C.R Hales is a local family operated business with over 37 years of experience and was founded in 1980 by Charles Richard Hales (known as Dick) and his wife Gill.
The business was originally based at Wood Barn Farm Mutford and concentrated in and around Lowestoft and the Coastal area, supplying Skips to local householders, businesses and small builders. After much investment and expansion at Wood Barn Farm space became an issue, so Dick decided it was time to look for bigger premises and came across our current site at Pinbush Road on South Lowestoft Industrial Estate in 1986. Once the move had taken place C.R Hales then began processing scrap metal and are now one of the area’s largest processors of ferrous and non-ferrous metals with the latest in scrap processing machines. C.R Hales continued to offer Waste Skips but also found it beneficial to open a waste transfer station and recycling depot at the site, accepting waste from the commercial sector and public sector with public weighbridge facilities on site.

Charles Richard Hales passed away in 2013 and the business was then passed across to his children Stuart and Victoria to keep the business moving forward, and with Victoria & Nathan’s sons Richard & Jason on board an almost all family team continues in the same way that their fathers original business was set up, although other areas of expansion has moved us into commercial property & storage rental, plus many other directions.

We aim to offer the best service around, along with a personal touch and a variety of solutions to help you with your Commercial & Residential Waste, Scrap Metal, End Of Life Vehicles and Skip Hire.

We look forward to talking to you soon, please contact us on 01502 519080.

Charles Richard Hales in 1980


We only use and offer the best quality services to our customers. Making sure the correct tools are used for the correct job is a key factor at C.R Hales. All of our skips are made from the best quality metal and have never cause anyone issues.


By offering our range of services, we are helping stop pollution and fly-tipping. Instead of people dumping their unwanted scrap on the side of the road, we will dispose of it in a legitimate way to ensure the safety of our environment.


Our goal is to ensure our customers are satisfied with the services that they are provided with. After having years of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge to provide the best services possible.

Whether it's a small or large requirement, we have you covered. Our team has many years of experience in the industry and can point you in the right direction.