We have set up reuse cabins at several of our recycling centres, which allows residents to donate unwanted household items to be brought back into use.
The donated goods are checked and then distributed to local social enterprises throughout the region, resulting in items being reused rather than taken to landfill.
Reuse cabin sites:
- Peebles (Eshiels) Community Recycling Centre
- Hawick Community Recycling Centre
- Selkirk Community Recycling Centre
We work with a number of local social enterprises to reuse different items donated to the cabins:
- Just Cycle – bicycles at all sites
- Home Basics - large domestic appliances such as washing machines, cookers, tumble dryers and fridges and solid wood furniture (not MDF) at all sites
- Garden tools recycling project, currently at Eshiels, Duns, Hawick and Selkirk
- Hawick Men’s Shed – solid wood planks/off cuts at Hawick only