Norfolk’s largest reuse shop has opened at the Norwich North recycling centre, operated by Norse Environmental Waste Services (NEWS).

The 116 sq m shop expects to sell more than 100 tonnes of unwanted items every year to customers eager to find a bargain, help protect the environment and raise money for a good cause.

NEWS Operations Director, Dave Newell, said: “Norse is always pleased to do all it can to help protect the environment and so we are thrilled to see the opening of the new reuse shop at the Norwich North recycling centre.

“Encouraging people to reuse unwanted items is an essential part of the drive to minimise waste and raising money for charity at the same time just makes this all the more worthwhile.”

Reuse shops at Norfolk’s recycling centres aim to ensure good-quality, second-hand items go to a new home instead of to waste.

They are sold on at car boot prices, with a proportion of the income from the shops going to the current chosen charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

All of Norfolk’s 20 recycling centres are operated by NEWS, which is part of the Norse Group.

The new large, modern, Norwich North recycling centre opened to the public in September last year.