Stop wasting your waste!

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Stop wasting your waste!

Stop wasting your waste!

Blueberry Academy By Blueberry Academy

To create a new recycling area at the Melbourne Community Centre for recyclable materials that are not currently collected by the local kerbside service.

York Idea stage

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The proposed "stop wasting your waste!" project will create a new recycling area at the Melbourne Community Centre where staff and centre users will be able to bring recyclable materials that are not currently collected by the local kerbside service. This will include materials such as tetra packs, foil, plastic food containers and yoghurt pots, bottle tops, batteries and pens. In the future we may extend this to textiles too. We intend to then distribute these materials to recycling banks around the city as part of a project run by centre users. During the week the centre provides an education and training service to around 60 young adults with learning difficulties (Blueberry Academy) supported by over 40 staff members. On evening and weekends it also provides a space for about 12 community groups. It's hoped that this project would provide an opportunity for all of these individuals to easily dispose of recyclable waste and thus save it from landfill sites.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create an easily accessible point for centre users to bring recyclable materials
  • Distribute these materials to recycling points across the city

Why it's a great idea:

This project will not only provide an easily accessible recycling point for the community to go above and beyond their usual recycling routine with ease, thus hopefully reducing the amount of waste materials going to landfill, but it will also provide a group of young adults with learning difficulties an educational opportunity which will allow them to give back to the community with a meaningful project.

Steps to get it done:

  • Create recycling area with shelving, containers and labels
  • Raise awareness of the project with posters and emails
  • Distribute collections

Location York

York has 16 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

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Council

City of York Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £577

Staff time for project delivery x 1.5 hr/week x 16 weeks at 10/hr - £240 (42%)
Wood to build improved recycling area (framework only) - £125 (22%)
Storage bins to store the collections (made from recycled materials) 18.89 x 6 - £113 (20%)
Delivery costs for distribution of materials x 16 weeks at 30p/mile x 9 miles - £43 (7%)
Other - £56 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

42%
Staff time for project delivery x 1.5 hr/week x 16 weeks at 10/hr
£240
22%
Wood to build improved recycling area (framework only)
£125
20%
Storage bins to store the collections (made from recycled materials) 18.89 x 6
£113
7%
Delivery costs for distribution of materials x 16 weeks at 30p/mile x 9 miles
£43
10%
Other
£56
  • Spacehive fees
    £26
  • Transaction Fees
    £24
  • VAT
    £5

Total £577

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