Wivenhoe Repair Reuse Recycle CIC





From our base at 15 Queen Street Colchester our aim is to help people in Essex and beyound repair, reuse and recycle their household items.

If you would like to volunteer with us please click here


We repair Washing machines dishwashers and tumble dryers our repair costs are set as low as possible so your machine dosen’t end up at the dump.

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In an attempt to reduce landfill we have set up FREE Repair Cafés in FIRSTSITE Colchester Colchester Library, Wivenhoe Library Halstead Library and Black Notley. They are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you


If you have any unwanted household appliances please donate them to us. If your machine is in working order collection is FREE. Help us to extend their useful life.

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1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.

1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.

70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.


We take time to strip down household appliances bikes clothes and toys, reclaiming metals and valuable materials which otherwise would be sent to landfill.

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Working in Partnership

We are developing our strategy to enable recycling centers to work with us and other organisations to reduce landfill and expensive energy intensive recycling.