Trust’s aim to stamp out waste to landfill

Yorwaste and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Pictured  l-r Sue Scholefield Trust's Waste and Sustainability Manager, Frank Gibbons - Trust Estates and Facilities Director and Steve Grieve - Managing Director of Yorwaste.  Picture by Roger Moody

Yorwaste and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Pictured l-r Sue Scholefield Trust's Waste and Sustainability Manager, Frank Gibbons - Trust Estates and Facilities Director and Steve Grieve - Managing Director of Yorwaste. Picture by Roger Moody

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HEALTH chiefs at Calderdale Royal Hospital aims to stamp out any rubbish going to landfill under a new recycling contract.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has appointd a company called Yorwaste to increase recycling and ultimately make sure no waste is sent to landfill.

Previously most of trust’s waste went to landfill but material, including glass, plastic bottles, paper, plastic, cans and food waste will now be separated on site before being collected by Yorwaste and sent for processing.

Sue Scholefield, waste and sustainability manager, at the trust, said: “The trust has an excellent track record in recycling and saving energy and this partnership takes that even further so we ensure we recycle all of our domestic waste.

“Staff are very committed to being a ‘green’ trust and this we can now move forward and work towards zero waste to landfill.

“This will be an exciting time for all within the trust and we look forward to reducing our C02 emissions and lowering our carbon footprint to zero which will be an excellent achievement and reflects this Trust’s commitment to the environment.”