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April 10, 2018

Greater Shepparton City Council Waste Education Officer Hilary Grigg tests out one the many bikes at the Shepparton Resale Shop.

Snow skis for decades gone by waiting to be snapped up.

:Staff at the Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre run the Resale Shop.

Trinkets, including dozens of old trophies, are up for grabs.

Dusty old books from years ago lie waiting to be read.

A collection of golf clubs waiting for the next Tiger Woods to be born.

This pool table was on sale for $40.

Pool tables, golf clubs, suitcases, bikes, CDs, DVDs and skateboards — you name it, Shepparton Resale Shop has it or had it.

The shop at the Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre is open seven days a week.

‘‘Our goal is to divert waste from landfill,’’ Greater Shepparton City Council’s waste education officer Hilary Grigg said.

Overwhelmed by the positive response following a two-week trial at the second-hand treasure trove, council has decided to make the extra days of operation permanent.

Mrs Grigg said the shop had resulted in people coming in and saying ‘‘we’d like to come during the week’’.

‘‘We barely cover our overhead costs here, we’re not about making a profit,’’ she said.

‘‘People come and drop their stuff off as normal and staff look at the items to see if we can resell it. If we can, you don’t get charged for that item.’’

Reusing, recycling and repurposing is the motto at the shop or as Mrs Grigg put it — ‘‘One person’s trash is another person’s treasure’’.

‘‘It’s a great way to keep stuff out of the ground,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve put a bit of a pricing guide together, so we’re consistent but we are not the same as an op shop in the sense that there isn’t a consistent flow of items.’’

Shepparton Resale Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 3pm and Sundays from from 9am to noon.

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