March 8, 2021

York waste collection business makes prestigious Sunday Times list

York-based company BusinessWaste.co.uk is celebrating its inclusion in a prestigious list published in this weekend’s Sunday Times.

The national waste company appears at no.59 in the paper’s 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list marking the fastest-growing companies in the UK.

It’s a genuine cause for celebration, with BusinessWaste.co.uk employing 60 people in York, Ilkley and Chesterfield, and hopes to expand to 75 staff in the future.

“We’re so pleased with this recognition,” says company marketing director Mark Hall, “We’ve worked from the very start to be greener and cleaner than other waste companies, and it’s paid off”.

Who are Business Waste?

Founded in York in 2015, Business Waste helps companies save money on their waste collections, while also helping them to be greener by promoting recycling and sending less rubbish to landfill.

They match companies – who by law must have a commercial waste collection – with the best value and best environmental solution for their waste collections for their needs, and thanks to the Yorkshire know-how behind the company, they save the average company up to £300 per bin.

Now with 15,000 customers nationally, BusinessWaste.co.uk have become a genuine local success story.

Managing Director David Adams says “Business Waste has become one of the country’s fastest-growing waste companies because we save people money, while also caring for the environment.

“But most of all, we’re delighted that this growth has resulted in local jobs – especially when 2020 has been so difficult.”

Record-breaking recycling

This local company’s national success shows that it’s possible for a business to be green and still be cheaper than the competition.

Last year, BusinessWaste.co.uk say they emptied over a million bins – that’s one every 30 seconds.

And despite the Covid-19 pandemic, they say they’re on track to smash this record, having added some 3,000 new customers in the last nine months.

“We filled the equivalent of seven Olympic-sized swimming pools last year,” says Mark Hall, “and we diverted over 50,000 tons of waste from landfill. That’s the same as 20,000 African elephants.

“And that’s all down to the efforts of our local staff in York, Ilkley and over the Derbyshire border in Chesterfield. We couldn’t have done it without our people and of course our customers.”

What next for Business Waste?

BusinessWaste.co.uk have no intention of resting on its laurels despite the mention in the Sunday Times Fast Track List.

“We’re looking toward further expansion,” says David Adams, “We’ve got big plans to increase our turnover in the next two years, and that – of course – will mean more local jobs.

“While we cover the whole of the UK, we’re proud of our local roots and are committed to contributing to the local economy,” he continued.

The local saying “Where there’s muck there’s brass” may be almost a cliché these days, but Yorkshire’s BusinessWaste.co.uk has proved that it’s still relevant in the year 2020 and beyond.

“We’ve got a couple of challenging years ahead,” says Mark Hall, “but we’re on target to be the fastest growing and most ethical waste company in the country.”

To learn more about the company, visit their website: https://www.businesswaste.co.uk