Most of our members are social enterprises managing waste resources at a local level through recycling, reuse, composting, waste reduction and waste education activities.
They prevent tonnes of valuable products and materials from ending up in landfill, create local jobs and other economic opportunities, and typically work to help those on low incomes or who are disadvantaged. From wood, carpet and kerbside recycling to furniture reuse, paint reprocessing and community composting, CRNS members handle a vast range of materials and engage in a broad swathe of activities.
CRNS members make a difference across Scotland
Many CRNS members are pioneers in their field: from the Shetland-based glass recycling enterprise Enviroglass, which has patented a process to turn bottles and jars into paving slabs to an ambitious project to collect food waste for composting from high-rise flats in Dunbartonshire.