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Come along to Give or Take Day on Portland

23 September 2013

Give or Take day (large version)

Get rid of reusable items you no longer need and pick up something you do at the next Give or Take Day on Saturday 28 September at the Brackenbury Centre, Fortuneswell, Portland.

The free event is being run by Dorset Waste Partnership and Synergy Housing’s Portland Neighbourhood Panel.

It takes place between 9.30am and 12noon.  Items you would like to give away can be dropped off at the centre any time between 9.15am and 11.30am.

Give or Take Days help to encourage reuse in the community and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.  Even if you have nothing to bring along, you are more than welcome to come and take what you fancy on the day.

You can bring:

  • Books
  • Toys
  • Clothes
  • Tools
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Kitchenware
  • Small furniture
  • Jewellery
  • Bikes and bike parts
  •  Plants and gardening equipment
  • And working electrical equipment

The only rule is it must be able to fit in a car.

Staff from the Dorset Waste Partnership will be on hand with information on local recycling and waste reduction schemes and refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.

Give or take in Weymouth this Saturday

11 April 2013

Recycling toysHad a bit of a spring clean? Got unwanted books, toys, tools, bric-a-brac, kitchenware, small furniture or bikes?

Then bring them along to the next Give or Take Day organised by the Park Community Centre on Chelmsford Street, Weymouth on Saturday 13 April, from 9.30am to 12 noon. You can pass on the items you own but no longer make use of, and pick a few things you need, and its all free.

 Staff from the local Dorset Waste Partnership will also be there to give information on your local recycling scheme, and tips for reducing and reusing your waste.

For more information, contact the Park Community Centre on 01305 839579 or visit the newsroom.

Community Give or Take day this Saturday

19 August 2011

Toys taken to a Give or Take day to find new homes (large version)A free summer reuse event is returning to Portland this Saturday (20 August 2011). Taking place at Islanders Club for Young People from 9.30am to 12:30pm, the community ‘Give or Take’ day promises to be a great event.

If you’ve recently had a clear out of your unwanted books, toys, tools, bric-a-brac, kitchenware or small furniture, why not bring them along to the event and see if anyone else wants to give them a second lease of life.

You can also speak to recycling officers about your local recycling scheme, stopping junk mail, reusable nappies and other ways to reduce your waste.

Plus, Portland Women’s Institute will be selling cakes and refreshments on the day, and there will also be a free mobile skate park provided by West Dorset ‘Action Van’ for youngsters.

Read more about the event or come along and see us tomorrow!

Choose to reuse

21 February 2011

Toys taken to a Give or Take day to find new homes (large version)Our next choose to reuse roadshow will be taking place this Thursday (24 February). Recycling officers will be at the Co-operative in Kings Road, Swanage from 10am to 2pm so come along and talk to us about reuse at home and in the local community.

By giving your unwanted items a second lease of life you will be helping the environment by stopping good condition items from being landfilled.

You can even start today with our three top reuse tips:

  1. Give unwanted items to friends, relatives, charity shops or furniture reuse centres. Or take them to a Give or Take day – see our events calendar. You could also join free reuse networks such as Freecycle, where you can advertise things you no longer want and people contact you if they want them.
  2. Get creative – Make them into something else that would be useful. Look through our reuse directory for lots of ideas.
  3. Ditch disposables – Consider buying long lasting products rather than disposables e.g. washable nappies or rechargeable batteries.

If you have a great reuse tip – don’t keep it to yourself, share it with us and the rest of Dorset!

Unfortunately, we had to postpone our choose to reuse roadshows last week but the good news is these have now be rescheduled – find out when here.


A bit of Give or Take in Christchurch

12 November 2010

Give or Take books (large version)Having a clear out before Christmas? Do you have unwanted but usable toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac, small furniture or jewellery? Here’s an opportunity for you to bring them along to a Give or Take day in Christchurch.

The event takes place this Saturday (13 November) at Highcliffe St Mark Primary School between 9.30am and 12 noon.

