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A reuse pop-up sale, where residents will be able to buy household items, good quality furniture, toys and baby items for incredibly low prices, returns next month.

Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom:

The sale takes place on Tuesday 13 February, from 2.30pm-5pm, at Telford Theatre, Oakengates, and all money made will go to chosen charities in the borough.

Organised by Veolia, Telford & Wrekin Council’s recycling and waste partner, the event will not only help residents save money during the cost of living crisis but will help the planet too by finding a new home for pre-loved items and reducing waste. The Veolia team has been working hard collecting, sorting and preparing all the good quality items brought to the borough’s Household Recycling Centres and collected via the bulky waste collection service.

The event returns after the huge success of the first pop-up shop last October which saw some items priced from as little as 10p. It raised more than £2,000 for charities and diverted more than five tonnes of material from going to waste. 

Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Place (the Economy & Neighbourhood Services) said: 

”It’s fantastic the reuse pop-up shop is returning after the success of the first one. It was incredible how many people flocked to the sale and the fact everything sold out so quickly shows just what brilliant bargains there were to be had.

“We’ve listened to feedback and that’s why we’re holding another one in partnership with Veolia and at a later time so more people can get there.

“We know many of our residents are still feeling the squeeze from rising prices, so we expect the sale to attract a good turnout again. It’s also really satisfying knowing that your purchases are helping give items a new lease of life and helping the planet.

“Plus, proceeds will again be donated to worthy causes in Telford and Wrekin, so it’s a win-win.”

Steve Mitchell, Regional Director for Veolia, said: 

“We were staggered at the response to our first pop-up shop last year, with queues out the door and the majority of items selling within the first hour. We knew then that we needed to host another. 

“I am incredibly proud of all the effort that has gone into preparing for this next event and we are thrilled to be offering an essential service to our community with affordable home furnishings and other items.”

The event is free to attend and cash only. People are advised that it may close early if stock sells out. For more information visit

Photo: Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Place (the Economy & Neighbourhood Services) and Steve Mitchell, Regional Director at Veolia, are delighted the reuse pop-up shop is returning.

Quoted from Telford and Wrekin Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Newsroom – Reuse pop-up shop back by popular demand (

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Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot