What is GRAB?

The GRAB Trust was formed in 1993 to address waste and recycling issues in Argyll & Bute. It is a charitable social enterprise that has been providing activities in relation to recycling in Argyll and Bute for 20 years. The GRAB Trust exists to seek the preservation and maintenance of the natural quality of the environment of Argyll and Bute by means of participating in and encouraging sustainable environmental and waste management activities by the wider Argyll and Bute public. The GRAB Trust recognizes that for the public to be interested and active in sustainable environmental projects they need to be suitably informed of the issues and to be fully involved in their local community projects.

Schools Activities

Presentations & talks
Eco-schools support
Workshops on
Beaches and Marine litter,
with clear learning out comes
Organised beach cleans and events

Community & Group Activities

Public talks& presentations
Displays for local groups
General public awareness
raising at events e.g.
Festival of the seas, Small Acorns
Organised beach cleans & equipment loans

Income Generating Activities

Lorn & Oban Reuse Initiative
Sell quality reuse furniture
PAT tested electrical goods
& Refurbish second hand bikes.
Covering Oban & Lorn
White Goods
In order to continue achieving its mission GRAB has evaluated relevant changes in the waste and community sector and reflects the impact of those changes in its re-defined aims:-

To promote increased levels of re-use through the LORI project, that includes a wide range of domestic goods in order to achieve the desired outcome of a Zero Waste society.
The promotion of beach cleaning and marine issues through continuing delivery of the Argyll and Bute Beaches and Marine Litter project.
Delivery of community clean-ups around beaches and roadside verges utilising publicly funded litter grants.
The delivery of professional waste, recycling and wider environmental education, awareness and training activities to all sectors of the Argyll and Bute public including schools, households, businesses and visitors.
Fostering, encouraging and supporting local community involvement and participation in a range of sustainable, recycling and environmental projects across Argyll and Bute.

The GRAB Trust Operating Principles

Operating as a not for profit distributing company with charitable status. Promotion of sustainable waste and resource management in Argyll and Bute with any income generated used to support the organisation and its charitable activities.
Working in partnership with statutory bodies and agencies, communities, householders and businesses by co-operating, negotiating and achieving consensus.
Operating in an open and accountable manner in all activities.
Commitment to operating in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner, minimizing any adverse environmental impact.

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General Enquiries

C/o Argyll & Bute Council, Kilmory
Lochgilphead PA31 8RT
Tel: 01546 604227 / 01546 600165
Email - General Enquiries

Julie Fairbrass - Manager

C/o Argyll & Bute Council, Lorn House
Albany St, Oban PA34 4AR
Tel: 01631 569174 / 01546 600165
Email - Julie Fairbrass

Lorn & Oban Reuse Initiative Enquiries

Moleigh Recycling Site
Ariogan, Oban PA34 4SD
Tel: 01631 569819