Two charities have combined to form a community recycling organisation that will manage two recycling sites and generate income for local good causes from good quality items rescued from landfill.
Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (CAVA) and the Heart of England Community Foundation have formed ‘Warwickshire Community Recycling‘. This is the first time a voluntary organisation has taken over a household waste recycling centre.
Voluntary sector staff will run the on-site shops and ensure that recycled goods are sorted. The charity will receive the recycling income to cover its costs, and surpluses will be donated to local charities through the Heart of England Community Foundation.
Cllr Alan Cockburn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Communities and Chair of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership, said:
“Warwickshire’s household waste recycling centres continue to divert vast amounts of waste from landfill and we are very excited about working with the third sector to continue to deliver such a valuable service to our residents.”
Paul Tolley, Chief Executive of Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action, added:
“What is so exciting about this new model of working is that it will not only save money for the taxpayer and increase recycling rates but also create funds for voluntary and community groups at a time when funding is so sparse.”
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