A group of local business leaders met at Boringdon Park Golf Club this morning for the monthly breakfast networking event organised by the Plym Chamber of Commerce.
A presentation was given by Julie Cater, the Logistics & Recycling Administrator from St Luke’s Hospice.
Julie explained how a new company “St Luke’s House & Furniture Clearance Service” has been set up and launched. The furniture house clearance service will charge to dispose of un-saleable items at the local Recycling Waste Centre.
Fun facts: There were donations weighing over 500 tonnes but of those donations 158 tonnes were waste. It cost the Hospice £948 to cover waste charges in nearly 4 months!
Why does a payment need to be made when the items are sold in the charity shops?
The payment goes some way to covering costs for disposal of un-saleable items, paints, chemicals etc. The profit from items sold in the shops and other outlets, as well as the income from recycling going directly to patient care.