Bryson steps up a gear in Reuse with Drosi Bikes CIC
Bryson Recycling has joined forces with Drosi Bikes CIC to collect bicycles for reuse at their Recycling Centre in Ruthin, which they run on behalf of Denbighshire County Council.
This new initiative will help give unused bicycles a new lease of life while also promoting the environmental and wellbeing benefits of cycling. Drosi Bikes CIC are a local social enterprise based in Llangollen, Denbighshire, who refurbish and sell bikes, with all profits generated being used to support their social and environmental activities. Any bikes not suitable for reuse are recycled for parts
Since May 2021, Drosi have recycled and refurbished over 165 bikes, many of which have been sold or rented out to promote cycling as a genuine alternative to driving. They upskill and empower underrepresented groups through workshops and classes to support individuals to cycle and have also donated a number of bikes to local refugee and asylum seeker charities.
Commenting on the new scheme, Gerwyn Williams, Team Manager at Bryson Recycling, said:
“At Bryson, we are always looking at ways to help make our local area greener and are keen to look at ways to reduce waste while benefitting the local community in the areas where we work. We are delighted to work with Drosi Bikes CIC and think this a great way to encourage local residents to choose to reuse their bikes”.
Beth Ward, Director / Co-founder of Drosi Bikes, added:
“One of our main aims at Drosi Bikes CIC is to offer accessible solutions to climate change. We are really excited to be working with Bryson Recycling, helping them to reduce waste in Denbighshire and empowering people to have a positive impact on the world. We’re looking forward to seeing some of these bikes back in action! Any bikes that are donated should be in good condition with no obvious signs of rust or damage. Both adults and children’s bikes are accepted”.
If you wish to donate a bike, please take it to Ruthin Recycling Centre, Lon Parcwr Industrial Estate, Ruthin. LL15 1BB. For opening hours and further details please visit www.brysonrecycling.org.
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