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Perth & Kinross: 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

52-62 High St, Perth, PH1 5TH
Tel: 0845 1657259



25-29 Allan St, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AB
Tel: 01250 872771



111-117 High St, Perth, PH1 5UR
Tel: 01738 622398



122-124 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PA
Tel: 0845 6779538



18 High Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6DA
Tel: 0845 6779043



Creiff Road, Perth, PH1 2NR
Tel: 0845 6779532



Edinburgh Road, Perth, PH2 8DX
Tel: 0845 6779772



Dunfeld Road, Muirton, Perth, PH1 5AP
Tel: 01738 638100



65 Station Rd, Kinross, KY13 8FH
tel: 01577 863333



Caledonian Rd, Perth, PH1 5QU
Tel: 01738 442422


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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

Academic Book Trade

Nationwide service that buys and sells second hand academic books.


Second Hand Music Shops

Local Retailers

Goldrush Records

9 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN
Tel: 01738 629 730


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Local Services
See: Reduce/Use Services/Hire  


Local Papers with a Classified Section

Local Papers

Blairgowrie Advertiser

38 Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5TT
Tel: 01738 636061


Perth Shopper

38 Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5TT
Tel: 01738 493224


Perthshire Advertiser (Friday)

38 Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5TT
Tel: 01738 493224


Perthshire Advertiser (Tuesday)

38 Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5TT
Tel: 01738 493224


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).

Errol Car Boot Sale

Tel: 01821 642940

Every Sunday 9.30 - 3pm.

Kinross Car Boot Sale

Tel: 01577 866557

8am-2pm, £10 per car, Every Saturday.

McDairmid Car Boot Sale

McDairmind Park, Perth
Tel: 01738 634342

Every Sunday 8am-3pm.


Charity Shops

Local Shops

British Red Cross

19 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN


Cancer Research UK

40 High Street, Perth, PH1 5TQ
Tel: 01738 630321


Capability Scotland

17 Scott Street, Perth, PH1 5EJ
Tel: 01738 630913


Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

11b West High Street, Crieff, PH7 4AU
Tel: 01764 655507



118 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PA
Tel: 01738 446790



44 Scott Street, Perth, PH1 5EH
Tel: 01738 638905


Save the Children UK

12 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN
Tel: 01738 26149



43 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PD




Local Retailers


Unit 19, St. Johns Centre,
St. Johns Square, Perth, PH1 5UX
Tel: 01738 637807


Solid Gold Games Centre

3 George St, Perth, PH1 5JY
Tel: 01738 628028




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

Computer Recycling Services

Unit 1, Block 22, Kilspindie Road,
Dunsinane Industrial Estate, Dundee, DD1 5AJ
Tel: 01382 880444




Community Re-Paint Scheme

Local Organisations

Community Re-Paint

Walled Garden, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth
Tel: 01738 476476


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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.

Perth Furniture Project & Starter Pack

Unit 5/6, Dunkeld Road, Perth
Tel: 01738 628268


The Furniture Project (Tayside)

Tel: 01382 904900

Tayside Recyclers

Unit 1 & 2 South Dudhope Mill,
Douglas Street, Dundee, DD1 5AJ
Tel: 01382 228806


Church Action for the Homeless

New Futures Centre
Tel: 01738 441437




Auction Houses

Burns & Lindsay & Co

66 King Street, Perth
Tel: 01738 633888


Ian M Smith Auctioneers & Valuers

Unit 18, Perth Airport Business Park, Perth
Tel: 01738 551110


United Auction

Perth Argicultural Centre, East Huntingtower, Perth
Tel: 01738 626183

Loves Auction Rooms

52-54 Canal St, Perth Airport Business Park,
Perth, PH2 8LF
Tel: 01738 633337


Perthshire Auction Rooms

Muthhill Road, Crieff, PH2 4HQ
Tel: 01764 650391



Antique Dealers

Local Shops

Ian Whitelaw Antiques

87 Feus, Auchertarder, Perthshire, PH3 1DG
Tel: 01764664781


Comrie Antiques

2 Commercial Lane, Comrie, Perthshire, PH2 8PG
Tel: 01764 679 899


Alexander S. Deuchar & Son

12 South St, Perth, PH2 8PG
Tel: 01738 626 297

RCR Motgie Ltd

Montague Mill House, Balbeggie, Perth, PH2 7PR
Tel: 01821 640677


Times Past Antiques

Broadfold Farm, Auchterarder, PH3 1DR
Tel: 01764 663 166



Trade In Furniture Shops

Local Shops

Helen McDonald

Dunkeld Furniture Store, Atholl Street,
Dunkeld, PH8 0AR
Tel: 01350 727355


J. Wilman Second hand furniture

93-95 Canal Street, Perth, PH2 8HX
Tel: 01738 638007


Yesterday's Today

35 South Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5NU
Tel: 01738 587888

Also house clearances.
RCR Motgie Ltd

Montague Mill House, Balbeggie, Perth, PH2 7PR
Tel: 01821 640677


Times Past Antiques

Broadfold Farm, Auchterarder, PH3 1DR
Tel: 01764 663 166


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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