Brinkley Salvage and Save to reopen as Reuse Centre under Murray Bridge council

Salvage and save: Rebekkah Page shows off some repurposed items at the soon-to-reopen Brinkley Reuse Centre. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge.
Salvage and save: Rebekkah Page shows off some repurposed items at the soon-to-reopen Brinkley Reuse Centre. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge.

The former Brinkley Salvage and Save will reopen this Friday as the Brinkley Reuse Centre.

Community members are invited to a barbecue at the facility, next door to the waste depot, to celebrate.

The previous operators closed up shop in May.

But council city assets manager Malcolm Downie said there was still a need for rubbish to be diverted away from landfill, and local demand for products made from discarded items.

As they say: one person's trash is another's treasure.

"This project is a great way to act locally and help globally, by minimising the negative impact waste and the human footprint can have on the natural world," Mr Downie said.

"You can support reuse by donating unwanted items that might otherwise end up in landfill, and save yourself money at the same time."

Council volunteers will offer furniture, electrical and whitegoods, garden equipment, building materials, retro and collectable items and other odds and ends for sale at the reopened shop.

Plants will also be grown out the back for future planting in public parks and gardens.

Staff and volunteers will give visitors a tour of the site at 527 Brinkley Road at 12.30pm on Friday, and a barbecue lunch will follow at 1pm.

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