Waste Project

Posted on 6th August 2017 by admin

waste_hierarchy-graphicIn 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.

Our ‘Zero Waste Kirkcaldy’ project is 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.

This project is funded for 2018 – 2020 by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) who awarded us £134,336 to run carbon emission reducing reuse and repair activities in our community. The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful. The CCF provides funding and support for community groups to help tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

 

Reuse and Repair Events

Come along to one of our events to get items repaired and learn new skills to reduce your waste and repair and maintain items yourself:

  • Computer maintenance classes
  • Sew and repair classes and upcycling workshops
  • Furniture repair and upcycling workshops
  • Food waste workshops
  • Waste awareness events

Find out more about upcoming events on our Events Page.

Waste Champion Volunteer Opportunities

We’re offering volunteer opportunities for people to help with our waste events, write blogs, and encourage their communities to reduce waste by reducing, reusing and repairing more. Volunteers will receive training in waste reduction topics, events and blogging, and food hygiene. For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Rosanna on rosanna@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Fridge – more information coming soon

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