Haven Recycle

Special Olympics Success

 a picture of a young man holding up a medal in each hand.

Rory with his medals

Haven Recycle are specialist in secure data wiping and destruction, reusing and recycling  redundant IT and WEEE. Reusing equipment  saves up to 75% of the materials and energy used in the manufacturing of a new PC whilst working to 100% zero landfill.
Haven Recycle achieves this through provide meaningful and sustainable employment to  adults with a disability or who are disadvantaged; it is  there continued hard work that allows their success.
Haven Recycle has recently been celebrating the success of their youngest production operator, Rory Wilson.
Rory recently represented the West of Scotland at the Special Olympics GB Summer Games, which took place in Sheffield from 7 – 12 August. This was Rory’s second time competing after winning
a silver medal for Boccia; a precision ball sport related to bowls and petanque in the 2013 games.
Rory’s focused changed to from Boccia after he won a gold medal at the 2016 West of Scotland Championship at Grangemouth in track and field which secured him a place at the 2017 Special
Olympics GB Summer Games.
Rory returned from this year’s games with 2 bronze medals for the 100 & 200m Sprint finals. Rory’s coach Eric tells us that Rory loves to train and once he gets on the track he is like Speedy Gonzales!
Well done, Rory, we are glad you’re on our team!!

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Rory’s Story

When Rory was due to leave the Kersland School in Paisley, his future was uncertain. His Head Teacher Mick Kelly arranged work experience in Haven Recycle, and after an interview Rory was accepted to work one day a week. Rory was shy, but very motivated and got ‘stuck in’ straight away. After a time Rory decided his future lay in Haven, but there were no placements available. Determined to succeed, Rory worked as a volunteer until a placement came up. His experience stood him in good stead and he was first choice for the role of Production Operator two days per week when the opportunity became available.

Based in Haven’s WEEE recycling activity, Rory is responsible for dismantling PC unit bases and circuit boards. It’s an important job as our customers rely on us to recycle equipment safely and securely.

Rory can’t wait for work on Mondays –on Fridays he reminds his mum to book his transport. To keep himself busy on his non-work days he has applied to be a play leader with another organisation, and we were happy to provide a glowing reference. The shy boy who started on work experience has turned into a valuable employee that Haven is proud of. Well done Rory!

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