End Furniture Poverty
At Fresh Start we like to create win-win scenarios. Rather than simply recycling unwanted household items, we find new homes for them through our work with Bulky Bobs, a social enterprise with a mission to 'End Furniture Poverty'
Who Are Bulky Bob’s?
Bulky Bob’s are a social enterprise with a vision is of a society where people can obtain good quality, affordable furniture without experiencing the devastating impacts of furniture poverty – no bed to sleep on or unmanageable debts.
Their mission is to reduce and ultimately eradicate furniture poverty. They campaign to raise awareness of furniture poverty and create practical solutions to get furniture to people who need it. Their work also helps create sustainable employment and better futures for people.
Bulky Bob’s was created in 2000 by FRC Group, a Liverpool and Manchester social enterprise and charity.
How Does Fresh Start Help?
Fresh Start Waste work with thousands of businesses across the region, many of whom have furniture items which are being replaced but are in excellent condition, fit for reuse. Bulky Bob’s provide an outlet for these items to be cleaned, basic repairs made, and passed onto families most in need across Liverpool and Manchester.
As part of our commitment to moving our customer’s up the waste hierarchy, working with Bulky Bob’s means essential furniture items they no longer require can be put to good use and help someone in desperate need of furniture.
To find out more about Bulky Bob’s click here
We welcome working together with waste companies such as Fresh Start Waste and praise their desire to want to reuse bulky furniture items and recycle what can’t be reused.
Shaun Doran, CEO - Bulky Bobs
Rather than simply recycling unwanted furniture, we go the extra mile by facilitating the potential for reuse which has the added benefit of helping our communities in need. Our customers benefit as they make an active decision to move their waste up the waste hierarchy.
Sean Martins, Commercial Manager - Fresh Start
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Why choose Fresh Start services?
- Zero to Landfill Solutions
- Carbon Capture Programme
- Real Recycling at our Materials Recovery Facility
- Fair "pay-as-you-throw" price system
- Family run, direct collector in North West region since 2005