27 Sep
Reasons to love your local op-shop

Reasons to love your local op-shop

We all know that secondhand stores like our Balcatta Recycling Shop offer plenty of bargains. We stock hundreds of good quality items for the house, garden, and office, including many new and never used pieces. 

But if you’re not fully convinced yet then here’s four great reasons why you should on make that trip. 

Support people with disability 

Did you know that everything you donate or purchase from the Balcatta Recycling Shop helps support people with disability?  

Many op-shops are managed by charities and social enterprises like ours, who put their profits back into the community. For us, the BRS provides opportunities for our team to build key work skills and experience. This helps them develop independence and be active community members. 

Find out more on how employment has changed the lives of our people. 

Declutter your home

It’s time to spring clean! This is the perfect opportunity to clear out any unwanted, good quality items you’ve been holding onto all year.

One of the best things about the BRS is that we accept many items including: 

  • Landscaping materials, paints, and bricks 
  • Electronics, mobiles, and devices 
  • Furniture, clothes, and homeware 

Simply pack up the car or trailer with everything and drop it off in one trip. See the full list of what we take. 

Reduce your impact  

Every time you buy secondhand or recycle with us you help the environment. We recycle a wide range of materials like plastic, polystyrene, glass, and metal and can work with you to reduce your impact. 

Recycle with us and you will: 

  • Lower pollution and waste 
  • Reduce the need to create new 
  • Make materials more sustainable through reuse 

Start a DIY or upcycling project

Upcycling and op-shopping are a match made in heaven. By visiting your local store you will find plenty of items to renovate for your home or garden.  

Better yet, you can find almost all the tools, equipment, and finishes needed for your project in the same place. 

We ran an upcycling competition earlier this year and were blown away by what our customers created using items from us! If you’re ever stuck for inspiration, check out our weekly shares on Instagram and Facebook

What are you waiting for? 

National Op Shop Week starts on Monday until Sunday 6th and the Garage Sale Trail not longer after, so why not drop by? You can also contact us at (08) 9445 6591 or email. Hope to see you in store soon!