A Give and Take Day is the chance for you to pass on the items you own but no longer make use of for reuse. These events are a great way to promote the three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle and you can pick up a bargain as well. No money changes hands and lots of useful items are diverted from landfill.

You can also chat to our waste reduction officers about local recycling schemes, stopping junk mail and other ways to reduce your waste.

More Give or Take days will be taking place in Weymouth on 27 November and Corfe Mullen on 4 December. Find out where here.

Give or take time in Alderholt

8 October 2010

Looking for some furniture? Got some books you no longer want? Want to swap some dvds for kitchenware? Then come along to our Give or Take day at Alderholt Village Hall this Saturday (9 October) from 9.30am to noon.

This community waste exchange event is a chance for you to get rid of any reusable items you don’t need and pick up something you do. And it’s all free!

By re-using things instead of throwing them away, we save on landfill space, reduce fly tipping and help to save valuable resources.

Swap shop in Portland

29 September 2010

We’re holding a second Give or Take day in Portland this Saturday (2 October 2010). The popular recycling exchange event returns to the Community 2000 Centre, next to All Saints Church, 6 Straits, Easton from 9.30am to noon.

Similar to a jumble sale, the event is a great way to recycle your unwanted but reusable items by finding them a new home.

So if you have any unwanted books, DVDs, toys, clothes, small furniture or bric-a-brac taking up space in your home, why not bring them along and let others take them away with them.

And, even if you haven’t got any items to give away, you are welcome to come along and take something away free of charge.

Find out about more recycling events here.

Enjoy some give or take this bank holiday

26 August 2010

Give or Take days (large version)Get your bank holiday off to a great start with a bit of give or take this Friday (27 August). Your junk maybe somebody else’s treasure, so this is your chance to clear out your cupboards and find new homes for your unwanted but reusable items.

These community swap shop events are an opportunity for you to bring along any unwanted items such as books, toys, clothes, bric-a-brac, small furniture and jewellery you no longer need and perhaps pick up something you do. If you don’t have anything you can bring along don’t let that stop you visiting, you are welcome to come and take something away free of charge.

Friday’s events are taking place at St Leonards and St Ives Village Hall, and Upway and Broadway Memorial Hall, Victoria Avenue, Weymouth between 9:30am and noon.

These events are great for the environment because they stop useable items from being thrown away and ending up in landfill sites.

Keep checking our recycling events page for more Give or Take days taking place across the county.

Reduction, reuse and recycling

10 June 2010

Recycling officers recently hit the road promoting reuse and recycling initiatives to residents in West Moors and Christchurch.

A successful Give or Take day at West Moors Memorial Hall saw more than two hundred people visit the recycling event with a twist. Aimed at finding new homes for unwanted items, people brought along books, clothes, dvds, household items and tools for others to browse and take away with them.

The team also had a great response at a Blue Light roadshow in Christchurch. Visitors asked all sorts of recycling questions from how to reduce your waste to how to stop receiving junk mail.

Find out where our recycling officers will be next here.

A bit of give and take in Weymouth

19 May 2010

Reuse (large version)

Your junk could be another person’s treasure. You can de-clutter your home, swap unwanted items or pick up a great bargain at a Give or Take day (opens in a new window) being held at Southill Community Centre in Weymouth on Saturday 22 May.

These community waste exchange events are a chance to get rid of any reusable items like books, toys, clothes, bric-a-brac small furniture, jewellery and bikes you no longer want and pick up something you do. Even if you don’t have anything to give, you can come along and take something away free of charge.

These events provide an opportunity to reduce waste by reusing household items instead of throwing them away. This saves on landfill space, reduces fly tipping, and also contributes towards saving valuable resources.

The event runs from 9:30am to 12 noon and items can be dropped off from 9am to 11am. Electrical items cannot be accepted.

If you can’t make the Give or Take day this Saturday, check our recycling events page to see when the next one is taking place.

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