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The Reuse Shop

You can find ‘Revive’ the reuse shop at Thornbury Sort It Centre, Short Way, Bristol BS35 3UT.

Opening times: 8:30am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:15pm Monday to Sunday. The shop is open on bank holidays except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, when the recycling centre is closed.

The shop sells reusable items that have been brought to the Sort It recycling centres such as furniture, bikes, crockery, bric-a-brac, books, CD, DVD, picture frames and much more.

How it works

If you have any items that you would like to go to a good home, rather than be thrown away or recycled, you can take them to any of the Sort It recycling centres. Just ask a member of staff where you can leave them.

All of the reusable items are collected from each site and taken to the Thornbury Sort It recycling centre where they are sorted and put out for sale in the shop.

The shop is currently managed and funded by SUEZ, the council’s waste contractor, and the sale of items is used to pay for the running of the shop. Reusing these items benefits the council because they don’t need to be sent elsewhere to be processed for recycling or disposal.

What can I buy or donate?

We can accept items in a reusable condition including:

  • Battery powered items such as torches, toys, clocks etc.
  • Bags and luggage
  • Bicycles, bike racks
  • Books
  • Building supplies in small quantities such as tiles, doors, coving
  • CD
  • Clocks
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • DVD
  • Furniture – large and small items with a valid fire safety label
  • Games
  • Garden furniture, tools and equipment
  • Jewellery
  • Kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery
  • Picture frames
  • Pushchairs
  • Shoes and boots
  • Soft furnishings – with a valid fire safety label
  • Sports equipment – except safety equipment
  • Tools
  • Toys

*Stuffed furniture and soft furnishings must have a valid fire safety label.

Is there anything that can’t be sold in the shop?

  • safety equipment – helmets, car seats, safety harnesses
  • soft furnishings or furniture without a valid fire safety label
  • items that use fuel – petrol powered lawn mowers and strimmers etc.
  • mains powered items
  • items that cannot be reused

If you are not sure whether an items can be accepted at the shop, just check with a member of staff at the site you are using.

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