Halton Housing has established a partnership with recycling charity, CREATE UK to recycle white and electrical goods left in void properties.
CREATE, based in Liverpool, provides solutions to councils, retailers and housing associations for the disposal of all their end of life white goods and other electrical appliances.
CREATE will collect white and electrical goods left in Halton Housing’s void properties, saving them from landfill and following the business model of refurbish and sell, whilst offering training and employment opportunities.
Once collected, reusable white goods are taken to CREATE’s workshop for repair and refurbishment, before being sold on with a six-month warranty to low income households via its charity shop in Old Swan, Liverpool, or through other charities.
All money made is then invested back into the charity to provide work, training and work placements for local unemployed adults in the collection, selection, refurbishment and sale of reusable appliances.
Cheryl McCabe, Halton Housing’s corporate social responsibility officer said: “Currently end of life white and electrical goods left in our void empty properties are sent to landfill or profit-making organisations. This partnership with CREATE allows us to make a significant contribution to reducing waste and increase recycling, whilst providing much-needed training and employment opportunities.”
Greg Walker OBE, CREATE operations director said: “CREATE are really pleased to be working with Halton Housing. The partnership makes social, environmental and economic sense to all. The more goods we can access and refurbish, the more we can supply to local people at affordable prices and the more training and work opportunities we can provide to the community.”
Long term CREATE hope to establish a base in Halton, bringing employment and training opportunities for Halton Housing customers.
To find out more about Halton Housing’s corporate social responsibility activities visit our dedicated website page.
For further information about CREATE visit www.createuk.com.
Picture: CREATE’S Operations Director, Greg Walker OBE with Halton Housing’s Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Cheryl McCabe at the charity’s warehouse in Liverpool.
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