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Donate reusable items

Access this section for details of the network of charity shops and community reuse projects operating across Perth and Kinross plus details of online exchange networks.

Network of charity shops & reuse projects

The Network tries to help share best practice in the reuse sector and, as new opportunities arise, help the sector to grow. Find out about the main projects undertaken by the Network:

Our icon Charity and Reuse Projects Map [641Kb] provides detailed information about charity shops and reuse projects across Perth and Kinross (last updated February 2015). 

Our Reuse Containers at selected Recycling Centres offer members of the public the opportunity to donate items which are in a reusable condition for passing to Reuse Organisations.

Please note that the general public is not allowed to remove any items from the Reuse Containers. 

Online Exchange Networks 

Sometimes there are items that a charity shop or reuse project wouldn't accept but that are still usable for something.  This could be some leftover DIY materials, a much-loved comfy chair which has lost its fire tags but still could be used by someone (or someone's pet), unwanted flower pots, chipped or mis-matching crockery which would be great for an upcycler.  The list is endless. 

Items like these can be offered (or requested) for reuse via Online Exchange Networks such as Freecycle, Freegle and the free section of Gumtree.  It's easy to register, post an advert of a few words, an approximate location and wait for responses via your email account. 

For social distancing, you don't need to meet the person collecting the items unless you want to: instead, you can leave the items in your front garden or on your driveway, or you can arrange to meet in the car park of a supermarket.  

Community reuse projects

In Perth and Kinross, we actively encourage community participation in waste related projects:

Below are some of the Perth and Kinross reuse projects:

For further information about the Perth and Kinross Network of Charity Shops and Reuse Projects, please telephone 01738 476476 or email recycle@pkc.gov.uk.

Contact details

Waste and recycling

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476