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District’s first private waste service launched

Businessman Andrew Brown says his firm, Rubbish Service Ltd - which is Yorkshires first pay as you throw service - may spark a new local trend for smaller private waste services, which are already becoming commonplace in the south of England. (S)

Businessman Andrew Brown says his firm, Rubbish Service Ltd - which is Yorkshires first pay as you throw service - may spark a new local trend for smaller private waste services, which are already becoming commonplace in the south of England. (S)

A Harrogate businessman has launched a new private waste collection service for residents in the town.

Andrew Brown set up his domestic and business waste collection service – called Rubbish Service Ltd – to fill in between the fortnightly council-provided services for a small fee charged direct to customers.

“Nationally, 71 per cent of householders want weekly collections, and our research shows that a similarly high level of demand exists in Harrogate. Just from conducting our market research, we have already signed up dozens of keen customers, even before we get up and running,” he said.

Rubbish Service offers private waste collections, with either weekly or fortnightly collection, and allows for up to three large plastic sacks to be collected from the doorstep or roadside for disposal. Customers agree the day and location of the collection and pay by standing order or direct debit.

Mr Brown added: “We have seen strong demand from small businesses too. We want to be a friendly, regular visitor, and offer an old-fashioned, helpful service that we’re proud of.”

The service is being trialled within HG1, HG2 and HG3 postcodes from the end of May, with a view to extending the service to other towns and boroughs in the future.

 
 
 

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