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Aberdeen City: Reuse

Select an item from the drop down menu to find out how it can be reused.

 
 

 

Paper

You can get the most out of your paper by making sure that, where possible you use both sides. Try printing on paper that’s just been used on one side or use it for writing notes on.

Shredded paper (and cardboard) can also be added, along with a mixture of other garden and kitchen waste, to home compost bins and heaps.

 

Wrapping paper and gift bags

Why not save used wrapping paper to use again for wrapping other presents?

Alternatively reusable gift bags may be a better option, although they can be more expensive than wrapping paper they’re very easy to reuse and add a touch of class to any present.

 

Food & Drinks Containers

Food and drinks containers can often be used again as storage containers. For example, plastic containers can be used to freeze or refrigerate left over food.

Food jars also make great pencil pots and both bottles and jars can be decorated, using special paints, and used as tea light or candle holders. These make great presents and can be used to brighten up your home or garden!

Fresh food such as sandwiches, salads or pizzas can be made at home and then stored in reusable food containers. This helps to save on the excess packaging that can be a problem with shop bought convenience food. The lists below show some of the places where you can buy reusable food containers locally:

Local Retailers

Tesco
www.tesco.com

Laurel Drive, Danestone, Aberdeen, AB22 8HB
Tel: 0845 6778993

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

472 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 1SA

 

Morrisons/Safeway

215 King St, Aberdeen, AB24 5DA
Tel: 01224 624404

 

Morrisons/Safeway

204 Union St, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS
Tel: 01224 645583

 

Morrisons/Safeway

Foresterhill Road, Cornhill, AB16 5HL
Tel: 01224 663779

 

Sainsbury's

45-47 Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7AY

 

Sainsbury's

Berryden Retail Park, Berryden Road, Aberdeen,
AB25 3SA

 

Woolworths

Unit 19a Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen, AB25 1UG
Tel: 01224 625950

 

Woolworths

Unit 1 Boulevard Retail Park, Links Road, Aberdeen, AB24 5EZ
Tel: 01224 212032

 

Woolworths

15 Greenfern Place, Aberdeen, AB16 6YG
Tel: 01224 695183

 

Argos Ltd
www.argos.co.uk

43 Albert Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1XT
Tel: 0845 4505501

 

Argos Ltd
www.argos.co.uk

Unit 5-6, Trinity Centre, Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6BE
Tel: 0845 1657430

 

Argos Ltd
www.argos.co.uk

Unit 3, Berryden Business Park, Berryden Road, Aberdeen,
AB25 3SA
Tel: 0845 165754

 

Lakeland Limited
www.lakelandlimited.com

154 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QT
Tel: 01224 620683

 

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Boxes & packing cases

Keeping used boxes and packing cases will save you time when you next have to move anything. They can also be used to store larger items and can often be leant to other people.

High street shops may be able to provide you with their used cardboard boxes.

 

Envelopes, jiffy bags, postal packaging

Your envelopes, jiffy bags and postal packaging can be reused again by simply sticking a label over the original address.

Special envelope reuse stickers can be bought from the following outlets:

National Retailers

Surfers Against Sewage
www.sas.org.uk

National supplier.

Centre for Alternative Technology
www.cat.org.uk

National supplier.

World Wildlife Fund
www.wwf.org.uk

National supplier.

 

Plastic bags, cloth bags & bags for life

You can help to lower the amount of waste you bring home by remembering to take your plastic bags back to the shops and use them again next time you go shopping.

Bags made out of cloth or stronger plastic last longer than thin plastic bags and can often be used to carry heavier items more easily. Why not consider using these types of bags rather than accepting new, thin plastic bags every time you go shopping?

This list shows just some of the shops where you can buy bags for life in your local area:

Local Retailers
See: Reduce/Shopping bags  

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Comics, books, videos, CDs, DVDs & computer games

There are lots of ways to make sure that your used comics, books, videos, CDs, DVDs, computer games and small household items are reused. These items can be donated to charity shops, sold at second hand shops or car-boot sales or passed onto friends and family.

The outlets listed below are just some of the places that you can either take your items to be reused or go to buy these items second hand:

Second Hand Book Shops

Local Retailers

Oxfam Bookshop

5 Back Wynd, Aberdeen, AB12 5PB
Tel: 01224 642490

 

The Old Aberdeen Bookshop

140 Spital, Aberdeen, AB24 3JU
Tel: 01244 658 355

 

Dows Bookshop

198 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5BH
Tel: 01244 646577

 

Winram's Bookshop

32-36 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen, AB24 2XB
Tel: 01224 630673

 

The Odd Lot

18 Adelphi, Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL
Tel: 01224 592 551

 

Academic Book Trade
www.academicbooktrade.co.uk

Nationwide service that buys and sells second hand academic books.

 

Second Hand Music Shops

Local Retailers

One Up Records

17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JR
Tel: 01224 642662

 

Cash Convertors

139 George St, Aberdeen, AB25 1HU
Tel: 01224 631 362

 

By Xchange

231 George St, Aberdeen, AB25 1ED
Tel: 01224 646 645

Computer games & Videos.

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Local Papers with a Classified Section

Local Papers

Aberdeen & District Independent

256 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1TP
Tel: 01224 618300

 

Aberdeen Citizen

PO Box 43, Lang Stracht, Aberdeen, AB15 6DF
Tel: 01224 690222

 

Evening Express

PO Box 43, Lang Stracht, Aberdeen, AB15 6DF
Tel: 01224 690222

 

Press and Journal

PO Box 43, Lang Stracht, Aberdeen, AB15 6DF
Tel: 01224 690222 ext3246

 

Herald - Articles for Sale

Tel: 0141 3026000

National newspaper.

