After the council withdrew the bins and free waste collection at the end of November last year, Aspire Ryde were left unable to process waste. This left the possibility of having to cancel some of its services meaning that some of the Island’s most vulnerable people would suffer.
However due to 2 very generous businesses Aspire are able to continue their good work, which is particularly important in the winter months. The waste company Biffa immediately stepped in and collected all the Aspire waste for free for the month of December meaning that the Aspire Christmas Day event for those who were alone or isolated was able to go ahead.
Westridge Waste also got in touch and offered to be Aspire Ryde’s waste collectors for free from the beginning of the year. Members of the Aspire Ryde team were invited to the plant and were shown how the waste is sorted etc. Louise Randall Aspire Place Co-Ordinator said” We are so grateful to both Biffa and Westridge for coming to our rescue, as an organisation as well as supporting the residents of the Island we are really conscious of our environmental impact and try very hard to keep our waste to a minimum, with the help of both the businesses we can continue the work we do.”