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County thrift store reuse open house scheduled for Jan. 7

The County Thrift Store Reuse Program is having an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Thrift store organizations and the public are invited to walk through the Kauai Resource Center and see the staging area for reusable items and learn more about why it’s important to make sure reusable items are kept out of our landfill and distributed to people that need them, a press release said.

The county’s program is targeted at thrift stores that will be able to move reusable items that aren’t selling off of their showroom floors and make room for new donations.

These unsaleable items can be dropped at the county’s reuse area at the KRC, and will then be sent to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center on Oahu. ARC will receive, sort, and refurbish material for sale at multiple stores all over Oahu, and whatever does not sell locally will be shipped abroad to countries that use the items directly, repurpose them, or recycle material in to new products.

The Kauai Resource Center is at 3460 fronting the Lihue refuse transfer station and Reynolds Recycling.

Info: Keola at 241-4195 or
Source: The Garden Island

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