Lismore’s Revolve Shop hits new sales record
THE Lismore Revolve Shop hit a new sales record in January, taking $2900 in one day via more than 150 individual transactions.
Waste Services Supervisor Greg Buckler attributed the Revolve Shop's astonishing takings to the recent upgrade, which was funded with a $150,000 grant from the NSW EPA.
Mr Buckler said changes to the facility make shopping a more pleasant experience for bargain hunters, generating more customers and greater dividends.
"We have put in an enormous effort to make the Revolve Shop not just a tip shop but a proper commercial retail outlet where people can enjoy looking for reused goods," he said.
"Making the experience more comfortable is obviously working wonders and has helped to increase the number of people visiting on a daily basis.
"The upgrade has also allowed us to stock more products at any one time, which is giving the customers a greater range to choose from.
"We also have a dedicated store operator, Met Uriter, who takes great pride in keeping the Revolve Shop looking clean and professional.
"At the end of the day our push is to recycle as much as we can - every item we sell is one less item in landfill."
All money raised through the Revolve Shop goes back into Council's waste fund to continually improve the recycling facility.
The Lismore Revolve Shop is located at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre, 313 Wyrallah Road, East Lismore.
Opening hours are Tuesday 9am to 2pm and Thursday/Friday/Saturday 9am to 1pm.