When visiting one of Medway’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs), residents can now donate reusable items to a charity.
Residents can donate good quality, clean items including furniture, fridges, freezers, washing machines, small electrical items, books, homeware, tools and toys at our three HWRCs in Capstone, Cuxton and Hoath Way, Gillingham, thanks to a new partnership between Medway Norse and Gillingham Street Angels.
Medway Norse manages the recycling centres on our behalf.
Gillingham Street Angels supports people across Medway during difficult times and has charity shops in Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. The items will be upcycled and sold in their shops.
The charity was awarded the overall Pride in Medway award at last year’s awards.
Helping the environment and supporting a charity
Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “I am pleased that we are working with Gillingham Street Angels. By donating quality second-hand items to charity instead of throwing them away, residents will be helping the environment, contributing to a more sustainable future and supporting a Medway charity which helps some of Medway’s most vulnerable residents. We are extremely grateful to all of the charitable organisations and community groups who support residents.”
Repair, reuse, recycle and repurpose
Neil Charlick, CEO of Gillingham Street Angels, said: “Gillingham Street Angels is delighted to be working in partnership with Medway Norse and Medway Council. Our ethos is to repair, reuse, recycle and repurpose where possible. This contract will provide the opportunity for us to offer community groups where people can come together to learn and share new skills by up-cycling unwanted items.”
This exciting project also supports our climate change ambitions.