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.

If it’s too good to throw away, gift it, donate it, sell it or fix it. Leave landfill as a last resort.

Charities & Op Shops

Gift your pre-loved items to people who really need them. Charities and op-shops want your pre-loved furniture, bric-a-brac, crockery, manchester, clothing, household items, books, DVDs and in some cases, electrical appliances. Some even offer a free collection service for bulky items. Just make sure items aren’t stained or broken.

Handy tip!

If you want to donate an electrical item, make sure the plug prongs are bi-coloured.

plugs on electrical goods need to be b-coloured to be accepted by charities.

Charity What is accepted Electrical Items Contact Details Home Collection Available
Anglicare high quality furniture, whitegoods, electrical items, clothing and bric-a-brac. (08) 6253 3535 – enquiries / book a home collection. Op Shop Store locations √ – Mon-Fri
Australian Red Cross instore donation of quality clothing – all ages, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs, homewares only  – no furniture, whitegoods or kitchenware. Download the donation guide. 1800 733 276 (1800 RED CROSS)  Red Cross locations
Good Sammy all household goods, furniture, books, clothes, bric a brac, electrical items 1300 GOOD SAMMY (1300 466 372) or book online home collection.
Friends with Dignity Perth manchester, kitchenware, laundry items, unused toiletries, sanitary and beauty products, gift vouchers, linen, photo frames, some furniture – conditions apply √ – on a needs basis. Find out more Online contactVisit us on Facebook
Paraquad Industries all household goods, furniture, books, clothes, bric a brac, electrical items T: 9381 0108; E: pqiopshop.shenton@alinea.org.au; online info √  -bookings: info@alinea.org.au or call:089381-0189
People Who Care all household goods, furniture, books, clothes, bric a brac, electrical items Direct Donations Line M:0403 367 767
Salvos Stores clothing and accessories, electrical goods, toys, books, CDs, DVD’s, vinyl records, bric-a-brac & homewares. Select stores accept white goods and quality furniture. Call first.  13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or visit Salvos Stores
Save the Children books, bric-a-brac, furniture, clothing, homewares. 9267 3900; scawainfo@savethechildren.org.au  Store Locations
RSPCA Reloved Fashion mid-high end fashion labels, vintage clothing, quality collectibles. Subiaco – 9382-8622; Fremantle – 0448 978 160 √ – if you host a clothing drive
Vinnies quality clothing and accessories, homewares, mancheste, kids toys, books, CDs, DVDs, furniture (select stores), electrical items (select stores). No computer equipment. √ – select stores 13 18 12;  Store locations √ -conditions apply
Upparel textile recycling for clothing beyond repair. Underwear not accepted. 10kg of old textiles for $25. Find out more

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 Metro Recycling Centre, Shenton Park
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.
REMida old art supplies Drop off.
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.