A recent article in the local newspaper the Sheffield Star reported that a major shake-up was needed at a number of the Sheffield based waste recycling centres, with Union bosses suggesting that they would be better off being taken over by a local charity after a long running dispute. The paper reported that industrial action had been held at the five centres last year, which are operated by the sub-contractor The Green Company on behalf of Sheffield Council and Veolia, over pay, conditions and claims of bullying. The action, however, has been suspended for negotiations since November last year.
According to the Sheffield Star, the union called on the local council last week to act, and claimed that The Green Company was using new staff on zero hour contracts, as well as unpaid workers referred by the probation service, to try to break the dispute. Sheffield Council said that it would be seeking action, and that the local authority “could no longer have confidence” in the ability of the Green Company to manage the centres, or act as a “responsible provider of public services.”
Although profit from The Green Company goes to the charity Salvaire for intended use as grants from charities, GMB has controversially revealed that 35 per cent of the budget in fact goes on management costs and wages. The GMB organiser at Sheffield Council, Peter Davies said: “It is a charity model that isn’t working – the trustees are in London, it is faceless. We need a Sheffield charity run by the people of Sheffield, delivering a service for Sheffield.”
There are several different site locations throughout Sheffield that are used for the disposal of waste. Household Waste Recycling Centres, which are more commonly known as tips and dumpits, allow Sheffield residents to safely dispose of a variety of different waste items, such as garden waste, furniture, including sofas, beds and mattresses, and electrical equipment including fridges, freezers, TVs, light bulbs and batteries. It is recommended by the local council, however, that a skip should be hired for renovation or construction waste, rather than taking this to a recycling centre.
As rubbish removal Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up know that it isn’t always convenient or appropriate to take lots of items down to the tip. It can be a huge chore, especially when lifting and shifting, loading vehicles, transport and vehicle size may be issues. And there are occasions where the council will recommend hiring a skip, which can be expensive. Here at Clearance and Clean Up, we can help you when need to dispose of rubbish, unwanted furniture or household items. Our rubbish removal services in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley are reasonably priced, and we do all the lifting and shifting for you, making it a very hassle free way to de-clutter your home, garden, or office. Call us on 0114 403 1021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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