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North-east bike recycling project set for expansion

By David Porter

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Macduff HWRC Centre is one of the sites that will now be included in the scheme.
Macduff HWRC Centre is one of the sites that will now be included in the scheme.

Following a successful trial during Ellon Bike Week where over 20 bikes were donated, Stella’s Voice charity now has a signed service level agreement with Aberdeenshire Council for the uplift of bikes from Ellon, Peterhead, Macduff, Huntly, Stonehaven and Banchory recycling centres thanks to work through Nestrans.

Every year an estimated 12,000 bikes, equivalent to 151 tons of waste are dumped in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire that could have been refurbished, recycled or diverted to good causes

Stella’s Voice charity will now pick up any bikes from Ellon recycle centre and repair/ rebuild them.

If they can be repaired they will be rebuilt and either sold or used by the charity.

Spares will be stripped to help build up other bikes in a local network.

They are doing this in conjunction with The North East Bike Recycling Project cyclehub.org

You can now be assured that when you drop an old bike off at the recycle centre it’s not being dumped in landfill.

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