Success for Waste Shop

Monmouthshire’s first household waste reuse shop has made a great start.  ‘The Shop’ is based at the Llanfoist Household Waste and Recycling Centre with the purpose of contributing to Monmouthshire County Council’s commitment to tackling climate change.

Since opening its doors in June, the reuse shop has already diverted seven tonnes of material from the waste stream and back into use. The Shop’s second purpose will see all profits made from sales go to supporting climate change initiatives such as tree planting, community orchards and community gardens projects. Since June £10,000 has been raised.

The daily running of the shop is supported by volunteers and the council is calling on more people to come and volunteer at the shop to expand the service. This can be helping with sales and general assistance around the unit.

The Shop is open on Thursday and Friday between 10am and 2pm for more information visit: