REVAMP’s operations offer a great cycle of collection, repair and redistribution. Here’s how it works:
Furniture and other household items are collected directly from the public, free of charge. The items are inspected before a restoration and repair schedule is made and the relevant work allocated to a member of the REVAMP team. The restoration schedule ensures that the most economical and environmentally friendly practices are respected. Once ready, the items go through a final inspection to ensure that they meet health and safety and cleanliness standards.
In the case of items that do not meet these requirements, they are dismantled for use of their materials and components, spare parts will be used for future repairs such as timber, springs, foam and other upholstery accessories. Unusable fabrics are sent for recycling in collaboration with St Vincent de Paul and small unusable pieces of timber are distributed as kindling in the community so that REVAMP’s operations create a very small amount of waste.
For this service to be fully efficient, REVAMP has created several communication channels, both online and offline, to promote not only the services offered but also the difference it makes when people avail of it. With a social network reaching thousands of people each week with furniture offering, recycling and upcycling messages, and a monthly newsletter distributed to 10000 households throughout the Duhallow area, REVAMP is actively working to show people the potential of their unwanted goods.