Project information

Donate Your Waste

Many private and public sector organisations within our local community are recycling their office waste weekly. The Cyrenians' look to invest in the recycling sector; utilising a viable funding source for our charitale services through responsibly recycling the waste of local businesses.


Charity information: Aberdeen Cyrenians

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  • Need


    The Cyrenians' support over 2500 homeless individuals every year through a variety of services including, Violence Against Women, Food & Clothing Services, Advice and Information, Residential Accommodation, Rehabilitation and Resettlement work. A decrease in government funding means The Cyrenians are required to source alternative funding to continue its charitable services.


    Donate Your Waste, as an alternative funding source, will provide a responsible and dependable service to the local Aberdeen business community. As a reputable business Donate Your Waste will provide sustainable funding to support The Cyrenians charitable services; ensuring the charity's continuation, immediate support of homeless individuals throughout Aberdeen and reducing dependency on government funding.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Implement paper based recycling facilities throughout Cyrenian Offices/Accommodation in 2011.


    » Acquire recycling bins and distribute these throughout The Cyrenians 3 residential projects and 2 central offices.
    » Begin an internal campaign to encourage staff, volunteers and service users to recycle paper waste.

    What success will look like

    Success will be encouraging staff, volunteers and service users to recycle and utilise our recycling facilities; raising important funding from internal recycling.

    Aim 2

    Implement and manage external textile recycling site for donations made by the general public.


    » Acquire large textile recycling bins which will be held at a central Cyrenians location
    » Research local textile recycling centres and coordinate with them for emptying of textile banks and recycling of materials.
    » Raise awareness of the textile banks, it's central location and of how the recycling of clothing will support the services of The Cyrenians.

    What success will look like

    Aim 3

    Raise awareness of the Donate Your Waste project to local businesses throughout Aberdeen


    » Produce recycled paper-based materials to support the Donate Your Waste project which can be distributed locally.
    » Produce livery to promote Donate Your Waste on collection vans which would be visible to the Aberdeen public.

    What success will look like

    Aim 4

    The Cyrenians will acquire and manage the recycling needs of business throughout Aberdeen


    » Increase the number of collection vans to manage the number of weekly recycling loads collected from businesses
    » Increase on the number of qualified drivers to arrive, load and deliver recyclable materials to recycling centre

    What success will look like

  • Impact


    The project will diversify The Cyrenians funding sources ensuring the continuation of its charitable services. Internal recycling will set a standard for other local businesses and highlight the environmental and monetary benefits recycling can have for the organisation; encouraging local businesses to donate their waste to The Cyrenians for responsible recycling. Success will be between 1-5 local businesses donating their waste weekly for recycling with continuing reviews of this service.


    There is a risk that local businesses will continue to recycle with toher centres or charitable organisations. However, by ensuring the standard of service by utilising and managing internal recycling to begin with we can highlight problematic areas and resolve them.


    Donors to this project will receive a quarterly e-mail report on the project which will detail the success in raising the profile of the project, the number of businesses committed to recycling through the organisation and all necessary updates and changes required to run the project successfully.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Recycling Banks textile recycling banks for clothing donations
  • Background


    Aberdeen is on the North East coast of Aberdeen with a business focus around oil and gas. The city has one of the biggest social and financial gaps between the poorest and richest within the UK.


    The Cyrenians service users will benefit from the financial gain of the project; continuing vital services. Businesses involved will see a great contribution to their Corporate Social Responsibility and environmental responsibility. Local drivers will also benefit from employment. Donors will find a great benefit in donating usuable clothing items and finding a valuable way to support a local organisation.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have worked within the local community for over 40 years and within this time we have developed a great network of businesses and other external organisations who would find recycling a great opportunity to make charitable contribution to the organisation but also to support it and ensure in success within the community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Scott Baxter - Depute Chief Executive

    Scott drives forward new projects of the organisation and would be the direct contact for staff, businesses and other important contacts.

    Kimberley Wilson

    As the Fundraising Kimberley would be responsible for acquiring the right funding to continue the service and the materials to promote it locally.