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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

1 The Mercat, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1NX
Tel: 0845 1657207

Argos Ltd

Unit A2, Kingsgate Centre, Dunfermline, KY12 7QU
Tel: 0845 1657289

Kirkcaldy Argos Centre

Appin Crescent, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6EJ
Tel: 01592 412600


Argos Ltd

157-159 South St, St. Andrews, KY16 9UP
Tel: 0845 1657306


Argos Ltd

The Kingdom Centre, 19 Unicorn Way,
Glenrothes, KY7 5NU
Tel: 0845 1657236



353-355 High St, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QJ
Tel: 01383 510139



29-31 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5HD
Tel: 01334 653309



12 Falkland Gate, Glenrothes, KY7 5LU
Tel: 01592 758071



Unit 28a Mercat Shopping Centre, High St,
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1NJ
Tel: 01592 205496



25-29 High St, Leven, KY8 4ND
Tel: 01333 426627



139-141 Market St, St. Andrews, KY16 9PF
Tel: 01334 472918



138-140 Market Street, St. Andrews, KY16 9PD
Tel: 0845 6779631



174 Queensferry Road, Rosyth, KY11 2JF
Tel: 0845 6779235



20 The Postings, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1HN
Tel: 0845 6779399



Calais Farm Road, Duloch Park,
Dunfermline, KY11 4QX
Tel: 0845 6779211



Regents Way, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9UY
Tel: 0845 6779237



South Road, Cupar, KY15 5JE
Tel: 0845 6779200



Carberry Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3NU
Tel: 01592 655370



Halbeath Road Retail Park, Dunfermline, KY11 4LP
Tel: 01383 621021



St Leonards Street, Dunfermline, KY11 3AY
Tel: 01383 731991



Riverside Road, Leven, KY8 4PS



Fife Retail Park Chapel Level, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6TS



Flemington Rd, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF
Tel: 01592 611324



Unit B Kingsgate Centre, Dunfermline, KY12 7QA
Tel: 01383 730162



45 Largo Rd, St. Andrews, KY16 8PJ
Tel: 01334 477600


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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

National supplier.

Centre for Alternative Technology

National supplier.

World Wildlife Fund

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

Mair Wilkes Books

3 St Mary's Lane, Newport-On-Tay, DD6 8AH
Tel: 01382 542260


Book Finding Services

131 Roundhill Road, St Andrews, KY16 8HG
Tel: 01334 477385


Larry Hutchinson

27 Albany Street, Dunfermline, KY12 OQZ
Tel: 01383 725566

Heavily Antiquarian.

Quarto Bookshop

8 Golf Place, St Andrews, KY16 9NS
Tel: 01334 476724

Please phone before bringing large quantities of books.

Academic Book Trade

Nationwide service that buys and sells second hand academic books.


Second Hand Music Shops

Local Retailers

Blue Note Music

24 Argyle Street, St. Andrews, KY16 9BU
Tel: 01334 472 564

Also accept/sell DVDs.

3rd Base

19-21 Chapel Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7AW
Tel: 01383 722 554

Also accept/sell DVDs.

CD Music

9 Whytescauseway, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XF
Tel: 01592 266 651


PJ's Trading

Muiredge, Station Rd, Buckhaven, KY8 1JH
Tel: 01592 715 555


The Bargain Centre

40 Campbell St, Dunfermline, KY12 0QJ
Tel: 01383 621876

Aslo accept/sell DVDs & Records.

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Local Services
See: Reduce/Use Services/Hire  


Local Papers with a Classified Section

Local Papers

Central Fife Times & Advertiser

Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
Tel: 01383 723434


Dunfermline Press & West of Fife Advertiser

Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
Tel: 01383 723434


East Fife Mail

Mitchell Street, Leven, KY8 4HJ
Tel: 01592 598811


Fife & Kinross Extra

Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
Tel: 01383 723434


Fife Free Press

23-25 Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1EP
Tel: 01592 598811


Fife Herald News & St Andrews Citizen Series

21 Bonnygate, Cupar, KY15 4BU
Tel: 01592 598811


Fife Leader

23-25 Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1EP
Tel: 01592 598811


Glenrothes Gazette

4-16 North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5NA
Tel: 01592 598811


Herald & Post (Fife)

Barclay House, 108 Hollyrood Road,
Edingburgh, EH8 8AS
Tel: 01383 607400


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


The Car Boot & Market Calendar

listings of car boot sales in the UK.

