Article updated with photos: When it comes to recycling here in Kalkan it would be fair to say that things could be a little better.KTLN, in association with a number of local volunteers would like to promote the idea of recycling a bit further, and we are asking KTLN readers to help us. In this article we explain how.
On the plus side scrap lorries drive round town picking up discarded metal, and olive oil tins can often be seen transformed into plant pots. Leave your empty beer bottles by rubbish bins and the bin men will usually pick them up and return them to the shops to collect the deposit. Plus some local charities are good at recycling clothes by either getting donations for them or passing them on to those who really need them.
On the other hand there is no recycling of household waste, and it sometimes seems as though plastic bottles have just as much chance of ending up by the roadside as they do of making it to a bin, let alone a recycling plant.
Reusing what you no longer want
Put simply we are looking to collect all the things that you no longer want and recycle them by passing them on to those people who need them but may not be able to afford them.
It’s extending the principle that already works well with regard to clothes that are donated to local charities. We would like to invite people to go beyond donating unwanted clothes and pass on a whole range of other things, from furniture to food.
Below: Mattresses are delivered to a new home.
Between the end of one season and the start of the next, many property owners who rent out their places will renew and replace many things. Some of these things may be a little past their best but are still serviceable and useful. They may be in perfectly good condition but you just fancy a change or want to get the latest style or model.
If you are in this position we would ask you to please consider the recycling option. We can pass on your old stuff to people who would be grateful to have it.
There is no exhaustive list but we are thinking of things such as:
- Kitchen: Pots, pans, cutlery, plates, cups, glasses.
- Bedroom: Beds, mattresses, blankets and sheets, pillows.
- Bathroom: Towels, bath robes.
- General: Sofas, cushions, chairs, tables, cabinets
- Electrical items: Any household appliances - big or small, providing they are in good working order.
At the end of your holiday you may have things left that either you can’t take home or you don’t want to take home.
It could be tins and jars of food you bought and never ate; the half full packs of pasta, rice, beans, sugar, tea bags, coffee etc. Also things like cleaning products which are part used, soaps and shampoos and bathroom products.
Rather than bin them, why not pass them on. We have a use for them. We know people who can distribute them to local families who will be so grateful to have them. Our volunteers can either come and collect them or advise you of a drop off point.
Every little helps
They say that every little helps, no matter how small. So if you have any of these items or indeed anything else which you think might be useful please contact us at Kalkan Recycling Project.
Please note that this initiative is operated by volunteers. Nobody gets paid. All items donated will either be passed on to people who genuinely need them free of charge, or in some circumstances where this can not be achieved items may go to local charity shop Kaş 4 Kids (Busy Bees) in order to raise funds for the charity.
So please help us and spread the word. If you want to know more or have any questions just send us a message: Kalkan Recycling Project Enquiries
Here are a few images showing how you are helping.
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