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Yorwaste provides a complete waste management service for offices and businesses throughout North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire and the city of York proudly boast a number of corporate businesses ranging in size. But with York businesses booming, so is the waste created, and there are many types of materials that need to be removed on a regular basis.

Typical office waste comprises paper, plastic, food, electronic and general waste and the average office worker generates almost 1kg of paper and cardboard waste every day. To mitigate the load, Yorwaste offers a wide range of recycling and office waste solutions. From dry mixed recycling to confidential information, we can service your office buildings on a frequency that suits your output.

Whether it comes from postage and packaging, reams of office literature, single-use coffee cups or lunchtime materials, there are many ways your office waste can build up. The amount of waste your business produces will have an impact on our waste removal and recycling strategies.

Our team will audit your office waste output and create a solution best suited to your business needs, helping reduce your carbon footprint. Let Yorwaste guide you in protecting the environment with our smart solutions and office waste management know-how.

Types of Bins We Supply

Since every business is different, and offices produce more specific types of waste, it’s best to know what types of bins we supply that suit your business’s needs.

Our bin sizes commonly start from a more conservative 240 litres and go right up to a large 1,100 litres. This largest side can hold up to 18 bin bags or 70 kg of waste, and due to the nature of the materials used to make them, our commercial wheelie bins are designed to last around 10 years.

Some of our bins come with locks to add security to your waste such as sensitive information, which can be disposed of using our professional shredding service.

Types of Businesses We Supply

Our services cover a vast array of business needs, from glass bottle recycling to confidential information shredding. We’ll turn your dry mixed waste into fresh new materials, closing the gap on waste and increasing your company’s sustainability.

If your office kitchen sees considerable waste, or maybe you have a staff canteen within the premises, then we can turn your food waste into fuel, further increasing your environmental impact. And it’s not only offices we supply, Yorwaste can tackle any business need, from hospitality restaurants and pubs to factory waste disposal and retail waste recycling. No matter the material, we have a service to collect, dispose and recycle as much as possible to keep Yorkshire and the city of York as sustainable as possible.

Office waste collection that helps your business

  • Your business is our priority. Choose an office waste collection service that suits your business’ needs. From larger trolly bins to smaller bottle bins, we have a range of wheelie bins to fit the space you have and the needs of your office.
  • Top service from day one. Our team offer a bespoke service from the get-go, from your free waste audit and quotation to weekly or monthly collection and around-the-clock customer service.
  • Tailored to your needs. We’ll learn about your current waste output and tailor our service to your needs so there’s no service wasted and every inch is covered.
  • Recycling where possible. We’ll ensure that your office waste is properly managed, recycled and even reused where possible so you can reduce your carbon footprint as a company. We’ll place recycling bins in all the right areas so ensure your employees comply with recycling best practices

What is the Yorwaste Process?

You can save up to 20% when you recycle your company’s waste. Get in touch with us for a free quote. We’ll offer you a free waste audit on site, discuss all waste types and give friendly waste advice on the day.

Once you’ve chosen your bin type and frequency, the rest is down to us! Simply load up your bins, keep a good eye on them to make sure they’re not broken or vandalised, and we’ll pick up and treat your waste on a frequency designed for you.

Where does it go?

The energy from recycled waste in Yorkshire currently powers over 40,000 homes in the Yorkshire area. By recycling the metals and plastics, and then incinerating any organic waste, we’re able to convert rubbish into energy! The ash that is produced during this process is also recycled to create materials for the construction industry, further closing the gap in waste management in the Yorkshire area. It’s even estimated that 2.5% of the UK’s energy is powered by recycled materials, so why not join the cause and be an advocate for environmentally friendly waste management?

We partner with Allerton Waste Recovery Park to ensure as much non-usable and non-recyclable waste as possible is turned into energy. We put the waste hierarchy at the very heart of our business, and do all we can to drive reduction, reuse and recycling of waste, from community initiatives, such as our Big Upcycle and Get Re-Cycling, to our team of recycling experts working closely with businesses to help their overall waste management strategies and maximise their recycling efforts.

Why Choose Yorwaste?

