Roscommon County Council is compiling a Repair & Reuse Directory to list all service providers in County Roscommon that offer repair and reuse services as part of a waste prevention initiative.
It is an effort to encourage people to repair or reuse items rather than throw them away.
To ensure the directory represents as many local repair outlets as possible, the Council is seeking assistance from the public to compile the list of local businesses/repair people. Being listed in the directory will not incur a cost to the business nor will a listing be a commendation from the Council, the objective of having the Repair Directory is to enable people to know who is available locally that can repair items.
The 1st edition of the Repair & Reuse directory will be printed into a booklet and be made available to the public in our libraries, distributed through local community groups such as Tidy Towns and be available on the Roscommon County Council website.
Roscommon County Council wants to support and expand the existing repair economy in County Roscommon as this is a growing sector offering opportunities for local employment. Suzanne Dempsey, Environmental Education Officer Roscommon County Council who is putting the directory together states that “repairing and reusing products is not only good for the environment as it saves resources and prevents waste but it is also good for the local economy as jobs in the repair industry tend to be local.”
Repairs relating to shoes, clothes alterations, electrical repairs to home appliances, furniture repairs, computer repairs, mobile phone repairs, clock and watch repairs are typical repair services but if you can think of others, please include them. All that is needed is the business name, address and contact phone number and details on the type of service they provide.