Thursday, 6 November 2014

Wombling Free - a Trip to the Tip

...or the déchetterie as it is in French.

Janet and I were shown this particular tip a couple of weeks ago, by a mutual friend, Julie, who lives not too far away from it.  It is unusual in that it has a purpose-built 'shop' where suitable items (thrown away by people) are sold in aid of a charity in Burkina Faso or re-distributed to local people in the community who are in need.  A very worthwhile philosophy, in my opinion.

Front

This poster tells you a bit about it...

notice 1

It's  great place to visit - the inside is like Aladdin's cave...

Inside 1

Inside 2

Inside 3

...with something for everyone, including a corner with children's toys and other child-related items...

Toys etc

They also have garden furniture; toys for children to play with in the garden...

Outdoor chairs and toys

...and a varied selection of bicycles if you feel in need of some exercise...

Bicycles

The hanger that houses the shop was purpose-built by the lovely people who work here and willingly give their time and skills to manage the collecting, sorting, mending and selling of the items that you and I (figuratively speaking) have thrown away as our 'rubbish'. All the money raised either goes back into the community (the guys collect and distribute items to the local needy) or to help in Burkina Faso.

So if you live in this part of France, do donate your unwanted items to the nice men at Queaux so they can help others less fortunate than ourselves...

Today I bought this great side table with a tiled top...

...Tile-topped table 1

for the princely sum of 4€!

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a brilliant idea. So good that 'junk' can be turned into something useful to support other nations.

Vicky Spacey said...

That looks a fab place to visit, where about's is it, I wouldn't mind visiting it.