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 Somerset Regional 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.
Coominya Refuse and Recycling Centre
Address: Wills Road
Coominya QLD 4311
Phone: 07 5424 6085
Items collected: Various Items, E-waste, Landscape, Rocks, Timber, Vehicles, Metal, aluminium cans, glass (coloured and clear), cardboard, paper, batteries, white goods, vehicle/engine oils, timber and many other recyclable household items
Esk Refuse and Recycling Centre and Landfill
Address: Murrumba Road
Esk QLD 4312
Phone: 5424 4000 or 5424 2976
Items collected: Various items such as - E-waste, Furniture, metals, car bodies, wire, metal tanks, timber, rocks, paper, cardboard, glass (coloured and clear), batteries, aluminium cans, vehicle/engine oils, commercial/industrial waste, concrete, building materials and many other items.
Harlin Refuse and Recycling Centre
Address: Brisbane Valley Highway
Harlin QLD 4306
Phone: 07 5423 5179
Items collected: Various Items, E-waste, furniture, metal, glass (coloured and clear), batteries, white goods, wire, paper, cardboard, vehicle/engine oils.
Kilcoy Refuse and Recycling Centre
Address: Carseldine Street
Kilcoy QLD 4515
Phone: 0408 733 789
Items collected: Various items including, E-waste, paper, cardboard, glass (coloured and clear), metals, batteries, white goods, wire, aluminium cans, vehicle/engine oils and many other recyclable items.
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.