Second Chance

Recycling centres have a covered dry area where items that are repairable or could be otherwise useful could be left and collected free of charge by anyone interested in utilising them. This could include a whole variety of items that are not for the charity shops and yet not quite ready for landfill etc.

Why the contribution is important

Scotland needs to reduce landfill significantly. Scotland needs to reduce its carbon emissions. Giving items a chance of a 'second life' reduces the energy required to recycle them thus reducing the nations carbon footprint.

Citizens using this either as contributors to the Second Chance will have the satisfaction of giving. Citizens as utilisers of Second Chance will have a means to reduce there costs.   

by Alanri on October 24, 2020 at 03:13AM

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  • Posted by alipali October 25, 2020 at 15:24

    People have been asking for this for decades, but we're told that the councils could be sued if something injures a recipient since, once it's been dumped, the council becomes responsible for it.
    SURELY someone can work out a way round this - a simple disclaimer? It's appalling how much useful 'waste' is dumped which someone could use.
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