Lease to Operate the Meru Reuse Shop

published on Thursday, 21 January 2021 at 9:36:05 AM

The City of Greater Geraldton is seeking proposals from interested parties to operate the Meru Reuse Shop located at 61 Landfill Lane, Narngulu for the period of two (2) years with the option of a further one (1) year extension.

The Reuse Shop has been operated by a non-for-profit organisation for the past three years.  The Principal is willing to continue to offer a Reuse Shop to the community and would like it to remain under management of a non-for-profit organisation, community group or small local business.

The intent of operating the Meru Reuse Shop is to:

  • Support local Community by offering a second-hand, reuse shop
  • Support local businesses, non-for-profit organisations and community groups
  • Reduce waste going to landfill
  • Develop employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal People and People with Disability; and
  • Demonstrate the Principal’s commitment to reusing and recycling.

The Principal has aligned its waste services to reflect and action the State Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.  The Reuse Shop improves material recovery and provide a low-waste alternative to waste disposal to landfill.

The Facility is located on the left hand side of Landfill Lane immediately before entering the Meru Waste Disposal Facility.  The Reuse Shop includes a drop-off area for reusable items, a display yard and an enclosed shop floor. The yard space is approximately 4,250m2 and an enclosed shed area of 410m2 and a veranda area of 90m2.  The yard space is used for the storage of large items salvaged for reuse, this is subject to change.

Under the current management the Reuse Shop is open three (3) days a week between 7.30am and 3.30pm from Saturday to Monday and closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday in line with the Meru Waste Disposal Facility.

Items displayed are available for sale to the public and all income from these sales will remain with the organisation managing the Shop. The Reuse Shop is owned by the Principal and the successful Respondent will be required to enter into a Lease with the Principal to provide the services.

The site will be shared between the successful Respondent and the Material Recovery Contractor who will be overseeing all the recycling of cardboard, plastic, aluminium cans and other recyclable waste.  These products are to remain with the Material Recovery Contractor. Minimal interaction will occur between the Reuse Shop and the Processing Shed.

The Meru Waste Disposal Facility hours of operation are seven (7) days a week between the hours of 7.30am and 4.30pm.  The Meru Waste Disposal Facility is closed three (3) days of the year being; Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has published a Best Practice Guideline for the management and operation of recycling and reuse shops.  A copy of this guideline may be obtained at: https://www.wastenet.net.au/documents/287/better-practice-reuse-shops

Deadline: 12pm on Thursday 11 February 2021

Submit your application by emailing council@cgg.wa.gov.au or post via City of Greater Geraldton PO Box 101, GERALDTON WA 6531

Review the Expression of Interest by clicking here.

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