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  • ReFurnish Opens Shop in Buckfastleigh

    Posted on July 8th, 2011 Steve No comments

    ReFurnish LogoReFurnish, that friendly community charity that sells secondhand furniture and household goods AND provides jobs for young people who need help to get into employment, has opened a new shop.

    The new Buckfastleigh branch is actually a shop, unlike its larger warehouse-like cousins in Paignton, Newton Abbot, Ivybridge, Tavistock and Totnes – and it’s smack in the middle of the community, occupying the store next to the Co-op on Chapel Street.

    As well as a great source of good quality, affordable furniture and electrical items, ReFurnish is also a good way of getting rid of unwanted items – especially those hard to dispose of white goods. Given the recent closure of Bulley Cleaves Recycling Centre, the timing could not be better!

    ReFurnish regional manager David Banks said:

    We will collect unwanted washing machines, fridges, freezers and so on free of charge – or they can be dropped off at any of our branches, Monday to Saturday.

    All we ask is that they are in a reasonable cosmetic condition – we have full-time trained engineers working in Totnes and Newton Abbot, and two in Ivybridge, so we can fix any electrical or mechanical problems.  All our electrical items are fully checked and approved before we sell them.

    The only proviso is that you call them first:

    Some breakdown can make repair uneconomic.  If we have to write-off a washing machine, for example, we can re-use spare parts and sell the rest for scrap, but some fridges can sometimes just cost too much to repair and we have to pay to dispose of some non-recyclable components.

    This is a great opportunity for us to re-use and recycle furniture and household goods at a truly local scale, and we encourage everyone to make full use of the services that ReFurnish provide.

    Call the new Buckfastleigh ReFurnish shop on 01364 643661, or visit their website for details of the other branches across the area.

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