Skip Hire, Commercial Waste & Recycling

Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd is a proud family owned company that has operated since 2002.

Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd is one of the largest, independent skip hire and commercial waste management companies in Scotland with a full range of environmental and recycling services.

We have a solid reputation for providing reliable & efficient skip hire and recycling service for, construction and demolition waste as well as commercial and industrial waste in Edinburgh, The Lothians and The Borders.

Skip Hire


We provide reliable and professional skip hire and waste disposal services from a wide range of clients across the region; from domestic customers to large commercial clients. To discuss your skip hire options and prices, please call us on 0131 665 2173 and one of the team will be happy to assist.

See our Skip Hire page for more details.

Trade Waste

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Scotland produces over 3.3 million tonnes of municipal waste each year. More than 80% of this is sent directly to landfill. The National Waste Plan, launched by SEPA and the Scottish Executive in February 2003, outlines how we can achieve increased levels of recycling and overall reduction in the amount we produce by 2020.
See our Trade Waste page for more details.

Established in 2002, we use our industry experience with the latest recycling and software technologies to deliver the highest level of recycling and resource management service.

Our commitment to our customers is unparalleled and this shows in the relationships we build with our customers whether they are large PLC’s, small local companies or members of the public.

Smeaton Recycling Centre

Our main plant at Smeaton is a purpose built 15 acre state of the art recycling centre which is situated just off the Edinburgh bypass beside the village of Carberry.  The site is in an ideal location to efficiently service Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

The site is one of the most technologically advanced in Scotland and the Hamilton’s are constantly pioneering new technology and developing the plant to keep at the forefront of the recycling industry.

Our main site alone at Smeaton Recycling Centre has a licence to deals with 150,000 tonnes of waste per annum and our key aim is to recycle 100% of this.

Zero Waste Scotland

Currently being signatories with Zero Waste Scotland we as a company are already committed to Zero Waste Scotland targets. We divert between 97%-99% of all waste coming through our waste transfer stations through recycling and sending waste for RDF production. This already far exceeds the Zero Waste Scotland 2025 targets.

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