Donate it - don’t cremate

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Householders in Angus gearing up for bonfire night are being urged by Zero Waste Scotland not to send re-usable furniture to bonfires, but instead donate it via the National re-use phone line.

Thousands of tonnes of re-usable items are thrown away every year. The free National re-use phone line allows householders to arrange for large re-usable items to be collected and passed on to local re-use organisations to be used by someone else.

Items commonly collected by the phone line include sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobes, white goods and beds that are still in good condition. To ensure your item can be collected, Zero Waste Scotland does advise householders to check that sofas and armchairs have their fire tags intact to comply with regulations around re-sale.

Find out more at www.recycleforscotland.com