June theme for Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign is – donate don’t dump.

We’re supporting great local groups such as the Community Furniture Store and Selby Hands of Hope who promote reuse of furniture and household items.

To highlight the opportunities for furniture reuse, we’re arranging a special pop-up shop in Selby to highlight the opportunities to donate your unwanted furniture or pick up a bargain.

The pop up shop, on the Market Place on Friday 16 – will feature ‘rooms’ showcasing furniture from the Community Furniture Store, Selby Hands of Hope and St Leonard’s Hospice charity shops.

The Community Furniture Store will provide furniture to create a bedroom, Selby Hands of Hope will create a dining room and St Leonard’s Hospice will create a living room. All furniture will be available for members of the public to buy.

Julie Slatter, Director of Corporate Services and Commissioning at Selby District Council, said: “This is an innovative way to remind residents that there are lots of community organisations and charity shops who will benefit from donations of furniture and household items.

“And as shoppers it’s a great, visual way to see the high quality furniture that is available at very reasonable prices.

“Items of furniture donated in this way, reused or repaired, not dumped, are saved from filling up expensive landfill sites.”