It is still common to put good usable items in the refuse bin, or to use bulky waste collections to get rid of bigger items, rather than donating them so somebody else can make use of them.
If you have any unwanted items, large or small, which are in a good or easily repairable condition, these local charities will accept them:
They will collect your unwanted items from your home for free or you can take them to their shops. They will sell the items to raise funds or use them directly in their charitable activities.
You can also take your unwanted items to the re-use area at these recycling centres:
- Ellon recycling centre (Stella's Voice)
- Peterhead recycling centre (Stella's Voice)
- Crows Nest recycling centre, Banchory (the Magpie Project)
- Macduff recycling centre (BEAT)
The Re-use Line aims to make it easier for people across many parts of Scotland to donate quality, unwanted goods (like furniture, working electrical items, and clothing) for re-use by others. The phoneline works with local charities including Magpie Project and Stella's Voice. Visit RecycleForScotland for further details.