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From Green Shoots to Yellow Skips

LSS Waste Management Celebrates 25 Years With Positive Message

West Yorkshire recycling firm LSS Waste Management is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a message of hope for the region's economy.

The company, famous for its big yellow skips as well as their purpose built recycling centre in Leeds, was established by MD Nigel Woolford in 1984 who started out with one small mini skip vehicle and ten skips.

Since then LSS has grown rapidly and in 2005 opened one of the largest independent waste management facilities in Europe that recycles over 85% of domestic, commercial and construction waste with over a third of a million tonnes processed annually.

It now provides a wide range of recycling services from wheelie bins to skips to aggregates with over 75 specialist vehicles.

Nigel explained: “We now have over 3000 skips at companies and sites across the region and it's fair to say that we're a very good bell weather for the Yorkshire economy. We believe we are seeing the green shoots of recovery through an increase in demand for our skips and the other services.

“We have come a very long way since the mid 80s and now employ over 160 people with an expected 2009 turnover of around £14 million.

“We are now very much focused on geographical expansion as well as developing the range of services we offer from our Cross Green Industrial Park HQ. South Yorkshire is our next port of call.

“It has been a very exciting quarter of a century,” added Nigel “and as we all collectively become more aware of our environmental responsibilities then we only see growth in the years to come.

“We passionately believe that we have an obligation to future generations to minimise the amounts we send to landfill,” concluded Nigel.

LSS Waste Management is currently a major sponsor of Leeds Rhinos and was also a major sponsor of Leeds United.

For more information visit www.lsswaste.co.uk

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