Recipro and Wickes make a great team!

posted 21.02.2018

By working together, Recipro & Wickes diverted 225 tonnes from the waste stream in 2017, and benefitted hundreds of individuals, families and charities.

Wickes and Recipro have formed a valuable partneship, redirecting ‘waste’ product by finding a home that needs it.
In 2017, Wickes diverted 225 tonnes of waste to Recipro’s two reuse centres, located in Wirral and Swansea.

Case study 1: Community Soul Cafe
A christian & community project run by a team of trained barista volunteers. “Our Eden Garden and Ice Cream Shack came about as a direct result of our engagement with ReciproCity (amongst other people) and their willingness to help promote a sense of “community spirit” in Wallasey. Exactly what we as an organisation were (and still are) achieving ourselves here in Wallasey Village at Community Soul.”


Case study 2: Friends of Birkenhead Park:Everyone’s Cafe
A community cafe run by volunteers from the Friends of Birkenhead Park charity. “We had come to Recipro for paint for our park benches and the kitchen and spotted the kitchen units. As we needed to update our kitchen and bring it up to a standard to serve the public we decided to buy them and fit them. They worked very well and look so nice in our kitchen. It has also helped us score a very high 4 on our food standards agency inspection. Recipro in Wallasey have been very good to us.”


Case study 3: Talycoppa School Swansea
The local school wanted to create an arts and crafts room for the children, and used Earthstone sinks, decor end panels and various base units to create a space the teachers and pupils could be proud of! 

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