Communities lie at the very heart of CRNS. Our community of members with whom we engage, lie at the very core of the reuse, repair and recycling sector in Scotland. Increasingly, we are engaging with a wider pool of individuals and organisations who seek to align themselves with us in order to develop their services and network with like-minded professionals.
Most members of CRNS 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 product 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.
As a member of CRNS, you will be part of a dynamic network that is focused on achieving a world where there is no waste only resources – where people, communities and the environment are valued and respected. We will provide and facilitate you with opportunities for greater engagement with other members and third parties, particularly through partnerships, training, employment, volunteering, donations, and sales. Full members have voting rights at our AGM and are eligible to join the CRNS Board.