The Brick is working with the Wigan Community to provide education and awareness about the importance of reusing and recycling and to promote good practice initiatives with recycling and reusing, whilst at the same time reducing instances of bin contamination.

This includes offering advice and education around recycling habits, engaging with those community members that do not currently recycle their waste as well as offering pop-up interactive recycling sessions in various locations across the borough and engaging with schools, community groups and residents.

One of our initiatives is to encourage the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and we have a collection point in Lidl on Preston Road in Standish for residents who are not able to visit a recycling centre to dispose of their WEEE. Our aim is to introduce more of these collection points across the Borough.

The Brick, 10 Arcade Street, Wigan WN1 1LU   

Call: 01942 236 953

The Brick Project offers a huge range of services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis. This includes Crisis Intervention, Hospital to Home, Asset Coaching and Wigan’s largest Foodbank. As its name suggests, it provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin rebuilding their lives.

The Brick Shop is a charity shop selling donated goods, often to people on low incomes. The shop gives clothes free of charge to people referred by Wigan Council. The shop is one of the main hubs within its community.


The Brick Works offers training to increase the employment opportunities for people who are unemployed for a variety of reasons. This may include homelessness or recently housed people referred.


The Brick Giving aims to put an end to poverty and homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Our #BrickbyBrick campaign is working to raise £175,000 to purchase The Brick Works and make sure no one in our community is left behind.


The Brick Re-Use has been set up to help educate people in the Wigan Borough about recycling and re-use. We also turn unwanted goods into lovingly restored furniture for families in need.