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Kit & Boot Recycling Facility Opens

Prior to the first league match of the season on Saturday, the Carbon Clyde team officially opened the new Kit & Boot Recycling Facility based at Broadwood Stadium. The facility will be open at each home match for anyone wishing to donate and the team would like to thank all the supporters, players and board members for their donations on the opening day.

The aim of this recycling facility is to distribute all the donated kit and boots within the community of Cumbernauld. As we all have unwanted items lying around, what is no use to you can be reused by someone else. The Scottish Government are working with local community groups to try and encourage people not to throw old items to landfill as it’s the easiest thing to do but to make use of facilities in your area.

On Saturday as we officially opened the facility (located next to the Club Shop) Barry Ferguson, David Douglas and first team players Peter MacDonald and Sean Higgins joined the Carbon Clyde team. First to donate his own boots was another first team player, David Gormley followed shortly by board member, David Wiseman. ‘Buy something new, donate something old’ was promoted on the Foundation’s Facebook page last week and that’s what we are encouraging everyone to do. Drop into the Club Shop and donate your unwanted item to the recycling facility, just like board member David who handed in his old Clyde jacket after purchasing a new one.

If you wish to donate out with matchdays, please contact stuart.mcintosh@clydefc.co.uk to arrange a drop-off time. 

Project Manager, Karen Welsh said: “I was delighted with our opening on Saturday and I thank Barry, Dave, Peter and Sean for joining the team at the official opening. The sun was out and the fans were amazing, kindly donating to our new facility. 

“We encourage you all to have a clear out and drop your kit and boots to us at Broadwood. Many of the things we throw away haven’t always reached the end of their useful life. Something that you don’t want any more can still be used by someone else.

“Zero Waste Scotland have completed research and say that by donating items for re-use in your local community you can help others, who will in turn appreciate these donations. A lot of energy goes into the production of new items so by re-using unwanted items first we can help reduce the need to produce new ones, therefore helping us save energy.

“We look forward to the next home match on Saturday 27th August when we will be collecting more donations at Broadwood. Thanks again for all donations so far.”

More photos from the opening day can be found on the Community Foundation Facebook page.