Sydney Say’s: Where does the furniture come from?
The Newground ReUse furniture store sells new and preloved furniture at low cost, but where does it all come from?
Our first source is from the house clearance work the ReUse team do, clearing out properties for housing associations, private landlords and homeowners. The team take everything from the property and then look at how the items can be recycled. The first recycling route is the ReUse store, the items are cleaned and repaired where required to be put for sale in the ReUse store and online.
If an item is passed its life cycle it is broken down into its basic components and recycled, ReUse work with other organisation to recycle everything. Newground ReUse is proud that the project is 100% landfill free and to date has diverted over 936 tonne from landfill since 2014.
Newground ReUse also accepts furniture donations, donators are able to drop reusable items off at the Pickup Street unit. Items are assessed to ensure they are suitable to reuse as the project is unable to take other peoples waste without a cost implication. Items that are usually rejected include:
- Fridges and freezers
- Soft furnishing without fire labels
- Broken electronics
- VHS tapes
Subject to availability, distance and items, the ReUse team may be able to collect the items, call 0300 55 55 573 to discuss this option with the team.
One other source of furniture and flooring into ReUse is from other businesses. The Newground ReUse project assists businesses with alternative routes for their waste streams. A lot of what businesses need to dispose of is something that can be reused or recycled. ReUse is able to help dispose of returned items, ex display, samples, cancelled orders of a business’s stock as well as helping to recycle their office furniture. If you would like to know more about how Newground ReUse can help your business call 0300 55 55 573
Sydney’s message is basically to call ReUse before throwing your household or office items away, ReUse can advise on what to do with it rather than just taking it to the tip where it may end up in landfill.