Waste management case studies: Recycling - Cheshire West and Chester

In April 2012, Cheshire West and Chester introduced its new ‘Recycle First',a high quality recycling and waste collection service for residents of the borough. Then managed under a collection contract with Keir, its current bulky waste collection service is managed by two key furniture reuse organisations, Changing Lives in Cheshire and Revive. With the aim of diverting up to 95 per cent of bulky items from landfill, its responsive collections allow residents to reuse and recycle bulky items.

The service has also brought increased volunteering and training opportunities, the establishment of a new reuse shop with an online portal for all bulky waste requests, and a new mattress recycling scheme.