Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin visited community-led organisation Magpie on Monday.
Magpie focuses on the re-use of furniture, clothes, bric-a -brac and household goods and directly reduces the amount of waste going to landfill sites by selling on goods to the community.
Last year it diverted over 90,000 tonnes of waste from landfill sites.
Ms Martin said: “Magpie are amazing and so much more than a charity and up-cycling centre.
“They give work experience to teenagers through Barnardos and other charities, people doing community service and people with learning difficulties.
“They always need donations but just as important they are always looking for volunteers.”
Contact Magpie Inverurie on 01467 268087.