Garstang's bigger and better recycling shop reopens

Friday, February 09, 2018

A new and improved shop opened this week at Garstang Community Recycling and Reuse Centre after expanding due to popular demand.

The shop at the site on Brockholes Way at Catterall has proved so popular that it has been extended to put on show even more good quality second hand items.

Local charity Gift92, which runs the shop at the Lancashire County Council recycling site, invited local county councillor Shaun Turner and the Mayor of Garstang Peter Ryder to reopen it.

The Garstang Community Recycling and Reuse centre was established in September 2015 to divert more waste from landfill, and helps find a home for over 3 tonnes of goods every month.

As well as continuing to offer all kinds of useful household items, including kitchen and garden equipment, electrical items, children's toys, clothes, books, CDs and DVDs, the shop now features a section just for furniture, and more room for books.

Peter Metcalf, chairman of Gift92, said: "I'm very grateful that people have supported the reuse shop so strongly that it has allowed us to expand and improve the range of goods we have on sale.

"We are a Preston-based charity, established to help people in real need by supplying essential furniture, household items and appliances to help make their house a home. The shop proceeds support our work in the community.

"The shop provides a source of good quality items at low cost, as well as helping to divert waste from landfill and prevent unnecessary waste."

Gift92 also work to add value to items by reconditioning or repurposing them before sale, and check all electrical items for safety.

County Councillor Shaun Turner said: "The county council opened the reuse shop in recognition that a significant proportion of household waste is now seen as a valuable resource which can be reused, recycled and reconditioned. The recent shop expansion shows just how successful it has been.

"This is all down to local people being prepared to support it, by making donations, as well as buying goods, and the local charities having run the shop so well and making it appealing for people to visit.

"I'm very pleased to be invited to join Councillor Ryder to reopen the shop following its recent expansion and I'm sure that it will go onto even further success."

You can find out more about waste accepted at the Garstang Community Recycling and Reuse Centre, and other facilities in the county, at www.lancashire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling.

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