Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle - Aylesbury’s Sustainable Directory

Aylesbury’s Sustainable Directory includes local retailers, groups and businesses which operate in a sustainable way. We are continually building our list, so please do help us by sending in details of any businesses or groups you feel should be included, using our form at the bottom of the page.

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A group of volunteers who help the local community and the environment by repairing things that would otherwise end up in landfill. They run monthly drop-in repair cafés at St Michael and All Angels Church, Aston Clinton.

Categories: Community, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work Old HSBC Bank 2 Walton Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP21 7SS Work Phone: 01296 709256 Website: https://misashedwordpress.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR1hH5YTGovceZdRNHEy9MTCx01KFV9bYKmq8I-q-851udOetkBnmoU0tAA

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Offering the opportunity for people to take on projects and other craft-based activities in a ‘shed’ environment. They cover woodwork, metalwork, electronics, repairs and refurbishing.  Members will sell some of their products, and can also take on commissions.

Categories: Community, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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Started by Richard and his then 14-year-old daughter in 2019 after noticing how much litter there was around Aylesbury.  They decided to take action and get out there with their litter pickers. They hold regular litter picks around the town for anyone to come along and join in, and lend out equipment for anyone who wants to go on their own litter pick. 

“It’s not our rubbish but it is our town”

 

Categories: Community, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work Phone: 01296 826179 Website: https://eco-chameleon.co.uk/

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An Aylesbury-based service providing a bathroom rejuvenation and restoration service to refresh your tired old bathroom without needing to replace it.  In as little as five hours their experienced team of bathroom cleaning technicians offer to give your bathroom a new lease of life.  As well as a complete professional bathroom deep clean, our standard package includes:

  • Replacing any deteriorating sealant, mastic and silicone in either your bath or shower cubicle.
  • Chemical free removal of limescale and mould
  • Cleaning all grouting

They use eco-friendly products and minimise the impact they have on the environment, as well as repurposing and being mindful of the products and equipment they’re using.  And of course through restoring bathrooms they avoid bathroom replacements, helping us to reuse, restore and repair!

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work 2 Burners Lane Kiln Farm Milton Keynes MK11 3HB Work Phone: 01908 263033 Website: https://www.mkpa.co.uk/scrapstore/

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They collect clean recyclable waste material from local companies and take it to their Scrapstore where it is soon put to use by a local playgroup, school, community group, or any other Milton Keynes Play Association member.  They always have a wide range of materials available for members to use for play, art and craft activities, den building, or design and technology projects.  They can find a use for most things, as long as they’re clean and non-toxic.

And OK, definitely not in Aylesbury, but had to be included because of the amazing work in reducing waste, and local enough for Aylesbury-based businesses to collaborate with them.

They have an online shop open for members and non-members, but items need to be collected from them in Milton Keynes.

Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work 32 High Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1SF Work Phone: 01296 423843

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Oxfam is the UK’s largest second hand bookseller, and the Aylesbury Oxfam bookshop offers a wider selection of books than most shops, from modern fiction and leisure interest to more specialist subjects, classics, and rare or collectable books. They also sell greetings cards, stationery and photography equipment.   

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work 20b Friars Square Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 2SP Work Phone: 01296 330456

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A local, family-run business with over 40 years of experience, trading in Aylesbury for over 24 years.  They offer shoe repairs, key cutting and engraving.

Categories: Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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Repairing and re-purposing well loved garments, to give them a new lease of life and stop them being thrown away. They can alter, mend and up-cycle your clothing or turn pre-loved clothes into keepsakes like cushions or blankets.

Slow Fashion + Keepsake Pieces + Reduce Waste + Circular Living

Categories: Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work 6 Leaders Close Wingrave Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP22 4QJ Work Phone: 07546 550087

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Upcycle Arcade hand source every piece of furniture and bring it back to their workshop where they fix it, strip it, sand it, then paint and polish it using techniques gleaned from research and experience as well as learning from their own hiccups. Imagination and courage with their approach means each piece has individuality pushed just outside the comfort zone. The end result is high quality exclusive furniture that retains much of its original character.

Kirsty also writes a blog about furniture upcycling as well as anything related to sustainability and eco-friendly living which pops into her head!

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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An award-winning clothes designer using old clothes to create beautiful, unique and sustainable new pieces.  Helping us to respect the work and efforts that have gone into creating our clothing, she also provides a service repairing, altering or restyling clothes to fit better and last longer.  This includes hand sewing, embroidery and beading, from delicate restoration of vintage clothes and eveningwear to working with denim and heavy coats.  For a full list of services see website.

Wild Daisy creates new designs from old clothing. Sustainability and looking after the earth is the core of the business. My focus is on reducing waste in the fashion industry, mostly the end-of-life wastage, to which there is no shortage. All of my fabric is recycled and my patchwork methods utilise every inch of fabric so zero waste is produced. Each design is entirely unique but a wardrobe essential that can be worn in a million different ways.

 

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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