FCC Environment has opened a reuse shop, the first it is operating in its own right.
The waste management company has invested £400,000 in the premises in Hull, which sells products rescued from recycling centres operated by the company across the region.
FCC runs similar schemes in Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire in partnership with local charities, but this is the first to be run entirely by FCC Environment, working with Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Richard Belfield, FCC group development director, said: “Our aim is to capture reusable items being taken to the household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) which means we can transform goods that would have been disposed of as waste into a valuable resource.”
The reuse shop was opened by East Riding council chairman Peter Turner, who donated an iron cooking book stand, and the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull Anita Harrison, who gave a hanging picture frame.
FCC currently manages 13 HWRCs for the two councils.
- On 1 July, FCC won the Best Partnership Project award at the National Recycling Awards for its bike restoration and reuse scheme, which it runs in conjunction with HMP Rochester and Abacus Furniture Project