Conwy re-use case study

3rd February 2015

Household waste recyclng centre (HWRC) re-use partnership with a community furniture project.

A trial partnership between Bryson Recycling and Crest Co-operative to divert goods into re-use from Mochdre HWRC, Conwy.

Highlights
HWRCs provide potential access to a large quantity of re-usable goods
Re-use presents an opportunity to realise economic value that far exceeds the cost of diversion
Sharing knowledge and access to markets through a re-use partner

This trial was to explore the viability of partnership working between an HWRC and a community organisation to divert items for re-use.  Every day items were set aside at the HWRC in a warehouse designated as a re-use area. The products were assessed, including WEEE items, for re-use.

The items diverted by the project during the monitoring period (23 January - 24 March 2014) have an estimated potential diversion over a year (out of a total 6,000 tonnes of waste from the site) amounts to: 

  • 8,815 items
  • 66 tonnes
  • a potential value of £160,000 (see trial informaton sheet for full details)