The Tree of Life Centre is now working in partnership with Longley Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre in Sharston to provide a new, convienient way for people to donate items of furniture and to stop good quality items ending up in Landfill.
Councillor Neil Swannick, Chair of GMWDA said: “We are delighted to be delivering a re-use scheme in Manchester, which is an example of our commitment to increasing the rates of re-use, helping to meet our aim of zero waste to landfill whilst benefiting the local community.”
“As part of Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited’s (VLGM) commitment to providing a world class service across Greater Manchester, Longley Lane HWRC is now the fourth HWRC across Greater Manchester which accepts donations of unwanted furniture for re-use. This scheme is delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, Manchester City Council and Tree of Life Centre. Existing schemes have diverted over 30 tonnes of furniture since March 2010.
Donating second – hand goods promotes a sustainable lifestyle and there are many unwanted items accepted for donation including tables, chairs and sofas.”
Janet Tysoe from Tree of Life said: “We are delighted to be working with Viridor Laing to ensure that the people of Wythenshawe are able to purchase the furniture they need at an affordable price. As finances become more stretched we expect more people to have need of our services – already around 100 people per day visit our community shop so we need to have items on display. This venture benefits everyone.”
To read more, visit the Recycle for Manchester website HERE