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Council’s new partner “Changing Lives” to help people get rid of bulky waste

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WARRINGTON Borough Council has a new “Changing Lives” partner to help local people dispose of old furniture and household goods responsibly.

The council’s new–look Bulky Waste Service will be carried out by the social enterprise “Changing Lives in Warrington” (CLiW)

The not for profit, charitable organisation has bases in Warrington and Cheshire and is committed to delivering high quality environmental, social and community services to local communities.
It helps 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 council’s re-use and recycling target of 40 per cent in the first month by recycling or re-using 46 per cent of the items collected in Bulky Waste Service.

The council’s lead member for environment Cllr Judith 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.”

Gary Cliffe, chief executive officer and founder of CLiW added: “This is a really exciting development for us and means we can help even more people in the local Warrington community. We are all about reusing items at the same time as providing opportunities for individuals to move forward and build skills and confidence.”

Anyone with household goods that they no longer want can get in touch with the service and book a collection by calling: 01925 443322.

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

The team are joined by Gary Cliffe and Cllr Guthrie

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