Who are Coastal Recycling?

Coastal Recycling Team

Coastal Recycling have been offering recycling and waste management services to businesses, households and local authorities across Devon for over 30 years.

We operate from four main sites across Devon, employing more than 150 people in our team. Across our brands, we handle over 312,000 tonnes of material each year of which over 90% will be recycled or recovered.

From our skip hire services, wheelie bin hire and direct tipping sites, our efforts to protect the environment comes first. Each year we grow, but we stay true to our roots, looking after the businesses that make Devon the place it is. Connecting with the local communities and educating with our sustainability knowledge is a key practice at Coastal and one we strive to achieve year after year.

Ensuring your project (no matter how big or small) goes smoothly is a top priority for us, which means our customer service will go above and beyond. We work as an extension of your team creating a bespoke waste management and recycling service for complete efficiency and maintaining the highest possible BSI and ISO operating standards.

Coastal Recycling Picking Line

We’re constantly pushing recycling targets while maintaining the highest possible standards of health & safety, quality and environmental compliance for your peace of mind.

Accreditations & Certificates

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Social values

We all know that business is far more than making money. We want to deliver the maximum social impact, taking action that makes a real difference to people’s lives. We want to make positive and lasting changes, both for our environment and for the people around us – our staff, customers and the Devon community.


Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. Did you know Coastal Recycling are the South West’s largest independent waste and resource management specialist? Because of this, we have a huge responsibility to be climate conscious in every aspect of our company.

Our standards are high, much like our ambitions, to reduce the carbon footprint across all our operations and recycle as much as we can for you.

Coastal Recycling Community


All our sites, including our direct tipping site in Torrington, are managed efficiently to secure the longevity of our finite resources and protect and preserve the surrounding ecosystem. We are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of quality and environmental compliance.

Coastal Recycling Careers


The people around us are important as we believe we’re all in this together to fight climate change. We are committed to serving our Devon community as a company, employer and a good neighbour. As ambassadors of the resources and waste management sector, we’ll continue to collaborate, listen, challenge and lead where necessary to help shape a competitive, fair, ethical and sustainable industry.

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Our mission is to take sustainability a step further, so we started educating our community in ways we can all create a sustainable future through recycling and waste management. Talking in schools, local communities and other businesses to educate on the importance of environmental responsibility. The talks cover why recycling is important, the process of recycling and how it works and what people can be doing to help our planet and protect the world’s precious resources.

Coastal Social Project


The way we work together is a priority as an employee-owned business. We’re big on equal opportunities, training and providing a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination. Those before us at Coastal Recycling have allowed us to develop and invest in our workforce to cultivate a culture where our people are proud and happy to work.

Coastal Recycling - Till the coast is clear


At all of our sites, we consider each other family and treat each other to staff events, treats and bonuses across the year. Team members benefit from free support in areas of finance, health, legal and emotional wellbeing.

Training, rigorous safety monitoring and meeting ISO 45001 standards ensure best practices on our sites for the protection of our workforce, customers and the public.

Mens Football Team - Sponsored by Coastal Recycling

Meet Our Directors

Steve - Commercial Director at Coastal Recycling

Steve Hadley

Managing Director

Steve began his career as a lawyer becoming Corporate Partner at national firm Bond Pearce. He gained considerable commercial experience advising some of the region’s largest companies. Steve joined the board in 2010 and then led a buy-out in 2014. Steve now leads the board as Managing Director.

Emily - Commercial Director at Coastal Recycling

Emily Delve

Group Commercial Director

Emily combines considerable corporate development experience with a strong financial background. Emily has spent much of her career in the advisory field specialising in mergers and acquisitions at Ernst and Young. She gained commercial finance experience whilst at ABN Amro Bank in Sydney and at Rok Plc. Emily joined the business in 2010 and was appointed Group Financial Controller in 2011, joining the board in November 2014. In 2021 Emily expanded her role to become the Group Commercial Director.

It starts with us

Our planet needs your help. Sustainable careers that keep moving forward.

Our planet needs your help. Sustainable careers that keep moving forward.

Being 100% employee-owned is intended to give long-term stability to the Coastal Recycling Group by stabilising our independence. It’s important to us to benefit our people by safeguarding their jobs, providing secure working conditions and successfully supporting the business financially.

Our employee-owned status means we’re all fully invested in the business and will share financial successes through profit-related bonuses, as well as have a voice in how the business is run. Since 2014, over 730 companies have introduced the Employee Owned Trust share ownership structure and the popularity of the idea is growing as the experience proves to be successful and positive.

Join our team
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Coastal Social Project
Coastal Recycling Picking Line
Coastal Recycling - Till the coast is clear
Coastal Recycling lads chatting
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Coastal Recycling Roll on roll off container
Paul Rogers Harrier & Barry Kronburg

Join our team.

Interested in joining our team? We have a number of employment opportunities available.

If you have the passion, personality and skills to join our vibrant team, we invite you to send your CV through to recruitment@coastaluk.co.uk or to view all our current vacancies please visit our careers page.   Coastal Recycling is now an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT), read more about how this benefits our staff on our careers page.

Our careers page