Would you like to know a little bit about us?
We are ‘Yorlocal’ waste provider. Owned by North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council, we employ over 250 members of the local community, manage over half a million tonnes of waste per year and carry out 550,000 trade waste and business waste collections in areas such as Scarborough, Whitby, Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale, Skipton, Harrogate and Leyburn.
Through our ‘Waste No More’ integrated waste management approach, our guiding principle is to provide customers with sustainable, innovative and economical waste management solutions.
One of our major strengths is that we offer a comprehensive collection service. Furthermore, we have a wide range of local in-house waste processing solutions. Hence, this uniquely provides our customers with uncomplicated and transparent audit trails.
Reliable service and great value
At Yorwaste, we believe waste disposal should be hassle-free.
With thousands of local businesses and attractions on board, from manufacturers to restaurants and retailers. It’s easy to see why Yorwaste is York and North Yorkshire’s leading waste collection and recycling partner.
From a simple set up that involves no “middle-man” to exceptional customer service delivered by local people. It’s waste management just the way you want it.
With us, there is no middle-man.
Are you looking for more than just a bin service at a competitive price?
Would you like to do more recycling as a business?
Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint?
Would you like your waste to be transformed into green energy to power your community?
We can collect general waste and mixed recycling using our own state of the art fleet and team of friendly faces.
Whatever size your business, we can offer the waste management service that is right for you.
By coming direct, you will:
- Talk to our local service delivery team based In York and North Yorkshire, with great local knowledge.
- Remove the stress: we understand service requirements can change, and when it comes to structuring the best deal for your business, you need a provider who listens and can quickly match their service to meet your current requirements.
- Eliminate any extra costs that would usually be involved in employing third parties.
- Dispose of your waste in an environmentally responsible manner, powering local homes in your community and maximising your companies diversion from landfill.
We are ready and waiting to build professional, one-on-one relationships with you and learn more about how we can help you with your waste disposal, now and in the future.
We believe in the power of direct conversation
When you can never reach your contact on the phone, or are caught up with lots of different suppliers and paperwork, we understand it can be confusing and frustrating.
With Yorwaste we make it easy for you to be able to talk directly to our friendly and approachable team when you need to.
Ethical business practices
It is reassuring to know you’re dealing with an ethical company who operate at the highest professional standards. In turn, this means your organisation complies with current waste management law, meets recycling targets and will divert waste from landfill.
As a business you don’t want to have to worry about waste compliance, so we take care of it for you.
“Very helpful staff from the lads in the office to those in the yard. Able to provide me with a quick solution to get rid of commercial waste at a time when it is difficult to do so.”
“Yorwaste have been very helpful. We trialled our bins for a month and we then could agree to change the frequency of our collections. When we had queries on our invoices, they helped to explain and resolve with these.”
“I have found Yorwaste very efficient in offering me a waste collection service. Very helpful with good communication from the start. I look forward to a long relationship with them. Would recommend.”
“The organising and explaining of Yorwaste has been very good. It has been easy to actually talk to someone which is not the case with some waste disposal carriers.”
As a responsible company it is essential to maintain the highest standards of environmental performance. One of the ways we demonstrate this is through the certifications we hold. We have been certified to the internationally recognised Environmental and Quality standards ISO14001, ISO 45001 & 9001 for many years.
Companies like Yorwaste must meet the latest version of these standards by 2018. But, we set ourselves the objective of achieving this in 2016. Following independent audits carried out by ISOQAR we achieved these standards two years ahead of schedule. Maintaining these prestigious standards gives a clear message to everyone about Yorwaste’s commitment to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.
We’re committing to an industry leading health and safety culture throughout the organisation. A three year health and safety improvement strategy is helping to achieve this objective and prevent injuries occurring. Significantly, in 2015/16 our all injury rate improved by 45%, lost time injuries improved by 13% and our RIDDOR incident rate improved by 40%.
Independent certification of our health and safety management systems are maintained via two nationally recognised schemes. These are Safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment (CHAS). In addition, we carry out regular safety climate surveys with staff.