ABOUT US

Our mission

REVAMP is dedicated to its environmental and social objectives and is proud to have already great achievements to their name. REVAMP was the first enterprise in Ireland to be awarded the Quality Reuse Mark by the Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI), funded by the Environmental Protection Agency to address consumer’s concerns regarding the quality and safety of reuse goods.

One of the main objectives of REVAMP is to contribute to the reduction of waste in the region. From its establishment in 2016, REVAMP has collected in excess of 4500 items of furniture, diverting a net weight of over 110 tons from potentially ending up in landfills. Of this, over 103 tons has been redistributed in the community. Duhallow REVAMP also provides a refurbishment service for those who wish to have their old pieces upcycled and revived. REVAMP has a strict target of using no more than 10% new materials versus recycled material. To date, on average, less than 5% of the total net weight constitute new material, including fabric for upholstery, new paints and varnishes, etc. These figures are carefully calculated and compiled each month to monitor Revamp’s environmental performances.

I.R.D. Duhallow is registered as a charity with the Revenue Commissioners (CHY 11039) in Ireland.

CONTACT US

James O’Keeffe Institute
Newmarket
Co. Cork

Tel 029 606 33
Email triona.murphy [at] irdduhallow.com
Web irdduhallow.com/community-services/duhallow-revamp/


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm

OUR WORK

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.

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