Restore, a bring and buy reuse shop for second-hand household furniture and electrical goods, was opened by the Council at its recycling centre on the Scarva Road in Banbridge in June 2009 with a view to extending the life of large, unwanted items of reusable household furniture and electrical goods - thus diverting the many tonnes of perfectly reusable items of furniture from landfill.
This pioneering project is the first of its kind to be established and run by a council in Northern Ireland. By salvaging and restoring these at the 3,000 sq. ft. warehouse, the Council is saving landfill space, reducing waste handling and disposal costs, offsetting the energy or raw materials needed to produce new products and creating training opportunities for local people.
Restore brings together all three strands of the Councilís sustainable development commitment - environmental, economic and social well-being. Environmentally, restore ensures that the life of household furniture is prolonged rather than prematurely discarded in landfill Ė thereby saving the planetís supply of raw materials needed to produce new products. Goods are often only waste by virtue of the fact that the original owner has had them for a period of time and fancies a change. But given a new owner and a new home, the goods effectively become new again. Economically, restore helps reduce landfill costs on local ratepayers while at the same time making low cost household goods available to the public. Socially, it fulfils a valuable social role by creating training opportunities for local people. All profits from the sale of the refurbished, second-hand furniture will be ploughed back into restore.
Restore stocks a wide range of household furniture and white goods that have been sourced via the bulky waste collection service or donated directly by the public, including:
|Beds and bedsteads
||Tables and chairs
|Chests of drawers
As a result of securing £260,000 from the Department for Education and Learning under the Northern Ireland European Social Funds Programme 2007-2013, the Council has realised restore at minimal cost to local ratepayers. It is hoped that when the funded project ends in 2011, the Council will have developed a financially self sustaining service that forms an integral part of its ongoing sustainable waste management programme.
Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Saturday - 9am to 1pm
If you are looking for a particular item of household furniture, you can call 4066 0656 and leave your details along with a description of the item you want. You will be notified when the item is in stock.