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Aberdeenshire: 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

Argos Ltd
www.argos.co.uk

Unit A, 1, Drummers Corner, Peterhead, AB42 1ZP
Tel: 0845 1657087

 

Argos Ltd
www.argos.co.uk

27 Parkhill Avenue, Dyce, AB21 7FP
Tel: 01224 722173

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

62-64 Union Street, Keith, AB55 5DP
Tel: 0845 6779386

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

Carmelite Street, Banff, AB45 1AF
Tel: 0845 6779028

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

Harlaw Road, Inverurie, AB51 4UZ
Tel: 0845 6779378

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

South Harbour Road, Fraserburgh, AB43 9TA
Tel: 0845 6779281

 

Morrisons/Safeway

North Deeside Road, Banchory, AB31 5YR
Tel: 01330 824086

 

Morrisons/Safeway

32 High Street, Turriff, AB53 4EN
Tel: 01888 568201

 

Morrisons/Safeway

Blackhall Road, Inverurie, AB51 4JP
Tel: 01467 629258

 

Morrisons/Safeway

Ythan Terrace, Ellon, AB41 9LJ
Tel: 01358 723595

 

Morrisons/Safeway

Unit 18 Westhill Shopping Centre,
Old Skene Road, Westhill, AB32 6RL
Tel: 01224 743177

 

Morrisons/Safeway

18 Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh, AB43 9DA
Tel: 01346 513065

 

ASDA
www.asda.co.uk

Riverview Drive, Dyce, AB21 7NG
Tel: 01224 724134

 

ASDA
www.asda.co.uk

Muir End Road, Portlethen, AB12 4XP
Tel: 01224 782200

 

Woolworths

1-5 Broad Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9AE
Tel: 01346 518608

 

Woolworths

25-31 Marischal Street, Peterhead, AB42 1BT
Tel: 01779 473387

 

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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

Orb's Bookshop

33a Deverson Street, Huntly, AB54 8BY
Tel: 01466 793 765

 

Grampian Books

Glendale House, Fijvie, Tunriff, AB53 8SJ
Tel: 01888 544577

 

Deeside Books

18-20 Bridge Street, Ballater, AB35 5QT
Tel: 01339 754080

 

Academic Book Trade
www.academicbooktrade.co.uk

Nationwide service that buys and sells second hand academic books.

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Libraries

Local Services
See: Reduce/Use Services/Hire  

 

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

 

Buchan Observer

17 Chapel Street, Peterhead, AB42 1TH
Tel: 01779 871335

 

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).

Thainstone Car Boot Sale
www.goanm.co.uk

Inverurie, AB51 5XZ
Tel: 01467 623760

 

 

Charity Shops

Local Shops

British Red Cross

12 Kirk Street, Peterhead, AB42 1RX

 

British Red Cross

16 The Square, Ellon, AB41 9JB

 

British Red Cross

2-6 Duke Street, Huntly, AB54 8DL

 

British Red Cross

31 West High Street, Inverurie, AB51 3QA

 

British Red Cross

Bridge Street, Banchory, AB51 3QA

 

Cancer Research UK

5 Drummer's Corner, Peterhead, AB24 6ZP
Tel: 01779 476881

 

PDSA

38A High Street West, Inverurie, AB51 3QR
Tel: 01467 625343

 

Shelter

11 Marischal Street, Peterhead

 

 

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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Paint

Community Re-Paint Scheme

Local Organisations

Isobel Davidson
about.turn@tesco.net

About Turn, Civic Amenity,
Hospital Rd, Ellon, AB41 8PF
Tel: 01358 722 881

Collects and redistributes old paint.

 

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  

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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.

Helping Hands Christian Association
www.morethanfurniture.org.uk

Tel: 01358 720830

 

The Box Room

Unit 5, Tillybrake Industrial Estate,
Tillybrake Road, Banchory, AB31 5UN
Tel: 01330 823800

 

 

Auctions

Auction Houses

Thainstone Specialist Auctions
www.anm.co.uk

Thainstone Agricultural Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5XZ
Tel: 01467 623875

Specialist Auctions.

 

Antique Dealers

Local Shops

Auld Alliance (Antiques) Ltd

Dinnet, AB34 5JY
Tel: 01339885662

 

McCallum's Restorations

11 Fraser St, Aberdeen, AB25 3XT
Tel: 01224 622 052

 

Magic Lantern

Nethercorskie, Westhill, AB32 7EL
Tel: 01330 860 678

Furniture, Porcelain, China Restoration.

Browse Around Antiques

19 South High St, Portsoy, Banff, AB45 2NT
Tel: 01261 842 582

 

Browse Around Antiques

13 Seafield St, Cullen, Moray
Tel: 01542 841 024

Furniture, Porcelain, China Restoration.

 

Trade In Furniture Shops

Local Shops

Middle 'O' The Road

Charlestown Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HS
Tel: 01560 329060

 

Kate-a-Kintore

Tarnshaven, Gauch Hill, Kintore, AB51 0XQ
Tel: 01467632336

 

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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