Not Susan, but Waste
Desperately Seeking Space to Stay Zero Waste
Help is urgently required. Staff and residents of Presteigne and Norton’s Zero Waste project may have their celebrations cut short. Together they achieved class leading recycling rates in under 1 year and they had been contracted to ‘keep up the good work’ for a further year. Project Manager David Clarke explained ‘We have been funded for a second year because the community has done so well, we now have record breaking levels of recycling and capture of recyclable materials and the Welsh Assembly want us to try and get even further towards – and if possible beyond - their 2025 targets of 75% recycling.’
Year one was made possible in part by the generosity of Countrywide Stores who provided space at their Old Mill depot on the edge of the town. The building was the base to operate the Zero Waste vehicle from and to bulk up and bale materials before sale. David Clarke said ‘Countrywide Stores have been very supportive of the community over the last 12 months by allowing us to rent space in their building. Originally Zero Waste was only scheduled to run for 12 months but we seem to have been a victim of our own success in winning a second year of partnership work here in Presteigne.’
‘Countrywide Stores need the building back for their own use and we are now caught with a project to run and no space to run it in. The project only has until the 11th of May to find new premises to operate from.
Zero Waste is looking for a large warehouse-type building to rent for 12 months - either light industrial or agricultural – in or around Presteigne. The building needs to have 3 phase power and full size vehicle access doors.
If you know of a suitable space please contact David Clarke on 07983 472911