commercial and domestic services to their clients.

It doesn’t matter if you are a homeowner, a small builder or a contractor with a lot of waste to clear - this company will provide the best solutions for all of your waste management problems. This is one of the main reasons why they made it into this top 5 list

Skip Sizes

  • Torpoint skips provides a large range of skip sizes from 4 yard skips to 30 yard roll-on/off skips, ideal for small domestic works or large industrial construction sites. The skip sizes available include 4 Yard midi, 5 Yard, 6 Yard builders, 8 yard large builders, 12 Yard Covered, 16 Yard, 15 Yard Roll On/Off, 20 Yard Roll On/Off, 25 Yard Roll On/Off, 30 yard roll on/off, 35 Yard Roll On/Off, 40 Yard Roll On/Off Covered.

Special services

  • Grab lorry, ideal for soil/rubble
  • Dumpy bag hire
  • Tipper lorry, available for single items to full loads.
  • Free scrap metal collection, with interesting prices paid for non-ferrous metals

Location coverage

The Plymouth and torpoint areas

Contact them at

[email protected]

01752 813805


SMW Recycling

The SMW recycling company is a provider of total waste management solutions. Now, because of the increased need they noticed in the market, they are fully dedicated to the process of providing responsible waste management in the Plymouth area.

Thanks to all those years of experience, they have become experts on skip hire services and many other services related to the waste management. This level of efficiency has earned them as spot on this list.

Skip Sizes

  • This company provides a very large range of skips including domestic skips ranging from 6, 8, 10, 12 to 14 cubic yard Skips, as well as RoRo skips including 18, 20, 25, 35 and 40 cubic yard skips.

Special services

  • Waste management
  • Metal recycling, including copper, brass, aluminium, lead, stainless steel, precious metals, iron, end of life vehicles and household cable.
  • Commercial waste management, with services including baler & compactor hire, confidential waste disposal, wheeled bin service, disposal of fluorescent tubes or factory clearance.

Location coverage

Plymouth and Surrounding areas

Contact them at

Head Office: Tel: 01271 378198


Plymouth Waste Services

Their main goal is to deliver the best quality to their customers by providing the best service with the most affordable prices. They also have an accredited service and are fully licensed. This means that you can expect quality.

If you chose Plymouth waste services, you can be sure that you will have a professional team helping you with waste management and other services that they provide in the Plymouth area.

Skip Sizes

  • Plymouth waste services offers a smaller range of skips, including 2 Yard skips. 3 Yard skips and 4 Yard skips, which makes them ideal for small domestic works.

Special services

  • Waste Collection, with 90% of the waste being recycled.
  • Garden waste removal, including loft and shed clear outs

Location coverage

All over Plymouth and some surrounding areas.

Contact them at

West County Skip hire

This is one of the companies that has been around since 2004 and they have been providing skip hire services with several sizes as well as other services. One of their advantages is that they assure their customers competitively prices and excellent customer service.

They also have a very user-friendly website designed with a hassle free and very intuitive experience for their clients.

Skip Sizes

  • West county skip hire provides a very wide range of skips from 2 yard skips to 40 yard skips, including small domestic skips (from 2 yards to 5 yards), builder skips (6 yards and 8 yards), covered skips (8 yards to 16 yards), and RoRo skips (20 yards to 40 yards) .

Special services

  • Recycling
  • Other hire services, including hook lift hire, road sweeper hire, grab lorry hire and flatbed hire.

Location coverage

Plymouth and surrounding areas.

Contact them at

Phone: 0800 085 4484

[email protected]


EMS Waste Services

If you are looking for a company that provides responsible and reliable waste removal, EMS is one of your best choices in Plymouth. It doesn’t matter how much commercial or home waste you need to eliminate, they will always give you the best options and provide the best customer service.

Some advantages that EMS offers are: An important range of services to suit your budget and needs, Specialists in the field with plenty of experience, flexible options for each type of job.. This makes them an instant choice that had to be added to our top 5 list.

Skip Sizes

  • Available in 6, 8 or 12 cubic yards.

Special services

  • Recycling and waste disposal
  • Asbestos collection, offering safe asbestos disposal services for both commercial and domestic properties, by professionally trained individuals.
  • Scrap metal removal, including stainless steel and iron, aluminium, copper, brass, lead, nickel, zinc, car and other vehicle batteries, washing machines.

Location coverage

Nationwide and also Birmingham, Guildford, London, Portsmouth, Reading.

Contact them at

Phone: 01395 233 748 +44 1395 233 748