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Glasgow: Reuse

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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

46 Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings Inch Rd, Glasgow, G51 4BP
Tel: 0845 1657016


Argos Ltd

21 Biggar St, Parkhead Forge Retail Park,
Glasgow, G31 4BH
Tel: 0845 1657575


Argos Ltd

40a Crow Rd, West End Retail Park, Partick, G11 7RY
Tel: 0845 1657694


Argos Ltd

47 Coxhill St, Glasgow, G21 1HL
Tel: 0141 332 2231


Argos Ltd

40 Stockwell St, Glasgow, G1 4RT
Tel: 0845 1657437


Argos Ltd

8 Halgreen Avenue, Glasgow, G15 8AA
Tel: 0141 944 7750



1 Pollok Township Centre, Glasgow, G53 6EW
Tel: 0845 6779557



36-38 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8AD
Tel: 0141 201 7400



Annick Street, Shettleston I.E, Glasgow, G32 6UB
Tel: 0845 6779793



Cobden Road, St. Rollox Business Park,
Glasgow, G21 1YX
Tel: 0845 6779309



Maryhill Centre, Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 9SH
Tel: 0845 6779307



The Regent Centre, Regent St, Glasgow, G66 1JH
Tel: 0845 6779401



500 Helen Street, Craghton, Govan, G51 3HR
Tel: 0141 4454257



555 Prospect Hill Road, Toryglen, G42 0AE
Tel: 0141 4332550



Duke Street, Parkhead Forge, G31 4EB
Tel: 0141 5541830



1 Monument Drive, Robroyston, G33 1AD
Tel: 0141 557 6200



20 Rothes Drive, Maryhill, Glasgow, G23 5EZ
Tel: 0141 946 0467


Lakeland Limited

18a Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street, Glasgo,
G1 2JZ
Tel: 0141 331 1112



236-240 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2GF



54 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3DN



219 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EQ



53 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 6TS



20-22 Allerdyce Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 6RY



80 Crow Road, Partick, Glasgow, G11 7RY



1 Kings Inch Road, Braehead Shopping Department, Glasgow, G51 4BP



Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 3NN



900 Crow Rd, Anniesland, G13 1JD
Tel: 0141 959 7287



373 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G12 8AU
Tel: 0141 339 6721



2130 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G52 3SQ
Tel: 0141 882 6593



1 Merkland Court, Partick, Glasgow, G11 6BZ
Tel: 0141 339 8446



728 Anniesland Rd, Knightswood, G14 0YU
Tel: 0141 959 4330



Titwood Rd, Glasgow, G41 4DA
Tel: 0141 422 1227



384-390 Clarkston Rd, Muirend, G44 3JL
Tel: 0141 637 9275



Springburn Shopping Centre, 230 Springburn Way, Springburn, G21 1TS
Tel: 0141 558 5355



117 Riverford Rd, Glasgow, G43 1PU
Tel: 0141 636 6234



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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

Caledonia Books

483 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire,
Tel: 0141 334 9663


Volitaire and Rosseau

18 Otago Lane, Glasgow Lanarkshire, G12 8PB
Tel: 0141 3391811


Cooper Hay Rare Books

182 Bath Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2 4HG
Tel: 0141 3331992

Collectors Items and Antiquarian.

Academic Book Trade

Nationwide service that buys and sells second hand academic books.


Second Hand Music Shops

Local Retailers

Avalanche Records

34 Dundas Street, Glasgow , G1 2AQ
Tel: 0141 332 2099


Defunkt Records Ltd

639 Great Western Road , Glasgow , G12 8 RE
Tel: 0141 579 5034


Lost in Music

De Courcy's Arcade, 5-21 Creswell Lane, Glasgow
G12 8AA ,
Tel: 0141 339 8155


The Record Tape & Compact Disc Exchange

918 Pollockshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2ET
Tel: 0141636 6686


Vinyl Exchange

11 Riverview Drive, Glasgow , G5 8ER
Tel: 0141 420 6703


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Local Services
See: Reduce/Use Services/Hire  


Local Papers with a Classified Section

Local Papers

Clyde Weekly News

1 Woodside Terrace, Glasgow, G3 3UY
Tel: 01389 742299


Evening Times

200 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 3QB,
Tel: 0141 3026000


Glasgow South & Eastwood Extra

201 Renfield Street, Gower Street, Glasgow, G51 1PT
Tel: 0141 427 7878


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

Aberlour Caring For Kids

629 Cathcart Road, Glasgow, G42 8AE
Tel: 0141 4234349


Aberlour Caring For Kids

9 Wellshot Road, Glasgow, G32 7XL
Tel: 0141 7640926


Blythswood Care

26 Lawmoor Road, Glasgow, G5 0UG
Tel: 0141 4203222


Blythswood Care

33 Glenkirk Drive, Glasgow, G15 6BS
Tel: 0141 9491019


British Red Cross Society

343 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 7SA
Tel: 0141 4222188


Cancer Research Campaign

420 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8YS
Tel: 0141 4222121


Castlemilk Second Opportunities

33 Dougrie Drive, Glasgow, G45 9AD
Tel: 0141 6313620


Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

103 Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3BL
Tel: 0141 6330473


Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

608 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow , G11 6HY
Tel: 0141 5790090


