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On-demand rubbish removal in York makes getting rid of almost any type of waste quick, easy, and environmentally friendly. At Divert, we’re passionate about recycling and saving the environment with our removal services. We aim to divert waste away from landfills to keep the old Viking city green as the grass on York Racecourse. 

Arrange stress-free waste removal whether you’re looking to get rid of bulky items, sofas, white goods, office, or household waste in York. We offer a fast and flexible wait and load service, which can be upgraded on the day without any hassle. Our prices are fixed, affordable, and include all labour.

Find an affordable alternative to hiring a skip in York with our man and van services, bin collections, and more solutions for house, office, and garden clearances. Get a free quote for York rubbish removal today by calling 0333 444 0118 or book online.

Rubbish Removal In York

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Our York waste removal services

Get rid of any waste items responsibly, conveniently, and affordably with our York waste removal services. Our experienced team can remove bulky items on an ad-hoc basis or help with complete office or house clearances. Whatever you need removing, we’ll avoid taking it to a landfill and find recycling or reuse alternatives.

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Household waste collection in York

Missed your bin collection in York? Have a bulky item to dispose of? Undertaking a house, garden, or garage clearance? Get rid of domestic waste in York with Divert. We provide one-off and ad-hoc removals for all sorts of household waste across the walled city and the surrounding region.

Our on-demand waste collections help homes across the city say goodbye to household waste in York quickly and responsibly. Like all our waste services we divert it away from landfill and send as much as possible for recycling, whether you’re getting rid of an old sofa,  need your old fridge collecting, or having a full house clear out.

The percentage of household waste recycled in York was 44.1% according to the latest government figures (for 2021). There’s plenty of work to do and at Divert we want to help homes work towards the city meeting and exceeding its targets by sending as much rubbish as possible for recycling in York.

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How does York rubbish removal work?

Rubbish removal in York works in different ways depending on the items you’re getting rid of and the service you need. Tell us the type of waste you need removing, when, and where from in York and we’ll provide a free quote. If you’re unsure of what’s best for you, speak to one of our friendly team and they’ll advise on the right solution.

For on-demand York rubbish removal we offer a man and van service. Let us know a time, date, and location and we’ll provide a speedy service, popping over to pick up your waste items, and then transporting them for recycling, where possible. This is ideal if you have limited space or only a few items to dispose of.

For bigger jobs such as house and office clearances in York or bulky items, we can send out one of our larger purple vans. These can hold more waste and provide efficient and cost-effective removals that require fewer trips than some small man in van operations. Whatever type of York rubbish removal you need, we aim to divert as much as possible away from landfill.

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Why use Divert for rubbish removal in York? 

With all rubbish we collect in York, we work to recycle it, diverting your waste from landfill. This helps both you and the environment experience easy and hassle-free waste removals. Our staff are professional and dedicated to the cause, being fully uniformed, trained, and CRB checked.

We offer a range of services to suit your all needs – whether you just have a bulky sofa at the end of its life to go or are undertaking a full garden clearance. We’re based in York, so our expert team know the area well and can offer junk removal from the city centre out to Haxby, Poppleton, Strensall, and Stamford Bridge.

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Where do you remove rubbish in York? 

We can collect waste from anywhere in and around York. This includes from homes and businesses within the city walls out to surrounding towns and villages such as Sheriff Hutton and Helmsley. We remove rubbish in and around York from: 

  • York city centre (YO1)
  • Heslington and Osbaldwick (YO10)
  • Dunnington, Escrick (YO19)
  • Bishopthorpe, Upper and Nether Poppleton (YO23)
  • Acomb, Dringhouses (YO24)
  • Bootham, Clifton (YO30)
  • Heworth, Layerthorpe (YO31)
  • Haxby, Wigginton (YO32)
  • Elvington, Stamford Bridge (YO41)
  • Pocklington, Barmby Moor (YO42)
  • Boroughbridge (YO51)
  • Sheriff Hutton (YO60)
  • Easingwold (YO61)
  • Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside (YO62)
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Book waste removal in York

Get a free quote for junk removal in York and see how much you could save by saying goodbye to your old sofa, fridge, shed, or other waste items. We’ll provide a fixed price so you can budget easily. One of our experienced team can answer any questions you have and book your removals today. Call 0333 444 0118 or book waste removal online, wherever you are in York and the surrounding area, and whatever rubbish you need removing.

