Newport tip shop keeping unwanted goods from landfill

DRUMMING UP A RESALE  Re-use items which have been collected or slung out can now be purchased at the shop on the Wastesavers site in Docks Way, Newport. Pictured are Fiona Powell, senior contracts officer and Carl Touhig, recycling manager (8297287)

DRUMMING UP A RESALE Re-use items which have been collected or slung out can now be purchased at the shop on the Wastesavers site in Docks Way, Newport. Pictured are Fiona Powell, senior contracts officer and Carl Touhig, recycling manager (8297287)

First published in News

A STAGGERING HALF-A-TON of unwanted goods have been saved from going to landfill thanks to a new second hand shop at Newport tip.

The Second Chance Re-use Shop, at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Docks Way, Newport, saw 50 items sold in its first day in June.

Now, Newport council has announced the shop will be extending its opening hours, due to massive popularity from customers.

Councillor Ken Critchley, cabinet member for infrastructure, said the staggering amount of items left had seen the shop become a real hit with bargain hunters.

He said: “The shop has been open for less than a month, but the council has been overwhelmed by the visits to the shop as well as the positive feedback from residents.

“As a result, the council has decided to extend the opening hours of the facility, helping divert more items from landfill, and providing more excellent bargains for the customers.”

The shop, which sells 'unloved' items including bikes, golf clubs, furniture, bedding plants, shrubs and logs, will now open for two and a half hours longer, from 10am until 5.30pm every Wednesday.

All the money raised will be put back into the running of the facility and help council tax rates for Newport down remain low.

Items of the week will be advertised on Newport Council’s Twitter page at @newportcouncil

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3:57pm Thu 24 Jul 14

arjwain says...

yea ,,seen the shop great job .. hardly cheap though ... be better if the money went to a cancer charity ..
yea ,,seen the shop great job .. hardly cheap though ... be better if the money went to a cancer charity .. arjwain
  • Score: 3

8:04pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

......maybe through the summer they could even extend the opening hours past 5.30......
not everyone wants to spend their weekends queuing.......when those of us who work through the week can't get down there otherwise......
......maybe through the summer they could even extend the opening hours past 5.30...... not everyone wants to spend their weekends queuing.......when those of us who work through the week can't get down there otherwise...... Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: 2

8:16am Fri 25 Jul 14

mikewelsh says...

I will keep supporting my local charity shops rather than the council coffers. I wondered why, a recent pedestrian crossing was installed on the tip roundabout.
I will keep supporting my local charity shops rather than the council coffers. I wondered why, a recent pedestrian crossing was installed on the tip roundabout. mikewelsh
  • Score: 7

1:07pm Fri 25 Jul 14

manager111 says...

Considering it is secondhand goods that people have thrown away, they are really pricey, for a few pounds more you can buy brand new.

And as for charity shops, they have had their day, it is now cheaper to buy brand new from the shops, it wouldn't be so bad, if they priced the goods according to where they were originally bought, but they are asking 5 or 6 pounds for a tee shirt that you can buy for 99p from Primark. I wonder if they know their labels?
Considering it is secondhand goods that people have thrown away, they are really pricey, for a few pounds more you can buy brand new. And as for charity shops, they have had their day, it is now cheaper to buy brand new from the shops, it wouldn't be so bad, if they priced the goods according to where they were originally bought, but they are asking 5 or 6 pounds for a tee shirt that you can buy for 99p from Primark. I wonder if they know their labels? manager111
  • Score: 7

11:47am Sat 26 Jul 14

Independentvoter says...

I have said for years that Newport City Council could sell waste to reduce our council tax. They ask us (including disabled and pensioners ) to wash, sort and grade our waste - they then sell our waste and generate great profits (aluminium for over a £1,000 a tonne, cardboard over £800 per tonne etc) and keep the profits from all our hard work themselves.

Reducing our council tax as a reward for the work that we do will encourage responsible recycling.

Pathetic council !
I have said for years that Newport City Council could sell waste to reduce our council tax. They ask us (including disabled and pensioners ) to wash, sort and grade our waste - they then sell our waste and generate great profits (aluminium for over a £1,000 a tonne, cardboard over £800 per tonne etc) and keep the profits from all our hard work themselves. Reducing our council tax as a reward for the work that we do will encourage responsible recycling. Pathetic council ! Independentvoter
  • Score: 1

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