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 Whitsunday 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.
Bowen Waste Disposal Facility
Address: Collinsville Road
Items collected: General Waste, Greenwaste, Shreddable timber (pallets, rafters no CCA or treated timber) Recyclables (glass, aluminium cans, steel, cardboard, paper and plastic bottles) Asbestos, Demolition/building wastes, Motor oil/batteries, Reusable items
Collinsville Transfer Station
Address: Scottville Road
Collinsville QLD 4804
Items collected: General Waste, Greenwaste, Shreddable timber (pallets, rafters, no CCA or treated timber) Recyclables (glass, aluminium cans, steel, cardboard, paper and plastic bottles) Demolition/building wastes, Motor oil/batteries, Reusable 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.