Commercial Waste Management Thirsk
Yorwaste provides a complete Commercial Waste Management service to businesses in Thirsk and District. We can give you a detailed appraisal of how best to reduce your waste, and then provide the means for you to do so. Our waste hierarchy system is designed to help your business reduce, reuse, recycle or recover your waste.
The waste we collect from YO7 and YO51 is taken to our waste transfer station in Thirsk where it is sorted and bulked for onward transportation, either for recycling or for energy from waste, where it will provide power into the national grid for 40,000 homes.
So, if you’re an environmentally conscious business or organisation looking for a trade waste collection and recycling service in Thirsk, you’re in the right place!
Yorwaste offer you a recycling-led commercial waste service with a landfill diversion solution to businesses in Thirsk at a competitive price, so please get in touch today for a free no-obligation quotation.
Thirsk is a traditional Yorkshire market town which was home to the renowned vet, James Herriot, hence it is known as Herriot Country. Boasting the spectacular backdrops of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, it’s a popular visitor and tourist destination. It is home to just under 5,000 people and has a charm of its own, essentially unchanged and uninfluenced by the world. It centres around a bustling cobbled market square, dominated by the town clock, with its Monday and Saturday markets and independent shopping.
Thirsk has a thriving racecourse which plays host to some of the best flat racing in the UK and attracts people from across Yorkshire and further afield, especially during big weekend meetings. After a successful day at the races, Thirsk’s lovely pubs, bars and restaurants are always a welcome sight. Due to its history, coaching inns are in abundance, The Golden Fleece is an excellent example of such an establishment and still sports its original Georgian coaching clock. Thirsk is also an excellent base for exploring the nearby North Yorkshire Moors, The White Horse of Kilburn, Sutton Bank National Park and the World of James Herriot.
East Thirsk Community Hall is at the centre of many of the town’s community groups and social events. Opened in 1994, the Hall is a charitable organisation that plays host to many different events throughout the year. Sports are also well supported in the area as well, with a bowling club, cricket club and football club all currently active.
Thirsk Waste Statistics
Thirsk’s household waste is collected and managed by Hambleton District Council, which also oversees the waste collection for nearby Easingwold, Bedale and Stokesley. The entire region, including other small towns and villages, is home to a growing population of nearly 90,000 people. Hambleton District has repeatedly performed above national averages when it comes to the percentage of household waste that is being sent for reuse, as opposed to landfill. This performance hit an all-time high of 54.1% in 2015/16, and although numbers have dipped since then, they remain stable at around 48% (6% higher than the national average).
An online free-cycling program has seen nearly 4,000 people from in and around Thirsk sign up, sharing their unwanted items with those who might need them, to avoid further waste. In the 12 months between April 2019 and April 2020, an estimated 1.7 tonnes of waste was saved from landfill, reducing CO2 emissions by 0.9 tonnes.
A number of Thirsk-based organisation are dedicated to protecting the natural habitat surrounding the town, in addition to addressing the wider environmental issues that are affecting the planet. Thirsk Community Woodlands Group is comprised of volunteers who donate their time to preserve and develop the local woodlands: their current mission is to develop a new woodland reserve for Thirsk.
Meanwhile, Thirsk Friends of the Earth are attempting to enact environmental change on a wider scale. Taking influence from David Attenborough, the volunteers organise litter picks, patrol the river for pollution and campaign to raise awareness for the current climate emergency. Finally, Thirsk-based environmental consultants MAB Environment & Ecology Ltd specialise in the protection of a number of indigenous species including bats, badgers and barn owls.
Why choose Yorwaste for your waste and recycling?
Yorwaste is proud to offer our waste management and recycling services to Thirsk and District. Our business waste customers here include shops & retail, food, hospitality & tourism, industrial & commercial, indeed a broad range of industries with companies and organisations large and small.
Our core services are general waste and dry mixed recyclable waste for plastics, cans and paper/card. We can also offer glass, food waste and confidential waste services in some locations.
In addition to providing a recycling-led waste service to local businesses, Yorwaste can also provide Skip and Hook Lift hire, Liquid Waste Management, Household Waste Recycling, Wood Recycling and Road Sweepings. We create our own 100% recycled, peat-free, locally sourced and produced compost in conjunction with our sister company, SJB Recycling and also lead the way with our Green Waste Composting Centres and Waste Transfer Stations.