Polygon Collective is the first organisation to support Age Concern Jersey’s new campaign entitled ‘Host a Bin’. Wheelie bins will be placed in workplaces for individuals to deposit their unwanted items. The initiative has a number of benefits; it will provide a convenient solution to donating items for working people who may not have time to call in to charity shops. It will also reduce wastage, instead items can be recycled and re-sold to benefit the work of Age Concern Jersey.
The aim is for as many businesses as possible to sign up to the initiative where up to six bins will be available to position in the workplace for one week. During this time, employees will be encouraged to ‘clear out their clutter’ and bring in items they no longer need.
The launch will be in Polygon Serviced Offices Forum 3 and 4 as well as Vantage House on Anley Street. Each of the offices will have the Age Concern Jersey bins. Polygon Serviced Offices Managing Director, Alex Belcher says: ‘‘When we were approached to be part of this initiative we immediately said yes, it is a smart and simple way to support the work of Age Concern Jersey and fits well with our own ethos of sustainability and reducing waste. We urge other businesses to sign up.’
Age Concern Jersey, Retailer, Rachel Venton, commented, ‘This will provide much needed donations across the year for our Charity Shop. It is a hassle-free way of encouraging people to make donations and also an easy way to recycle and raise funds for our charity.’
Anything can be donated, clothing, shoes, accessories and bric-a-brac, etc. Our driver will deliver the bins on a Monday morning and then collect on a Friday. If the bin fills up earlier, then just call us and we will collect and replace, if necessary.
Vice Chairman of Age Concern Jersey, Ben Shenton, added, ‘We are delighted to launch this initiative which will assist in raising much needed funds to support the older people of Jersey. We are very grateful to the Parish of St Helier for providing the bins in order to make this project possible.’