Kyogle Tip Shop open for business
Kyogle Tip Shop’s grand re-opening will be held on Saturday, 7 December 2019, from 9am – 3pm and the community is invited to come along to see what it has to offer and pick up a bargain or two.
Run by the Kyogle Resource Innovation Collective (KRIC), the Tip Shop has been stocked with items donated by the community during National Recycling Week (11-17 November).
“It was great to see the public get behind the project, with many expressing how pleased they were to hear that the Tip Shop would be up and running again,” KRIC spokesperson Graeme Gibson said.
Goods available for purchase through the Tip Shop include:
- whitegoods and household appliances
- building, construction and renovating materials
- tools and gardening equipment
- toys and sporting equipment
- home decoration items
- second-hand furniture
- car and bike parts and accessories.
“The public can expect to pick up quality items at very affordable prices,” Mr Gibson said.
“Many items are in very good condition, with some brand new in their original packaging.”
All profits from the sale of items at the Tip Shop will go to support further projects aimed at reducing waste, increasing recycling and improving environmental education within the community.
Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mullholland said the Council and the community had worked together to develop the innovative new approach to operating the Tip Shop.
“It is a great result for the community and is consistent with Council’s commitment to support social enterprise and encourage recycling and reuse of materials, preventing them from ending up in landfill,” she said.
Council was encouraged by the community support shown during National Recycling Week, and hopes the community will continue to support the Tip Shop in future.
However, the Tip Shop is not a dumping site for items that have reached the end of their life. Items donated must be in working condition or good order. KRIC volunteers may refuse to accept any goods and materials that they consider are in an unsaleable, unusable or unsafe condition.
Initially, the Tip Shop will be open to the public from 9am – 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Members of the public may also donate goods and materials to the Tip Shop during opening hours. The Tip Shop is located next to the Container Deposit Scheme shed at the Kyogle Landfill Facility on Runnymede Road, Kyogle.