St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Recycle with St Nicks

One of our recycling officers collecting materials from Goodramgate, using a load-bearing tricycle.
One of our recycling officers collecting materials from Goodramgate, using a load-bearing tricycle.

St Nicks has provided an eco-friendly kerbside recycling scheme for York since 2001. We currently collect recyclable materials from more than 2,500 households and businesses in the city centre. Our unique, low carbon emission service uses an electric vehicle and load bearing tricycles to collect and sort recycling at the kerbside. This enables us to collect high quality recyclable materials and make the recycling process as efficient as possible. The household collection service is funded through a service agreement with the City of York Council.

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For any enquiries about our recycling service please contact Sam on 01904 411821 or email recycling@stnicks.org.uk

You can follow our recycling team on Instagram for regular updates on everything the team get up to on a regular basis. Just search St Nicks Recycle Team.

Awards
St Nicks won the national Biffa Climate Conscious Award in 2007 for innovation through its zero emissions recycling scheme. In 2010 our team scooped another national award when the then Project Coordinator, John Brierley, won top honours as Community Recycling Champion at the 2010 Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Awards for Environmental Excellence, which recognise and reward good practice in sustainable waste and resource management.

St Nicks recycling team have also recently been shortlisted for 2016 team of the year by the National Recycling Awards in conjunction with Materials Recycling World.

Our Recycling Coordinator Sam Taylor was also awarded 10th place in Resource magazines Hot 100 of waste influencers in March 2017.

This page was last updated 5 Jun 2017