Cheltenham Integrated Recycling Project (CHIRP)
A new aluminium foil recycling service was launched in Cheltenham on 6th December 2006. The project is being run by CHIRP (the newly formed Cheltenham Integrated Recycling Project, incorporating several local day services for people with learning disabilities) and aims to provide local residents and businesses with a service that will improve the environment. The project provides meaningful voluntary work for severely disabled people who sort the foil at Oakley Adult Opportunity Centre, Whaddon. Recycling banks are situated at the nine sites around Cheltenham that currently offer plastic bottle recycling. Once collected and sorted the foil is compacted by the volunteers into 25kg bales. Avon Metals buy the foil and then recycle it through a melting process into aluminium ingots.
Income raised form the sale of the foil to is reinvested into the project which has full involvement of ALUPRO (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation), and support from Vision 21 (Cheltenham) and Cheltenham Centre for Change.
CHIRP consultant – Jerry Friar, Fairtide Recycling, Fairtide Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT.
Tel: 01594 840 142 or firstname.lastname@example.org