Use the Re-Use Hub this Festive Season

Use the Re-Use Hub this Festive Season Image

Christmas is almost here and many of us will be looking for a bit more space around the house.

If your clear-out involves a trip to the recycling centre, then you could take your unwanted items to the Baldovie Re-Use Hub.

Staff there could give them a new lease of life, with each repaired item given to people who need it the most.

The portacabin, which opened in September, sits at Baldovie Recycling Centre and is a joint project between Dundee City Council, Tayside Re-Users, Transform and Dundee Social Enterprise Network.

Donations are continuing to flood in and are increasing week by week.

The hub can accept: large household furniture, office furniture, office equipment,  small electricals, rugs, soft furnishings (which comply with 1998 regulations – labels attached), bicycles, bric a brac, leather sofas, DVDs, books, flat screen TVs, monitors, printers, chairs, electric fires and cot frames.

The Hub cannot accept: Gas appliances, cot bed mattresses, child car seats, CRT/Monitors, TVs, white goods, anything which can’t be repaired, textiles, prams and buggies.

The repair work is carried out by Tayside Re-Users and Transform.

Environment convener Councillor Craig Melville said: “Instead of items being disposed of as waste or recycled, they are being repaired and made useful again. This is why we are encouraging people to visit the Re-use Hub this Christmas. Your unwanted items might even make someone’s 2016.”

If you are unable to drop off your items, we can pick it up for you. Just contact 01382 228806/225070.

The hub will be closed on Friday 25th December and re-open on Tuesday 29th December 2015. It will also close on Friday 1st January & Saturday 2nd January 2016. The hub will be open 9am - 4.15pm on all other days.                                                      

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