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Save some (non) trash from landfill and hit up some of these great recycling centres.


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The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre, Sydney

A not-for-profit service operating out of Sydney’s inner west, reusing, reworking and reselling household
waste. The Bower provides a Reuse Referral Service to match your waste with someone’s want.
Building 34, 142 Addison Road,
Marrickville, NSW 2044

Reverse Garbage, Brisbane & Sydney

Both Reverse Garbages prevent industrial waste from pouring into landfill and provide industry odds and ends. Perfect for home renovation and repair or creative projects.
20 Burke St, Woolloongabba QLD
4102 www.reversegarbage.com.au
8/142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW
2204 www.reversegarbage.org.au

Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services, Adelaide

Contribute to an OARS home starter kit with your unwanted furniture and white goods. OARS also run several op shops, with a coupon system for eligible customers, and can arrange pick up of larger items.
165 Woodford Road,
Elizabeth North SA 5113

Direct Recycling Balcatta, Perth

Looking to fit out your home, or forage for something funky? Balcatta has both, and it’s worth the rummaging, with a score of regulars constantly turning through the goods to see what’s fresh.
238 Balcatta Rd,
Balcatta WA 6021
(08) 9344 8144

Reverse Art Truck, Melbourne

Fuel creativity with off-cuts. Art Truck collects seconds, rejects and factory off-cuts to distribute to schools and community centres as affordable, sustainably sourced resource materials.
17 Greenwood Ave,
Ringwood Vic 3134
The Rear, Casey Indoor Leisure Complex
Suite 15, 65 Berwick Cranbourne Rd,
Cranbourne Vic 3977

Tiny’s Green Shed, Canberra

As well as collecting and selling on unwanted goods, Tiny’s Green Shed is currently running a 12 month trial
‘bulky goods’ pick up service, free for concession card holders, and $30-$80 for the general public.
Resource Management Centre, Mugga Lane,
Symonston, Canberra

Shoal Bay Recycling and Resource Recovery Centre, Darwin

Shoal Bay Recycling is a one stop shop for disposing of ‘untouchables’ – the waste your local thrift store would rather do without like fridges, fluorescent lights and scrap metal.
Shoal Bay Access Road, off Vanderlin Drive,
Karama NT

Tasmanian Trash Transformers, Hobart

Trash Transformers offer a 50 per cent discount for tipping if 30 per cent of your load is recycled and separated, and sell on usable items and materials through their ‘tip shop’.
Deloraine Landfill and Recycling,
Tip Road, Deloraine TAS 7304