What is it?
The national re-use line supports community based re-use organisations across Scotland to access bulky items that are suitable for re-use.
Funded by Zero Waste Scotland, the national re-use line lists organisations that accepts a broad range of bulky items in good working order.
The benefits of the service include:
- A directory of those that provide free collection service for re-usable items
- Benefiting the local community by supporting third sector and charitable organisations supporting job creation and volunteering opportunities and helping people on low incomes to set up a home
- Reducing the amount of items sent to landfill. In 2015, 108 tonnes of household goods were diverted for re-use in Glasgow via the National Re-use Line
How does the service work?
If you have bulky items that are in good condition, could be re-used, haven't been left outside and still have the necessary fire labels (for sofas and armchairs), simply visit www.reuseline.com. There you can search for the re-use organisations that can collect items from your area. You will need to contact a suitable re-use organisation from the directory and arrange for your items to be collected.
What items are accepted?
All items should be in good working condition. Examples of items that re-use organisations will accept:
- Sofas and armchairs (fire regulation tags must be attached)
- Beds and mattresses (fire regulation tags must be attached)
- Wardrobes, chest of drawers, bookcases, dressing tables
- Dining furniture
- Fridges, freezers , electric cookers, washing machines and tumble dryers
What items are not accepted?
Examples of items that re-use organisations will not accept:
- Items which are soiled, ripped or damaged in any way
- Gas appliances of any kind
- Bulky style televisions
- Large wall units
- Small electrical items (e.g. toasters, kettles, microwaves)
- Items that have been left outside
- Sofa and armchairs which have had fire tags removed
Charity shops and other furniture re-use organisations within Glasgow also accept household goods for re-use.