About Hamilton Waste

Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd was incorporated in 2002 when the Hamilton family purchased the long-established firm of Wm Finlayson & Sons. Since 2002 the company has rapidly grown to become one of the largest independent waste management companies in Scotland.

With over 110 employees Hamilton’s sustained investment has seen it double the size of its processing and storage facilities in recent years.

During this period, it has also increased its collection fleet by around 10% – a move which saw it become one of the first companies to introduce electric vehicles. The company’s commitment to quality is evident in its accreditations. It recently gained the only Pass 402 accreditation in Scotland. Its has also received pass 109 accreditation for its recycled plasterboard derivative.

Accreditations & Compliance

All our operations are regularly inspected by SEPA and have the relevant permits and licences in place. In addition, we also maintain the following accreditations demonstrating our commitment to quality and ensuring waste is always managed in the most sustainable manner possible.

  • ISO 14001 & ISO 9001 since 2008 ISO 45001 achieved 2019
  • PAS 402 in 2017 which is standard for the traceability of waste
  • FORS – Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme
  • ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme

We work to ensure all our customers comply with their obligations under The Waste (Scotland) Regulations. These require all organisations in Scotland to present the following materials for recycling:

  • Glass (including drinks bottles & rinsed empty food jars)
  • Metal (including cans, tins)
  • Plastic (including, drinks bottles & rinsed empty food containers)
  • Paper
  • Cardboard

Most food businesses producing over 5kg of food waste per week also need to present this separately.

We are fully committed to investing in new equipment and technology to recycle as much waste as possible while diverting this material away from landfill. We have invested heavily in waste management processing and recycling technology at our transfer stations, which ensures that as much waste as possible is recycled and diverted from landfill.

“Through this investment, we are at the forefront of recycling technology and processes in Scotland.”

David Hamilton (middle left) Keir Hamilton (middle right) collecting their National Recycling Award
Hamiltons Electric Vehicles
Hamilton Waste Recycling Facility

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