London Reuse Network has Launched

London Reuse Network has Launched

New reuse collection service launched across the four WRWA boroughs early in 2012 sees unwanted furniture and household items given a new lease of life.

With thousands of tonnes of potentially reusable items thrown away in London every year, Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) is working in partnership with London Reuse Network to provide an innovative new reuse collection service to give unwanted furniture and household items a new lease of life.

The service launched in January 2012 in the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Wandsworth, in Lambeth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the Spring, and it will eventually be rolled out across London. The service collects unwanted items that are in good cosmetic or repairable condition, including furniture, soft furnishings, children’s equipment, toys and gardening equipment.  It also collects electrical items such as fridges and washing machines. Residents can use the new service to have items they no longer want or need collected, knowing they will be appreciated by someone else.

The new service provides training for 60 young people on long-term job seekers allowance by preparing them for the workplace. The service works in partnership with Groundwork who train 16-25 year old job seekers to repair items at the REWORK workshop located at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth.

The service is easy to use, residents can call the reuse hotline 020 3142 8506 or visit www.londonreuse.com to get their unwanted household items collected from their home and delivered either to the workshop for repair, or to a storage depot for resale. For a full list of goods that can be collected please visit www.londonreuse.com

There is a fee for the service, but it should cost no more than booking a bulky waste collection from your local council.

To find out more or to get a quote for collection, call 0203 142 8506 or visit www.londonreuse.com

Interesting Facts

Waste typically costs companies 4.5% of their turnover (source: Envirowise).

An average office could save thousands of pounds a year just by using both sides of A4 paper.

Recycle Cartons

You can now recycle cartons.

Read more.