Join in for Pass It On Week

2ReUse at Berryden Road, Peterhead
2ReUse at Berryden Road, Peterhead

Aberdeenshire residents are being encouraged to join in with a re-use revolution, as part of a new national week to promote swapping, sharing and donating.

Pass it on Week will take place from March 7 to 15, and Zero Waste Scotland is promoting it to encourage people to pass on things they no longer want to someone else, rather than throwing them away.

Local people are being urged to donate items to charity, swap with friends and given second hand goods a try, as part of a national week to minimise the amount of re-usable materials sent to landfill.

Zero Waste Scotland is also encouraging individuals, businesses, community groups, schools, colleges and charity and re-use shops to organise events such as swap shops, clothes swaps, repair workshops and upcycling sessions to help spread the word and give people a chance to get involved.

A huge range of materials are available on www.passitonweek.com to help anyone interested in organising an event or wanting to find out more about the week and what’s happening.

Easy ways to pass on items include donating things like books, clothes, CDs and small household items to charity shops or friends and family.

If you have a larger item such as a piece of furniture or white goods you can call the National re-use phone line on 0800 0665 820, where you can arrange a free pick up to send your item to a local re-use organisation. Find out more at www.passitonweek.com