A NEW guide to op shopping across the Wimmera is helping encourage consumers to kick the fast fashion trend.
Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group has released Op Shop Adventures – a guide to help visitors and residents discover a bargain.
The guide features seven op shops in the Horsham municipality, 13 in Yarriambiack shire, six in the Northern Grampians shire and Ararat municipality, three in the Hindmarsh shire and two across the West Wimmera shire as well as op shops in and around Ballarat.
Grampians Central West Waste Resource Recovery Group chief executive La Vergne Lehmann said op shops helped divert useful materials from landfill.
“Op shops are a great way to make sure items can continue to be used after you have finished with them,” she said. “It is important to highlight there are other ways of dealing with those unwanted items beyond curbside recycling.”
The Grampians Central West op shop guide is available in visitor information centres and online.
List of op shops listed in the Wimmera
- Red Cross
- Horsham PAWS
- WBH Ladies Auxiliary Op Shop
- Save the Children
- YMCA Oppurtunity Shop
- Salvation Army Thrift Shop and Community Centre
- Community Op Shop
- Willaura Op Shop
- The Pickers Mart
- Salvos Op Shop
- St Patricks Parish Centre Recycle Store
- Stawell Opportunity Shop
- Evolve Op Shop
- Beulah Flutterbys
- Murtoa Op Shop
- Murtoa Tip
- Hopetoun OP Shop
- Hopetoun Tip Shop
- Minyip Op Shop
- Rupanyup Tip Shop
- Wheatlands Warehouse
- Antique and Second Hand Store
- Brian’s Bric a Brac
- Second Time Around Neighbourhood House
- Warracknabeal Tip Shop
- When Opportunity Knocks
- St Peters Lutheran Women’s Guild Bargain Centre
- Lola’s Garage
- Snappy Seconds
- Edenhope Anglican Church Op Shop
- Salvation Army