Tip shop to open from 11-17 November to take donations

The Kyogle Tip Shop will be open to accept donations of goods and materials from members of the public from Monday 11 – Sunday 17 November 2019.

The Kyogle Resource Innovation Collective (KRIC) is calling on members of the community to donate any unwanted goods and materials to stock the Tip Shop ahead of its grand opening to the public which is planned for December 2019.

Items which can be donated 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 collection coincides with National Recycling Week which aims to promote recycling within the community.

“There is no better way to get involved in National Recycling Week than gathering up all your unwanted items and donating them to the Tip Shop,” Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said.

Donated items will be resold as is, or upcycled to create new goods for sale, with all profits going to support further projects, activities and events aimed at reducing waste, increasing recycling and improving environmental education within the community.

Kyogle Council hopes the community will embrace the spirit of National Recycling Week and come out to support the KRIC as they seek to establish the new look Tip Shop.

However, Council also asks the community to be mindful that the Tip Shop is not an alternative to disposing of items that have reached their end of life.

“Items donated must be in working condition or good order. The KRIC volunteers will refuse to accept any goods and materials that they feel are in an unsaleable, unusable or unsafe condition,”Kyogle Council General Manager Graham Kennett said.

“Any rejected items should be disposed of responsibly through your domestic waste disposal service or by visiting any of Council’s waste facilities.”

Items can be donated to the Tip Shop during the following times:

  • Monday 11 – Thursday 14 November between 9am – 12pm
  • Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November between 9am – 3pm.

The Tip Shop is located next to the Container Deposit Scheme shed at the Kyogle Landfill Facility on Runnymede Road, Kyogle.