Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, has called for more strident action from the reuse sector, suggesting reuse organisations were ‘too polite’ in establishing themselves as viable options for waste disposal contracts.
Blackburn with Darwen council is reducing fly-tipping in the borough, by offering free skips for local residents to dispose of their bulky waste. In December, 21 skips were dotted around the borough, collecting around 20 tonnes of waste. The initiative seems to be working, with fly-tipping incidents falling to 305 for the month, compared to [...]
Rising furniture sales have driven strong growth in the retail sector, with sales volume for September growing by 2.2% compared to the previous year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Greater reuse of furniture and other household items could be key to alleviating resource poverty in the UK, industry representatives have claimed.
Due to the number of donations we’ve received since our launch, Furniture Donation Network are pleased to announce we are looking for more charitable collection partners in order to increase the areas we serve and the number of donations we can accept.
The on-going success of Furniture Donation Network means that we’re currently looking for additional collection partners to work with us throughout the UK.
Whilst Furniture Donation Network enables people to dispose of their unwanted or superfluous furniture, Scrap Car Network now provides a way for people to dispose of their vehicles as well.
A new charity shop has opened in Berkshire, selling furniture and electrical goods. Is this because unwanted goods are becoming more sought after in these tough economic times?
Fly-tipping continues to pose a problem to local authorities throughout the UK, and it never lets up; in one area, there has been one incident almost every day!
One waste disposal authority has achieved nearly complete resident satisfaction whilst decreasing its landfill by almost a tenth, and building many new waste disposal facilities.