Welcome to Proper Job
Devon’s leading community re-use centre.
Launched in 1995, Proper Job is one of the UK’s first community reuse centres nestled on the northeast edge of Dartmoor in Devon. We are a Charity that aims to keep reusable items away from landfills, by putting them on sale in an Aladdin’s cave of pre-loved treasures.
Everything from baths, crockery and clothes to garden furniture and building materials can be bought by you at a fraction of their original cost, meaning you not only save money but also go some way to leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
We are fiercely committed to principles of sustainability and educating to conserve resources. Our mission is to develop more UK initiatives around conservation, waste management and recycling of the earth’s resources. You are invited to join training sessions and skill sharing workshops. We offer those to promote the benefits of reusing, recycling and reducing in this modern age.
The objectives of the Proper Job Resource Centre are the protection and preservation of the environment by the promotion of waste reduction, re-use and recycling and advancing education of the general public about all aspects of waste generation, waste management and waste recycling.
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They have a huge selection of products. My favourite is children’s clothing for my son. When he was born, we bought pretty much everything we needed from Proper Job. And now he is growing so fast, we buy his clothes and shoes here as well. He loves to have a look around himself, so I bring him often when I come to browse.
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Visit our warm and friendly community café where healthy and organic produce rule the roost.
The Courtyard Café and Shop is part of the Proper Job Cooperative. Positioned in the heart of Chagford it is a community hub. It is a great place to shop for fresh organic vegetables and wholefoods and to relax with a delicious coffee and a slice of cake.
The Courtyard is the perfect place to come and see what’s happening in the local area, whilst enjoying a satisfying combination of great food and friendly service!
Help us to achieve our potential. At Proper Job we are always thinking of new ways to reduce landfill and conserve the world’s natural resources through various projects, however these projects often need extra funding. This means we are extremely happy to receive donations to help us to host these worthwhile events.
Alternatively, you could donate and help us develop the Proper Job yard. We currently trade out of semi-permanent structures which need constant repair and maintenance. If you would like to donate to help us with upkeep costs, events or anything else please contact Alison Sallis: firstname.lastname@example.org or click the button below.