Committee For The Special Needs Employment

2 Etric Way, Glasgow, G67 1NQ
Tel: 01236 729551


Disability Advice & Welfare Network

76 Westmuir Street, Glasgow, G31 5BJ
Tel: 0141 5541862


Glasgow City Mission

2 Tollcross Road, Glasgow, G31 4XD
Tel: 0141 5565803


Glasgow City Mission Care

77 Deanston Drive , Glasgow, G41 3AQ
Tel: 0141 6495941


Glasgow City Mission Care Shop

298 Allison Street, Glasgow, G42 8HQ
Tel: 0141 4235740


Imperial Cancer Research Fund

22 Main Street, Glasgow, G62 6BL
Tel: 0141 956 6914


Imperial Cancer Research Fund

269 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3HQ
Tel: 0141 332 8204



132 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 3RB
Tel: 0141 9430887



Oxfam, Glasgow, G41 3YN
Tel: 0141 6495232



1-5 Main Street, Glasgow, G40 1QA
Tel: 0141 5510805



162 Dumbarton Road , Glasgow, G11 6XE
Tel: 0141 3394176



332 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA
Tel: 0141 3339280



435-437 Victoria Road , Glasgow, G42 8RW
Tel: 0141 4234317



691 Great Western Road , Glasgow, G12 8RA
Tel: 0141 3346909



8 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5AL
Tel: 0141 2042566



1104 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 3XA
Tel: 0141 6361294



553 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1PY
Tel: 0141 5500871



154 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6XE
Tel: 0141 3398370


Prince & Princess Of Wales Hospice

1089 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 9AY
Tel: 0141 9450360


Prince & Princess Of Wales Hospice

443 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1RY
Tel: 0141 5542338


Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association

50 Parnie Street, Glasgow , G1 5LS
Tel: 0141 5526209


Sense Scotland

1109 Cathcart Road, Glasgow, G42 8HF
Tel: 0141 6490888


Sense Scotland

168 Dunbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6XE
Tel: 0141 3349675


Sense Scotland

30 Westmuir Street , Glasgow, G31 5BH
Tel: 0141 5519708


Sense Scotland

35 Shandwick Square , Glasgow, G34 9DT
Tel: 0141 7732900


Sense Scotland

Unit 29, Castlemilk Arcade,The Braes Shopping Centre, Glasgow, G45 9AA
Tel: 0141 6324977


Society Of St Vincent De Paul

94 Saltmarket, Glasgow, G1 5LD
Tel: 0141 5521144


Solidarity Shop

568 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6RH
Tel: 0141 3424089


SoS For Children

43 Crow Road, Glasgow, G11 7SH
Tel: 0141 3348599


Sue Ryder Foundation

78 Oswald Street , Glasgow, G1 4PL
Tel: 0141 2215441


The Disabled Trust For Scotland

1091 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 3YG
Tel: 0141 6327798


The Local Charity Shop

214 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2NJ
Tel: 0141 4290130


The Prince & Princess Of Wales Hospice

1616 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G52 3QN
Tel: 0141 8105169


The Prince & Princess Of Wales Hospice

349 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6AL
Tel: 0141 3572863


The Prince & Princess Of Wales Hospice

689 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB
Tel: 0141 4221118




Local Retailers


123 Buchanan St, Glasgow, G1 2JA,
Tel: 0141 2483117



97 Argyle St, Glasgow , G2 8AR
Tel: 0141 2222491



Unit 5 The Olympia, town Centre, East Kilbride,
G74 1PJ
Tel: 01355 247439



Unit L3-22, Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow, G1 2GF
Tel: 0141 3324242


Games Workshop Ltd

Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings Inch Road , Govan, G51 4BN
Tel: 0141 8859440


Gamesworld Direct

43 Kilmarnock Road , Glasgow, G41 3JF
Tel: 0141 6325858



Unit 5, 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow, G40 2SB
Tel: 0141 5521414


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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  


Second Hand Clothes Shops

Local Shops

Flip Inc

15 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HY
Tel: 0141 3531634


Urban Outfitters

57 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2JX
Tel: 0141 2489203


Mr Ben Vintage Clothing

99 King Street, Kings Court, Glasgow, G1 2RB
Tel: 0141 553 1936


Starry Starry Nights

19-21 Dowanside Lane, Glasgow, G12 9BZ,
Tel: 0141 337 1837


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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

Starter Packs Glasgow

41 Burleigh Street, Govan,
Tel: 0141 4401008

Starter Packs Glasgow is based in Govan where packs of household goods are distributed through agencies e.g. Glasgow Rent Deposit Scheme, Lodging House Mission, The Wayside Club and the SVDP to those in need.

Ruchill Furniture Project
for website, click here.

Tel: 0141 9452746


Salvation Army Trading Co Ltd
for website, click here.

Tel: 0141 3347253

Furniture recycling; collection/redistribution Contact: Marilyn Airey; Email:

Second Opportunities
for website, click here.

Tel: 0141 6313620


Glasgow Starter packs

41 Burleigh Street, Govan,
Tel: 01414401008




Auction Houses

Great Western Auctions Ltd

29-37 Otago Street, Glasgow, G12 8JJ
Tel: 0141 3393290


Robert McTear & Co (Auctioneers) Ltd

8 Elliot Place , Glasgow, G3 8EP
Tel: 0141 221 4456



Antique Dealers

Local Shops

All our Yesterdays

6 Park Rd, Kelvin Bridge, Glasgow, G4 9JG
Tel: 0141 334 7788


Saratoga Trunk

Unit 10, 61 Hydepark St, Glasgow, G3 8BW
Tel: 01412214433



Victorian Village 93 Regent St, Glasgow, G2 12BA
Tel: 01413329808


Flying Dutchman Antiques

3b The Centre, Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow, G3 8QE
Tel: 01413386834


Tim Wright Antiques

147 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 4SQ
Tel: 01412210364



Trade in furniture shops

local shop

Davie's Furniture Store

14 Shipbank Lane, Glasgow, G1 5JG
Tel: 0141 5524846



600 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3BS
Tel: 0141 5548445



1-3 Tannoch Drive, Glasgow, G67 2XX
Tel: 01236 728872


Martins House Clearance

566 Dunbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow, G11 6RH
Tel: 0141 3397244


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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