Bargain hunters should head to Wellsford this Saturday, August 21, when a revamped and expanded shop will reopen at the Rustybrook Road refuse and recycling centre.
Rusty Relics, as the Wellsford Wastebusters store will now be known, will be open from 10am until midday selling a wide range of secondhand goods rescued from waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill.
Wastebusters’ Trish Allen says the shop area now features two large containers and a covered area in between to display many more pre-loved items. At Saturday’s reopening, there will be free muffins and Rush coffee in served in real mugs, as well as activities to keep children amused.
The new-look store is the latest in a series of waste minimisation projects launched recently at Rustybrook Road, including composting food waste and taking in plastic silage wrap for recycling.
Wellsford Wastebusters’ zero waste coordinator, Jerusha Tucker, is also planning to hold Wellsford’s first repair café in October at the Community Centre, from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, October 10.
“We hope to create a community of people who would rather repair what they have than throw it away and buy new,” she says.
Jerusha says anyone who can offer their services to mend items or volunteer for the café, or if they simply want to know more about the event, should drop her an email at email@example.com