What is Community R4C?

CommunityR4C is a community-led initiative to provide economic, social and environmental benefits for Gloucestershire by treating our waste as a valuable resource rather than burning or burying it.

Our main aim is to help build an advanced, commercially sustainable recovery and recycling plant which can turn more than 90% of the county’s waste into valuable materials for sale and re-use.


Community R4C is a registered Community Benefit Society with long-term charitable objectives as follows:

The Protection and the Preservation of the environment for the public benefit by:

  • The promotion of waste reduction, re-use, reclamation, recycling, the use of recycled products, and the use of surplus.
  • Advancing the education of the public about all aspects of waste generation, waste management, waste recycling and the circular economy.
  • (The promotion of such other activities and initiatives that contribute to and stimulate the development of a local circular resource economy.

Once the recycling plant is running, a percentage of its profit will create an ongoing income stream to Community R4C to fulfil these objects in the community.

What is the Circular Economy?

Here’s a very good video from Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Hopefully this will help explain things.