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Waste ProjectPosted on 30th May 2017 by admin
In Fife, our recycling waste rate is approx. 52% but the overall amount of waste we dispose of is still very high. Many of us think we are doing our bit already by recycling well but we could do even more by thinking about ways to reduce waste.
We are currently in the third year of our Too good to waste project, working with our community to reduce waste more by reducing, reusing and repairing. We’d like to show people that reducing is easy, and can make a big difference in Kirkcaldy as well as for the rest of our world.
Follow our Too good to waste news and events with the hashtag ‘#2Good2WasteGK’
Reuse and Repair Events
Come along to one of our events to get items repaired and new learn skills to reduce your waste and repair and maintain items yourself. Here are some examples of events we run:
- Computer fix-it drop-ins and maintenance classes
- Dr Bike fix-it drop-ins and maintenance workshops
- Sew and Repair classes and upcycling workshops
- Tool repair workshops
- Love Your Clothes events, talks and workshops
- Food waste workshops
Find out more about upcoming events on our Events Page.
The Library of Things
Why buy when you can borrow? Borrow DIY and gardening tools and equipment for free from our High Street Hub with our Library of Things project.
Reuse and Repair Guide
Take a look at our ‘Kirkcaldy Reuse and Repair Guide’ – a guide to where you can get things fixed, buy second hand, sell or donate in Kirkcaldy.
We hold various cooking events and workshops, and run a Fife Food for Fife Folk project to help our community have access to good, healthy and sustainable food.
We have two growing projects at Ravenscraig Walled Garden and Dunnikier Country Park where we hold events, workshops and volunteer sessions.