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.


On behalf of everyone at DRCET and De’ils On Wheels we would like to thank you for all your support throughout the year and we would like to wish you and yours a fab, fun-filled, festive bit and all the very best for 2018!

Please note the office will close at 3pm on Thursday 21 December and re-open on Monday 8 January 2018.

De’ils On Wheels bike workshop will close on Thursday 21 December and re-open on Wednesday 10 January 2018!

The Community Health Exchange (CHEX) are interested in hearing from people who would like to know more about the Community Empowerment (Act) Scotland?

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act came into force this year, and communities in Scotland can now make use of it! Please read this 2 page summary of the key points of the Act SCDC_CommEmpowermentAct_2-pager_Oct2017

CHEX invites community-led health organisations to register their interest in attending free workshops to find out what the Act contains and how community-led health organisations and other groups they work with can make use of it in order to take forward the sorts of things they want to do.

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Following the recent Go Bike AGM two new co-convenors have been appointed. Tricia Fort, who had been the convenor for the past few years has stepped down and the two new co-convenors are Dave Brennan and Iona Shepherd.

Go Bike have recently posted an introduction to both Dave and Iona on their website.

Iona said, “Dave and I are both really super excited about becoming co-convenors of GoBike and hope that you can help us guide you to change the West of Scotland to become better for people of all ages and all sizes, on and not yet on bikes. Thanks for having us along for the ride!”

A new Planning Bill has been published by the Scottish Government. The new legislation to simplify and improve the planning system has been set out by Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart.

Mr Stewart described how the Planning (Scotland) Bill, will create a new structure for a more proactive and enabling system with clearer development plans, earlier engagement with communities, streamlined procedures and smarter resourcing.

The Bill builds on recommendations of an independent review carried out by a panel of experts last year.

Mr Stewart said, “Scotland’s economy needs a world-class planning system. Our planning system must take a strong and confident lead in securing the development of great places that will stand the test of time and this Bill will encourage more people to play an active role in shaping these.”

At DRCET and De’ils On Wheels we like to recycle and reuse as much as we can and we have recently been putting our collective creativity to good use and we are delighted to offer a range of upcycled gifts – just in time for Christmas!

Our range of products includes:

  • clocks made from bike parts
  • clocks and bowls made from old vinyl records
  • keyrings, earrings and bracelets made from old bike chain
  • and De’ils On Wheels merchandise – ‘bike quote’ badges and keyrings, magnets and calendars!

Take a look at the range of upcycled gifts here or see more below…

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A new bus ticket that can be used on all major companies in Glasgow has recently been launched. The Tripper ticket is being rolled out by First, Stagecoach, McGill’s, Whitelaws and City Bus.

Glasgow’s main bus operators have got together to make bus travel in and around Glasgow smarter, easier and even better value.

The ticket will be able to be purchased on board and used bus to bus and it is hoped to be contactless by the end of the year. You can enjoy unlimited travel on thousands of buses in and around Glasgow with a Tripper card!

You can follow Glasgow Tripper on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to keep up-to-date on Tripper news about new ticket types, offers and online sales.

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Contact Details

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

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

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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