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You can be in with a chance of winning a De’ils On Wheels upcycled clock and all you need to do is get on your bike and share a photo!

The clocks are made from used bicycle disk brakes and chain rings. You can be in with a chance of winning yourself one of these fantastic clocks by getting on social media. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to enter…

  1. Like the Deils On Wheels Facebook page or follow the De’ils on Wheels Twitter feed @DeilsOnWheels
  2. Upload a photo of you on your bike and tell us why you love cycling
  3. And, very importantly, tag the post using the #WeGoPedal hashtag

All tagged entries received by the end of Bike Week 2018 (Sat 17 June 2018) will be entered into a draw to win a clock!

So what are you waiting for? Get on your bike and get pedalling, snapping and hashtagging!! The clock’s ticking!!

Good luck!

Every minute a truck-load of plastic enters our oceans – choking turtles, birds and other marine life.  We’re littering the planet and prolonging our addiction to fossil fuels.

But we can all do our bit to help. Going plastic-free on Fridays is a small step to making a huge difference to the amount of single-use plastic that ends up in our seas and oceans.

And if enough of us start choosing plastic-free products it will send a strong message to companies and governments that they need to do more too.

Take the Friends of the Earth Scotland pledge to join thousands of others going plastic-free on Fridays.

Find out more about FoE Scotland’s work to end plastic pollution 

The team over at Hubbub have come up with some great tips for a greener Easter – from things that take just a few minutes to things to fill more of the Easter weekend.

In the UK we buy more than 80 million boxed chocolate eggs each year at Easter, generating 4,370 tonnes of card waste and costing around £299 million. When you think about it, this seems like a bizarre way to mark a religious festival or celebration of nature. If you want to save money or produce less waste this year, check out  Hubbub‘s top tips for a greener Easter.

Glasgow City Council has been running a successful pilot programme to tackle issues around commercial waste within the city centre and this has now been rolled-out across the rest of the city centre by the end of March. The focus was to reduce the number of large bins stored on the street and now businesses will need to store their waste in or on their premises. Businesses that don’t comply could face fines of up to £1000.

The next stage will see the project being rolled-out across the whole of Glasgow by early March 2019, and businesses are now being contacted with more advice on the changes. In the North West of Glasgow the date for compliance is 15 September 2018.

The primary aim of the project – which was achieved in the pilot areas – was to substantially reduce the adverse impact of the then current waste collection practices (especially the use of bulky, brightly-coloured commercial waste containers on streets, pavements and lanes) to enhance the appearance of the area making it more pleasant for to live, work and study there.

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Pass it on Week is Scotland’s annual celebration of re-use – join in and get swapping, donating, sharing and repairing to help make things last! It runs from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 March.

And we are getting involved. If you live in the west of Glasgow and you have an unwanted bike then please donate it to De’ils On Wheels and we will put it to good reuse! De’ils on Wheels is Revolve accredited – the re-use quality standard for shops who sell second hand goods in Scotland.

If you live elsewhere in Greater Glasgow there are several other community reuse organisations that will gladly take your unwanted bike – you can find the one nearest to you by visiting www.donateyourbikeglasgow.org.uk

If you are not in the Greater Glasgow area then please call the National Reuse Line on 0800 0665 820 or visit the Recycle for Scotland website to find your nearest location to donate bikes and other household items including furniture, toys and musical instruments.

You can follow #PassItOnWeek on Twitter!

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Over the coming months Glasgow City Council will be providing new wheelie bins to residents within Garscadden/Scotstounhill ward as part of the Bin Replacement Programme (BRP).

Through the city-wide programme, the Council is replacing the small metal dustbins used for general waste with new wheelie bins.  The BRP will also review recycling bin provision to ensure sufficient capacity is available to residents to increase their recycling.

The programme will be undertaken in three phases over a three year period and is programmed to be complete in the ward over two phases.  For those properties in G13 postcodes, the programme is currently underway and will be complete by the end of March 2018 (Phase 1) and for those properties in G14 postcodes, the programme will commence in April 2018 and be complete by end of March 2019 (Phase 2).

The programme will bring a number of benefits to residents in the local community by improving containment of general waste, the condition of backcourts and increasing opportunities for residents to recycle.

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Pass it on Week 2018 is Scotland’s annual celebration of re-use – join in and get swapping, donating, sharing and repairing to help make things last!

Pass it on Week, which is now in it’s 4th year, will be running from 10-18 March 2018. The week is all about re-use, so passing things on, upcycling, swapping, repairing – anything to #MakeThingsLast.

Our community bike workshop De’ils on Wheels will be getting involved in Pass It On Week. As a Revolve Reuse accredited centre, De’ils on Wheels actively promotes the re-use of quality bicycles and encourages locals to love their bikes. Second hand doesn’t mean second best.

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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