A charity rescuing items from the rubbish heap is set to open its first shop in West Leeds.
Revive takes donations of furniture, clothes, books and other reusable household items from people who would otherwise dump them in skips, and sells them at cheap prices to people in desperate need.
The social enterprise, which is run by a co-operative of Leeds charities Emmaus Leeds, SVP (St Vincent’s) and Slate, is manned by volunteers and successfully operates a similar operation at a council-run household recycling shop in Seacroft.
A recently published council report has revealed that Revive has won a competitive tendering process to open a shop at the newly redeveloped Kirkstall Road Household Waste Sorting Site. The report says:
“These organisations have demonstrated that they are committed to the continuation of the Revive organisation and their success at the first reuse shop at the East Leeds site gives further reassurance that they will be capable of making a success of the shop at Kirkstall.”
The report, which can be read in full here, says the lease is worth at least £25,000 a year and will run for five years.