The JBay Recycling Project was started after a presentation by Marilyn van der Velde, from Hermanus (www.swop-shop.za.net) at the Jeffreys Bay Rotary club. Three ladies who attended the presentation were so taken with the idea that they convened a meeting in October 2010 to investigate the possibility to start a similar project in Jeffreys Bay.
In February 2011 the first Recycling day was held with the help of Rotary, and now in 2014 we are officially a Non-Profit Organization going from strength to strength. A step by step guide on how the project works.
The project is run by volunteers from the community.
Volunteers give up their time and energy to assist the project in various ways, from buying stock, setting up shop, making clothes and blankets, admin and media liason work and assisting Mondays, Recycling days.
No volunteers receive a salary from the Recycling Project
ALL income generated from the sale of the recyclables as well as all donations are used to stock the shop.
The JBay Recycling Project has been going for eight years since 2011, with 297 trading days and counting.
An average of 320 children collect an average of 2.8 tonnes of recyclables from the streets of Jeffreys Bay every week.
We always welcome new volunteers. Please contact us and see in which way you can help.
We always welcome donations of any kind.