Biffa has ploughed £250,000 into a construction & demolition service in Yorkshire, which offers builders same-day skip delivery and guaranteed legally compliant collection and disposal.
It chose the region as a pilot ahead of a national launch because it has some 23,000 construction firms registered.
Biffa said the construction industry was often targeted by unlicensed waste disposal companies because the high tonnages of debris needing swift removal offered easy business for waste criminals.
Many contractors were unaware that criminal businesses were unlicensed, leaving them liable for fines or even prison should their waste be found in an unlicensed and illegal site.
Biffa’s regional general manager Anthony Holley said: “While construction activity is at a peak in Yorkshire, unfortunately waste criminals are keen to take advantage of unsuspecting firms who simply want to dispose of their waste as quickly as possible, trusting it to be handled correctly.”
The C&D service would give firms a reliable way to ensure compliance with waste disposal rules, he added.
Guaranteed same-day delivery skip hire, if ordered before 11am, will be offered initially in Brighouse, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Halifax and Ossett.