Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Wirral Environmental Network is a collection point for good quality, pre-loved school uniforms on behalf of Wirral Free Uniforms for Secondary Schools (FUSS) and Wirral Free Uniforms for Primary Schools (FUPS). Drop them off at our centre on Falkland Road in Wallasey during opening hours.

See for details of other collection points, FUSS/FUPS hubs opening hours or how to request items online.

Refill is an ‘on the go’ app to help you find places to access free drinking water, zero-waste shopping options and hot drinks without the packaging, helping prevent plastic pollution by reusing our drink and food containers. At Wirral Environmental Network we have a Refill point for water bottles available during our opening hours.

Download the Refill app to find other Wirral businesses and organisations offering:
  • Free water bottle refills
  • Discounts on coffee if you take your own cup
  • Plastic-free shopping
Find out more about Refill and setting up a Refill scheme here:
WEN Trustee Katrina Chapman is the owner of Urban Vintage, a furniture upcycling shop and workshop space in Seacombe. Katrina runs upcycling demos at our Spring and Winter Fairs, as well as selling items she has created. There have also been furniture upcycling workshops held at WEN and, in 2021, we brought upcycling sessions to six Liscard community groups, showing participants how to rejuvenate furniture with paint and decoupage techniques.

In 2019, Merseyside Recycling Waste Authority and Veolia supported Wirral Environmental Network, Magenta Living, Wirral Borough Council and Urban Vintage to set up Refresh, a furniture reuse project which saved nearly 20 tonnes of reusable furniture from landfill.

We have now ended our involvement. In 2022 Bee Wirral took over the management of the Refresh scheme on behalf of Magenta Living and Wirral Borough Council. Pre-loved furniture is stored and catalogued at the Refresh warehouse, ready to be distributed to residents in need. Furniture is saved from being sent to landfill, whilst providing items that people need to make a home.

Read more about Refresh here: