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We run new to you which sells salvaged items while supporting disadvantaged local people and community groups.

The purpose of the project is to:

  • support disadvantaged local people who are in need of essential items required to set up a home and for day to day living
  • be a self-funding scheme
  • sell items in a shop available for all members of the public to visit
  • improve environmental performance by diverting material from landfill and increasing reuse.

We hope that in the longer term, this project can continue and create social benefits, from training and volunteering opportunities.

Opening times

Due to popular demand, new to you has adopted summer opening hours from now until the end of September.

Hours are:

  • Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, until the end of September 2017.

Location

The store is located at:

  • new to you, Borough of Poole Cabot Lane Depot, Cabot Lane, BH17 7BX (behind IMO car wash and next to the Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club). 

Donating your items

If you have any items you think are suitable for reuse please take it to a charity first. 

If this is not possible, take it to the Nuffield HWRC located at 92-98 Nuffield Road, BH17 0RS or Millhams Community Recycling Centre, Millhams Lane, BH11 9LQ. 

Please advise a member of staff that your item is suitable for reuse.

Please note we can take items from Poole residents and Dorset County Council permit holders only at Nuffield HWRC and from Bournemouth residents only at Millhams Community Recycling Centre.

We ask that items are not taken directly to the new to you shop unless specifically requested.

Reusing unwanted items

Reuse is often confused with recycling however reuse is typically more beneficial as it prolongs the life of a particular item. Therefore reuse can be the most efficient use of existing resources.

Some of the advantages of reusing products include:

  • keeps goods and materials out of the waste stream
  • creates less air and water pollution than making a new item or recycling
  • results in less hazardous waste
  • saves money in purchases and disposal costs
  • creates an affordable supply of goods that are often of excellent quality.

Many items brought to the tip (Household Waste Recycling Centre) are suitable for reuse. Previously some items brought to the site were sent to landfill or taken by a contractor as bric-a-brac and sold at auction.

Picking up your items

We are not able to collect items for the reuse project, if you have bulky items for collection we can collect them from you for a small charge. Please call 01202 261700.

Where the money goes

This scheme needs to be self-funding, so firstly money raised will cover our costs.

Money over and above running costs will go towards provision of key council services for local people in need and reducing waste disposal costs.

Page last updated: 31 August 2017
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