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Bag a bargain at recycling centre re-use shop

Published: 26 March 2024

Calling all bargain hunters! We’ve opened a new re-use shop at our household waste recycling centre in Bolsover.

Councillor Renwick and Craig Crapper at the reuse shop
Councillor Carolyn Renwick, Cabinet Member Infrastructure and Environment and Craig Capper, Contract Manager for H W Martin at the reuse shop

From furniture and homeware to garden equipment, books, CDs and vinyl, there’s a host of pre-loved items ready for a new home, so why not pop along to the centre on Buttermilk Lane and bag yourself a deal.

The shop, which is stocked with items collected at 8 of our 9 recycling centres is run by contractors H W Martin who operate these 8 recycling centres on our behalf.

All goods are checked to ensure products are high quality before being displayed for sale and customers can take a look around the shop during opening hours at the recycling centre which are 8.30am to 6pm every day, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Typical types of goods sold in reuse shops:

  • furniture
  • crockery, pots, cutlery, kitchen goods
  • books, CDs, records, DVDs – all should be originals and not copies
  • ornaments
  • pictures, picture frames and pieces of art
  • garden furniture, garden tools, garden ornaments
  • premium clothing and footwear – donated directly to the shop
  • toys and board games.

Purchases can be made using cash or electronically.

Proceeds from sales at the re-use shop will go towards running costs of the shop and any profits will be shared equally between us, H W Martin and charitable causes.

Our share of any profits will be put back into our waste management budget which pays for services like the running of household waste recycling centres.

Councillor Carolyn Renwick, our Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Environment, said:

“Re-use shops provide an opportunity for local residents to purchase items at low cost and we’ve seen some really great examples of where councils elsewhere in the UK are operating re-use shops really successfully.

“Re-use is even better for the environment than recycling as it means items can be put to good use without having to use energy to re-process them and turn them into something new.

“If the re-use shop at Bolsover proves popular then we will consider opening further stores at other recycling centres across the county.”

Items brought to any of our recycling centres may be set aside by staff for resale in the shop, but anyone with items they believe might be suitable can hand them to staff on-site who will be happy to take a look.