Changing furniture? Change lives

Changing Lives
The team at CLiW is joined by CEO and founder, Garry Cliffe and Cllr Judith Guthrie.
Published: Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Warrington Council has a new partner to help local people dispose of old furniture and household goods responsibly.

The Councils new– look Bulky Waste Service will be carried out by the Social Enterprise ‘Changing Lives in Warrington’ (CLiW)

The not for profit, charitable organisation has bases in Warrington and Cheshire and is committed to delivering high quality environmental, social and community services to local communities.

The service helps to protect the environment by recycling and restoring pre-loved household furniture and electrical items. Items that can be restored or re-used are sold at affordable prices, helping those who may be on a low income.

Other items that cannot be used again are recycled in many innovative ways. Changing Lives in Warrington exceeded the Councils re-use and recycling target of 40% in the first month by recycling or re-using 46% of the items collected in Bulky Waste Service.

Warrington Borough council’s executive board member from environment Cllr Guthrie said: 

“I am delighted we’ve formed this new partnership with a local enterprise which does so much great work in the community. It’s part of our commitment to driving up recycling levels in Warrington while supporting low income households.

“I’m looking forward to Changing Lives in Warrington helping many local people dispose of their bulky items responsibly. It’s a great way to protect the environment and make essential household items affordable through recycling, restoring and re-using. It also helps us combat fly-tipping."

Gary Cliffe, CEO and Founder of CLiW added: "This is a really exciting development for us and means we can help even more people in the local Warrington community. We are all about reusing items at the same time as providing opportunities for individuals to move forward and build skills and confidence."

If you have any household goods that you no longer want,  you can get in touch with the service and book a collection by calling: 01925 443322.

The charges for the service are:

  • Bulky waste items - £20 for up to three items (For example: washing machines, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, furniture, bikes, small electricals, carpets, etc)

  • Extra items: £6.67 each, for up to two extra items