The Renew Hub at Trafford Park is helping to build Greater Manchester’s circular economy by reusing and repurposing items donated by residents, which are then sold in the three Renew shops. All of the money raised from the sale of items goes back to good causes: £100,000 every year to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity focused on reducing homelessness, and £220,000 every year to the Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund
The space offers training in green skills such as electrical repair, furniture upcycling and bicycle repair
Greater Manchester’s commitment to developing the circular economy has been recognised at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2022.
The Renew Hub based at Trafford Park was the winner in the ‘Circular Economy Success’ category, recognising the innovative work achieved by the partnership between GMCA and Suez, who operate the waste disposal contract across the city-region.
At more than 5,000 metres squared, the Renew Hub in Greater Manchester is the UK’s newest and most unique reuse operation in terms of opportunity and scale. Hundreds of tonnes of pre-loved items which would have otherwise gone to waste are brought to the Hub for repair and resale, with all of the money going back to the local community.
To date, 217 tonnes of pre-loved items have been sold in three Renew shops located on recycling centres in Oldham, Trafford and Salford , giving these items a new lease of life and providing good-quality items at a low cost for residents. More than 50 tonnes have also been donated direct from the Hub to various charities across Greater Manchester who offer furniture packs at little to no cost to those most in need.
All of the money raised from the sale of items goes back to good causes within Greater Manchester, with contractual commitments to donate £100,000 every year to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity focused on reducing homelessness, and £220,000 every year to the Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) Community Fund.
The Hub also houses pods that help to repair white goods and small electrical appliances, restore and upcycle furniture, and bicycle repair and maintenance. These are run in partnership with qualified organisations, who are also able to provide workshops and train apprentices and volunteers in these vital skills in the green recovery.
The Hub will continue to evolve over the coming year, with a click and collect service to launch in the summer.
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