Friday, 21 April 2017

Kintyre Recycling and Zero Waste Heroes are happy to announce the launch of our pilot Reuse Furniture Project.
We plan to divert household items from landfill by transforming and upcycling quality donated items whilst offering employment and skill development opportunities within our community.
Kintyre Recycling intend to open a retail unit in their new premises at Bengullion Road. This will involve selling affordable second hand furniture and white goods.
However in the meantime we are keen to give  the public a taster of what could be on offer. For the past couple of months KRL have been accepting and diverting small pieces of furniture and keeping in a small storage container.
Working in partnership with the Zero Waste Heroes Project , which is based in Longrow, we have been upcycling some items of furniture  and all will be on show with  items available to buy from Saturday April 22nd 11.00am- 4.00pm at the shop in Longrow. Refreshments  and details of further furniture workshops will also be available.
Come along for a browse.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Textile Drop off

Just a wee reminder that we will again be on Campbeltown`s Esplanade this Thursday 9th March from 10.00 - 13.00hrs. So if you have any unwanted Textiles, Bedding, Shoes etc, if you have any bring it down and help support your local charity.

Bike Project Update.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Hello all and welcome to our new website. Thanks Trevor and Davi for all the work you have put in to this.

Coming Soon
  • updates on progress of new Recycling factory at Bengullion Road
  • info on 80% increase in our kerbside tonnage figures since start of 3 weekly collections 
  • news about PASS IT ON WEEK -March 11th -18th and the launch of our pilot furniture project in conjunction with Zero Waste Heroes shop based in Longrow
            Thank you all for your continued support

Friday, 20 January 2017

Kintyre Recycling leads the way in encouraging Re-use

Local re-use store achieves national quality certification
Kintyre Recycling is the latest re-use organisation in Scotland to be certified by Revolve, the national re-use quality standard offered by Zero Waste Scotland. The community-based organisation, which offers quality re-use bikes at competitive prices, has been working towards Revolve certification to gain national recognition for its customer-focused organisation and urging more people to consider buying used goods. Revolve, Scotland’s national re-use quality certification, aims to increase re-use by improving professionalism, customer experience and visibility of re-use organisations.
A Zero Waste Scotland report reveals that over 70% believe that buying re-used goods offers good value and is often cheaper than buying new, and that Kintyre Recycling Revolve certification will help to give shoppers confidence. Amanda Card (Business Manager) said: “We are delighted that Kintyre Recycling has been awarded Revolve certification. We believe there is a strong market in providing people with a sustainable alternative, and look forward to building customer confidence in the sector and passing on good practice to other organisations in the re-use sector.”

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “The aim of Revolve is to support Scotland’s re-use organisations with advice, training and support to provide customers with a shopping experience that is comparable to the high street. “We want to increase the appeal of re-use, develop a sector of customer-focussed organisations selling high quality products, and increase shoppers’ confidence in buying previously-owned goods. This will not only help Scotland make the best possible use of the resources we have, it will also generate income and jobs for the local economy from goods that would otherwise have cost money to dispose of.”

Amanda Card
Business Manager