Recycle and reuse pop up shop coming soon to Devizes
A new recycling and reuse partnership initiative is being trialled in Devizes later this month, which will see residents given the opportunity to buy bargain quality used items sourced from Wiltshire Council's household recycling centres.
Reuse Pop Up Shop
Devizes Market Place, Wiltshire, SN10 1JD
Saturday 29 October - 9am - 2pm
A new recycling and reuse partnership initiative is being trialled in Devizes later this month, which will see residents given the opportunity to buy bargain quality used items sourced from Wiltshire Council's HRCs (household recycling centres).
With more people than ever before keen to do their bit to help the planet, the FCC Environment team, which operates eight of Wiltshire Council's network of 10 HRCs are working in partnership with Devizes Town Council and Sustainable Devizes to offer residents a novel way to pick up a pre-loved bargain on 29 October with the area's first ever pop-up reuse shop.
Located in Devizes Market Place, the pop-up shop will give residents an opportunity to buy good quality pre-loved items that have been previously donated by Wiltshire residents for reuse at the council's HRCs in the area thereby reducing waste and breathing new life into items that might otherwise have been recycled or landfilled.
Visitors can expect to find a range of kids toys and games including board games and books; we expect to have for sale sporting goods from bicycles and golf clubs to exercise equipment, racquets and bats; the gardeners out there we will have access to garden tools, pots and planters; and for the budding interior designer we will have a large selection of furniture and housewares which are great as they are or perfect for upcycling and all at bargain prices.
Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Waste, said: "We are extremely proud of our recycling achievements here in Wiltshire. Providing people with the opportunity to reduce and reuse as much waste as possible is a key aim of our business plan, and this trial event will give us insight into how we can make better use of some of the goods taken to our HRCs.
"We want to open our residents up to the idea of reusing as much as possible and carry on the work that Sustainable Devizes have previously started. We are also really interested to see how this trial works and will continue to work with our partners at FCC Environment to create more reuse and recycling opportunities for our residents.
"We hope that many residents will enjoy browsing the items"
Gemma Green, Reuse Development Manager, FCC Environment added: "Every day at the Recycling Centres, we receive amazing items that have lots of life left in them. We understand that it's easy to bring everything to us in one go for recycling or disposal, but we wanted to provide residents with an alternative, so we are trialling a pop-up reuse shop to see what people think of the concept. We have been putting great items from furniture and kitchen staples, bikes and golf clubs to books and board games to one side for some time and these will be available for sale to residents who can put them to good use. Profits from this event will help to fund future reuse events in Wiltshire."
Sam Drury Shore, Zero Waste Coordinator, Sustainable Devizes concluded:
"Our linear Take-Make-Waste economy is a key driver of the climate crisis. It's easy to forget when you throw something away, there really is no such place as 'away'. We're delighted to see more circular solutions being trialled in Devizes. Sustainable Devizes are also planning some repair demonstrations alongside the pop-up, to showcase just how easy and fun it can be to flex your creativity and extend the life of well-loved items, rather than buying new. On a more personal note, I am very excited by the possibility of snapping up some cool mid-century furniture!"