Waste Management

Preston Household Waste Recycling Centre - Volunteer Re-Use Service Support

Volunteer Re-use Service Support


Our aim is to create a sustainable, self-funding culture of re-using as much of the waste delivered to our household waste recycling centres (HWRC) as possible, takings things that people don't want, and making them available to people who do want them - at prices that everyone can afford.

Our volunteer re-use service assistants will support the Re-use Shop Site Supervisor with the day-to-day operations of the shop, including cleaning, stock rotation and the preparation of unwanted household goods, furniture and bicycles for re-use and sale.


Contribute to providing an efficient, friendly and courteous service to customers by:

  • Checking all items segregated by the HWRC staff or donated by our customers for potential re-use.
  • Comply with the HWRC and Re-use Shop Health and Safety requirements and Trading Standards regulations.
  • Assist with preparation of items for sale and develop creative solutions to re-use and reinvent stock donated.
  • Using creative and practical skills to maximise sales of stock through displays, repairs and upcycling.
  • Assisting with sales and contributing to a welcoming and productive retail environment.
  • Promote the shop and all the benefits of the re-use shop to customers.


  • To possess well developed customer care and service skills
  • To have a positive, enthusiastic and helpful manner
  • To be relatively fit and active.
  • To be prepared to carry out duties in all weathers
  • Practical and creative skills are welcomed but not essential

Volunteers must be over the age of 18


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon