Pick up a bargain at the City of Swan's new tip shop
Thursday, 11 January, 2018
A new tip shop has opened in the City of Swan, giving new life to unwanted recyclable treasures by recovering, inspecting and selling them for a bargain.
The City of Swan Council officially endorsed the operation of the tip shop following the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 13 December 2017. As noted by Deputy Mayor Kevin Bailey, the tip shop keeps re-usable recyclable items away from landfill by offering them back to the community at a low cost.
“Aside from being detrimental to the environment, sending material to landfill is expensive, with disposal fees costing the City $165 per tonne on top of transport costs,” he said.
“By keeping salvageable items away from landfill, we are saving ratepayer money and reducing our environmental footprint.
“Buying from the tip shop also means you’ll be giving others’ unwanted items a longer life, and who knows what treasures you might find!”
The shop is already stocked with all sorts of items — from artwork to large pieces of furniture, gym equipment, barbecues, toys, dinner sets and knick-knacks. Items will typically be valued from $1 to $50, and any revenue will offset the operating cost of the facility.
Pearce Ward Councillor Patty Jones said the tip shop is open to all residents from the City of Swan and beyond. A small fee applies to non-residents who wish to also dispose of their unwanted items, she added.
You can check out the tip shop at the Bullsbrook Recycling Centre at 121 Stock West Road, Bullsbrook. It is open from Thursdays to Sundays from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Don’t forget to bring your identification and proof of address.
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