Zero Waste Scotland – National Re-Use Free Collection Service

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The national re-use phone line supports community based re-use organisations across Scotland to provide the public with a high level of customer service when donating for re-use.

To arrange a collection of household items for re-use please call 0800 0665 820

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Funded by Zero Wate Scotland, the national re-use phone line accepts a  range of bulky reusable items include: furniture in good condition, soft furnishings such as sofas, mattresses and armchairs (fire regulation labels must be attached) , electrical items such as washing machines, fridges and cookers in good working order.

There are many benefits:

Free collection service for re-usable items

Helps support  third sector and charitable organisations regarding job creation and volunteering opportunities

Reduces waste sent to landfill – in 2013 over  4,000 items in Scotland were diverted = over 400 tonnes

Examples of items that re-use organisations will accept:

Sofas and armchairs (fire regulation tags must be attached)
Beds and Mattresses (fire regulations must be attached)
Wardrobes and chest of drawers
Dining furniture
Fridges, freezers , electric cookers, washing machines and tumble dryers

Examples of items that re-use organisations will not accept:

    Items which are soiled, ripped or damaged in any way
    Gas appliances of any kind
    Bulky style televisions
    Large wall units
    Items that have been left outside

To arrange a collection of household items for re-use please call 0800 0665 820

Charity shops and other furniture re-use organisations within Glasgow also accept household goods for re-use.  Including the Salvation Army and Barnados.

Useful Links:

  More than furniture
  Community Resources Network Scotland
 Environmental services Glasgow City Council

Zero Wate Scotland

Greenpeace – Kelvin Way’s Low-Traffic Neighbourhood
Drumchapel Food Bank

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