The new Brinkley Reuse Centre should be a win-win-win, Glenn Deane says.
It will divert perfectly useful goods away from landfill, which in turn will save the Murray Bridge council having to pay extra waste disposal fees; and it will give locals another place to buy inexpensive household items.
The council's community and biodiversity officer, reuse centre coordinator Bec Page and its volunteers - all of whom stayed on after the former Salvage and Save ceased operating about a month ago - welcomed several dozen visitors to a community barbecue and open day on Friday.
As well as the existing op shop, upcycling and sewing repair service, the site next to the Brinkley waste depot will soon become home to a community nursery where plants will be grown for Murray Bridge's parks and reserves, transferred from the nursery on Greenlands Drive which closed recently.
Brinkley Reuse Centre is open 10am-4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10am-3pm on Saturdays.