“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.
If you want to donate an electrical item, make sure the plug prongs are bi-coloured.
|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 contact, Visit us on Facebook|
|Paraquad Industries||all household goods, furniture, books, clothes, bric a brac, electrical items||√||T: 9381 0108; E: firstname.lastname@example.org; online info||√ -bookings: email@example.com 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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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||√|
|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.