Powerday takes part in annual community clean-up
On Saturday, 25 July 2020, Powerday once again, alongside The Island Triangle Residents Association (TITRA), which is located adjacent to Powerday’s Old Oak facility, took part in the annual clean-up of the local area.
Residents and Powerday staff worked together to clean-up and collect waste from alleys and pathways, which was then recycled at the company's state-of-the-art Material Recycling Facility, near Willesden Junction Station.
Since Powerday started helping in 2011, the clear-up initiative went from once every two or three years to two most years, with the contribution-in-kind totalling around £76,000. This year ensured another 14 tonnes of waste was collected and recycled.
John Mckenna, Powerday’s Operations Manager, commented: "Here at Powerday, we care about the local community and support them in many ways, from providing local jobs, to helping rebuild the Grenfell boxing club through The Powerday Foundation. It’s a great pleasure that we also get to work with the locals directly to ensure a clean and tidy neighbourhood."
TITRA Representative Allan commented: "Thanks once more for all of Powerday’s help during Saturday’s Railway Cottages Clear-Up. The smoothness of the operation makes a complete breeze of it for us. As always, the Powerday crew went the extra mile to make it such an outstanding success. They couldn’t do a better job if it was their own patch they were working on. Thanks so much. The neighbourhood looks so much better for it. One neighbour who's always busy at Clear-Ups, and who’s largely responsible for the great ‘look’ of her part of the alley, said last week she always gets excited when the Clear-Up week comes around.’’
Residents added: “An amazing logistical feat despite all the challenges. Thanks so much again for organising it. It definitely brings our community together” and “Powerday is a real blessing, doing this for us every time, I came back from Somerset on Friday just to be here on Saturday!”
Find out more about Powerday in the community here.