Access this section for details of the network of charity shops and community waste related reuse projects operating across Perth and Kinross.
Reduce, Reuse or Donate
When items are sent to landfill, it unnecessarily wastes resources and damages the environment. The Scottish Government and the EU have set targets for reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Everybody produces waste as it is almost impossible to go through your day without creating a certain amount of waste in some form or another. However, it is possible to reduce, reuse and recycle the amount of waste that is produced and therefore limit the impact this has on our natural environment.
Householders across Perth and Kinross can make small changes individually (at home, whilst shopping, etc) or by working with neighbours and friends in your local community (through Zero Waste Fortnights, or by altering the way your community group deals with the waste produced in your area).
- Reducing or preventing the amount of waste produced - not creating avoidable waste in the first place
- Reusing materials for their original purpose as much as possible - this can be supporting local reuse projects and charity shops
- Recycling what remains, by fully utilising using Kerbside Recycling Services, and Recycling Centres and Points
Donate reusable items
Waste minimisation tips
Waste Minimisation Tips can be divided up into different categories: reducing, reusing and recycling.
Waste electrical amnesties
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is one of Europe's fastest growing waste streams, with the average UK household throwing away 3.3 tonnes of it in a lifetime. Get involved now by hunting through your cupboards, shed and garage for unwanted, broken or old electrical and electronic equipment.
Zero Waste Fortnights
Zero Waste Fortnights raise awareness of how householders can reduce, reuse and recycle. They support communities to reduce waste to landfill, save resources and address climate change.
Zero Waste Auchterarder & Aberuthven Case Study
Zero Waste Auchterarder & Aberuthven was the first Zero Waste Community in Perth & Kinross. Funded by the 2014 Ryder Cup, as one of four Outreach Projects, it is being used as a template for other zero waste locations in Perth and Kinross.
Composting at home
Did you know that 80% of what you throw out can be recycled and half of that can be composted?
P&K Real Nappy Network
Perth & Kinross Real Nappy Network (PKRNN) is a local volunteer group of parents who provide information, advice and support about the wide range of real (washable / cloth) nappies and also the use of slings and baby wearing, to local parents.