Reuse Centres are generally either community-based not-for-profit organsiations or 'tip shops'. They are great places too look for just about anything, including materials used in arts, crafts, home renovations and education. Some reuse centres also run educational workshops.
Re-use Centres in the Launceston City Council area
Don't send your usable unwanted household items to the tip - drop them off at a Re-use Centre in your local area. Make your waste become someone else's treasure!
Re-use centres in your area.
Uptipity - the resale shop - Launceston Waste Centre
Items collected: Furniture, Electrical and General Household Goods. Building products open every day from 8.30am to 4.30pm, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Phone: 03 6336 2625
Items collected: The Launceston Library? is happy to accept donations of gently used books, books on tape, music cassettes, CDs and videos. Donations may be left at the Launceston Library or call 03 6336 2625 if you need to arrange collection. The Library reuses the books in three ways; by adding them to the lending collection; selling them at the annual March book sale (the money raised is used to buy new books); or recycling the paper. Book recycling is a joint community project between Launceston Library, the Friends of the Library Launceston and the Lions Club of Launceston, Riverside.
Outside your Local Government Area
The following organisations may not have come up in the search results for your local area, but may still be in a relatively convenient location for you:
- Reverse Garbage (Marrickville, Sydney)
- Reverse Garbage (Woolloongabba, Brisbane)
- Reverse Art Truck (Ringwood, Melbourne)
- REmida Creative Reuse Centre (West Perth)
- The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre Co-operative (Marrickville, Sydney) collects and repairs donated household goods then resells them. It also offers a Reuse Referral Service - if the Bower is unable to take your goods, they will search their database of other enterprises in Sydney that deal in secondhand goods.