FareShare Greater Manchester operates with the generous support of many partners, including major supermarkets and fresh produce retailers, who donate surplus food to the charity on a regular basis. Due to a rising demand for its services, the Manchester operation is now planning to expand. Until relatively recently, in-date fresh food, with a short shelf life that was over-stocked by shops and supermarkets was destined for landfill sites, anaerobic digesters or incinerators, resulting in perfectly good in-date food being wasted and contributing to the planet’s carbon emissions. FareShare’s model is simple: instead of sending the surplus food to be disposed of, food retailers and suppliers donate the fresh goods to FareShare and the charity, will, in turn redistribute them to people in need.
Sited on New Smithfield Market, Openshaw, the organisation places great importance on playing a positive role in its local community; providing employment, work experience and volunteering opportunities for people from a diverse range of backgrounds and personal circumstances.
With over 17 years of waste management experience, EMERGE provides a range of unique, customised and flexible options to meet your business needs. As well as enabling your company to be fully compliant with environmental and data-protection legislation, by using EMERGE you can rest assured that we recycle to the max whilst helping you reduce waste and attendant disposal costs. Additionally, we can assist your CSR goals by adding value through our charitable works.
We specialise in confidential waste disposal, having the British Standard for confidential data handling. We're also members of the BSIA so you can be rest assured your data will be handled correctly.
We collect pretty much everything you might want to dispose of; we can even empty the bins in your office so that you don’t have to! Alternatively we will collect your waste materials from a central location; please talk to us to help you identify the options which best suit your company’s needs.
Materials we collect for recycling (or reuse where possible):
- Confidential waste for secure shredding
- Plastic bottles (and some other plastics, like film)
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Redundant IT & Electrical Equipment – we can also offer secure destruction for computer waste
- CDs and Mobile phones
- Printer toner cartridges (excluding photocopier and Xerox cartridges)
- Wood waste from construction sites
We also provide services for:
- Residual waste
- Food waste