Founded by brothers, Paul and Mark Hornshaw, the business started out as a skip-hire firm, where a few staff hand-sorted waste from their first location at Hull Docks.
Today, from it’s state-of-the-art facility at Melton, the business receives between 60-100 deliveries daily. This is made up of waste from municipal solid waste, skips and tipping from Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
With a turnover of £29m, Transwaste employs 103 people across the plant and offices. All live in the local area and have permanent contracts.
Ongoing investment in sophisticated sorting processes means the plant can recycle almost 97 per cent of waste. Mechanically separated onsite – plastics and aluminium, wood, metals and plasterboard, etc., are removed and recycled. The remains are processed as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and converted into energy.
Supporting charities and fund-raising initiatives as much as they can, is high on the agenda at Transwaste. For Paul and Mark Hornshaw and their team, working with voluntary organisations and giving back to the community offers a strong sense of purpose.