Yorkshire Subterranean Society



Taking in the Three Peaks



Purpose built SRT wall

The YSS take our environmental issues seriously. We have an agenda of improvements we are making to our facilities in order to improve efficiency and reduce impact.


Blue Bins

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Material placed in them should be clean and dry, so please wash all food or liquid residue out and let dry before placing items in the bins

The normal green waste bin should still be used for everything else, however, if you want to take your paper and cardboard home and recycle it that would be great too.

Green Bin

The green bin is for general (non-recycling) refuse

What not to put in the bin

The bin/bag is to only be used for waste that cannot be recycled or composted
Please do NOT put the following in your green bin or black sacks:

  • Building materials
  • Soil and rubble
  • Some types of clinical waste
  • Asbestos
  • Large bulky items (e.g. furniture)
  • Electrical items
  • Toxic/hazardous materials such as car batteries, motor oil, paint, corrosive materials
  • Hot ash (can go in the green bin once cooled and must be bagged)
  • Sawdust and dust (can go in the green bin and must be bagged)


Heating and Water

Our heating and hot water system has been completely replaced using more efficient radiators, boilers and storage with the system using power from the PV Panels where possible further reducing our carbon footprint.


PV Panels

Below table show our production from the PV Panels since 2018

 co2  tree
 CO2 Emission Saved

5187.61 kg

 Equivalent Trees Planted



There are many club organised caving weekends, with a mixture of easy and difficult caving.  Over the past few years we have given lots of people the opportunity to experience caving with our "Try Caving" events.  These are quite popular and quite a few people have subsequently joined the club. We have YSS members caving most weekends so it is easy for new cavers to tag onto the easier caving trips and find people to help with more training.


Old School House
Austwick Road
Helwith Bridge
North Yorkshire
BD24 0EH

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