Cook Shire Council operates a buy-back shop, open daily at the Cooktown Waste Transfer Station.
More commonly known as Tippanys, the shop sells second hand items recovered from waste and donated by the public.
When it comes to waste, you should always try to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. Sometimes it's hard to reduce waste, so the next best thing is to try to reuse it. Remember, your trash might be someone else's treasure!
Have your kids have grown up? Do you have any unwanted gifts? Is it time to upgrade to a new and better model? Are moving and you just can't everything with you? Donate your unwanted items to Tippanys where someone else can buy them cheaply and give them a new home. You can reuse/donate almost everything: books, clothes, appliances, jars, furniture, construction materials, toys, linen and more!