People are being reminded this Recycle Week 2019 to use their local charity and re-use shops.
Recycle Week 2019 (taking place from 23rd to 29th September) is the annual celebration of recycling, delivered nationally by Recycle Now. It is now in its 15th year. The week is being used by Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) to highlight what options people have when it comes to recycling and managing their household waste.
In partnership with MRWA and Veolia, local charity Emmaus Merseyside operate two Re-Use shops at South Sefton and Old Swan Recycling Centres. Here instead of depositing household waste for recycling, residents can drop reusable items off at the shops. The donations are cleaned up and put on sale, with any money made going back into the charity’s operation.
The charity runs three social enterprises in Merseyside, taking in and selling donated and refurbished furniture, household goods, bric-a-brac and vintage pieces, and operate a house clearance service.
Councillor Tony Concepcion, Chairperson of MRWA, said: “We obviously want people to recycle as much as they can but if items can be re-used then all the better. The two Re-Use shops are perfect for that.”
Honora Crisp, Business Manager of Emmaus Merseyside, said: “We’re proud to be doing our bit to help waste prevention in Merseyside.”
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Image caption – the Emmaus Re-Use shop at South Sefton Recycling Centre
Merseyside Emmaus Re-Use Shops:
Where are they?
Old Swan Recycling Centre, Cheadle Avenue, Liverpool L13 3AF
South Sefton Recycling Centre, Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AE
When are they open?
Old Swan – Mon to Sun 10.00am to 4.00pm
South Sefton – Mon to Sun 10.00am to 4.00pm
Telephone – 0151 928 1588
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to regain lost self-esteem to help rebuild their lives. There are currently 29 Emmaus communities across the country, supporting more than 800 companions (formerly homeless people) in the UK. In addition there are four Emmaus groups, all of which are working towards setting up an Emmaus community in their area. Emmaus aims to offer 1,000 companion places by 2020.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, it is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside residents.
MRWA operates (via a contract with resource management company Veolia) 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) for householders in the Merseyside area wishing to recycle and dispose of their own waste.
Members of the media for more information please contact:
Marketing and Communications Officer
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Direct Dial: 0151 255 2568
General enquiries: 0151 255 1444