Waste roadshows to take place over the next few months

Reuse roadshows shine a light on pre-loved buying and donating

A series of roadshows are being held to highlight the benefits of donating and buying pre-loved items. 

People are being invited to visit the reuse roadshows to find out more about the environmental and financial benefits of buying or donating at Lancashire County Council's reuse shops in Garstang, Preston, and Burnley recycling centres. 

Donating pre-loved items that can be renovated, upcycled, or sold in good condition can help to alleviate poverty, save costs, reduce unnecessary waste and support the local community.  

The Reuse Roadshows will encourage people to make a pledge, committing to shopping pre-loved and reducing waste. The first roadshow will be taking place from 10 am until 4 pm at Garstang’s Reuse and Recycling Centre on Saturday 19 August. Additional events will take place in Ormskirk and Preston in September, and Burnley in October. 

County Councillor Shaun Turner, cabinet member for Environment and Climate Change, said: "Our reuse shops are a fantastic addition to our recycling centres, as they're a great way of finding hidden gems at affordable prices. Instead of going to waste, these items can be put to great 'reuse' in another home.  

"As well as putting the spotlight on our shops, our roadshows will highlight the community spirit and benefits of second-hand shopping. Donating your pre-loved items also supports our local services in helping families in need. 

"If you're in the Garstang area at the weekend, why not stop by to see what our reuse shops have on offer?"  

Now open to donations, the reuse shops accept items such as labelled electrical goods, garden supplies, spare parts, bric-a-brac, furniture, clothing, children's toys and more.  

 Lancashire County Council's website has a range of information about reuse shops, such as what is accepted and advice about donations. Find out more at www.lancashire.gov.uk/reuse.