Householders warned over bonfire furniture

Householders in Clydesdale gearing up for bonfire night are being urged by Zero Waste Scotland not to send re-usable furniture to local bonfires, but instead donate it via the National re-use phone line.

Bonfire Zero Waste Scotland
Bonfire Zero Waste Scotland

Thousands of tonnes of re-usable items are thrown away in Scotland every year, and the national re-use phone line is a free service that allows householders to arrange for large re-usable items, such as dining tables and sofas, to be collected and passed on to local re-use organisations to be used by someone else.

The service was created by Zero Waste Scotland to reduce the amount of items that needlessly end up in landfill, by making it easy, free and convenient to simply pass the items on instead.

Zero waste Scotland director Iain Gulland said: “We understand that disposing of large items can be time consuming and a potential hassle, and that people want a quick and easy way to move things on.

“The national re-use phone line provides that quick and easy solution, to provide an alternative to leaving re-usable items out in the back yard where they become damaged by the weather, sending them to the tip or even putting them on a bonfire.

“There are huge environmental benefits to re-using items, and passing items on to local re-use centres also benefits local communities through creating and supporting jobs, boosting local economies and providing household items for people in need.”

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