Managing waste wisely

Reuse avenues – when it’s too good to throw away

“But I don’t want it to go to landfill.”

Nobody wants to see preloved items end up landfill, especially when they can be easily repaired, re-loved, re-homed or re-used.

The good news is that the circular economy is thriving and it is easy to find repair or reuse avenues for your pre-loved items.  Simply said: if it’s too good to throw away, gift it, donate it, sell it or fix it. Leave landfill as a last resort.

Try these free local services to re-house your old furniture, toys, clothing, sports equipment, bikes, bric-a-brac, books and more. Some charities even offer a free collection service for bulky items.

Reuse avenues

Service

Item/s

Transport

Gumtree anything for sale or free-listing Pick up
Buy Nothing Facebook Groups anything Pick up
Save the Children Book Bazaar books – no text books or magazines Drop off
Paraquad Industries all household goods, furniture, books, clothes, bric a brac Drop off / home collection
Dismantle bikes Drop off – West Perth
FairGame sports equipment. Drop off* – West Metro Recycling Centre, Shenton Park
GiveWrite stationery – see accepted items Drop off* – West Metro Recycling Centre, Shenton Park
Givit household – match individual to item required Pick up or drop -off
Garage Sale Trail register to hold a garage sale for any items you wish to sell / give away Nil
Repair Cafe learn how to fix broken items Take item to local Repair Cafe / Lab. See their socials for upcoming workshops and locations.
Repair Lab learn how to fix broken items Take item to local Repair Cafe / Lab. See their socials for upcoming workshops and locations.
Wettie Upcycle wetsuits Drop-off – Town of Cambridge  foyer

*Free drop off for Member and Participating Council residents.

And for items that are beyond repair, some Member and Participating Council residents can book Verge Valet for recycling, and as a last resort, disposal.