Chorlton Bike Deliveries announces new ReCycle project
Funding for a new project to divert items from landfill to refugee organisations and local charities has been secured.
Chorlton Bike Deliveries now picks up good quality clothes, toys, household goods, books and more by e-cargo bike delivering them to Refugee Action and local charity shops. The funding for this new project has been secured for one year from Recycle for Greater Manchester Fund (in association with SUEZ).
Abbie Paton from Chorlton Bike Deliveries said, ‘This service reduces the car miles on our local roads when donations are made. It also gives people without cars a way of easily giving their pre-loved items to good causes. We have been wanting to offer these collections for a long time so when the opportunity to bid for funding came up, we jumped at the chance. We obviously cannot pick up very large items, but you’d be surprised at the capacity of e-cargo bikes and trailers for small and medium-sized furniture, big bags of clothing and more. We’re happy to do more than one run when it’s needed.”
When Chorlton Bike Deliveries contacted Refugee Action and local charity shops to gauge interest, they found enthusiasm for the partnership. And the collection-by-bike service provides welcome help for those wanting to donate items. The rides are done by volunteers and the service is free to both households and the organisations receiving the goods.
Recycle for Greater Manchester Fund is a joint R4GM and Suez initiative to support the community and voluntary sector to deliver projects aimed at reduced household waste, increasing recycling and encouraging reuse. Along with around 25 others groups, Chorlton Bike Deliveries received funding for projects in 2022/23.
Anyone wanting to book a pick up can do so via a dedicated contact form on the Chorlton Bike Deliveries ReCycle page.