Giving something back

Greater Manchester Renew project donates £100k to support the homeless

The SUEZ recycling and recovery UK team in Greater Manchester team recently invited representatives from Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity to the Renew Hub to present a cheque for £100,000. This forms part of our triple bottom line approach encompassing people, planet and profit.

Since 2019 SUEZ has operated the Greater Manchester waste disposal contract on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). As part of the contract SUEZ has made a commitment to donate £100,000 a year to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity to support their work to end homelessness in the region.

The money is raised by the Renew project, an ambitious project which aims to create value from waste to benefit Greater Manchester. A joint initiative between GMCA and SUEZ, items are donated at household waste recycling centres, then repaired and renewed at the Renew Hub, ready to be sold to a new home at the regions three Renew shops or on a dedicated eBay page.

Since the Renew project launched in 2021 over 130,000 items have been sold, helping to reduce waste, reuse unwanted items and increase recycling rates.

SUEZ is proud to support good causes locally, and the donation to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity supports their work to end homelessness in Greater Manchester and helps flagship programmes like A Bed Every Night. Established in 2018, the Charity is working to make sure that people have a safe, secure place to call home.