NORTHERN suburbs waste authority Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) won the ‘best booth’ award at this year’s Waste and Recycling Conference in Fremantle.
This year, MRC set up its booth as a mini tip shop, using items from its Tamala Park shop.
The shop is a growing part of the MRC business, with 36,000 transactions totalling more than $400,000 in 2015-16 .
Chairman and City of Joondalup councillor Russ Fishwick said the facility had long been regarded as a good example of establishments promoting reuse and repair, and keeping useful items out of landfill.
“The conference display showcased to the industry the valuable nature of tip shops in keeping useful household items from going to landfill,” he said.
“The items sold at the tip shop are in fact not rubbish; they are simply things that people no longer wanted.
“Most of these items, if they were placed out as part of a bulk verge collection, would end up in landfill.”
The Tamala Park Tip Shop and Recycling Centre is open 8am to 4.45pm, seven days a week for drop-offs.
People can shop at the facility four days a week, from Friday to Monday.