Project Colt is focused on diverting as much waste as possible away from landfill. We are a motivated organisation and aim to achieve true recycling rates as high as 85%.
The word “Recycle” can be used in a lot of ways, a chest of drawers pulped in to MDF to be sold in a DIY shop is recycling, a chest of drawers hand painted to be sold in a furniture shop is also recycling. This is true recycling.
After a house clearance all the mixed recycling is sorted and separated into different types of materials by hand, each product is assessed for “fit for purpose”.
By the careful handling of items from a clearance we have found a large amount of goods can be restored, painted and resold, thus reducing landfill and saving ourselves money on local authority tip possessing charges. In our industry, so often an item that could be recycled is just thrown away by many house clearance companies.
How We Help Calderdale and Kirklees
We benefit the community environmentally by reducing landfill through our bulky waste disposal service. And our social benefits include providing low cost pre-owned furniture to those in need, including ex-offenders and young people leaving care. We contribute financially by donating all profits from the Social Enterprise to the work of the charity to combat addiction.