Selkirk Community Recycle Centre Re-Use Cabin

Re-Use cabin sited at Selkirk Recycle Centre for Home Basics

We are pleased to announce a new environmental initiative to give helping hand to those in need. Home Basics is working in partnership with Scottish Borders Council to open the region’s first Reuse Cabin at Selkirk Community Recycling Centre. Households are being asked to donate unwanted electrical items to a new initiative aiming to help disadvantaged people in the Borders.

From Monday 13 October, the cabin will accept any donated electrical item that is in working condition. Home Basics will then collect the products and put the items through a thorough quality check before being made available to the most in need people in the region.

Any items that are not in working order can continue to be recycled at the Borders six community recycling centres but not in the reuse cabin at Selkirk.

SBC’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, Councillor David Paterson, opened the cabin alongside Home Basics Business Manager Dennis Fisher.

Councillor Paterson said: “I am very pleased that the reuse cabin has opened in Selkirk. If this cabin proves to be a success, SBC will look to extend the initiative to other community recycling centres.”

Mr Fisher added: “It is a brilliant idea. It not only helps those in need people in the Borders but also has a positive environmental impact.I hope the people of the Borders will give generously to support this scheme. It is a great opportunity.”

The Selkirk reuse cabin forms part of the Council’s overall Integrated Waste Management Strategy, which aims to increase the reuse of materials delivered to community recycling centres, while assisting the positive work of re-use charities and organisations in the Borders.