Wondering what to do with your decluttered items? Below is a list of resources to help you clear your clutter with good conscience. Please click on the logos and links to check individual websites for more details on location, items accepted, opening hours and collection and drop off availability.
Local playgroups, kinders, schools and childcare centres will often accept art & craft supplies. Many these days will not accept anything that is a hygiene or allergen risk (e.g. toilet rolls or egg cartons). Call to check prior to donating.
- Reverse Art Truck in Ringwood and Narre Warren North (Melbourne)
- Reverse Garbage in Marrickville NSW. Check out their website and contact them first to see if they can accept your specific items. Pickup and drop off available.
BLANKETS & TOWELS
- Your local animal shelter will almost always welcome these along with newspapers and other pet needs such as food and litter.
CARS & OTHER VEHICLES
CONTACT LENSES (used)
Recycle contact lenses & blister packs
CORPORATE CLOTHING, SHOES & ACCESSORIES
FAMILY NEEDS & FOOD
MUMS SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN NEED are located at 2/7 Sir Laurence Drive, Seaford VIC 3198. See the MSFIN Facebook page or their website for opening hours. little miss sorted is also happy to take items to MSFIN on your behalf. Click here for details.
GENERAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Most suburbs and towns have at least one charity shop that will accept a wide variety of second hand items suitable for resale such as clothing, books, toys and furniture. Each differs slightly as to what they will and won’t accept (for example electrical goods) so if in doubt, please ask them! Some offer a collection service including:
- Brotherhood of St Laurence – Call 1300 DONATE (1300 366 283)
- Diabetes Australia – Call 1300 CLOTHING (1300-256-844) or book online
- Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria – Call the Op Shop Truck on 0425 799 415
- Uplift Nurses collects goods in Australia and dispatches them to assist nurses in the developing world. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
- In Australia, all chemists are required to accept expired or no-longer-required medication for safe disposal
PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS & TOILETRIES
- Local shelters and refugee centres will often accept these items. Get in touch via phone to find out how best to get items to them.
Sample size toiletries only, such as those from hotels and airlines
TEXTILES & CLOTHING
SOMETHING ELSE TO DONATE?
GENERAL RECYCLING & SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCES
Your local council is always a good place to start. Check out their website to discover what recycling & rubbish programs operate in your area. And remember, many councils offer free hard rubbish collections which many people don’t fully utilise.
Great search facility to recycle just about anything
Victorian specific resources
Watch this space… More resources are being added all the time!
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