Yorwaste has officially opened its £3 million waste transfer station at its Harewood Whin facility on the outskirts of York.
The station will handle 75,000 tonnes of waste each year. The waste will come from households in the City of York and Selby District Council areas, as well as Yorwaste’s commercial customers in North Yorkshire.
Waste that comes into the station will be sorted and bulked before being taken for final disposal at the new Allerton Waste Recovery Park.
The waste at will then be recovered into renewable energy.
Managing Director Steve Barker said: “With the opening of Allerton Waste Recovery Park, it was essential to have a facility nearby where waste can be sorted and bulked before it goes for final disposal and recovery.
“We are therefore delighted that the waste transfer station, which is the best of its kind in the country, has opened on schedule, just as Allerton Park becomes fully operational.”
He added: “The completion of the waste transfer station takes our investment to over £10 million in the last few months, after we also took over management of North Yorkshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres and acquired Todd Waste Management.”