Recycle Swap Shop – 20 Jan

The first Recycle Swap Shop of 2018 is on Sat 20 Jan at the Tilling Green Community Centre, thanks to a delay on what to do with the site! The venue is on Mason Road, Rye! Doors open at 09:30, if you have stuff to bring, it needs to arrive before 11am. You can browse and take stuff any time from 09:30-12:00, but best not to leave it until the last minute! Remember, you DO NOT need to bring stuff, we’re very happy for people to come and just take stuff away – in fact we need people to do this, or there’s too much left over at the end… More details on how it works below.

Please share the facebook event if you can! If you’d like to print a poster, you can download it here.

The intended dates of future swap shops in 2018 are as follows, but please check back nearer the time, as sometimes we have to change the date:

  • Sat 12 May at St Mary’s Centre
  • Sat 22 Sep at the Tilling Green Community Centre
  • Sat 3 Nov at St Mary’s Centre

Here’s a few pics from past Recycle Swap Shops at Tilling Green:

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What is a ‘recycle swap shop’?

Many of us have things in our homes which we no longer want or use, but we feel are too good to throw away. These things sit around, sometimes for years, waiting for us to find the right person to give them to, and eventually they may end up being thrown in the bin.

This Recycle Swap Shop is an event run by Tilling Green Residents Association and Transition Rye to provide an alternative for local people who would prefer to recycle such unwanted items to others in the community, rather than throw them away.

  • You can bring your items to the hall and leave them there for others to take away.
  • At the same time, you can look around and see if there is anything you’d like to take away yourself!
  • You are welcome to only bring stuff, or to only take stuff, or to just come along and browse and have some free refreshments and a chat. This is a social event too, where everyone wins!
  • Anything left over will be disposed of through Rye Freegle, charity shops or recycling, as appropriate.
  • Takers get things they want for free!
  • We all end up with a chance to meet other local families for a Saturday morning chat, and we put less rubbish in land-fill, saving both the environment and tax-payers’ money.

A few points to note:

  • Please bring items before 11am, so there’s time for people to take them.
  • All items MUST be 100% free and must be from domestic (not commercial) sources.
  • Please try to bring things as early as possible and certainly before 11am
  • If you have bulky items, like bikes or furniture, then please don’t bring these to the Recycle Swap Shop. Items such as this are best recycled through Rye Freegle. Only bring items that can easily be carried by one person to the Recycle Swap Shop.
  • Don’t bring anything illegal!
  • Don’t bring anything dangerous (no sharp knives, weapons, etc.)
  • No pets or livestock.
  • No rubbish. Please don’t bring anything that really is no good to anyone. The Recycle Swap Shop is run a small group of local people who volunteer their time to organise these events and we don’t want to end up with a whole room full of rubbish to take to the dump!
  • No mains electrical items.

Rye Recycle Swap Shop – 29 Oct

Recycle Swap Shop logo (square)The final Recycle Swap Shop of 2017 is coming up, on Sat 28 Oct at St Mary’s Centre on Lion Street, Rye! Doors open at 09:30, if you have stuff to bring, it needs to arrive before 11am. You can browse and take stuff any time from 09:30-12:00. Remember, you DO NOT need to bring stuff, we’re very happy for people to come and just take stuff away – in fact we need people to do this, or there’s too much left over at the end…

Please note that there is no on-site parking. Parking is possible on the road nearby, but there are restrictions.

What is a ‘recycle swap shop’?

Many of us have things in our homes which we no longer want or use, but we feel are too good to throw away. These things sit around, sometimes for years, waiting for us to find the right person to give them to, and eventually they may end up being thrown in the bin.

This Recycle Swap Shop is an event run by St Mary’s Church and Transition Rye to provide an alternative for local people who would prefer to recycle such unwanted items to others in the community, rather than throw them away.

  • You can bring your items to the hall and leave them there for others to take away.
  • At the same time, you can look around and see if there is anything you’d like to take away yourself!
  • You are welcome to only bring stuff, or to only take stuff, or to just come along and browse and have some free refreshments and a chat. This is a social event too, where everyone wins!
  • Anything left over will be disposed of through Rye Freegle, charity shops or recycling, as appropriate.
  • Takers get things they want for free!
  • We all end up with a chance to meet other local families for a Saturday morning chat, and we put less rubbish in land-fill, both helping the environment and saving tax-payers’ money.

