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The Denmark Tip Shop and Re-Use Centre is committed to diverting the maximum quantity of materials from landfill as possible.

The Tip Shop achieves this by a variety of means.

  • Collection and resale of usable items including furniture, bike parts, linen, fabric, clothes, building materials, kitchenware, outdoors goods and electrical household goods
  • Degassing of fridges and air conditioners
  • Non ferrous metal salvage
  • Found object art workshops 
  • Innovative clothing restoration and sewing with scraps workshops
  • Worm farms and composting
  • Junk music, junk workshop re-imagining, junk art
  • Repair and restoration of broken items
  • Used battery drop-off
  • Waste education
  • Not Waste Festival and Waste throw-away separation management at festivals with the help of community Waste Faeries
  • and those unexpected home maintenance items that you need at low cost or simply cant buy anymore!

Green Skills believes that reducing (and ultimately eliminating) waste provides a tremendous benefit in terms of energy saving and efficiency; the Denmark Tip Shop has gone from strength to strength. In 2014 a formal lease was signed with the Shire of Denmark Council and this now guides the operations of the Tip Shop.  Green Skills strives to develop this vibrant community hub in a way that strengthens its community services, financial viability, safety standards, policies and operating systems, and capacity to expand its sustainability and social function. 

GOAL:

Green Skills strives to demonstrate best practice waste minimisation and sustainable living through excellence in re-use, recycling, community education and behavioural change.

The Denmark Tip Shop is more than just a place to bring unwanted goods – it’s about a sustainable future.  Our goal is to give waste a new life through re-use and repair. With the help of our education centre we will guide the Denmark and South Coast community towards more informed, sustainable choices and behaviour.

AIMS:

Continue to develop and implement waste avoidance and minimisation solutions for drop-off waste

  • Continue to provide a best practice reuse facility/Tip Shop
  • Continue to expand recycling activities for drop-off waste that can be sold at the Tip Shop, thereby providing a local solution for local problems (e.g. Tagged/checked electrical items, sorted salvage materials)
  • Continue to expand recycling activities for drop-off waste that is forwarded externally/sold (e.g. non-ferrous scrap metal)
  • Implement a process of continuous improvement for all current operations
  • Investigate opportunities for Construction and Demolition recycling

Continue to develop and implement waste avoidance and minimisation solutions for Green Waste

  • Continue to encourage community involvement including worm farms, home composting and source separation
  • Investigate opportunities and potential for Green Waste recycling (e.g. organics processing/composting, energy generation)

Continue to develop and deliver education in sustainability and waste minimisation

  • Continue to run in-house workshops and linkages to community arts and school programs
  • Develop and maintain an onsite educational facility and resources
  • Continue to ensure that The Denmark Tip Shop and Recycling Education Centre delivers community and social benefits as components of its waste minimisation and sustainable living programs