Milltown opens “flush” new project

20130412- Milltown Community. 'A new eco compost toilet block and new workshop were unveiled at Milltown Community, Arbuthnott. 'The toilet block was built with funding from Eneco Wind UK. Pictured by one of the toilets are Eneco's Guy Madgwick and Zoisa Walton with Milltown Community workshop co-ordinator Richard Firth (centre). ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography.'No use without payment.
20130412- Milltown Community. 'A new eco compost toilet block and new workshop were unveiled at Milltown Community, Arbuthnott. 'The toilet block was built with funding from Eneco Wind UK. Pictured by one of the toilets are Eneco's Guy Madgwick and Zoisa Walton with Milltown Community workshop co-ordinator Richard Firth (centre). ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography.'No use without payment.

Arbuthnott based Milltown Community made a far from ‘bog’ standard approach recently to the company behind Tullo Wind Farm, Eneco Wind UK (Eneco).

As part of its project providing meaningful work for adults of all age groups and disabilities, the community had raised funds to build a new workshop, but also wanted to install an eco-friendly compost toilet block as part of the plans.

Milltown Community approached Eneco to help support the project after it linked its strong eco-credentials to Eneco’s wider corporate aspiration of working with communities in sustainable ways. After hearing about such an interesting proposal the company confirmed it was only too happy to ‘do business’ with Milltown Community!

The Eco-Toilet was officially opened by Managing Director of Eneco Wind UK, Guy Madgwick at Milltown Community’s open day on Friday (April 12). The project consists of an eco-friendly compost toilet block next to the new workshop.

Guy Madgwick, of Eneco Wind UK Ltd said “Milltown Community’s Eco-Toilet project caught our attention for several reasons! Not only is the project slightly unusual but we were particularly impressed by the activities carried out by the charity and the strong sustainable ethic within its work. We feel that this in particular mirrors our own company aspiration of providing ‘sustainable energy for everyone’.”

Mark Thomas, Milltown Community, commented: “We were delighted that Eneco agreed to work with us on this project. We were grateful for the funding support offered by Eneco, and we appreciate the materials donated by local suppliers, reducing our costs, enabling the construction of the project.”