Liverpool homeless charity partners with Gaskells waste company to highlight dangers of rough sleeping

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Gaskells' branded truck

Merseyside waste management company Gaskells has joined forces with homeless charity The Whitechapel Centre to raise awareness of the dangers of people sleeping in bins.  

Gaskells will provide financial support to the charity and apply stickers to all its containers which includes contact details for support services.

One of the Gaskells trucks has also been branded with details of The Whitechapel Centre.

According to the Environmental Services Association (ESA), between 2011-2016, ten rough sleepers were killed after seeking refuge in a commercial bin.

Denise Banks, commercial director at Gaskells, said: “We know this has been an ongoing issue in the industry for years. All our drivers are fully trained to check the bins before they’re emptied and our trucks are also fitted with cameras, so the drivers can see what’s going into the back”.

The family-run business will be supporting the charity in a number of fundraising activities and raising awareness amongst rough sleepers of the dangers of sleeping in bins.

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