Free skip for the Scouts

Recycling Lives has offered Fylde District Scouts a free skip, which will help them to finally complete a clear-up after two arson attacks destroyed their HQ.

The devastating pair of arson attacks in July 2010 resulted in the complete destruction of the troop’s scout hut and its outbuildings, leaving the scouts with £40,000 worth of damage to cover.

In the months after the attack, the scouts set up a fundraising committee and have since worked tirelessly to raise money for their new headquarters, which were finally completed at the end of September last year.

With the bulk of the work finished, the only thing left to do is clear the site of any rubbish, rubble and materials left over from the build. And that’s where Recycling Lives has stepped in!

Derek Wright, a scout warden for the Fylde Troop, works as Head Chef at Vincent’s Café – which just so happens to be based on the ground floor of the Recycling Lives Centre. When Derek got in touch with Cath Davies, one of Recycling Lives’s sales reps, to enquire how much it would cost to hire a skip, Cath was keen to help out. After speaking to Recycling Lives Skip Hire team, she was able to deliver the good news to Derek: that the skip would be provided for free.

The scout troop will now have the use of a large, 16-yard skip for a week during their clean-up operations, which commence on February 1st. Recycling Lives is also aiming to drum up support for the project, and hopes to be able to send some able and willing volunteers down to help out.

All of the waste collected will be processed by Recycling Lives in accordance with all the latest environmental legislation. Our high reuse and recycling rates should be music to the ears of the eco-savvy scout troop, who have fitted solar panels on the roof of their new building.

We wish the scouts all the best for their latest efforts, and look forward to bringing you more news on the clear-up as it happens!