  • North Yorkshire commercial waste experts. Get in touch with a local team that can quickly solve your problem and find the best solution to remove your office waste. Deal with a locally-based team from start to finish who knows your area!
  • Free same-date quotes. We recognise that business owners are busy people and that means we won’t waste your time or leave you waiting for a quote. Once we have all the information we need from you, we’ll get in touch with a free quote, so you can make an informed decision.
  • Free waste audits. We know that estimating your waste output isn’t always a straightforward process. Our free waste audits give you a full overview of how much waste you’re producing and what you can do to effectively dispose of it.
  • Efficient and environmentally friendly. Our transfer facilities and recycling centres process hundreds of thousands of waste each year, ensuring that the office waste produced by North Yorkshire’s businesses is correctly and efficiently processed.

Legal Compliance

The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 require businesses to;

  • Sort and store waste safely and securely
  • Ensure that you or your waste carrier has a valid waste carriers license and are registered to dispose of waste.

Failure to comply can risk a criminal conviction, fines, and seizure of assets. By signing up to Yorwaste you are meeting your obligation without the hassle of navigating through the legislation yourself.

FAQ’s & Help

What types of waste are typically generated by offices?

Research suggests that the average office worker generates almost 1kg of paper and cardboard waste every day. But it is also possible that food waste from staff kitchens and canteens can build up too.

Alongside these typical waste materials, dry mixed recyclable materials probably make up the bulk of any office waste, from letters and parcels to product packaging and more. The types of waste your offices produce will determine the waste collection you’ll need.

What can be recycled in an office?

From the most frequently used items such as paper to your canteen or kitchen food waste, most office materials can be recycled and Yorwaste plans to make your company as environmentally friendly as possible.

To help save this paper from reaching landfill, Yorwaste advises implementing paper recycling units where possible. For items such as electronic waste, or food waste, Yorwaste can also collect, reuse and recycle. All of the food waste we collect is taken to an anaerobic digestion plant in Yorkshire for conversion into renewable energy. This lowers your carbon footprint, looking out for the environment.

How can offices get rid of confidential waste?

In some cases, offices will need to dispose of sensitive information. Failure to comply with UK and EU standards for records retention and management could result in a data breach, landing you with a £500,000 fine.

This can cause irreversible damage to your company’s reputation. Yorwaste has the perfect solution with our premier shredding services for confidential waste.

How to encourage people to recycle waste in the office?

Recycling isn’t possible without the right bins, supplying your offices with ample amounts of separated bins in evenly spread areas will be your first port of call.

Next, you’ll want to lead by example and offer training, hone in on the environmental impact your waste will have on the business and put forward that sustainability is part of your core values.

Don’t forget to also train your cleaners, whether they’re internal or agency, highlight to them the importance of your company’s waste policies. Finally, consider becoming a B Corp, this certification not only adds value to your business but amplifies the consideration you have for the environment and the local community.

How much waste do offices produce?

Although the UK government doesn’t provide a granular breakdown of waste production per industry, in 2018, it was estimated that the UK produced 30.8 million tonnes of commercial waste, and 85% of that figure comes from England alone. The government has put together a waste strategy to tackle these numbers going forward.

How often is office waste collected from Yorwaste?

Different companies produce waste at different rates, depending on their individual processes. At Yorwaste, we put together a practical and efficient timetable that ensures your commercial waste is collected and recycled at appropriate intervals.

How can businesses reduce office waste?

There are a number of ways your business can mitigate office waste on a company-wide basis. This includes recycling as many waste products as possible, opting for paperless correspondence and implementing reusable coffee cups. These tips can not only improve your environmental impact but also save your business money in the long run.

How to recycle office furniture?

Are you downsizing due to WFH policies or renovating your office space? Think carefully about how you can dispose of unused office furniture in the Yorkshire area. There are lots of places you can gift aid your furniture to, in order to give them a longer life and avoid sending it to landfill.

What other types of waste do you dispose of?

There are tonnes of different types of waste materials that need processing in the Yorkshire area. With a wide range of businesses such as restaurants, bars and pubs, retail stores and shopping centres, offices, factories and warehouses.
Yorwaste has a waste disposal solution for every sector.

From food waste and oil disposal, glass bottle recycling and dry mixed recycling to confidential information and green waste processing. Whatever waste your office creates, we’ll have the option for you.

What waste management services do you provide for offices?

Yorwaste can help offices with the following services: commercial cardboard recycling, North Yorkshire waste collection and disposal, commercial wood waste recycling, confidential waste disposal and shredding, ship hire, waste management and recycling in North Yorkshire and commercial liquid waste disposal.

Why should offices choose Yorwaste?

As accredited affiliates of CIWM, Yorwaste can ensure that the waste produced by your office is properly managed, recycled and reused where possible.

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