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Local recycling centres in York

The two main recycling centres in York are Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC. Both accept a wide range of domestic waste types that you can dispose of and recycle for free. However, you can’t dispose of petrol, diesel, pesticides, tyres, or printer cartridges at either centre.

Charges may apply to dispose of some household waste. There’s no pedestrian or bike access at either site and you need a permit for any big vehicles (such as small vans, pickup trucks, box vans, and minibuses).

  • Hazel Court HWRC

    Opening hours

    Between October and March – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Between April and September – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 7.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    1 Hazel Court


    YO10 3DS

    Telephone: 01904 551550

    Email: [email protected]

  • Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

    Opening hours

    Open Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesdays).

    March – 8.30am to 5.00pm, April to September – 8.30am to 7.00pm, October – 8.30am to 5.00pm, November to February – 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    Moor Lane



    YO32 9ST

    Telephone: 01904 551551

    Email: [email protected]

Important information 
about York HWRCs

Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC only accepts ‘non-chargeable’ household waste (this excludes brick, rubble, gas bottles, plasterboard, and asbestos). You also can’t use this site for commercial waste disposal in York. The site has a 1.9-metre height barrier in place, so if your vehicle is taller it’s best to use Hazel Court HWRC and check if you need a permit.

Charges apply to dispose of certain domestic waste at Hazel Court HWRC including bricks, rubble, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, plasterboard, and bonded asbestos. You also need a permit if you bring any household waste to the site in a trailer (maximum size of 3 metres by 1.8 metres – trailer bed size only).

Landlords can apply for permits to dispose of tenants’ waste. You must also register to dispose of commercial and trade waste at Hazel Court HWRC. You can only dispose of commercial waste on Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am to 4.30pm.

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York recycling charities

Plenty of items thrown out by homes in York can be used by others rather than being sent for recycling or disposal. Donating to a charity or selling on a local York marketplace helps reduce waste, which is the most sustainable solution. These are a few charities and organisations working to make York a greener place:

  • The Recycle Project – recover, recycle, and reuse all sorts of waste through sales, workshops, and other activities to offer them back to the local York community.
  • The Community Furniture Store – this store in York collects furniture and other household goods for free and makes them available for resale to people on low incomes.
  • Various charity shops – York is home to many charity shops that accept some household items. These include Age UK, Barnado’s, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Cancer Research, Macmillan Cancer Support, Martin House Hospice Shop, Oxfam, PDA Charity Shop, RSPCA York Shop, St. Leonard’s, Sue Ryder, The Alan Bott Charity, The Mind Shop, and York Samaritans.

York Rubbish Removal FAQs

  • How much can you get fined for fly-tipping in York?

    The City of York Council can issue fines for anyone caught fly-tipping. This could be a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £400 or a fine via a successful prosecution of up to £50,000 and/or six months’ imprisonment. The City of York Council has the power to use surveillance equipment to monitor problem areas and take enforcement action against fly-tippers.

  • How often are household bins collected in York?

    Every household in York has its non-recyclable waste bins collected once a fortnight. The exact day and time depend on your address. All waste should be placed in black bin bags inside your black household waste bin with the lid shut. You can report any missed bin collections in York to the council after 4pm on the collection day.

  • How do I ensure my York household bins are collected?

    To ensure your household waste and recycling bins are collected by the City of York Council (or St Nicks for those in the city centre) you should first check your bin day. Use the online waste collection calendar to find the right day for your area.

    Then place your bin at the front edge of your property any time between 7pm the day before and 7am on the day. If access codes or keys are required, you must inform the council of any changes. 

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