THE City of Swan is giving unwanted recyclable items a second chance at life by recovering, inspecting and selling them for a bargain at the new tip shop.
The shop, which is now open at the Bullsbrook Recycling Centre, is helping to reduce the amount of rubbish going into landfill.
Deputy mayor Kevin Bailey said the City’s tip shop is offering the items back to the community at low cost. “Aside from being detrimental to the environment, sending material to landfill is expensive, with disposal fees costing the city $165 per tonne on top of transport costs,” he said.
The items at the shop are valued from $1 to $50 and any revenue will offset the operating cost of the facility.