DURING Recycle Week from 12–18 September, homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley is asking people in the local community to help divert waste from landfill.
The charity is running a week-long clearance of items that would usually be sent for recycling or landfill, allowing supporters to take home broken furniture, materials, damaged books and textiles for a small donation.
Mick, a formerly homeless person who lives and works at Emmaus Mossley, said: “We’re giving people the chance to take home items that wouldn’t normally be sold in the shop and any donations are appreciated.
“Everyone at Emmaus Mossley is proud to support Recycle Week.”
Ali Hill, Director at Emmaus Mossley, added: “For Recycle Week 2016 we have a programme of events at our Longlands Mill base to promote reuse, recycling and upcycling.
“We’re going to reduce our backlog of items destined for recycling or the tip whilst giving everyone an opportunity to snap them up at a bargain.”
Recycling isn’t just about separating out your weekly rubbish collections; many different materials can be rescued from landfill and put to good use.
Last year, Emmaus communities across the UK saved more than 3,000 tonnes of waste from going to landfill.
This Recycle Week, Emmaus Mossley is asking supporters to familiarise themselves with the lists of items the charity can and cannot take. For more information read here.
Emmaus Mossley supports 24 companions (formerly homeless people) by providing them with a home and work in a community setting. Its social enterprise depends on donations from the public to generate the money that supports the companions at Emmaus Mossley.
To find out more or support Emmaus Mossley head to www.emmaus.org.uk/mossley
If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01457 838608 or visit the store at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.