Pass It On Week - The Big Electric Amnesty
Householders across Perth and Kinross are being encouraged to take part in Scotland's Pass It On Week (Saturday 11th March until Sunday 19th March).
Twelve libraries across Perth and Kinross are hosting collection boxes for working small electrical and electronic items. Examples of these include computers, laptops, printers, tablets, phones, small household electricals like hairdryers, kitchen appliances like blenders, mixers and juicers, games consoles, set top boxes and any other small household electrical items.
Only working items can be donated for reuse via this collection box, but householders often have a working electrical item that is taking up space in a cupboard which someone else could make use of. All donated reusable items will be passed onto Zero Waste Scotland's collection partners: CCL North, Re-Tek and Moray Waste Busters.
Any laptops and computers donated via these boxes will have their data securely wiped. If householders are passing on their old mobile phone, they are reminded to first re-set the phone to factory settings and also remove the sim card (either to reuse in another phone or to cut up if it won't be used again).
The twelve libraries taking part are: AK Bell, North Inch Community, Scone, Crieff, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Birnam, Comrie, Auchterarder, Kinross, Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie.