Recycle Pub Waste in North Yorkshire with Yorwaste

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Yorwaste is made up of a friendly team with the right equipment, skills and processes in place to properly process your pub waste in York and surrounding areas.

The taproom, ale house or local, whatever you call it, Yorkshire has hundreds of pubs to eat, drink and enjoy. But with these numbers come hundreds of tonnes of pub waste.

From glass bottles to food waste and general disposal, it can often be a lot to keep on top of. One of the most common pub waste materials is glass. Where possible, it’s best to keep this large number of materials recycled, reused or disposed of properly. That’s why we provide as many recycling opportunities as possible for pub owners’ waste management.

Yorwaste is made up of a friendly team with the right equipment, skills and processes in place to properly process your pub waste in York and surrounding areas. Keeping customers happy, serving up the best local ales and providing service with a smile are all made easier with the help of our business waste management team.

We’ll help you understand the different types of waste and give you tips for waste management for pubs so that you can reduce your waste and increase the amount you recycle while keeping costs in check.

Types of Bins We Supply

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

Our bin sizes commonly start from a more conservative 240 litres and go right up to a large 1,100 litres. This largest size can hold up to 18 bin bags or 70 kg of waste, and due to the robust and eco-friendly 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 so that other businesses or vandals cannot affect your collections.

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 in the circular economy and increasing your company’s sustainability.

If your pub kitchen sees considerable waste then we can turn your food waste into fuel, further improving your environmental impact.

Yorwaste can tackle any business need, from hospitality restaurants, cafes 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 North Yorkshire and the city of York as sustainable as possible.

Pub waste collection that helps your business

  • Your business is our priority. Choose a pub 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 and needs of your pub.
  • 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 friendly customer service.
  • Tailored to your needs. We’ll analyse your current waste output and tailor our services to your needs, making sure no material is wasted.
  • Recycling where possible. We’ll ensure that your pub 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 come direct to Yorwaste for your company’s waste management needs. 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?

Recyclable waste is sent for reprocessing into new products, be that glass, metal cans or plastic packaging.  The residual waste in Yorkshire is used as fuel to generate electricity and currently powers around 40,000 homes in the Yorkshire area, meaning 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 recovered 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-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 Reuse Santa 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.

We also have lots of ideas to reduce your pub waste in our FAQ section.

Why Choose Yorwaste?

  • North Yorkshire pub waste experts. Get in touch with a local team that can quickly get to grips with your problem and find the best solution to remove your pub waste. Deal with a locally-based team from start to finish who knows your area!
  • Free same-date quotes. Based on your requirements and delivered on the same day you enquire with Yorwaste. We understand that business owners are busy people! We won’t waste your time or leave you waiting. 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 process hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste each year, ensuring that the pub 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 are the methods of glass recycling?

As a pub owner, you’ll know just how much glass waste you produce. Switching to glass recycling not only be helping the environment but also lower your carbon footprint. We’ll make sure your glass is recycled, so you don’t have to.

Where does food waste go?

There’s a real reason to separate your food waste from your general waste, and that reason is energy! The waste we collect from your premises is taken to an anaerobic digestion plant in Yorkshire for conversion into renewable energy. So always make sure to scrape those leftovers in a food waste bin to help the local energy cycle.

What materials can Yorwaste recycle?

Yorwaste provides dry mixed recycling which encompasses plastic bottles, drink cans, food tins, paper and cardboard. So always make sure your kitchen crew and bartenders are keeping those essential items separate for recycling.

How much waste do pubs produce?

It's estimated that pubs produce 873,800 tonnes of waste each year. This includes a whopping 173,000 tonnes of food waste (19% of waste from the sector). This highlights the importance of recycling food and turning it into commodity again.

How can pubs reduce their food waste?

Pubs can take a number of steps to reduce the amount of food wasted. From keeping on top of use-by dates by implementing FIFO methodology (an estimated 21% of food waste is from spoiled produce), scraping leftovers into a dedicated food waste bin and even keeping spare food preparation such as vegetable peelings for local compost bins.

Offering takeout containers to customers and including smaller plate options for those who don’t want a full meal are also more sustainable options to reduce food waste. Packaging and glass recycling levels were at 73% for pubs last year, but for food waste, only 11% is recycled currently so it's super important to improve in this area specifically.

Recycling all waste products as much as possible can also help improve your environmental impact, in the long run, not to mention save your business money.

How to encourage people to recycle waste in your pub?

Recycling isn’t possible without the right bins. Supplying your pub, including staff areas, 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, to highlight to them the importance of your company’s waste policies.

Finally, consider becoming a B Corp or Investors in the Environment (iiE), certifications that not only add value to your business but amplify the consideration you have for the environment and the local community.

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 pub creates, we’ll have the option for you.

Why should pubs choose Yorwaste?

Yorwaste can ensure that the waste produced by your pub processes is properly managed, and recycled or reused where possible. For example, waste oils can be taken to recycling plants, plastics can be melted down for reuse and scrap metals can be processed to make new components.

What waste management services do you provide for pubs?

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

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