A NEW initiative offering businesses in Kirkcaldy free recycling services was launched on Friday.
The partnership, set up by Kirkcaldy4All, brings together social enterprise Radical Rubbish and recycling and resource management business, the William Tracey Group.
The three organisations are conscious of the financial pressures faced by many small and medium businesses these days and have a desire to reduce the area’s environmental footprint and aim, through the initiative to reduce the costs for local businesses.
Kirkcaldy-based social enterprise, Radical Rubbish is offering to collect and recycle all of Kirkcaldy4All members’ plastics, aluminium cans, cardboard and paper free of charge while the William Tracey Group will support them by supplying machinery and training that will get the project off the ground.
All sorted recyclates will be taken to the company’s Glenrothes depot for weighing and processing and a market price rebate will be paid to Radical Rubbish to help support further training and employment activities.
Michael Tracey, William Tracey Group managing director, said: “Using our resources and expertise to provide support to this new initiative is a great opportunity for us.
“Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan has set ambitious targets for all businesses and communities to reduce waste and re-use and recycle more and we feel confident that helping Kirkcaldy4All’s members to adapt to this way of thinking now will result in them being well equipped to adapt to the forthcoming changes to legislation.”
Bill Harvey, manager of Kirkcaldy4All, said: “When I met with Radical Rubbish and the William Tracey Group, I knew immediately that this idea was a winner for all concerned.
“Our members would save money, Radical Rubbish would have an income stream to support their aims and there would be professional support and back up from the William Tracey Group.”
Avril Crossley, Radical Rubbish enterprise officer, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work together locally to benefit all parties.
“We aim to divert as much as possible from landfill.”