After a busy start to the year, February was all about the day-to-day account management I love so much.

One of the highlights was carrying out a bin audit for one of our biggest customers, University of York. With 100-plus bins at various locations despite thinking I have covered the lot, there’s always a part of the Uni I have not yet seen, but it’s a great way of checking the bins are in the correct place and are correctly labelled.

And call me a Geek but I still get way over-excited when I see our newly labelled bins sitting there looking fantastic.

From York it was then onto the east coast where I carried out risk assessments for another one of our biggest customers, North Yorkshire County Council. In this case it was ensuring our crews could access the bins at libraries in Filey, Bridlington and Scarborough; it was just a shame that my trip to the seaside(s) took place during one of the wettest February’s on record. I’ll have to pop back in August!

It won’t be long until the start of the flat racing season, so this meant a meeting at York Racecourse to discuss their waste collection needs for 2020. There are worst places to have meetings than at the Knavesmire and I am looking forward to working with the team again this year, with recycling set to be a major focus.

Our Bin 2 Bulb events are always very popular so during February I was busy planning our next one in March. I will talk more about this in next month’s blog, but being able to give customers a behind-the-scenes-look at the Allerton Waste Recovery Park is something which really sets Yorwaste apart and there’s never a shortage of people wishing to take the tour.

I was also pleased, through my participation in the York Chamber of Commerce, to encourage York College to hold one of their regular networking events at Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin site and the organization of this also took place in February, with the event talking place on 24th March so I look forward to bringing you more on this in next month’s blog.

See you soon.


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