Have a clear-out after Christmas for a good cause

Now that the presents are opened and the wrapping paper recycled, are you in need of a post-Christmas clear-out? Zero Waste Perth is working with Letham Climate Challenge to encourage Perth residents to donate their unwanted household items to a worthy cause between 22 January and 19 February.

Letham Climate Challenge provides "Home Packs" to support people who find themselves starting again without the financial means to do so. From homelessness to domestic violence, to damage from flooding or a fire, a Home Pack can provide a means to start again.

The household items required are: pots and pans, frying pans, kitchen utensils, kettles, toasters, duvets and towels, all in in reusable condition. Items can be dropped off at any of the following collection points across Perth:

  • North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace

  • Dewars Centre, Glover Street

  • A K Bell Library, 2-8 York Place

  • Letham Area Office, Marlee Road

  • Letham St. Marks Church, Rannoch Road

  • Letham Climate Challenge, 35-39 Garth Avenue

Letham Climate Challenge is a non-profit community organisation which runs a swap-shop for local people to donate or swap items. The Home Packs project was initiated by Perth & Kinross Council, which chairs the Perth & Kinross Network of Charity Shops & Reuse Projects, and will be further supported by Zero Waste Perth, a new campaign to help reduce waste throughout the city.

For more information on the Zero Waste Perth campaign please visit www.facebook.com/zerowasteperthscotland