Many customers found secondhand bargains at the City of Canning’s Reuse Market event on Saturday 19 June. The Workpower team partnered with the City of Canning to provide a range of homewares, furniture, and garden items for customers to purchase from the Canning Waste Transfer Station off Livingston Drive.
Good quality preloved items were on sale from as little as 50 cents. This included power tools, homewares, CDs and DVDs, furniture, and more.
City of Canning Mayor Patrick Hall said that it’s not only a fun and inexpensive day out. It also plays an important role in reducing waste.
“Previously, we’ve been able to divert 1.3 tonnes of waste from landfill from one market day alone.”
Workpower CEO Lee Broomhall echoed the Mayor’s sentiments and also emphasised that the event was a terrific opportunity to support people with a disability.
“At Workpower we provide employment and community support to more than 1,000 people with disability every year,” Ms Broomhall said.
“When you buy an item from the reuse shop, it’s a win-win – you get a bargain, and you help to support people with disability and their families.”
Workpower is one of WA’s longest serving social enterprises, providing employment opportunities for people with disability. It also operates the award-winning Balcatta Recycling Shop and the Tamala Park Reuse Shop in Mindarie.
This was the third Canning Reuse Market held in partnership with Workpower. Future markets are set to run every third Saturday of every second month. If you missed this event make sure to attend the next one!