Recycle Centre experience something special at Salamander Bay

Bradley Cox in the new upcycled Coffee Van.
Bradley Cox in the new upcycled Coffee Van.


YOU can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee, and that’s pretty close.

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Salamander Bay Recycle Centre has added their own little trailer of happiness, with the introduction of their very own upcycled coffee van.

In true recycle centre fashion, the coffee van is a renovated vintage trailer, brought back to life and purpose by ‘new local’ Bradley Cox, who has made Port Stephens his home.

Bradley Cox originally hails from the Northern Beaches in Sydney, but moved to Port Stephens two years ago.

He has owned several successful business, including restaurants in Sydney and Noosa – one of which even won the NSW Restaurant of the Year.

Bradley Cox told News Of The Area, “While renovating the vintage trailer, I spent a lot of time at the recycle centre, and after meeting the General Manager Gerard McClafferty, I decided that I wanted to be part of the community service that the centre offered.”

The van opened to the public, with a wonderful response immediately from the community.

You can now support the work of the Salamander Recycle Centre, and all they do for our community, whilst enjoying a coffee and a sweet treat from Bradley’s Van.

The Van is already operating 7 days a week from 9am to 3pm daily serving coffee, drinks and homemade treats.

The recycle centre has fast become a place that is a true shopping experience, not just a quick visit to rifle through boxes of donated second hand items.

With professional styling by Maret Larnach Styling, handmade goods by the men’s shed, a separate section for clothing, and all goods sorted and arranged by zones within the house and garden, there is truly something for everyone to stroll through, browse and purchase.

Bradley added, “The response from the community has been great as it adds to the shopping experience with friendly service and ample parking.”

“It is quickly becoming a local favourite.”

Do yourself a favour and check out the Salamander Recycle Centre, and feel good knowing that any money you spend goes back into the wonderful community projects they manage.


By Rachael VAUGHAN

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