A businessman in Harrogate, Yorkshire, has launched a service to “fill in” the gap between the town’s fortnightly collection of waste.
Rubbish Service Ltd aims to capture the service of residents that still want a weekly collection of their waste after a fortnightly system was introduced last year.
“The beauty of Harrogate Streets has been scarred by ugly, sometimes overflowing Wheelie Bins, and residents, many elderly and infirm struggle to put their bins in the Council designated place,” Rubbish Service states on its website.
For a fee that starts from £5.50, customers can arrange to have their waste collected either weekly or fortnightly, which can then be either disposed or recycled.
Launched by businessman Andrew Brown, 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.
Andrew Brown, Rubbish Service ltd – “Nationally, 71 percent of householders want weekly collections, and our research shows that a similarly high level of demand exists in Harrogate”
Andrew said: “Some households will produce more waste than others on a weekly basis, because they have more people in them, while others might benefit from occasional extra collections.
“Nationally, 71 percent 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 into the viability of launching an extra waste collection service, we have already signed up dozens of keen customers, even before we get up and running.”
“We are totally supportive of the move away from landfill and incineration towards more recycling, but the simple fact is that many households simply can’t cope with having their rubbish collected once a fortnight,“
“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.”
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