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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

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

 
Argos Ltd
www.argos.co.uk

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

 
Kirkcaldy Argos Centre
www.argos.co.uk

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

 

Argos Ltd
www.argos.co.uk

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

 

Argos Ltd
www.argos.co.uk

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

 

Woolworths

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

 

Woolworths

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

 

Woolworths

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

 

Woolworths

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

 

Woolworths

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

 

Woolworths

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

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

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

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

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

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

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

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

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

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

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

 

Tesco
www.tesco.com

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

 

ASDA
www.asda.co.uk

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

 

ASDA
www.asda.co.uk

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

 

ASDA
www.asda.co.uk

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

 

Sainsbury's

Riverside Road, Leven, KY8 4PS

 

Sainsbury's

Fife Retail Park Chapel Level, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6TS

 

Morrisons/Safeway

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

 

Morrisons/Safeway

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

 

Morrisons/Safeway

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
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

Mair Wilkes Books
maiewilkes.books@zoom.co.uk

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

 

Book Finding Services
www.pilgrimcitybooks.co.uk

131 Roundhill Road, St Andrews, KY16 8HG
Tel: 01334 477385
Email: info@pilgrimcitybooks.co.uk

 

Larry Hutchinson
www.new.larryhutchisonbooks.com

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
www.academicbooktrade.co.uk

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

CDs.

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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Libraries

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

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

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

Kirkcaldy
Tel: 0800 31 60 555

 

Oxfam

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

 

Oxfam

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

 

Oxfam

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

 

Shelter

167 Links Street, Kirkcaldy

 

Shelter

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

 

 

Games

Local Retailers

Game
www.game.uk.com

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

 

Game
www.game.uk.com

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

 

Game
www.game.uk.com

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

 

Gamestation Ltd
www.gamestation.co.uk

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

 

Martin Electrical

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

 

 

Paint

Community Re-Paint Scheme

Local Organisations

Mr Pat Callahan

Furniture Plus Ltd
Tel: 01592 654546

 

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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.

Castle Furniture Project
www.morethanfurniture.org.uk

Tel: 01334 655710

 

Faith, Hope & Charity
www.morethanfurniture.org.uk

Tel: 01383 415115

 

Furniture Plus Ltd
www.morethanfurniture.org.uk

Tel: 01592 654546

 

Cardenden Tenants & Residents Association
www.morethanfurniture.org.uk

 

 

Auctions

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
www.pinelodgeauctions.co.uk

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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