SHIRE of Mundaring residents will now be able to recycle suitable household items following the installation of a reuse shop.
A purpose-built sea container was recently opened at Mathieson Road Waste Transfer Station in Chidlow. Called Grab n Go @ Mathieson, this is the first shop of its kind in the Shire.
Shire President David Lavell said the reuse shop would stop usable household items going over the edge.
"Grab n Go @ Mathiseon is a sea container with a hydraulic front which opens up to provide a space where items can be viewed," he said.
"Residents can browse the items on show and take anything for free that they may have a use for.
"This is a fantastic initiative that encourages recycling and repurposing of items, which is great for the environment."
Grab n Go @ Mathieson cost around $30,000 to build and install. It is open during normal Waste Transfer Station opening hours.
Only residents with a valid transfer station pass can gain entry to Grab n Go @ Mathieson.
Residents are encouraged to speak to employees about items which may be suitable. Kitchenware, bicycles, furniture, tools, equipment, toys and games are among items which may be accepted. Computers, mattresses, carpet or tyres are not accepted.
For more information call 9290 6716 or visit www.mundaring.wa.gov.au