A tip (Reuse) shop is based at the local household waste site and intercepts items destined for the skips. They are usually run by a charity. The advantages are lots of stuff gets diverted from landfill and gets reused. Also an income is generated for a local charity.
Stourbridge Civic Amenity Site currently doesn’t have any plans for a Reuse / Recycling Shop.
Report on Tip Shop Visit
On the 20th February we went to Burton Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre, near Stratford-upon-Avon and Princes Drive Household Waste Recycling Centre in Leamington Spa.
Transition Stourbridge is launching LETS – ‘Local Exchange Trading Stourbridge’. This is a local trading scheme, where you can trade goods and services with other members without spending conventional money.
We ourselves are working on getting a small community publication going for the Stourbridge area which will feature local people and organisations who are contributing to the community through looking after the environment, charity-work, or social enterprise.
The aim of the publication is to help projects and people connect. We are sure there are many good things happening in and around Stourbridge, but not everyone knows about it. We’d like to change that.
Anyone interested in helping us out, do get in contact.
Here is a short video by Marches Energy Agency who are working with us to implement the Low Carbon Communities project in and around Stourbridge. It shows the work that they have already completed with some communities in Shropshire and explains what the project is about. Continue reading “So what is the Low Carbon Communities project?”→