Bridgend County Borough’s first re-use shop opens in Maesteg

Bridgend County Borough’s first ever re-use shop is open for business at Maesteg’s community recycling centre.

Based at Heol Ty Gwyn Industrial Estate and run by social enterprise Wastesavers in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council and Kier, the shop has been named ‘The Siding’ in recognition of Maesteg’s mining heritage.

The Siding is offering a range of household items and profits generated from the sale of all re-usable items are being reinvested into social programmes, and follows successful schemes operated by Wastesavers in Newport and Cardiff.

The Deputy Leader, Cllr Hywel Williams said:

“Unwanted household items which are in good condition can be donated at the Siding and put to good use while raising funds for important social initiatives.

“The re-use shop will accept anything that has re-use potential. Wastesavers already operate successful shops at recycling centres in elsewhere in South Wales, and I am certain that people will want to visit Maesteg’s new re-use facility again and again.”

Bridgend County Borough Council and Kier also operate community recycling centres in Tythegston and Brynmenyn. Full details about what can and can’t be recycled at the sites can be found at