Under the guidance of a new coordinator, the ReUse Market is taking shape at Eucalypt Drive as the City of Mount Gambier continues to work towards its opening later this year. Newly appointed ReUse Market Coordinator Rebecca Mobbs has experience in the waste management and recycling fields, in addition to extensive industrial, commercial and retail experience and a passion to reduce waste going to landfill.
“It has been a very busy few months here at the ReUse Market site and I’m really enjoying the role as it allows me to utilise my full skill-set while incorporating my passion for recycling and repairing wherever possible,” - ReUse Market Coordinator Rebecca Mobbs
Recruitment is currently underway for an attendant to join the team.
Council encourages anyone with unwanted, good quality items around their home to hold on to them as the ReUse Market will soon be ready to take donations in the coming weeks.
“There is a lot of excitement within the community about the facility, particularly as it will be the only reuse facility in the Limestone Coast. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks as Council will be calling for donations of useful items that are no longer needed around your home,” City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard said.
Prior to the opening of the ReUse Market, Council will be encouraging customers to sort their loads to reduce unnecessary waste to landfill and save on dumping fees for customers as part of the ‘sort and save’ initiative.
“City of Mount Gambier aims to lead the way in the war on waste as we continue to work towards creating innovative ways to reduce waste to landfill,” Mr Izzard said.
Community collaboration will also be an important element of the ReUse Market and already the Independent Learning Centre have been working at the facility. Volunteering their time, students have been busy sorting, repairing and upcycling materials to assist with preparation for opening.