A place for ‘useful items’ to be re-sold is due to open at a Preston tip in mid-January.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council is to open a re-ise shop at the Tom Benson Way recycling centre in Ingol.
Prestonians planning a post-Christmas clear out are being asked to consider taking their old items to the re-use shop as it has begun collecting stock.
Cabinet member for environment county councillor Marcus Johnstone said: “Please consider taking any items which you’re throwing out at the moment to Preston HWRC to help stock the new re-use shop. If you’re doing a pre-Christmas clear out it’s an ideal opportunity to make sure someone else benefits from things which you don’t want anymore.
“We’re opening the shop to increase the amount of waste we re-use in Lancashire – it’s great to recycle, but it’s even better to reduce the amount we throw away in the first place.
“As well as being better for the environment, it’s a good feeling to know that something you don’t want any more will go to a good home, rather than potentially ending up in landfill.”
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Anything donated will be checked, cleaned up and repaired if needed – before the county council puts it on sale.
The re-use shop is due to open in mid-January.
Here’s what the re-use shop is due to stock:
• Soft furnishings such as armchairs; beds and mattresses; and sofas (with the appropriate safety labels).
• Hard furnishings such as bookcases; cabinets; chairs; chests of drawers; cupboards; tables; TV and hi-fi units; and wardrobes.
• Bric-a-brac including books, crockery, DVDs, CDs, records, ceramics and glassware.
• Toys and sports equipment such as bikes, golf clubs, jigsaws and board games.
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