Donations needed as reuse shops at Warwickshire’s recycling centres reopen - The Rugby Observer

Donations needed as reuse shops at Warwickshire’s recycling centres reopen

Rugby Editorial 20th Apr, 2021   0

REUSE shops at most of Warwickshire’s recycling centres are open again as the county eases out of lockdown.

The shops need donations of good quality items including furniture, soft furnishings, garden equipment, tools, electrical equipment, toys, bikes, books, music and films.

Safe practices in operation at the shops include one-way routes, mask wearing and social distancing. Donations are cleaned and thoroughly safety checked before going on sale.

Mark Ryder, Warwickshire County Council’s Strategic Director for Communities, said: “We are delighted that reuse shops across Warwickshire have been able to reopen for business.

“Our reuse shops are a great example of both social and environmental sustainability – not only do they give tons of items each month a new home rather than a one-stop trip to landfill, they give local people access to a vast array of quality bargains for the home and garden.

“At the same time, the shops offer opportunities for voluntary work and all profits from the sale of the goods go to charities who carry out fantastic work to directly benefit people in the local area.

“Our reuse shops offer the opportunity to donate or buy and support the reuse economy, which does such good for local charities and is one easy way for householders to cut their carbon emissions and help the environment.”

Shops at Burton Farm in Stratford, Cherry Orchard in Kenilworth, Hunters Lane in Rugby, Princes Drive in Leamington, and Wellesbourne are now open. Shops in Shipston and Stockton remain closed.

The opening days and times of the shops broadly follow the recycling centre timetable. Visit for full details on times, what materials are in demand for donations and Covid-safe practices.

Visit for more information about the reuse shops, recycling centres and booking – or to book an appointment to donate heavy or bulky items to Cherry Orchard, Hunters Lane or Princes Drive.

Residents must not visit the shops or recycling centres if they have symptoms, have been tested positive for Covid and are self-isolating, or have been advised to self-isolate due to being in contact with someone with Covid.


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