North Yorkshire hotel

An environmentally conscious North Yorkshire hotel has turned to Yorwaste to further increase recycling.

As part of a new waste management service being provided by Yorwaste, all of the material collected from Herriots Hotel in Skipton will either be recycled or transformed into green electricity.

This will provide the independently owned hotel in Broughton Road with a landfill diversion solution for its waste, and further complements the work the hotel is doing to maximise its impact on the environment.

Owner Michele Graham-Roe explained: “We’ve always been conscious about doing our bit to help the environment, particularly given our location in a beautiful market town like Skipton – the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

“So, for example, we only use eco-friendly toiletries, we’ve reduced the amount of plastic we use, and we now even ask our wine and vegetable suppliers to take away the cardboard they deliver their products in.”

The main focus of the new partnership between Herriots Hotel and Yorwaste will be on recycling.

Yorwaste has provided dedicated containers to collect materials such as paper, plastic bottles, aluminium and steel tins and cardboard.

This material will be collected by Yorwaste on a weekly basis and taken locally for sorting and separation, before being sent for final recycling into their original states.

Separate general waste and food waste bins will also be on site. The general waste will be taken to the state-of-the-art Allerton Waste Recovery Park, near York. Here, it will undergo energy from waste treatment which ultimately will provide electricity which is fed back into the National Grid. Enough energy is created at Allerton Park to power 40,000 homes.

Michele, who has run Herriots Hotel for 30 years, added: “We’re pleased to be working with a local waste supplier like Yorwaste who know the area we operate in so well and can provide us with a comprehensive landfill diversion solution.”

Liz Thompson, Yorwaste Business Development Executive said: “We’re delighted to welcome Herriots Hotel as a new customer and are looking forward to working with them to maximise the amount of waste which is recycled or recovered.”

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