St AndRe-Use

End of semester collections

We know it’s hard trying to pack and get rid of unwanted stuff when you have so little time after exams. That’s why we are working with Estates Environment team and Residences to make it as easy as possible to find good homes for the things you can’t take away with you.



Please droff off your unwanted items into the collecting boxes in the Students’ union foyer, available from 10am to 4pm during Graduation week (Monday 24th – Friday 28th June)


St AndRe-Use is specifically looking for donations of unwanted Crockery (clean mugs, plates, bowls etc), Cutlery and Stationery (incl part-used pads of paper, pens, folders, etc) to pass onto students in September.

Please donate other unwanted items via the Frontline Fife or other charitable collection bins in your hall or charity shops in town. You can also use the St AndRe-use Facebook page  to rehome items, or try selling them on the Facebook Flea Market

About St AndRe-Use

St AndRe-Use started in 2009 and was set up to help divert functional items from being thrown away, when others may still have a use for it. “Another man’s waste is another man’s treasure…”

Operating mainly through the StAnd Reuse Facebook page, it provides a convenient online forum which allows students, staff, and residents of St Andrews an alternative to the conventional – and wasteful – purchasing and disposal routine. Rather than throwing out functional items you are fed up of, offer them to others. Rather than always buying new items, see if anyone else has but no longer needs the item you want. Save unnecessary waste from landfill, save money, save shopping stress, and see what treasures you can find in other people’s ‘trash’. It’s that simple.

Everything from TVs to textbooks and clothes to collanders – and even a small trampoline – have been re-homed and re-used since St AndRe-Use started in 2009. As a basic rule of thumb, if it works someone else will probably want it. Disposal to landfill or incineration should always be a last resort.

St AndRe-Use also arrange Collections and Give-Aways throughout the year – check the Facebook page for more details.

If they’re too valuablCover photoe to give away, try selling your unwanted items on the St Andrews Flea Market Facebook Group.  A great place to pick up bargains and find anything from books to bikes, DVDs to designer dresses……

St AndRe-Use is Recruiting!

We are looking for enthusiastic students who care about making sustainable change in St Andrews to help us with events and the day-to-day running of St AndRe-Use. Volunteers will be asked to help out at collection and drop-off events, and there will be the opportunity for you to join the committee and help with planning, publicity, and maintaining our online forums – or anything else you think would help St AndRe-Use be more successful!

For more information and to sign up to the St AndRe-Use Volunteer Mailing List please email