The Scrap Shack’s really cleaning up
SINCE opening in early June, the Scrap Shack at Killaloe has proven a hit with locals.
In its first month of operation, 3½ tonnes of trash became treasure for thrifty hunters, who took on goods that would have otherwise ended up in landfill.
“The Scrap Shack is basically a drop off shed where people can drop off things they no longer want which the think might be useful,” said Sustainable Communities manager Paul Hoye.
“At the moment it’s free of charge, people just come and they go ‘I’d like that 21-set LP of Elvis’s greatest hits’, and they take that home and it gets reused.”
While not everyone will have the good fortune of stumbling over an unloved collection of fine American music, turnover has proven to be high as the community gets on board.
“The community love it and it basically runs on community involvement.”
The Scrap Shack is open from 10am-4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and visitors are to exit via the weighbridge so volumes leaving the site can be recorded.
Visitors are able to drop off items for the Scrap Shack at the top of the disposal bays, next to the oil shed, at any time during Killaloe’s opening hours.
Visitors are to advise the weighbridge if they intend on dropping off items so they can be recorded.