Biffa have a opened a small Reuse shop at the Billingshurst Recycling Centre to save bric a brac, homeware, bikes (sold as seen) and furniture, including garden furniture, from going to waste. Items can be donated at this site as well as there being a shop outlet for patrons to purchase items which have been donated.
The goal is to take items that could potentially go to waste and give them a new lease of life at affordable prices, reducing the amount of household goods that end up wasted whilst allowing people to buy affordable, good quality furniture, garden items and homeware without getting into debt.
This venture has been soft launched by Biffa and has not been actively promoted to residents at this stage.
The shop opening hours are approximately half an hour after the Recycling Centre opening time and closing time is around half an hour before the site closes. The Recycling Centre opening times are below:
Summer opening hours (1 April – 30 September)
Centre opening hours are:
- Monday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
- Tuesday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
- Wednesday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
- Thursday – Closed
- Friday – Closed
- Saturday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
- Sunday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
Winter opening hours (1 October – 31 March)
Centre opening hours:
- Monday – 9.00am to 4.00pm
- Tuesday – 9.00am to 4.00pm
- Wednesday – 9.00am to 4.00pm
- Thursday – Closed
- Friday – Closed
- Saturday – 9.00am to 4.00pm
- Sunday – 9.00am to 4.00pm
Whilst the shop is open to the public, occasionally due to staff requirements on the Recycling Centre site, the shop may have to close. Customers are advised to visit the Reuse shop whilst visiting the Recycling Centre.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see FAQ’s below, supplied by Biffa:
How To Donate
You can donate any item for ReUse by leaving it in the designated area by the office at the Billingshurst Recycling Centre or by handing it to any member of staff who will happily assist you.
Please be aware we can only accept items for reuse that are in full working order and fit for reuse.
We reserve the right to sell or dispose of any item in our shop.
We are unable to sell any kind of electrical items
Only items that are in full working order and fit for reuse will be displayed within our ReUse Shop.
As part of our commitment to our staff and customers we ensure our staff undertake a full induction into our business. This will be complemented by one or more of the ranges of accredited and non-accredited training courses we have delivered to our staff throughout the year.
Who can buy?
We are open to the general public, Saturday through to Wednesday
Summer Opening Hours:
April to September, between 9.30am and 5.30pm,
Winter Opening hours:
October to March, between 9.30am and 3.30pm
The Reuse Shop is dependent on the stock we have in at the time, as well as the quality and condition of the item.
All items are price banded based in accordance with their type, size and condition prior to going on sale.
If you would like to request an item, please speak to our staff and they will take your details and keep a look out for such items. We cannot guarantee any item will be found for ReUse, but it is always good to know what our customers are looking for.
Buying from our ReUse Shop means:
A commitment to Re-Using great items, with good value and excellent customer service
You’ll be doing the right thing – Biffa care about environmental issues and their local communities
We care about recycling and reusing items, to reduce waste.
What Happens When I Donate Items?
When items are donated, they are organized in our ReUse area and storage container and checked for quality.
We are unable to sell items that are damaged or not in working order.
When we have checked items over, they are priced and put out on display for sale in our onsite Shop
How Do I Get There?
We are located in Billingshurst: Newbridge Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9HZ
Can I Get Items Delivered?
We do not offer a delivery service – all items are available for collection from our onsite shop
Is There an Online Shop?
Not yet, but we are aiming to venture into online sales in the future
How Sustainable Is This Shop?
Sustainability is important to us at the Community Reuse Shop and what we do has a positive impact on this.
We are taking items that potentially could have ended up in landfill and giving them a second lease of life at affordable prices. This reduces the amount of household goods that would end up at landfill, and allows people to buy affordable, good quality furniture, garden items and homeware without getting into debt.
*You can learn more about the WSCC Horsham Reuse Shop at the Household Waste Recycling Site (dump or amenity tip) which was opened in August 2021 here.
Learn about what you can recycling through the council, us and TerraCycle and the supermarkets through this video and blog from our Sussex Green Ideas monthly Zoom event which took place on 20th April 2022.