The Car Boot Sales Directory

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


Charity Shops

Local Shops

British Red Cross

11 Bridge Street, Dunfermline, KY1 1DB


British Red Cross

17 Albany Gate, Glenrothes, KY7 5NP


British Red Cross

36 Bonneygate, Cupar, KY15 5LD


Cancer Research UK

143 South Street, St Andrews, KY16 9UN
Tel: 01334 474175


Cancer Research UK

157-9 South Street, St Andrews, KY16 9UP
Tel:01334 477 650


Cancer Research UK

198 / 200 High Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1JT
Tel: 01592 206263


Cancer Research UK

4 East Port, Dunfermline, KY12 7JB
Tel: 01383 732 471


Cancer Research UK

43 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS
Tel: 01334 653094


Cancer Research UK

6 High Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7AR
Tel: 01383 739497


Capability Scotland

14 The Postings, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1HN
Tel: 01592 643422


Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

Tel: 0800 31 60 555



19/20 Bell Street, St Andrews, KY16 9UR
Tel: 01334 472080



69 High Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1LN
Tel: 01592 640075



7 Albany Gate, Glenrothes, KY7 5NP
Tel: 01592 751362


Salvation Army Trading Company

33-35 High Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7DL
Tel: 01383 729179


Save the Children UK

241 High Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1JF
Tel: 01592 261470


Save the Children UK

4b Greyfriars Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9HA
Tel: 01334 476180


Sense Scotland

3 Greyfriers Gardens, St. Andrews, KY1 1QR
Tel: 01334 475572



167 Links Street, Kirkcaldy



3 Logie's Lane, Glenrothes, KY16 9NL


Sue Ryder Care

109a South Street, St Andrews, KY16 9UH
Tel: 01334 478391


Save the Children UK

4 Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, KY12 8DF
Tel: 01383 624950


Save the Children UK

72 High Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1NB
Tel: 01592 266944




Local Retailers


22 Mercat Centre, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1NU
Tel: 01592 269 840



10 Kingsgate Centre, Dunfermline, KY12 7QA
Tel: 01383 621564



25 Lyon Way, Glenrothes, KY7 5NN
Tel: 01592 756 705


Gamestation Ltd

42 Unicorn Way, Glenrothes, KY7 5NU
Tel: 01592 769126


Martin Electrical

3 Olympia Arcade, High St, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1QF
Tel: 01592 641 109




Community Re-Paint Scheme

Local Organisations

Mr Pat Callahan

Furniture Plus Ltd
Tel: 01592 654546


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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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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:


Local Organisations

Scottish Churches Housing Agency

28 Albany St, Edinburgh, EH1 3QH
Tel: 0131 477 4500

National furniture redistribution.

Castle Furniture Project

Tel: 01334 655710


Faith, Hope & Charity

Tel: 01383 415115


Furniture Plus Ltd

Tel: 01592 654546


Cardenden Tenants & Residents Association




Auction Houses

Macgregor Auctions

56 Largo Road, St Andrews, KY16 8RP
Tel: 01334 472431


MD Auctions Ltd

Unit 15-16, Sweaton Industrial Estate,
Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, KY12 2HE
Tel: 01592 640969


Pine Lodge Auction and Interiors

Pine Lodge, Cupar Road, Ladybank, KY15 7RB
Tel: 01337 832895



Antique Dealers

Local Shops

The Golden Past

90 Rosslyn St, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3AD
Tel: 01592 653185

Pine, & Cast Iron Fireplaces.

Deja Vu

11 Leven Rd, Lundin Links, Leven, KY8 6AQ
Tel: 01333 320 954


Jean Genie

10 Roger St, Anstruther, KY16 9HH
Tel: 01333 312 120


Henderson-Dark Antiques

237-241 High St, Newburgh, KY14 6DY
Tel: 01337 840 248


Ceres Antiques

1 The Butts, Ceres, KY15 5NF
Tel: 01334 828 384

Linen and General Antiques.


Trade In Furniture Shops

Local Shops

The Bargain Centre

38-40 Campbell Street, Dunfermline, KY12 0QJ
Tel: 01383 621876


Harris Furniture Sales

6 Loch Street, Townhill, Dunfermline, KY12 0HH
Tel: 01383 731360


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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