Cat Fletcher & Steve Hartley
Freegle and Brighton & Hove City Council
Reduce Waste, Save Money, Support Residents! Council and Reuse Charity Collaboration
The Kings House Reuse Project changed the way the council thinks about its own waste. It involved emptying the largest office block in the city (100,000 square feet) of 170 tonnes of furniture and equipment. Not a scrap went to landfill.
We minimised waste through reuse: changing staff behaviour, attitude and understanding. The project benefited local residents, universities, schools, hospitals, businesses, and charities. It also saved the council money. Brighton & Hove City Council worked in partnership with Freegle, a non-profit organisation that facilitates re-use.