With its first store now open on the South Shore, a new retail concept — BinStar — is here to help consumers find great deals and save the landfills at the same time. BinStar is located at 20 Stockwell Drive in Avon.
BinStar is on a mission to make retail landfill-free by turning high-quality merchandise returned to e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores into treasure for customers. The concept was created by Jack Laughlin to solve an enormous sustainability problem: the fact that 9.6 billion pounds of new, returned goods end up in landfills annually.
BinStar hosted a ribbon cutting at the new store in partnership with the Metro South Chamber of Commerce with Chamber staff and members, along with local elected officials, including State Senator Michael D. Brady, State Senator Walter F. Timilty, and Avon Town Administrator Jonathan L. Bieder.
“With the opening of BinStar, we are excited to bring a new mission-driven shopping experience to New England,” said Laughlin. “Our shoppers have the chance to ‘dig up’ incredible deals and contribute to solving a massive environmental problem at the same time.”
BinStar sells assorted returns and overstocks, all out of large bins, with a widely diverse range of items, from AirPods to Ziplocs, and everything in between.
Each day of the week, every item is sold at the same price — with the fixed price for all items changing daily. Each item costs $19 on Saturday, $15 on Sunday, $10 on Monday, $8 on Tuesday, $5 on Wednesday, $3 on Thursday and $2 on Friday. Fridays are even more fun with everything going down to $1 from 4pm to close.
Store hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.