About LORI

Lorn and Oban Reuse Initiative (LORI) opened to the public in 2009 & we are the income generating part of The GRAB Trust. Our aims are to:

•  Divert and reuse furniture and other household objects before they reach the waste stream.
•  Provide volunteer job and training opportunities for the long-term unemployed and community service offenders.
•  Provide low cost furniture to the homeless to furnish their new property at 30% discount on normal LORI prices.
We work with many public agencies throughout Argyll (See links directly below) who share our goals to target those in need of low cost furniture packs.

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Come and Volunteer at LORI

We have a variety of activities on offer, together with opportunities to learn new skills and make new friends. Through training partnerships volunteers are able to access Health & Safety, Manual Handling, Computing, PAT testing and First Aid training, which offers valuable work experience. If you want to volunteer and have difficulty with reading, writing or numeracy, LORI will facilitate a training placement for you at Community Education.

New volunteers are always welcome to join the team at Lorn and Oban Reuse Initiative.
If you are interested in volunteering contact us directly by phone on 01631 569819.
All volunteers enjoy a 20% discount on our already competitive pricing.

Work Placements

LORI provides a number of placement opportunities currently through Working Rite, the Employability Team and Community Justice where new skills are gained or passed on providing valuable work experience to help unemployed or disadvantaged people back into work.

Delivery & Collection Fees - Revised 05/21

Delivery & collection service has been restarted

Large Furniture items are routinely delivered or uplifted on Wednesdays.
Deliveries & collections incur a sliding scale charge as shown in table to right (or below if viewing on a phone) Prices have been revised & we now charge separate collection, delivery & (New for 2021 ) combined collection + delivery rates

All collection & delivery charges must be paid in advance.
Items which do not fall within our criteria for reusable goods will not be uplifted.
This is with the discretion of the Delivery team.

We will make every effort to deliver goods on time but occasionally due to time constraints this isn’t sometimes possible. You will be informed of this to minimise inconvenience.
It is the customers responsibility to ensure bulky items will fit into their house (so please measure items and entrance ways to make sure) as money will not be returned if once delivered, the item doesn’t fit.

Conditions of Sale

All items for sale should be priced. If this isn’t the case please refer to price guide or see member of staff. All items that are paid for in full can be taken away immediately or, if full payment is not possible then a deposit can be made on the goods. We accept cash or personal credit & debit cards (for purchases over £10).