Reuse Hub open for click and collect customers to grab a bargain

Horsham District Council’s new ‘Reuse Click and Collect’ online shop is open for business selling high quality donated furniture and quirky collectables.

The first operation of its kind for the Horsham District, the shop is selling a broad selection of good quality items as part of the Council’s reuse project, encouraging people to give a second home to quality goods rather than buying brand new items.

The reuse project was launched on a trial basis in August 2021 as part of a range of recycling trials to assess the take-up of the service and to inform the Council how it can work with partners in the future to deliver a solution for unwanted furniture and other household items, to avoid them going to waste, and keep them in circulation for longer.

A reuse container was installed at Horsham’s Hop Oast Park and Ride Car Park to collect donations. The idea was so successful that two containers were filled really quickly. Donations are now closed and the new online shop opened so that donated items can be sold to members of the public.

Commenting on the reuse trial project, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste Cllr Toni Bradnum said:

This has been a really exciting pilot which has diverted many household items from the waste stream.

As a District we already have an excellent track record in recycling, with the highest recycling rate in West Sussex, but there is always more that can be done, as this trial proves.

Reusing items which might otherwise go to waste should be a priority for us all, and is a simple step we can all take to lessen our impact on the environment.

I would encourage as many of you as possible to browse our click and collect shop, grab yourselves a bargain and help the local environment at the same time.

Cllr Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change added:

The circular economy is of growing importance and rescuing items from going to waste offers many positive environmental benefits.

This vital scheme demonstrates how local councils in West Sussex are going further and faster in our commitments to reducing waste and encouraging sustainable living.

I’m thrilled to see so many pre-loved items given a new lease of life, and the chance for bargain hunters to go online and check out all the great items on sale.

You are urged to hurry while stocks last.

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