Reuse Hub declared open in Horsham District
05 Aug 2021
Horsham District Council, working in partnership with West Sussex County Council, has launched a trial for a new reuse project. The Reuse Hub opened its doors for the first time on 5 August 2021 and is the first of its kind for the Horsham District.
Pre-loved items, such as hard and soft furniture that are in good condition, can be dropped off to the handy Reuse Hub which will be stationed in the Hop Oast Park and Ride Car Park, Horsham.
The project is being launched on a trial basis to assess the take-up of the service and to inform the Council how it can work with partners in the future to deliver a solution for unwanted furniture and other household items, to avoid them going to waste.
For the launch of the trial, residents will only be able to drop off wooden or soft furniture that is in good condition - such as old sofas, tables, chairs, chest-of-drawers, coffee tables or TV units.
Electrical items or large domestic appliances such as TV’s, fridges or washing machines will not be accepted, but additional household items fit for reuse will be considered as the trial progresses.
The trial aims to capture any items that are still in good working order to keep them in circulation for longer.
“We are really excited to be piloting this new Reuse Hub which will divert many household items from the waste stream.
“As a District we already have an excellent track record in recycling, with the highest recycling rate in West Sussex, but there is always more that can be done, and the opening of the Reuse Hub will contribute significantly to this success.
“I am sure the Hub will offer a convenient solution for residents to recycle their unwanted items and hope that our residents will engage with and be supportive of this new venture.
“I look forward to hearing how the trial progresses, and to hear how it impacts recycling rates in the area.”
Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling, Waste and Cleansing Cllr Philip Circus
“I’m really pleased that the County Council has invested in this new Reuse Hub in Horsham and I hope residents will make good use of the facility.
“Reducing and reusing items which might go to waste should be a priority for us all and are simple steps we can all take to lessen our impact on the environment.”
West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, Deborah Urquhart.
The Hop Oast car park is conveniently positioned next door to the Household Waste Recycling Site, just off the A24.