Resources

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.

ART SUPPLIES

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.

BATTERIES

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Find collection bins in store near the check-outs. Accepts household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9V)

 

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Drop off any battery type in any store for recycling

 

BIKES

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Donate at any Bicycle Superstore. Check their website for your nearest location

BLANKETS & TOWELS

  • Your local animal shelter will almost always welcome these along with newspapers and other pet needs such as food and litter.

BOOKS

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The whole world is a library when you release your books into the wild… go on, have some fun!

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Drop off at any Brotherhood of St Laurence Op Shop or utilise their collection service. For text books, try Progress Pikinini

BRAS

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Bras are an unaffordable luxury in many countries. Check the website for collection points. They also accept swimwear, new underwear and new and used fabric nappies.

CARS & OTHER VEHICLES

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Collection in Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Perth, Hobart or Adelaide.

CONTACT LENSES (used)

 

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Recycle contact lenses & blister packs

CORPORATE CLOTHING, SHOES & ACCESSORIES

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Worldwide organisation accepting donations of corporate and interview appropriate attire for women

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Drop-off locations in Melbourne and Sydney for corporate and interview appropriate attire for women

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Located in South Melbourne. Accepts work attire for both men & women. Limited opening times so please check their website

E-WASTE

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A free national recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TVs (e-waste)

FAMILY NEEDS & FOOD

msfinMUMS 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.

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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:

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Collection available in Melbourne, VIC and drop-off available in Riverina, NSW

HEADWEAR

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Donate your wigs, scarves, beanies & cotton caps in good clean condition to support cancer patients

MATTRESSES

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Check website for collection & drop off points for your old mattress

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Uplift Nurses collects goods in Australia and dispatches them to assist nurses in the developing world. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

MEDICINE (Expired)

  • In Australia, all chemists are required to accept expired or no-longer-required medication for safe disposal

MOBILE PHONES

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NAPPIES (Unused)

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Donate your leftover, unused disposable nappies for redistribution to families in crisis or need. Drives take place in May and October

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.

 

 

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Sample size toiletries only, such as those from hotels and airlines

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Seaford, Melbourne

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Sample & full sized toiletries

 

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Donate feminine hygiene products via their drives in April & August. Check their website for collection points

PRINTER CARTRIDGES

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Search the website for collection points

READING GLASSES

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Don’t let your old glasses go to waste. Check the Lions Club website for details on where to donate

SHOES

 

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Sport Shoes only. Check website for collection points

 

SOFT PLASTICS

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A game changer when it comes to reducing what you send to landfill. Think cling wrap, biscuit wrappers, lolly bags, toilet paper packaging etc. If you can scrunch it, you can recycle it through specific collection points, including special bins at Coles and Woolworths

TEXTILES & CLOTHING

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Drop off clothes and textiles from ANY brand, in ANY condition for recycling. Garment collection boxes located in store

SOMETHING ELSE TO DONATE?

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Search the GiveNow website to find an organisation or charity in need of your specific item

 

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.

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Search their website for tip shops and recovery centres all around Australia

 

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Great search facility to recycle just about anything

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Victorian specific resources

 

 

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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No obligation free quotes provided on site. If you’re happy with the price, just point and they take your junk from wherever it is in your house. Cost is based on cubic metre not time and they divert as much from landfill as possible

Watch this space… More resources are being added all the time!

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