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Bulky Bob's gets Liverpool contract

Social enterprise and furniture recycler Bulky Bobshas successfully re-tendered to handle Liverpools bulky household waste collections.

The six-year contract was publicly signed at the annual Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committees conference.

Bulky Bobs chief executive Shaun Doran said: Even though we knew we had done an excellent job over the past nine years collecting, reusing and recycling Liverpools bulky household waste we were not complacent and knew we had to pull out all the stops to make sure we were successful.

We worked really hard to develop service improvements and to deliver even greater efficiency to ensure the collection services offers the very best value for money while still meeting the environmental and social objectives we share with the council.

Over the past nine years working for Liverpool City Council, the firm has made over 400,000 collections, gathering over 1.2 million items and it has diverted over 300,000 items from landfill.

Liverpool City Councils executive member for the environment Cllr Berni Turner said: We looked very carefully at other bids before deciding to award it to Bulky Bobs. We were impressed by its focus on customer service and its track record.

Over 60 per cent of all collections are reused or recycled with the reusable furniture sent to its Liverpool store.

It is currently working with the councils Childrens Services department to give items to families who urgently need furniture.


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