Changing furniture? Change lives
Changing Lives in Cheshire Gary Cliffe and Warrington Borough council’s Cllr Guthrie.
Warrington Council has a new partner to help local people dispose of old furniture and household goods responsibly.
The Councils new look Bulky Waste Service will be carried out by the, Social Enterprise ‘Changing Lives in Warrington’ (CLiW).
The not for profit, charitable organisation based in Warrington and Cheshire and is committed to delivering high quality environmental, social and community services to local communities.
The service helps to protect the environment by recycling and restoring pre-loved household furniture and electrical items. Items that can restored or re-used are sold at affordable prices, helping those who may be on a low income.
Other items that cannot be used again are recycled in many innovative ways. Changing Lives in Warrington exceeded the Councils re-use and recycling target of 40% in the first month by recycling or re-using 46% of the items collected in Bulky Waste Service.
Warrington Borough council’s executive board member from environment Cllr Guthrie said:
“I am delighted we’ve formed this new partnership with a local enterprise which does so much great work in the community. It’s part of our commitment to driving up recycling levels in Warrington while supporting low income households.
“I’m looking forward to Changing Lives in Warrington helping many local people dispose of their bulky items responsibly. It’s a great way to protect the environment and make essential household items affordable through recycling, restoring and re-using. It also helps us combat fly-tipping."
Changing Lives in Cheshire's Chief Operating Officer, Gary Cliffe said:
"Having recently won the tender for the Warrington Bulky Waste contract. I think its a great story about the Local Authority using a statutory service to support a Social Enterprise that, in turn, supports disadvantaged members of Warrington community."
If you have any household goods that you no longer want you can get in touch with the service and book a collection by calling;
The charges for the service are:
Bulky waste items: £20 for up to three items (For example: washing machines, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, furniture, bikes, small electricals, carpets, etc).
Extra items: £6.67 each, for up to two extra items.