Design, project management and construction company, OD Group has successfully implemented Project DIVERT to identify reusable items from a fit-out project at Fleet Place House to minimise waste, protect the environment and help local communities.
This included unwanted furniture in great condition and over 250 carpet tiles! Project DIVERT has a unique database of community organisations, charities and schools across the UK, which enables it to connect the waste item to be donated, to a specific need in the community. A wonderful charity for children and young people called Free@Last, based in Birmingham, has gratefully received a large rug and hardly used red sofas from Fleet Place House.
Rachel Rowley, managing director at Encore Environment said: “We are delighted that Project DIVERT aligned the surplus furniture to Free@Last. They provide a variety of opportunities for children and young people from advice, enterprise, and therapy to equip them to be resilient and independent through challenging times in their lives. The OD Group has been an Encore client for around four years and has always engaged our waste management services early in the project, so all opportunities for reuse and diversion are successfully actioned!”
In addition, 250 carpet tiles that were used in office spaces throughout the building have been donated to the private housing department of West Thurrock Council. The carpet tiles will be used in a property that is currently having extensive works carried out, before the resident moves back in June 2022.
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