From exercise equipment to camping gear and washing machines, all Central Highlanders are encouraged to come down and grab a bargain at the reopening of Trash to Treasure.
Situated in front of the Emerald Waste Facility, Trash to Treasure receives solid reusable items either directly from the public or from the council’s domestic, commercial and industrial waste streams and helps to find them a new home.
John Dawson, new manager of Trash to Treasure, has said he hopes taking over this venture will provide an opportunity to give back to the community he has been a part of for more than 40 years.
‘At Trash to Treasure the aim is to create a nice environment for people to repurpose, reuse and recycle preloved items,’ Mr Dawson said.
Mayor Kerry Hayes has said the reopening of Trash to Treasure a week after World Environment Day celebrations, is a timely reminder to consider how we can live more sustainably.
‘This past weekend millions of people across the world came together to reimagine, recreate and restore as a part of World Environment Day 2021,’ Mayor Hayes said.
‘Whether it is planting a tree, buying preloved items or recycling our bottles, there are simple steps we can all take to live more sustainably and take care of our environment,’ he said.
To start shopping sustainably from Trash to Treasure come along for a browse and sausage sizzle from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Saturday 12 June 2021.