13 November 2013
EWWR 2013 - Give and Take Day's

European Week for Waste Reduction - November 16th-24th 2013

For this years EWWR OZ are promoting lots of events including a series of Give and Take Events around Orkney.

Monday 18th - Stromness Community Centre - 10-4pm

Monday 18th - Thursday 21st - Orkney College Foyer - 10-4pm

Tuesday 19th - King Street Halls, Toddler Group - 10-11.30am

(Potentially Thurs and Friday too)

Other times TBC

What is a Give and Take day?

Give and Take days are a simple way for you to give away items you no longer need or take things that you do need, all for FREE! They are a bit like a one day live Freecycle session!

Members of a group or the public can be invited to bring their unwanted items and give them to someone else who can make use of them.

Donations have to be in good condition - we will only accept items that other people can reuse (we are not a waste disposal service!).


What items do we accept?

YES please!
•Toys, bicycles and books
•Small furniture*
•Clothes and reusable linen e.g. sheets, curtains
•DVDs and CDs
•Gardenware and tools

NO thank you!
•Electrical, broken or damaged items
•Hazardous or toxic items e.g. paint
•Foam furniture e.g. sofas, chairs, duvets, pillows
•Gas appliances
•Tools requiring safety equipment
•No bulky items e.g. cupboards, wardrobes *

* We will only accept small pieces of furniture or items that will fit into an average sized family car.

How does a Give and Take day work?

If you want to donate items, please bring them along to the venue.  Give anything you are bringing to one of our volunteers. They will check and sort your donations. You don't have to stay but are welcome to browse amongst the items to see if anything catches your eye.

Taking items

All items are free to take, just help yourself, but remember not to be too greedy, please leave something for others. We suggest maximum of 10 items per person.

Why are we organising Give and Take days?

It’s good for the environment.

By reusing things it reduces the amount of natural resources such as oil, minerals, water and wood that we use. It also reduces the amount of waste that has to be taken to landfill.

Saves you money!


After these events OZ will collect any donated items and pop them along to Steptoze Yard!7


Look forward to seeing you and thank you for your support with these events!

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