A boat, a replica of Del Boy’s yellow car from ‘Only Fools And Horses’ – and even a live pig. These are just some of the 700 tonnes of rubbish rescued by The Reusers for their mega charity shop, which sits next door to Birmingham’s biggest household waste recycling site.
New council figures seen by HuffPost UK show that in the year to 25 June 2018 Birmingham recycled just 22.6% of its waste – around half of the national average of 43.7%. The vast majority is either burned to make electricity or sent to landfill. The ReUsers are doing their bit to help turnaround Birmingham’s bin habit by intercepting reusable rubbish before it’s even chucked, and selling it to around 1,500 customers a week.