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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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Glasgow City Council has announced it is to stop using plastic straws in more than 26 cafes in the council’s museums, sports centres, offices, schools and the city chambers after Glasgow primary pupils highlighted the plight of marine wildlife.

Persuasive pupils from Sunnyside Primary School in Craigend, are waging war on plastic pollution and their impressive #NaeStrawAtAw campaign has inspired Glasgow City Council to switch to more eco-friendly options.

From the end of February, Encore, the council’s commercial catering division, will no longer provide straws with customers’ drinks and people who ask for one, will receive an eco-friendly alternative. The use of pre-packaged drinks supplied with plastic straws will also be reviewed to see if more environmentally friendly options are feasible.

Follow the #NaeStrawAtAw campaign on Twitter!

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The use of plastics, in particular single use plastics, has been in the news and on the TV a lot in the past couple of months.

There were some shocking images on the Blue Planet 2 TV show showing the extent of plastic pollution and the impact it has having on the natural world.

Earlier this month the Scottish Government committed to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic cotton buds and yesterday the Scottish Government agreed to be part of the EU plan to phase out single use plastic by 2030.

And a new campaign – Plastic Free Scotland – has been launched seeking to end the use of single use plastic in Scotland and encourage people to help make Scotland a greener place.

There are some top tips in the infographic shown below from www.lessplastic.co.uk or follow the #RefuseSingleUse hashtag on Twitter

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scotstouncc_naturetrail_cleanup_nov16Scotstoun Community Council are holding an Earl Street New Year Clean Up on Saturday 20 January 2018 from 10.30am till 12 noon. Meet at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral St, Scotstoun G14 0BL.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided. Please dress for the Scottish weather and wear sturdy footwear. No need to send a response but please pass on the message to anyone you know who may be interested in joining us.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on scocomco@gmail.com

community-calendarThese events are listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

 

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So now that the festivities are over what happens to your real Christmas tree? Well there are plenty of locations across the city where you can take your tree to be recycled.

For households with a brown bin the trees can be chopped up into manageable pieces and placed in the bin and put out for kerbside collection.

Alternatively, trees can be taken to any of the four Household Waste Recycling Centres at Dawsholm, Shieldhall, Polmadie and Easter Queenslie.

And up until Friday 19 January real Christmas trees can also be taken to:

  • Pollok Country Park, Burrell Car Park
  • Alexandra Park, off Alexandra Parade, car park next to the golf course
  • Kelvingrove Park, Kelvin Way, grass area opposite the bandstand

The trees collected in the brown bins or taken to the recycling centres are sent for composting to our re-processing partners and the trees taken to the parks are chipped and shredded on site for use within the parks. And chippings will be available for the public to take free of charge from Pollok Park.

 

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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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