FROM flexible collections, to social distancing measures, North Yorkshire waste management firm, Yorwaste, has modified its business to offer critical support to the NHS and care homes across the county.

As health workers and carers deal with the ongoing impact of the global pandemic, the last thing they need to worry about is whether or not their waste will be collected.

With this in mind, Yorwaste, the company that serves the whole of North Yorkshire and City of York, took the decision in early March to adapt its service and maintain a condensed workforce.

This has enabled it to provide constant service to York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the dozens of care homes it looks after across the region.

Instead of suspending its services, it has completely adapted the day-to-day running of its business in line with government advice.

Andrew Rae, manager of Hillcrest Care Home in Catterick, said: “The negative impact on our environment without efficient waste management in place would have been significant.

"The lockdown and isolation measures have impacted our waste requirements considerably; it’s been a godsend to know that the team at Yorwaste are on-hand to help us deal with this and keep the home completely clear of Covid-19 thus far.”