A WASTE company which paused collection charges for customers throughout lockdown has invested in environmentally-friendly vehicles as business resumes.

Yorwaste has added new, state-of-the-art 26-tonne refuse collection vehicles to its fleet as more of its customers return to business with more companies, particularly those in the hospitality sector, reopen.

The quieter and more fuel-efficient Mercedes Econic vehicles will reduce CO2 emissions, and ensure that the company can continue to provide high levels of services without costing the earth.

Since the beginning of the third lockdown in January 2021, Yorwaste has supported its customers by allowing them to put their waste collections on hold and not pay a penny until they are able to reopen, even if that date was to change.

James Todd, marketing executive at Yorwaste, said: “As a local firm, which supports businesses in the North Yorkshire and York region, it has always been an absolute priority to support our network of loyal customers throughout the pandemic.

“This has been our chance to give back. Not only have we committed to pausing waste collection charges for our existing and new customers throughout lockdown, which other waste providers chose not to do, but we’re set to pull out all the stops to help businesses recover following this latest, and hopefully final, lockdown.”

As such, the firm’s back-to-business promise has played a role in supporting the ongoing survival of many businesses.

Pub landlady, Beth Robinson, of The Beeswing Inn at East Cowton, said: “Yorwaste pausing my waste collections at no cost has eased my worries and allowed me to focus on what mattered most during lockdown.”

Companies can contact Yorwaste on 01609 774 400 to take advantage of its back-to-business promise, which guarantees no charges until government roadmap guidelines allow their business to reopen.