Recycle group offers Deeside collection service

A community group on Deeside dedicated to recycling and reuse is offering a new, free service collecting unwanted technology from homes and businesses in the area.

Recycle (Deeside Services) has been working in the local community for ten years, collecting, sorting and recycling plastic bottles.

More recently it has opened a small shop called Kraftwork in Aboyne, where refurbished furniture and repurposed and recycled wooden pallets are sold.

They also sell kindling, decorate horseshoes for weddings and other special occasions and produce handmade soaps.

It is a project run by Aberdeenshire Council’s social work department for people who may require training and support to access employment.

Funding was recently secured to run the collection service for unwanted IT equipment for a trial period.

Currently items that are complete, in working order and in reasonably good condition, having been purchased within the last few years, can be accepted by the service.

These include: PCs, laptops, flat screen TVs and monitors, smartphones, tablets and printer ink cartridges.

The service will run for six months before being assessed, so householders and businesses are encouraged to make the most of the opportunity.

For more information, or to arrange a collection, call (01339) 887114 or e-mail: recycledeeside@aberdeenshire.gov.uk