Calder Valley Skip Hire is celebrating its 15th anniversary after starting out with one wagon, one driver and a handful of skips.
The business first opened its doors in October 1999 with an office at High Level Way in Pellon before moving to a state-of-the-art recycling centre at Belmont, Sowerby Bridge which has been their home ever since.
High-tech recycling machinery was installed at the plant along with the weighbridge, and an old dilapidated house was modified into offices.
A new modern fleet of vehicles was purchased and new staff were sourced to work within the recycling facility.
The firm then invested in the most advanced recycling equipment on the market helping them to increase the recycling rate up to 85 per cent and achieved both the ISO14001 and ISO9001 accreditation.
The £1million investment help them process and recycle all the waste brought in by their own skip wagons and other companies across West Yorkshire.
Then in 2013, a brand new brokerage department opened enabling them to look after their customers by providing alternate waste services within the Calder Valley area and skip and other waste services nationally.
Manager Joe Sawrij, whose father and father-in-law started the business, said: “Without our loyal customers we would not have been able to achieve all of the above and as we celebrate our 15 year anniversary we would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported us over the years and stayed loyal to Calder Valley Skip Hire.
“We are now looking forward to the future and are always looking at ways to improve our services and stay ahead in the waste industry.
“Our ultimate aim is to have zero waste going to landfill - that is what we are working towards.
“And we also been corporate members of Overgate Hospice for several years.
“To celebrate our anniversary we have made a donation to Incredible Edible in Brighouse to enable them to continue their work planting shrubs in and around the Brighouse area.”