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Scottish_composting_recycling_and_re-use_2016Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources has rocketed past the 60% milestone for the first time. That was the key finding of Official Statistics published recently by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

  • Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources rockets past 60% for the first time.
  • Food recycling and anaerobic digestion increased 20% from 2015 –
    a 78.1% increase since 2011.
  • Lowest quantity of Scottish waste landfilled since 2011.

In 2016, 6.96 million tonnes (61%) of waste was recycled, composted or prepared for re-use, over half a million tonnes more than in 2015.

What’s more, 2016 also saw more households and businesses recycle food waste as 605,614 tonnes of organic wastes was recycled in composting or anaerobic digestion facilities – an increase of 102,580 tonnes (20.4%) from 2015 statistics and a 78.1% boost since 2011.

Total waste generated in Scotland fell by over half a million tonnes (0.53m tonnes) since 2015, with Scotland achieving the lowest quantity of waste being landfilled since 2011 – a 10.3% decrease from 2015.

Source: sepa.org.uk

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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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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20170826_WhiteinchCentre_CarBootSale_PosterHeaderThe Whiteinch Centre will be holding a car boot sale on Saturday 26 August 2017 10am to 1pm  to raise money for a new floor. FREE entry.

There will be an affordable mix of bric a brac, arts and crafts delights and much more. Come along and see what treasures you can find!

Refreshments available at the new Well-Fed Cafe.

If you would like to book a pitch at a cost of £10, contact Debs at the centre 0141 950 4434

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PlayOnPedalsDe’ils on Wheels is taking part in a city wide children’s bike amnesty as part of the Play On Pedals project and Pass It On week.

Play on Pedals gives pre-school children across Glasgow the chance to learn to ride a bike before they start school.

We are looking for donations of unwanted balance bikes (ideally with a brake) or 12″ children’s pedal bikes. These will be checked by our qualified mechanics and made available to nurseries across the city.

You can drop off unwanted bikes at De’ils On Wheels workshop every Wednesday (11am-3pm) and Thursday (1-5pm) throughout March.

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

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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@
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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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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