Housekeepers team up with recyclers

The Rossendale division of Bright & Beautiful, the domestic housekeeping franchise, has teamed up with Helmshore Recycling to offer its customers more ways to go green.

A new recycling programme allows clients to leave their recyclable waste with the Bright & Beautiful team during their routine cleans. This includes items that Rossendale Borough Council would not normally be able to recycle such as crisp packets, plastic toothbrushes and confectionary wrappers.

The team has also turned its laundry and ironing shop into a recycling collection point. Located at 88A Bank Street, Rawtenstall, the shop will not only deliver high-quality ironing, laundry and dry-cleaning to clients and the general public, but will also provide a space for people to drop off their recycling.

The collected waste is being sent to Helmshore Recycling, a registered public drop off point for TerraCycle. Helmshore Recycling is run by Samantha Woodend alongside her daughter Caitlin. The pair currently average between 50 to 60kgs of collected waste every month where all proceeds go to various local charities.

Samantha and Caitlin from Helmshore Recycling said: “We’re seeing increasing growth in the number of people that are using our services and know that, with the assistance of Bright & Beautiful, we’ll not only be able to prevent more recyclable items from entering landfill but will also be able to raise more money for our chosen charities.”

Nicola Bailey, franchise owner of Bright & Beautiful, said: “As an environmentally friendly company, we pride ourselves on our commitment to decrease our environmental impact by reducing plastic usage and waste. Our collaboration with Helmshore Recycling has opened our eyes to the potential for waste and knowing what can be recycled."

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