A few points to note:

  • Please bring items before 11am, so there’s time for people to take them.
  • All items MUST be 100% free and must be from domestic (not commercial) sources.
  • Please try to bring things as early as possible and certainly before 11am
  • If you have bulky items, like bikes or furniture, then please don’t bring these to the Recycle Swap Shop. Items such as this are best recycled through Rye Freegle. Only bring items that can easily be carried by one person to the Recycle Swap Shop.
  • Don’t bring anything illegal!
  • Don’t bring anything dangerous (no sharp knives, weapons, etc)
  • No pets or livestock.
  • No rubbish. Please don’t bring anything that really is no good to anyone. The Recycle Swap Shop is run a small group of local people who volunteer their time to organise these events and we don’t want to end up with a whole room full of rubbish to take to the dump!
  • No mains electrical items.

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Impressive results from Recycle Swap Shop!

We had a successful event last Saturday at Tilling Green, setting a new record for the amount of stuff brought. We were also only 1kg off our previous record for the amount taken, also set at Tilling Green.

Here’s the results:

  • 135 visitors
  • 674 kg stuff brought
  • 387 kg taken (57%)
  • 197 kg to charity shops (29%)
  • 45 kg recycled (7%)
  • 45 kg waste (7%)

Since the events started, way back in Oct 2012, we’ve got the following cumulative totals:

  • 4,027 visitors
  • 10.6 tonnes stuff brought
  • 6.8 tonnes taken (64%)
  • 2.3 tonnes to charity shops (22%)
  • 0.9 tonnes recycled (8%)
  • 0.65 tonnes waste (6%)

Don’t forget there’s another one coming up soon! Sat 28 Oct at St Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, Rye.

Mobile Apple Press!

We’ve just heard that there’s a new mobile fruit pressing service started up in Hastings! So if you’ve got a surplus of apples or pears, and would like to turn them into delicious juice or even cider, then visit www.eveapplepress.co.uk to find out more.

Recycle Swap Shop – 16 Sep

The next Recycle Swap Shop of 2017 is on Sat 16 Sep at the Tilling Green Community Centre, thanks to a delay on what to do with the site! The venue is on Mason Road, Rye! Doors open at 09:30, if you have stuff to bring, it needs to arrive before 11am. You can browse and take stuff any time from 09:30-12:00, but best not to leave it until the last minute! Remember, you DO NOT need to bring stuff, we’re very happy for people to come and just take stuff away – in fact we need people to do this, or there’s too much left over at the end… More details on how it works below.

Please share the facebook event if you can! If you’d like to print a poster, you can download it here.

Here’s a few pics from past Recycle Swap Shops at Tilling Green:

DSC_3518

DSC_3524

DSC_3522

What is a ‘recycle swap shop’?

Many of us have things in our homes which we no longer want or use, but we feel are too good to throw away. These things sit around, sometimes for years, waiting for us to find the right person to give them to, and eventually they may end up being thrown in the bin.

This Recycle Swap Shop is an event run by Tilling Green Residents Association and Transition Rye to provide an alternative for local people who would prefer to recycle such unwanted items to others in the community, rather than throw them away.

  • You can bring your items to the hall and leave them there for others to take away.
  • At the same time, you can look around and see if there is anything you’d like to take away yourself!
  • You are welcome to only bring stuff, or to only take stuff, or to just come along and browse and have some free refreshments and a chat. This is a social event too, where everyone wins!
  • Anything left over will be disposed of through Rye Freegle, charity shops or recycling, as appropriate.
  • Takers get things they want for free!
  • We all end up with a chance to meet other local families for a Saturday morning chat, and we put less rubbish in land-fill, saving both the environment and tax-payers’ money.

A few points to note:

  • Please bring items before 11am, so there’s time for people to take them.
  • All items MUST be 100% free and must be from domestic (not commercial) sources.
  • Please try to bring things as early as possible and certainly before 11am
  • If you have bulky items, like bikes or furniture, then please don’t bring these to the Recycle Swap Shop. Items such as this are best recycled through Rye Freegle. Only bring items that can easily be carried by one person to the Recycle Swap Shop.
  • Don’t bring anything illegal!
  • Don’t bring anything dangerous (no sharp knives, weapons, etc.)
  • No pets or livestock.
  • No rubbish. Please don’t bring anything that really is no good to anyone. The Recycle Swap Shop is run a small group of local people who volunteer their time to organise these events and we don’t want to end up with a whole room full of rubbish to take to the dump!
  • No mains electrical items.