Prized possessions will be recycled at auction

More than 60 items once prized by their owners, and donated to a recycling group, will go on sale this weekend at a public auction.

Higher value items such as furniture, electronics, lamps, train sets and whisky flasks, will raise funds to further the charitable work of Moray Waste Busters.

The event, which is held annually, also marks the start of regular Sunday opening hours.

Operations Manager Phil Mills said: “Every day wonderful items are passed on to Moray Waste Busters, and usually its first come, first served. The live auction, however, gives all our customers equal chance to get a bargain on some of the most prized and valuable possessions we receive throughout the year.”

Treasure trove of prized possessions

This well-kept Pashley ladies bicycle will go to auction on Sunday

This year’s auction features something for everyone. Items range from an original Charles Eames chair, Pashley ladies bicycle, Tiffany-style lamps, train sets and antique books to dozens of whisky flasks, beautiful furniture, instruments, a Brennan hi-fi system and other quality electronics, football jerseys and more! An interactive catalogue is available on the Moray Waste Busters website here:

Chairman of the charity Bob Kenny added: “The live auction is a fun extension of the ‘thrill of the hunt’ shopping experience, giving more people a chance to bid on some of our finest selection of pre-loved quality and antique goods.”

“All surplus income from sales are used for the upkeep of our Forres-based facilities and to employ local staff, including socially disadvantaged workers from Forres and surrounding areas of Moray.”

The doors open at 10am for shopping, registration and viewing, with the live auction beginning at noon. The auction will take place at Moray Waste Busters at the Waterford Recycling Centre, Waterford Road, Forres.

Sunday opening hours

The Moray Waste Busters regular shop will also be open to customers from 10am to 2:30pm on 9 June during the auction. The auction is taking place on a Sunday for the first time this year, to launch Moray Waste Busters’ new Sunday opening hours. This weekend and from 23 June onward, Moray Waste Busters will be open every Sunday from 10am to 2:30pm.

Phil added: “We recognise that many people who work through the week have found it difficult to get here during our weekday opening hours. Therefore, we will be open every day of the week.”

Please note that Moray Waste Busters will be closed on the following dates to allow SSE to work on the pylon with the grounds.

  • Thursday 13 June (CLOSED)
  • Sunday 16 June (CLOSED)
  • Monday 17 June (CLOSED)
  • Tuesday 18 June (CLOSED)
  • Wednesday 19 June (CLOSED)

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