Recycling in Ottery
Recycling in Ottery (RiO) is a community reuse and recycling centre. Reuse collections are undertaken across East Devon. RiO takes recyclable materials and furniture, appliances, building materials salvage, books, clothes and household goods. Electrical items are PAT tested for reuse but computers and IT items are not accepted. RiO will collect items for free and makes a small charge to cover delivery costs. Goods can be purchased directly or through the RiO LETS scheme, by working in exchange for goods.
Set up from an environmental perspective, RiO is now most appreciated for its social benefits. Volunteers also have a voice at our consensus decision making management meetings held every month. We are a not for profit company and distribute any surplus money to the community through the RiO Grand grants scheme.
RiO provides training in repair and renovation. We do talks to schools and local groups, and have run a theatre education company, the Green Dream Players.