Yooz is a ground-breaking Reuse & Recycling project for building materials, the first of its kind in Scotland... the Yooz project started in the summer of 2009 and has already diverted over 4,000 tonnes from going to landfill.
Yooz is a social enterprise that provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep reusable materials out of the waste stream. They aim to use all profits from selling these materials to help their charity (Active4All
) fund and build a £10million Scottish Sporting Centre of Excellence for disabled people.
They collect surplus / unwanted materials from Construction companies, Civil Engineers, Local Councils as well as the general public. They also offer collection / clearance services for Office and House contents at a low cost.
They aim to ReUse the vast majority of items that they collect, with the remainder being Recycled. As well as selling reclaimed items such as office furniture and building materials at a discounted rate, they also buy in and sell new timber at a low rate. In addition, Yooz has branched out making their own garden furniture such as garden benches, chairs, tables etc. from cable drums, oil drums and pallets.
How it works
They are able to carry out one off collections or scheduled daily / weekly / monthly collections - whatever suits your needs best.
To begin using the service, simply contact them
– they’ll then be able to give you a price to pick up the materials and arrange a specific date / time for collection, depending on the type of materials; quantity & distance.
Upon collection, they will produce a Waste Transfer / Duty of Care Note - with a note of the materials collected. They report on the tonnages and materials collected and are able to produce weekly / monthly / quarterly summaries of waste picked up from your site.
Materials are then sold back to the community - builders, tradesmen as well as the general public for DIY projects - with any and all proceeds being reinvested in Yooz and profits passed to the charity Active4All.
For further info contact:
Blue Tube Sheds
Steel Stockholding Estate
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