Bradford’s ‘New to Me’ shop will re-open on Thursday, August 6 to support the recycling of unwanted household goods.
The shop, located at Bradford Council’s Bowling Back Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre, takes household goods that are still usable and offers them to residents.
Goods available include, furniture, ornaments, pots, pans, cutlery, DVDs, books and CDs which can be taken away for a donation of £1.
The shop closed due to Covid-19 but will re-open on August 6 and 7 between 10 a.m and 4 p.m to determine if it can operate under social distancing rules.
If successful, the shop will continue to open for residents on Thursdays and Fridays in future.
Visitors to the shop will have to queue with other waste and recycling users to get access and will require a Bradford household waste site permit to be allowed on the site.
Shoppers must stay in their cars until invited into the shop by a member of staff and face masks must be worn at all times.
Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “We are really pleased to re-open this service which diverts even more waste away from landfill or incineration.
“It makes no sense for us to dispose of items which may be wanted by other people and our store of attractive goodies has been building up during lockdown.
“If people follow social distancing guidelines and stay safe there should be no problems with re-opening the shop.”
Further information on the Bradford Council’s New to Me service is available here: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/reduce-reuse-recycle/new-to-me-re-use-service/