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

Tel: 0131 6208888

National newspaper.

Scotsman (Glasgow)

Tel: 0141 2366422

National newspaper.

 

Car Boot Sales

Services

The Car Boot & Market Calendar
www.carbootcalendar.com

listings of car boot sales in the UK.

The Car Boot Sales Directory
www.car-boot-sales-directory.co.uk

information on car boot sales, markets and fairs throughout the UK (a charge applies).

 

Charity Shops

Local Shops

Aberdeen City Mission - First Port of Call

Tillydrone Shopping Centre,
Hayton Road, Aberdeen, AB24 2UY
Tel: 01224 639828

 

Blythswood Shops

79 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1NS
Tel: 01224 644421

 

British Red Cross

200 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1BS

 

Cancer Research UK

19 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1NE
Tel: 01224 624361

 

Cancer Research UK

8 Chapel Street, Aberdeen, AB1 1SP
Tel: 01224 626442

 

Oxfam

13 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1NE
Tel: 01224 640335

 

Oxfam

177 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6BB
Tel: 01224 591393

 

Oxfam

26/28 Chapel Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1SP
Tel: 01224 637662

 

Oxfam

5 Back Wynd, Aberdeen, AB10 1JN
Tel: 01224 642490

 

PDSA

15 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 6BS
Tel: 01224 592496

 

PDSA

508/510 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 3XR
Tel: 01224 634967

 

PDSA

93 Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen, AB11 9LU
Tel: 01224 875341

 

Save the Children UK

252a Union Street, Aberdeen, AB1 1TN
Tel: 01224 625706

 

Shelter

179 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HX

 

Shelter

472 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1TS

 

Sue Ryder Care

199 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HX
Tel: 01224 633274

 

Sue Ryder Care

21 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB1 1NE
Tel: 01224 649886

 

 

Computer Games

Local Retailers

Cash Convertors

139 George St, Aberdeen, AB25 1HU
Tel: 01224 631 362

 

By Xchange

231 George St, Aberdeen, AB25 1ED
Tel: 01224 646 645

 

Game
www.game.uk.com

Unit 40 Bon Accord Centre,
George St, Aberdeen, AB25 1HZ
Tel: 01224 626 785

 

Game
www.game.uk.com

125 Union St, Aberdeen, AB11 6BH
Tel: 01224 594 387

 

Solid Gold Games Centre

89 Holburn St, Aberdeen, AB10 6BQ
Tel: 01224 212 721

 

Gamestation Ltd
www.gamestation.co.uk

Haudagain Retail Park, Great Northern Road, Woodside, Aberdeen, AB24 2BQ
Tel: 01224 687 175

 

Gamestation Ltd
www.gamestation.co.uk

177 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6BB
Tel: 01224 211 856

 

 

Computers

Used computer equipment can often be reused and repaired if necessary. Contact the organisations listed to find out more about donating or buying used computer equipment:

Local Organisations

ReBoot (Moray Computer Recycling)

9 Greshop Road, Greshop Industrial Estate, IV36 2GU
Tel: 01309 671 681

Collects, upgrades and redistributes used computers, printers and software.

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Tools

Charities

Local Organisations

The Camphill Tools

Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools,
Murtle Estate, Bieldside, AB15 9EP
Tel: 01224 867935

Collects old hand tools. Tools are repaired and then sent to poor countries through a national organisation Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR)

 

Textiles

Clothes, shoes, curtains, bedding and small household items can be donated to your local charity shops where they will be sold and reused by other people. Specialist second hand clothes shops that buy and sell second hand clothes are also popular in some areas.

The list below shows where your second hand clothes and local charity shops are:

Charity Shops

Local Shops
See: Reuse/Reuse/Charity Shops  

 

Second Hand Clothes Shops

Local Shops

The Closet

31 Jopp's Lane, Aberdeen, AB25 1BX
Tel: 01224 625 450

 

Elysees

129 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 6BP
Tel: 01224 582257

 

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Furniture

Your used furniture can often be sold or donated for reuse. Some items may be suitable for trading in as part payment for new items or could be sold at auction, to antique shops or through adverts in local papers. Alternatively you may wish to donate good quality items to charitable organisations.

Outlets for furniture reuse in your area are shown in the list below:

Charities

Local Organisations

Scottish Churches Housing Agency
www.churches-housing.org

28 Albany St, Edinburgh, EH1 3QH
Tel: 0131 477 4500
Email: scotchho@ednet.co.uk

National furniture redistribution.

Aberdeen Cyrenians

Simon House, 106 Crown Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6HJ
Tel: 01224 572877

 

Instant Neighbour
www.morethanfurniture.org.uk

2-4 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RW
Tel: 01224 213 666

 

 

Auctions

Auction Houses

John Milne

9 North Silver Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1RJ
Tel: 01224 639336

 

 

Antique Dealers

Local Shops

Colin Wood (Antiques) Ltd

25 Rose St, Aberdeen, AB10 1TX
Tel: 01224 643 019

 

Denburn Antiques
www.denburnantiques.com

25 Spa St, Aberdeen, AB25 1PU
Tel: 01224 624 101

 

Alternatively, used furniture can often be sold in local newspapers with classified sections. For a list of papers with classified sections in your area, click here.

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