Over the last 10 years Transition has been at the forefront of St AndReuse, a townwide initiative to redistribute secondhand items to tackle waste, save people money and bring about a sharing economy.
The vast majority of items rehomed are donated by students leaving halls of residence at the end of each semester. It is all sorted then given away at in-person events; delivered to doors through our Online Order Form; used to create crockery and cutlery packs for shared kitchens in David Russell Apartments, Powell Halls and Agness Blackadder Halls; or used to make up household starter packs for families in need referred to StAndReuse by third sector organisations operating within Fife.
Since 2009 we have rehomed over 35 tonnes of perfectly reusable household items, saving over 140 tonnes of CO2e and £200,000 for people’s pockets. To promote a sharing and swapping culture in St Andrews we aim to keep items circulating locally and for free.
This project is partner run by Transition, the St Andrews Environmental Network and the University of St Andrews.
How To Get Involved
1) Needing Stuff?
Our primary way of rehoming items is through in-person giveaway events. These are mainly held at the start of each semester but we are looking to do them more frequently.
Can’t wait until an event? Fill out our St AndReuse Online Order Form and we’ll do our best to find the things you need and deliver them to your door if you live in St Andrews.
We run daily volunteer sessions where you can sort through new donations, put together orders, run events or help with deliveries. These sessions are:
// 13.00 – 15.00 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday //
// 10.00 – 12.00 on Thursday and Friday //
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your to our mailing list or the Teams volunteering group.
3) Declutter and Donate
Drop by 7 Woodburn Place, KY16 8LA at any of the above volunteer times to donate your things. Contact us if you have any questions.