Pick-up service expands into Glenorchy

FOLLOWING four successful years of running a free pick-up service for reusable goods, Resource Work Cooperative is expanding into the Glenorchy area.

Glenorchy residents and businesses will now be able to phone the “Community Pick-Up Service” to donate items that they no longer need but are too good to throw away.

Founded in 2011, the service has since saved hundreds of tonnes of goods from landfill and helped thousands of people deal with their unwanted possessions.

Resource Work Cooperative coordinator Matt Allen said the expansion was a logical step for the growing enterprise.

“We are excited to be offering our popular Community Pick-Up Service in the Glenorchy City Council area,” he said.

“Many residents and businesses struggle to find options for their unwanted re-usable goods and we are dedicated to preventing these goods from ending up in landfill.”

Mr Allen said goods collected by the pick-up service would be sold at the South Hobart Tip Shop with any profit going straight back into the community.

“We run several arts and education programs, including the annual Art From Trash exhibition, and donate thousands of dollars to worthy causes each year,” he said.

“This financial year we donated more than $3,000 worth of stock to dozens of community groups in Hobart and Glenorchy.”

Mr Allen said requesting to use the service was as simple as ringing up and leaving a message.

“One of the Resource’s employees will log the call, ring back for more details and arrange a pick-up as soon as possible,” he said.

“We can accept a wide range of items from e-waste and electronics to furniture and bric-a-brac.

“Our purpose-built truck can handle heavy items, commercial quantities and building materials.

“No job is too big or too small.”

For more information, visit www.resourcetipshop.com.

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