Yorwaste seeking to build new materials recycling facility near York


A new materials recycling facility and waste transfer station is being planned by Yorwaste.

The 35,000 tonnes per year MRF, rising to 60,000 tonnes by 2018, and the transfer station will be located at its existing Harewood Whin Resource Recovery Centre near to York.


The company has applied for planning permission from City of York Council to build the facility that will sort both kerbside household waste as well as commercial material.

As a result of this, Yorwaste would look to close its existing MRF at its Hessay facility, leaving only its WEEE processing facility open there.

Yorwaste managing director Steve Grieve said: “The MRF and waste transfer station will allow local authorities such as City of York Council, as well as commercial organisations, to meet their environmental responsibilities through landfill diversion and increased recycling and recovery of waste.

“The need for this development has been brought about by the successful recycling efforts of York businesses, residents and surrounding communities, enabling more waste to be diverted from landfill.

“This will mark the final phase of the development of the Harewood Whin site and with the emphasis now very much being on recycling, the new facilities will have major environmental benefits.”

Subject to planning permission, Yorwaste hope to begin construction in the autumn with completion happening in 2014.