Edinburgh Fringe Swap Shop

Unwanted props, usable furniture, gorgeous costumes, venue and set construction materials – we want them all! 

On the final days of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Creative Carbon Scotland is co-hosting the Fringe Swap Shop (previously known as the Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days). We are inviting companies and individuals participating in the festival to bring good quality props, costumes and set materials to be reused by other productions or members of the local community.

Participants can also bring their excess print materials, including posters and flyers, to be recycled.

Dropping off of items is limited to companies and individuals participating in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe only. The collecting and reusing of items from the Swap Shop is open to anyone; those looking to pick up donated items can drop in at any point over the three days!

The Swap Shops will take place on the 30th and 31st August, and the 1st September, 11am – 6pm.

Contact participants@edfringe.com for more details of what they can accept or speak to Fringe Central staff.

A report detailing kinds of materials donated in 2014 was produced by Creative Carbon Scotland.

For more information on sustainability at the Edinburgh Fringe please have a look at The Fringe Guide to Sustainability.


If you’re interested in recycling production materials outside of the August Edinburgh Festival Fringe, there are lots of other reuse and recycling opportunities for the artistic community. Please see our webpage on the Swap Shop for more information.